FSIN713 – Kaupapa Tirohanga / Developing Issues Focussed Practice

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Module code
Module title
Kaupapa Tirohanga / Developing Issues Focussed Practice
This module provides the opportunity for students to develop an in depth understanding and skills for working with some key issues that are likely to be encountered in practice. Issues considered may vary from year to year. It will increase the students' integration of theoretical and practical ways of working with these issues. Students will reflect on their own position with regard to these issues.
  • FA0802
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the lecturer at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The application and assessment of transferable skills are integrated into the assessment tasks. To pass this module all assessments must be submitted and an overall pass mark of 50 is required. Students must also meet all the requirements of the competency based assessment tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement based tasks.

The assessment requirements for this module are outlined in the matrix below:
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Te Tu Whakaako/Teaching/Learning Methods
-Online research
-Practice Accounts
-Inquiry based activities
Client group
Social, political, economic, cultural context
Human Development issues
Abnormal psychology
Theories and models of intervention
Assessment criteria
Intervention processes
Critical analysis
Learning Outcomes
1.Evaluate the issue(s) (e.g. depression, trauma, sexual abuse, addiction) of a specific client group (adults, families, couples, adolescents or children) and work with the group appropriately:
2.Analyse theories and models of social work or counselling which are, or have been, used for intervention with the specific client group (adults, families, couples, adolescents or children) when dealing with the issue(s).
3.Integrate skills in applying a social work or counselling intervention with a specific client group (adults, families, couples, adolescents or children)
4.Analyse ethical issues which may arise in interventions addressing these issues