Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Professional Practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SOC11107
Module leader: Andrea Scott
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Computer Science


Description of module content:

Reflective practice – using different models and frameworks to maximise both personal and team performance

Career development through mentoring and subject specific skills development

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Formulate a learning agreement which applies to a live workplace issue at the appropriate level

LO2: Critically evaluate the theories and concepts of the area of study, and show evidence of understanding of the relationship of these concepts to workplace practices

LO3: Apply subject specialist skills to manage and evaluate a major piece of work

LO4: Critically reflect on learning using an appropriate model of reflective practice

LO5: Demonstrate principles and practice of professional and ethical behaviour in the workplace.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrea Scott
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is designed around online and student-centred learning in practice. The emphasis is on developing a learning community where students and staff learn together in informal networks in which mutual respect and trust prevails.

Students will develop a learning agreement in discussion with their line manager and an academic tutor. The tripartite nature of this agreement is important to ensure that it not only meets the requirements of the students and academic assessment but also the employer benefits through improved organisational performance. This will normally achieved by a face-to-face meeting between all three parties (student, employer and academic tutor) but other means of communication, such as Elluminate, could also be used (LOs 1, 2 and 3). The learning agreement will define the nature of the deliverable and also outline the way in which the work will be evaluated.

During the year there will be three mentoring visits to the company by experienced practitioners, to set up the learning agreement, monitor progress and provide feedback. Support will be also given through online discussion groups.

Students will also submit a journal reflecting on their learning experience during the year (LO 4, 5).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided by a visiting academic tutor and in progress feedback from a workplace supervisor during the placement (usually the line manager). Constructive feedback is provided (but not graded) to develop the learning agreement and support the student towards the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is a report and reflective log of the achievement of the learning objectives and the learning contract.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 6
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Online Guided independent study 88
Independent Learning Guided independent study 500
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2,3 43 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Reflective Log 30 4, 5 43 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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