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PLAC7001 - Biosciences Placement

Title:Biosciences Placement
Long Title:Biosciences Placement
Module Code:PLAC7001
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: MARGARET LANE
Module Description: This module is an integral and essential part of the course programme in which the student is introduced to a structured work environment . The student develops an understanding of the organisation, practices and procedures current in the organisation and the area of activity in which it is involved.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Conduct themselves effectively in a work environment having regard to the ethos of the organisation providing the placement.
LO2 Contribute effectively to the operational objectives of the organisation providing the placement.
LO3 Demonstrate initiative and leadership skills whilst working alone and in teams.
LO4 Communicate in a professional manner within the workplace using the appropriate written/oral communication skills required of the professional practitioner.
LO5 Document the entire placement process having due regard to issues such as confidentiality and the requirements of the organisation providing the placement.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Application Preparation
Each student shall prepare a curriculum vitae and letters of application tailored to different placement situations. The student shall research current trends in applications.
Placement Applications
The student shall research relevant placement opportunities. The student shall prepare for the interview process by placement organisations by researching the organisations' structures and activities.
Workplace Learning
The student shall ascertain the expectations of the placement organisation and shall learn to match performance with these expectations. The student is encouraged to engage in a process of continuing performance review and improvement.
Placement Report
The student shall document the entire placement process having due regard to issues such as confidentiality requirements of the organisation providing the placement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation To contribute to the achievement of agreed goals with the organisation providing the placement 1,2,3,4 50.0 Sem End
Written Report To document the learning achieved during the entire placement process. The documentation will include placement logbooks. 5 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Achievement of Placement Outcomes.These hours do not represent the working hours required while on placement. 20.75 Every Week 20.75
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Academic supervision. Placement visit. 0.25 Every Week 0.25
Total Hours 21.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 21.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.25
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Innes, J. 2012 2012, The CV Book: Your Definitive Guide to Writing the Perfect CV, 2nd Ed., Pearson Harlow Essex [ISBN: 9780273721741]
  • • Martin John Yate 2014, Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions, 9 th Ed., Kogan Page [ISBN: 9780749471453]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SNHSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science 6 Mandatory
CR_SPHBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 6 Mandatory
CR_SBIBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology 6 Mandatory
CR_SFSTE_7 Bachelor of Science in Food and Health Science 6 Mandatory

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