Online course details

UK/EU fee

£840 (2021/22)

International fee

£840 (2021/22)

Course level

Level 6

Course credits

20 credits

Next course date

31 January 2022

Duration

10 weeks

Delivery

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

The ability to identify and work positively with vulnerable people is a core requirement within the health and social care arena. Managing and understanding the concepts of abuse, risk and vulnerability within both a historical and practical context is therefore a requirement. There is a duty to assess and protect vulnerable service users. Recent significant cases in the adult and child sectors have highlighted a lack of skills in identifying, assessing and managing risk.

In this course, you will cover a wide range of concepts including vulnerability, safeguarding, disability, inequality, poverty, mental health and substance abuse. The course will also introduce you to the policy, legal and ethical perspectives surrounding vulnerability and teach you how to identify, assess and manage risk within frameworks and theories.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate multiple dimensions of risk and vulnerability.
  2. Collaboratively analyse the interrelationship between social agencies and practitioners to establish a framework of risk management

Course content

Benefits

Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online Integrative Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Top-Up. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

2022/23 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2022 and August 2023.

UK/EU fee: £840

International fee: £840

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You will:

English language qualification

You'll also normally require one of the following English language qualifications:

If English is not your first language, or you have not successfully completed your highest level of qualification in English, you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

We may accept other equivalent English Language qualifications with supporting evidence so please provide full details with your application.

If you are unable to take an English Language Test locally, you may wish to consider our Derby English Language Test (DELT), which is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. Take a look at our Derby English Language test (DELT) page for full course details, online exam dates and how to book.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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For support with completing your application, view our guide to the application process.

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Who will teach you

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Dr Pauline Green
Programme leader

Dr. Pauline Green is a registered Social Worker and a member of the British Association of Social Workers. She is an Academic Lead of Social Work/Social Care and Course Director at the University of Derby Online Learning Department. She has published in the British Journal of Social Work and delivers self-care and resilience training for Derby Social Services and NHS Trusts.

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