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Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work

Module code SWK4331
Level 7
Credits 30
Fees £900
Start date October 2021


This module aims to facilitate and encourage qualified professional social workers to engage with the underpinning principles of critical thinking and reasoned discernment in relation to their practice and decision making. You will be facilitated to consolidate your knowledge and skills and to recognise and reflect upon your post-qualification experience to identify the complexity of practice and decision making processes.

Course content

  • Reflective models of learning and the role of reflective writing
  • The development of professional identity and the role of self-assessment when evidencing professional development
  • Models of critical thinking and processes for enhancing critical analysis
  • The role of evidence informed practice and its contribution in helping professionals to make informed decisions

Teaching dates

  • Thursday 07 October 2021
  • Thursday 21 October 2021
  • Thursday 4 November 2021
  • Thursday 18 November 2021
  • Thursday 25 November 2021

Teaching will be delivered online via Zoom.

How to apply

Please email our CPD Social Work Administration team to express an interest in this programme.

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