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Module Title
Fieldwork Placement
Reference BSM054 Version 4
Created May 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2012 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

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.

Module Delivery
Pre-placement briefings and tutorial support; debriefing on return from placement. Tutorials in support of the choice of placement and writing up of a report. Visit by a member of lecturing staff during placement period. On-campus taught delivery hours are denoted below as full-time. Online distance learning delivery is denoted as part-time.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 3 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 30 33
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours 117 117
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body 150 150

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: An integrated coursework consisting of a) Reflective report analysing Fieldwork Placement experience b) Personal Development Plan

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60%-69%
C 50%-59%
D 40%-49%
E 35%-39%
F 0%-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None, in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

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.

1 FANTHOME, C., 2004. Work placements: a survival guide for students. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
2 BOWDEN, J. 2008. Writing a Report: How to Prepare, Write and Present Really Effective Reports, How To Books
3 GILLIS, TAMARA, and IABC., 2011. The IABC Handbook of Organizational Communication : A Guide to Internal Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, and Leadership, John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
4 Kung, Lucy. 2008. Strategic Management in the Media Industry: Theory and Practice. Sage Publications
5 IN ADDITION: students will be guided to particular information sources related to the fieldwork placement experience, the host organisation, report writing guides, and BSM054 Aspire CampusMoodle online e-resources list.

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