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Nursing and Social Care

GMIT Mayo

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Care

A three year degree that includes 12 weeks of placement in year two and 14 weeks of placement in Year three.

Discipline: Nursing and Social Care

Programme Code: 

GA879

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 25

CAO Round 1 Points: 250 (2016)

Why Study?

The Applied Social Care degree is designed to enable graduates to make the world a better place for everyone, by correcting the social injustices that exists in today’s society.

Our graduates understand the inherent structures of inequality and the impact that has on human rights and society in general. We ensure out students have the capacity and skills they need to support and care for the vulnerable, the excluded and the oppressed within society.

This degree is underpinned by an educational philosophy based on dialogue and life experience. Small class sizes help enrich student's understanding of what’s involved in an authentic and therapeutic relationship driven by a person-centred approach toward care.

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Programme Modules

These modules will teach you how to relate to others, look after yourself and develop your creativity to find new ways of problem solving. You will learn about the law and how this may affect your work in a social care setting and you will have a thorough understanding of social policy and so much more. You will also get a chance to use what you have learnt in the workplace when you go on placement in year two and three.

 

Year 1

  • Learning and Innovation Skills
  • PC Apps
  • Intro to Social Care
  • Exploring Values
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Invitation to Psychology
  • Intro to Law
  • Reflective Personal Development
  • Group Activities for Social Care Practitioners
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Creativity in Social Care

Year 2

  • Professional Practice 1 (12 Week Block)
  • Social Care Theory & Practice
  • Applied Social Theory
  • Advocacy in Social Care
  • Introduction to Health Promotion

Electives:

  • Community Development
  • Social Research
  • Prof Dev Skills
  • Voluntary Sector Organisations

Year 3

  • Professional Practice 2 (14 Week Block)
  • Preparation for Social Care Practice
  • Pedagogical Practice 
  • Social Care Regulatory Framework

 

Philosophy of the Self Electives:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Dev Psychology
  • Community and Sustainability
  • Dev Psychology

 

Career Opportunities

You will be able to work with people in need and have the chance to make a real difference in peoples’ lives. Some of our graduates are working as care workers, support staff with the ISPCC and in areas of addiction and homelessness. Our Ordinary Degree is the basic requirement for working in Social Care in Ireland.

Students can continue on to do a Level 8 Degree in Applied Social Care (at GMIT) or they may choose to work in a variety of diverse fields such as:

  • Mental Health Services
  • Community & Voluntary Organisations
  • Traveller Groups
  • Youth Work
  • Addiction Services

Follow-on Studies: 

You can go on to study the Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Add-On) in Applied Social Studies at our campus in Mayo and at other Institutes and Universities in Ireland and abroad.

Essential Information: 

Second year Applied Social Care students spend 12 weeks on work placement.

Third year Applied Social Care students spend 14 weeks on work placement.

 

Garda Vetting

It is a requirement for this programme that all students are Garda Vetted by GMIT on commencement of their studies.

Contact Us

Contact: 

Dr Davy Walsh

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Social Care

Phone: + 353 94 904 3280

Email: Davy Walsh