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Becoming a Moral Practitioner

  • Level(s) of Study: Practitioner / Short course
  • Start Date(s): 8 November 2023 / 10 November 2023
  • Duration: 3 hours pre-session activity (online); one day in person (6 hours); 3 hours post-session activity (online)
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: Clifton Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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This course reflects the importance of working with adults in terms of best interest or deprivation of liberty in a fashion that is not only professional but also ethically sound. Aimed at Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Chartered Psychologist who want to prepare for the role of Best Interest Assessor (BIA) this course enables practitioners from different professional backgrounds to apply their own codes of practice whilst examining their own ethical stance when working with patients/client in terms of best interest and deprivation of liberty.

On completion of this course and the three others that make up the suite, you will be in a strong position to train as a BIA on the course offered by the University and your prior learning will be recognised.

The other courses in this suite

  • Learn through a blended format of online and in-person teaching. You'll be on campus for one day, with time required for pre-session and post-session activity.
  • Take your learning into practice as you understand ethical models and theories and how to apply them to your own practice.

What you’ll study

During the course you’ll:

  • gain an understanding of ethical theories
  • analyse the impact of injustice and inequality
  • engage in research-informed practice and pratice-informed research
  • learn how to apply ethical principles to guide professional practice
  • learn how you can become a moral practitioner
  • demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between justice, care and control, and the practical and ethical effects of this relationship.

Where you'll learn

This course is delivered through a blended learning format.

You'll have 6 hours of in-person teaching taught on your chosen course start date. You'll also have 6 hours of independent study focusing on pre-session activity (3 hours) and post-session activity (3 hours), consisting of reading and reflective exercises.

Staff Profiles

Dr Jennifer Simpson

Senior Lecturer

Social Work, Care and Community

Dr Jennifer Simpson is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Care and Community and Course Leader for MA Advanced Social Work Practice. Her research interests include: Social Work and social

Campus and facilities

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £90 + VAT.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £90 + VAT.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

How to apply