Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton

Program Description

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

This module is for all health and social care professionals involved with the care of individuals.

Studying on this course will give you the foundation to support further learning and enhance your professional development.

It will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and application of learning skills and key transferable skills. It will encourage you to reflect on, and critically appraise, your learning journey and understand the implications of learning for practice.

This module is aimed at all professionals who work with vulnerable adults, particularly those working in community, health and social care settings and the independent or voluntary sectors. The purpose of this module is to equip professionals with knowledge that will help them to identify and fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities effectively. This is particularly important within the changing context of law, policy and service development. The module also aims to promote inter-professional understanding of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in the field of safeguarding vulnerable adults.


  • Concepts of safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults in a variety of settings and contexts.

  • Categories, forms, indicators, signs and explanations of abuse; neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse.

  • Abuse as a public health issue.

  • Current legal and policy context in respect of recognition and response.

  • Professional, organisational and societal accountability.

  • Ethical issues and perspectives.

  • Anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice.

Your learning will be based on formal lectures and discussions, interactive learning, problem-based learning and personal study. You will be assessed on the basis of two essays in which you will reflect on your strengths and limitations in relation to your professional practice and critically evaluate two research articles, looking at the methods of enquiry and demonstrating how they link to your professional practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an appropriate health and social care related qualification (e.g. registered nurse; assistant practitioner; allied health professional; paramedic).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 semester
Part time
800 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Bolton, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 semester
Price 800 GBP