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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Professional Fieldwork Placement
Reference BSM152 Version 2
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved May 2010 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable the student to develop and apply information skills and knowledge in a professional work placement.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 To synthesise the contribution of the host department and placement job role to the placement organisation/provider.
2 To reflect on the knowledge and skills gained on the professional fieldwork placement.
3 To evaluate the contribution of theory to professional practice in the fieldwork placement.
4 To apply skills assessment and profiling tools to identify strengths and development areas for personal development and to produce a Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Indicative Module Content
Skills Assessment; Career Objective Setting; CV Writing; Reflective Writing; Personal Development Planning; Four-week placement experience, in an appropriate organisation, as an information/library professional.

Module Delivery
Full-time students: Pre-placement seminars/worshops and personal placement tutor support from academic staff during the placement period. Distance Learning Students: Online topics/activities and tutor support (including discussion forums and chat sessions) from academic staff.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 30 22
Non-Contact Hours 90 98
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours 30 30
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body 30 30

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Consisting of Reflective Report and PDP.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Distance learning students who have current or recent relevant work experience, which has been approved by their Course Leader, may complete the coursework assignments by drawing on this experience rather than from completing a four-week full-time placement.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Students will be guided to particular information sources related to preparation for the professional fieldwork placement experience including CV writing, skills assessment, personal development planning, reflective writing and report writing.

 

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