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PU5923: EXTENDED WORK-BASED PLACEMENT IN APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This work-based placement elective offers a professional placement with a civic, government, industrial, public, research or voluntary health and/or development sector organisation. Students will undertake a ten-week placement with a host organisation, either within the organisation, remotely from Aberdeen, or using a combination of both. Placements are subject to availability and are offered on a best match basis.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Summer School Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Heather Morgan
  • Ms Corina Weir

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aims of this course are to:  

  • Enhance student experience
  • Provide students with an authentic learning opportunity 
  • Enhance student employability
  • Enable students to acquire professional knowledge and understanding of the daily work, strategic priorities, objectives, and functions of a health and/or development sector organisation
  • Facilitate student application of academic skills in a work environment
  • Provide students with opportunities to strategically develop a range of transferable skills, as well as our Graduate Attributes

 

This course consists of a student-led placement with a host organisation and joint University of Aberdeen supervision. Students will spend 200 hours actively working for a host organisation, over a ten-week period. In addition, students will: participate in six two-hour professional development workshops with the University (12 hours) and will: undertake work-related training with their host organisation; have project-focused and self-development focused meetings with their host organisation lead and Course Coordinator; and will spend time on self-study and preparation for assessments (a total of 88 hours). 

A placement application process will take place during the January – March sub session. It will involve meetings with the Course Coordinator, discussions with potential hosts (including: expressions of interest, CV sharing, informal interviews (where required) and appointment confirmation) ahead of the course start date.

Some placements will be group-based but each student will be assigned an individual role and assessments will be completed individually.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 40 - 42, 44, 47, 50

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 51 Feedback Weeks 2

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate evidence of the application of academic skills in the workplace, including collection of relevant data, synthesis, analysis, interpretation, and communication of outputs

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 51 Feedback Weeks 2

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateCreate SMART action plans to achieve personal, employability and academic goals and objectives through recognition of strengths and areas for further development
ReflectionEvaluateEvaluate achievement of continuing professional development goals

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 43 Feedback Weeks 46

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateCritically evaluate and describe the work of a health and/or development sector organisation as it is situated within the broader context of everyday life

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 51 Feedback Weeks 2

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate evidence of the application of academic skills in the workplace, including collection of relevant data, synthesis, analysis, interpretation, and communication of outputs
ReflectionEvaluateEvaluate achievement of continuing professional development goals

Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 42 Feedback Weeks 45

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateDevelop work placement roles and responsibilities; and negotiate these with all stakeholders. Undertake a risk assessment and prepare a formal agreement with the placement host

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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The method of resit for this course will be an oral examination lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate evidence of the application of academic skills in the workplace, including collection of relevant data, synthesis, analysis, interpretation, and communication of outputs
ProceduralEvaluateCritically evaluate and describe the work of a health and/or development sector organisation as it is situated within the broader context of everyday life
ReflectionEvaluateEvaluate achievement of continuing professional development goals
ReflectionCreateCreate SMART action plans to achieve personal, employability and academic goals and objectives through recognition of strengths and areas for further development
ProceduralCreateDevelop work placement roles and responsibilities; and negotiate these with all stakeholders. Undertake a risk assessment and prepare a formal agreement with the placement host

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