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, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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