Core Module Information
Module title: Physical Activity & Health Work Placement

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

Module code: SES10126
Module leader: Konstantinos Kaliarntas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

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

Description of module content:

While working in an area relevant to your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop professional networks and successfully integrate your academic knowledge with professional practice. Through engaging in a work placement, you will explore current concepts, debates, policies, initiatives and funding issues related to your discipline. You are expected to exercise critical thinking, autonomy and initiatives in terms of your practice and learning, and develop and demonstrate a wide range of personal and professional skills. You will also focus on self-assessment, develop your own learning outcomes and engage in reflective practice to enhance your professional confidence and employability.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Apply critical understanding of the skills, theories, concepts, and practices required in the sector and discipline.

LO2: Demonstrate critical thinking, applied knowledge and reflection skills in relation to academic, cognitive, personal and professional needs.

LO3:Exercise autonomy and demonstrate communication, management and problem solving skills and apply reflective practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Konstantinos Kaliarntas
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a blended module where you will engage in a number of face to face activities, interact with academics and employers and spend time on a work placement.
At the beginning of the module you will work together with the module leader, academic supervisors and employers to develop your learning agreements while researching policy and practice and making introductory visits to the placement sites.
Online support will be available on Moodle with access to materials and resources to facilitate learning and use of critical thinking, analysis and reflection. These will include tools and examples of evidence for inclusion in the portfolio. This will help you to reflect on how educational experience relates to your work experience. You will be supported in developing and implementing your learning agreement by an academic supervisor and you will submit a learning agreement in week 4 to allow up to 10 weeks of work place experience. The necessity to link work experience with learning will encourage you to apply research to real world contexts.
Embedding employability/ personal development planning /Scholarship Skills LOs 1-3: Module content centres on personal development planning and reflection on employability skills. The three key employability skills that are embedded and assessed through the portfolio are: knowledge of working practices; critical reflective skills; problem-solving skills.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments will be in the form of discussions during the face to face sessions, module engagement and interaction with the academic supervisors.

Summative Assessment:
The module contains two pieces of summative assessments. The first is a learning agreement where you will negotiate with the employer and the academic supervisor the terms of the placement and the learning outcomes (LO1, LO2). The second assessment is a portfolio which will contain a a critical analysis and a reflective evaluation of the application of theory to practice (LO2, LO3).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 4
Online Guided independent study 116
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 LO1, LO2 4 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 75 LO2, LO3 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES10126 Physical Activity and Health Work Placement