PP0565 - Health and Life Sciences Work Placement Year

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What will I learn on this module?

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6 (the length of the placement will be determined by your programme but it can be no less than 30 weeks and no more than 52 weeks). You will undertake a guided work placement at a host organisation. This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “BSC (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

How will I learn on this module?

The learning and teaching methods will be dependent on the placement. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Pre-placement: You are required to attend relevant presentations and meet with your Placement Tutor/Personal Tutor/other Faculty staff as indicated in the Module handbook to satisfy their specific requirements.
On-placement: You will be monitored continuously through regular contact between the Placement Tutor and the Workplace Supervisor. The Placement Tutor (where possible) may visit the workplace during the first half of the placement or may provide you with support through virtual meetings.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• LO1.Contribute their ideas, knowledge and expertise effectively in a working environment (assessment (a)
• LO2.Reflect critically on their professional skills development in relation to employability (assessment (a)
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• LO3. Integrate academic knowledge and understanding with practical professional experience (assessment (c)

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• LO4.Communicate the placement learning experience to others (assessment (b)

How will I be assessed?

1. Formative Assessment process: Varies according to Placement

2. Summative Assessment process: The module assesses both your performance on placement and your reflection on the placement and includes the following 3 assessments.
Component grade marks to be provided. Pass mark = 40% overall



Three written reflective reports (submitted at the beginning, middle and end of placement year) encouraging students to describe and reflect upon their experiences during their placement. Reports will be 1500 words each.
Accounts for 80% of final mark for the module
(b) Poster or Presentation (assessment of learning outcome 4, illustrating the placement year experience) at the midway point of the placement on a recall day (where they will be invited back into the university to meet with programme team and discuss progress).

Accounts for 10% of the final mark for the module.

(c) Graduate CV (assessment of learning outcome 4, illustrating the placement year experience)
Accounts for 10% of the final mark for the module.

This is a Pass/Fail module and an overall pass grade (40% or above) leads to the award of 120 credits. The Work Placement does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, the Placement Year is recognised on the degree certificate in the format – Degree title (with Work Placement Year).

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

Varies according to placement.

Course info

UCAS Code L5L5

Credits 120

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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