Introduction To Reflective Practice EDUC1070

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to apply learning to practice and demonstrate evidence based practice cognisant with national occupational standards (DANOS).


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Requirements of Entry

 A minimum of one year working experience with people experiencing Alcohol and Drug misuse problems. Successful candidates require to demonstrate, to the course selectors, an ability to study at a higher education level. Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) would be considered for this course.


NRMU Properties and Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

JVDU Social Theories 1

NRPU Theories and Models of Addiction

NRLU Children and Families Affected by Substance Misuse


A professional portfolio of reflective evidence-based practice including a professional statement, a personal development plan, reflective, evidence-based accounts and work products (6000 words)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

■ To develop as competent and ethical alcohol and drug workers who are effective, independent and confident, self directed learners

■ To encourage students to integrate and engage with the theoretical and practical teaching and learning within the wider programme through reflective practice and evidence based enquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Describe some of the key purposes and methods used to engage with reflective practice

■ Assess and reflect upon learning needs in relation to the development of key knowledge, skills and attitudes required by their role

■ Select and evaluate literature that supports evidence-based practice to identified aspects of drug and alcohol working environments

■ Recognise and integrate appropriate theories and approaches taught within the wider programme to drug and alcohol practice using a reflective style

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit a minimum of 75% by weight of the course assessment.