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Module Title
Professional Practice (12 week)

Keywords
Work Experience; Experiential Learning; Transferable Skills; Report Writing; Self Evaluation

ReferenceBS3984
SCQF LevelSCQF 9
SCQF Points60
ECTS Points30
CreatedJune 2011
ApprovedAugust 2011
AmendedJune 2016
Version No.1


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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent

Corequisite Modules

None.

Precluded Modules

None.

Aims of Module

To provide students with the opportunity to apply academic and practitioner knowledge and skills to a workplace experience related to their particular area of study.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Perform, demonstrate and explain a range of appropriate workplace skills and tasks, taking account of practical and managerial criteria for performance.
2. Relate the theories, models, concepts and principals of formal study to a particular working environment.
3. Demonstrate effective self-evaluation of experience and skills gained whilst engaged in professional practice.

Indicative Module Content

The module offers a 12-week period of professional practice, selected with guidance in collaboration with the Placement Office. Students gain the opportunity to experience the practicalities and challenges of relevant workplace situations and develop evaluative and reflective practitioner skills and attitudes.
Students are also expected to critically evaluate the workplace environment; eg operational and managerial structures, communication practices, financial profile and process, product mix (where appropriate) and professional practices.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Assessment
5
Lectures/Tutorials
5

Directed Study

 
12 weeks of work experience
420

Private Study

 
Experience log, self-evaluation and preparing and writing report
170

Mode of Delivery

Pre-placement briefings and tutorial support; debriefing on return from placement; supervised and unsupervised assignments and tasks in the workplace; student centred learning and private study. Supervision is provided by the employer and both student's progress and the appropriateness of the learning experience is checked by the supervising lecturer.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

Students carry out self-evaluation of practical and professional skills (including communication skills), developed via professional practice, in the form of an Evaluative Report assessing learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3.

Indicative Bibliography

1.BOWDEN, J., 2011. Writing a report: how to prepare, write and present effective reports. 9th ed. Oxford: How to Books.
2.FANTHOME, C., 2004. Work placements: a survival guide for students. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
3.LEWIS, R. and INGLIS, J., 2005. How to write reports: the key to successful reports. Cambridge: National Extension College Trust Ltd.
4.Students will be guided to particular information sources related to the placement experience and the host organisation, and dependent on their degree discipline.

Additional Notes

This is an optional, extended period of industrial placement. Some placement organisations offer renumeration whereas others do not. Students should appreciate that they may well have to fund the placement period themsleves.

 

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781