Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Practice 1

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS08108
Module leader: Janis MacCallum
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The aim of this?module?is to provide you with the skills to enable you to engage effectively with the MSc programme, and to develop the professional skills required to support future academic success and prepare you for the world of employment.?You will learn about the requirements of undertaking a programme of study at MSc level and how to engage with this effectively. A range of technologies including MS Teams, WebEX and Moodle will be used to support teaching and communication and enhance your digital literacy skills. To further enhance your digital confidence, you will be expected to use MS office tools to prepare assignments for submission and for analysis of data. Professional values will be taught across a range of subjects with reference to standards and codes of practice such as the academic regulations, code of ethics and academic conduct regulations. Scholarship skills including literature searching, use of referencing, and academic writing will be embedded throughout the module to develop your academic literacy. Key employability skills including time management and reflective practices will be closely linked to assessment preparations and encouraging engagement. A portfolio of evidence will be generated over the course of the module allowing you to evidence your acquisition of skills and the development of your practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Understand the requirements of studying at MSc level and the professional values expected of studying at this level.

LO2: Demonstrate the acquisition of academic literacy, digital literacy, and key employability skills.

LO3: Use the library resources to identify appropriate literature to incorporate into academic assignments.

LO4: Write in a professional and scientific manner to communicate your ideas effectively to your chosen audience.

LO5: Reflect on your professional practice and the skills you have learned on this module to drive your own professional and academic development.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janis MacCallum
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS08108 Professional Practice 1