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Module Title
Fieldwork Placement

Keywords
Work experience; experiential learning; transferable skills; report writing; self-evaluation

ReferenceBSM054
SCQF LevelSCQF 11
SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedAugust 2002
ApprovedMay 2006
AmendedAugust 2012
Version No.2


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Prerequisites for Module

None, in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirements or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules

None.

Precluded Modules

None.

Aims of Module

To enable the student to be able to practice and place in context the skills and knowledge gained via the course of study to practice.

Learning Outcomes for Module

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

1. Synthesise practical experience with a critical evaluation of the role of the professional.
2. Critically analyse the role of the host department in a particular organisation.
3. Appraise critically and demonstrate an evaulative appreciation of the implementation of professional theories and principles in a working environment.

Indicative Module Content

Four weeks practical experience of the operation of an appropriate organisation. Range of experience from the daily operations to the mangement and administration of the department. Should involve an understanding of the various levels of management.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimeDistance Learning
Lectures
40
Tutorials/Seminars
42
Assessment
2222

Directed Study

  
Directed Study
120126

Private Study

  

00

Mode of Delivery

Pre-placement briefings and tutorial support; debriefing on return from placement. Tutorials in support of the choice of placement and writing up of report. Visit by a member of lecturing staff during placement period.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

The module is assessed by a report.

Indicative Bibliography

1.FANTHOME, C., 2004. Work placements: a survival guide for students. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
2.In addition, students will be guided to particular information sources related to the fieldwork placement experience, the host organisation and report writing.

Additional Notes

Distance Learning students with current or prior vocational experience in a relevant industry can submit a critical self-appraisal, in the form of a written report, foregoing the requirement of a 4 week placement.

 

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