Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
This Work Based Placement elective offers a professional placement with one of the following: public, civic, voluntary, development sector organisations or government agencies. Students undertake a 10-week placement with a host organisation, either within the organisation, remotely from Aberdeen, or using a combination of both.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The placements are subject to availability and are offered on a competitive basis. The aims of the placement are:
• To enhance employability through engagement in a competitive application process;
• To acquire professional knowledge and understanding of the daily work, strategic priorities, objectives and functions of a health and/or development sector organisation;
• To apply academic skills in a work environment; and
• To develop a range of transferable skills (including objective setting and monitoring, communication and networking, independent research and self-evaluation, and interpersonal and team-working skills), as well as our Graduate Attributes.
This is a project-based course, the content and structure of which is largely student-directed (in conjunction with the placement host). There are three phases: setting up; undertaking the project; and assessment. Students will be supervised by a University based supervisor and a host organisation supervisor for the duration of the placement.
Work will involve person or remote working on projects that may include, but are not limited to:
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Students are assessed through two pieces of written work: a workplace output (70%) and a reflective commentary (30%).
There are no assessments for this course.