Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Placement

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11131
Module leader: Susan Brown
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

n/a

Description of module content:

Through engaging in a work placement related to the module you will explore issues such as, engagement with partners and people, local pathways, signposting, resources and records, professional relationships, effective communication, quality assurance, referral and self-referral, governance, monitoring and evaluation, physical activity and health OR sport opportunities, medical terminology, pre-exercise screening, pre-exercise assessment, functional and clinical assessment, targeted and tailored interventions, person-centred interventions, exercise prescription, data collection and evaluation, monitoring physical activity and exercise, monitoring clients, safety considerations; delegated responsibility, onward referral, professional boundaries, continuing professional development. These components may be related to the area in which you are working. You will relate your work experience to the academic content of your MSc programme and reflect on the value of prior learning. You will focus on self-assessment, write personal learning outcomes, and engage in reflective practice to enhance confidence and employability. Reflective practice and critical thinking are key to your submissions for this module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Create a plan for your placement based on identified personal learning needs and evaluate its’ efficacy throughout the placement.
LO2: Develop your critical thinking skills in relation to your academic, intellectual, personal, and professional needs.
LO3: Effectively self-monitor by keeping daily logs, as well as evaluating and reflecting with reflective practice models, on in-placement learning, considering all professional placement and personal development aspects.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, PLACEMENT LEARN,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Brown
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A blended module with: a) Two, 2-hour face-to-face sessions in the first 4 weeks, b) you will work together in-person and with academic supervisors to develop a learning agreement, c) in the interim you will research policy and practice d) make an introductory visit or communicate directly with the employer to manage expectations and requirements for the placement. This will shape the learning agreement and ensure knowledge and understanding before placement, e) you will spend the majority of time on work placement and producing the portfolio for submission in week 14.

Learning Outcomes LO1: Create a plan for your placement based on identified personal learning needs and evaluate its’ efficacy throughout the placement.
LO2: Develop your critical thinking skills in relation to your academic, intellectual, personal, and professional needs.
LO3: Effectively self-monitor by keeping daily logs, as well as evaluating and reflecting with reflective practice models, on in-placement learning, considering all professional placement and personal development aspects.

Online support is 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 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 will submit the learning agreement in week 4 to allow up to 10 weeks of workplace experience. The necessity to link work experience with learning encourages you to apply research to real world contexts. The 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, and problem-solving skills. This module confirms to QAA benchmark Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism (2019)


Formative Assessment:
Throughout your experience both in class and on placement, your professional attitudes and behaviours will be observed so that your placement host can produce a host evaluation to be submitted as part of your final portfolio. You are expected to demonstrate good attendance and engagement with all teaching, learning and placement processes, activities, and discussions. This will ensure a good understanding of why and how to effectively self-monitor your progress during placement, e.g. by completing daily logbooks; and, why and how to engage with effective reflective practice. All of this will support your final portfolio submission.



Summative Assessment:
Component 1: Learning agreement (LO1): The learning agreement has several purposes:
• Encourages you to take responsibility for your own learning
• Encourages you to evaluate and reflect on your learning
• Encourages learning partnerships between clinical staff/lecturers and student(s)
• Provides ongoing structure and focus for your placement, so that clinical staff/lecturers and student(s) are aiming for the same goals.
This will be delivered in the form of a 10-minute presentation to peers and academic staff in week 4. This assessment is worth 25% of your module grade.

Portfolio of evidence (LO1-3): The planning created in component 1, will be carried out and your experiences will be documented in an amended agreement. The portfolio will also contain a critical and reflective report which makes the largest section of this assessment. In addition, the portfolio requires evidence of application of theory to practice, through a placement log book. This logbook includes daily reflections on work based learning elements. A post placement host evaluation is also an expected aspect of this portfolio. The assessment includes a total of 3000 words. This assessment is worth 75% of your module grade.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Other PLACEMENT 80
Independent Learning Guided independent study 108
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1 4 HOURS= 00.10
Portfolio 75 1 - 3 14/15 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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