Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD003548
Module level: 7
Module credits: 30 credits
Managing risk is an important part of being a social worker. On this course, you’ll deepen your understanding of the complexity of risk. We'll explore the contested nature of risk, to help you better understand your personal and professional attitudes to it. We'll also discuss and apply, critically, models of and approaches to risk assessment.
Whether you’re a newly qualified or experienced social worker, you’ll know that risk assessment is a vital part of your role – and you’ll want to get it right, whatever the circumstances.
Anyone – including you – can be at risk, or can present a risk (or both) at the same time. Risk and risk assessment are complex subjects, open to interpretation in different contexts. There are different views about:
Therefore, both the process and the outcomes for assessing and managing risk are complicated, multi-dimensional and arguable. Previously, the emphasis has been on professional risk assessment, but increasingly we’re looking at how ordinary people perceive, assess and adapt to risks.
This course will help you to explore the contested nature of risk. You’ll develop a better understanding of your own personal and professional attitudes to risk. You’ll also learn to critically discuss and apply different models and approaches for risk assessment.
As part of the course, you’ll be assessed on the basis of a 6,000-word case study/patchwork text demonstrating your ability to critically analyse your own practice with respect to risk and risk decision-making. Your supervised practice will also be verified.
Our course meets the College of Social Work’s Professionals Capabilities Framework for continued professional development (CPD), and is also recognised by the HCPC as evidence of maintaining your CPD.
Qualified social workers registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Short course continuing professional development (10 weeks)
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