PLAC7019 - Agri-Biosciences Placement

Title:Agri-Biosciences Placement
Long Title:Agri-Biosciences Placement
Module Code:PLAC7019
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Placement
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Description: The learner will undertake a 30 credit work placement. The placement will provide the student with an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge gained on their programme and the integration of scientific principles in commercial operation. The placement is supported by a dedicated, Industry Placement and Development Officer and an academic staff member together with a workplace mentor. The aim of the placement is to introduce the learner to structured employment in a relevant work sector and to develop in the learner an understanding of the organisation and its procedures.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Prepare career documents including Curriculum Vitae, cover letters, Linkedin profiles, and application profiles.
LO2 Critically analyse the enterprise, its culture and organisation.
LO3 Apply professional practice within the workplace in relation to technical and managerial issues.
LO4 Use and apply initiative skills whilst working alone and in teams.
LO5 Analyse and solve workplace problems through the application of knowledge, skills, and competencies.
LO6 Apply appropriate written and oral communication skills required of the professional practitioner.
LO7 Reflect on, and analyse the learning outcomes experienced during their work placement process.
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 MTU 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 Process
Curriculum Vitae, cover letters, Linkedin profile, application profile, pre-placement reflection.
The Enterprise
Enterprise structure and processes, quality assurance systems, health and safety, IT systems, interrelationships and interfaces.
Professional Practice
Apply professional practice such as social, environmental, ethical, health, safety, legal, personnel, economic, financial and commercial considerations and responsibilities.
Communication processes within the enterprise, emails, meetings, presentations, project planning and delivery.
Problem Solving
The analysis of work-place problems and proposed solutions.
Team Work
Function in teams, conflict resolution, and leadership.
Entrepreneurial Skills
Apply the idea generation in the context of the regulatory obligations on the enterprise.
Relective Work Practice
Reflect on the placement process in the context of the knowledge and skills prior to placement and the continuous development throghout placement. Reflection on the next step and career prospects.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Application Process 1 10.0 Week 1
Performance Evaluation Achievement of agreed goals with placement provider 2,3,4,5,6,7 20.0 Week 5
Presentation Placement Experience 2,6,7 10.0 Week 13
Reflective Journal Reflections during the placement process 6,7 15.0 Sem End
Other Daily logbooks and monthly reports 4,6,7 15.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Achievement of agreed goals with placement provider 2,3,4,5,6,7 30.0 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Placement 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Placement Practice 41.5 Every Week 41.50
Total Hours 42.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 42.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Rook S 2015, Work experience, Placements and internships, 1st Edition Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 978-113746201]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Budworth T 2014, Reflective Learning: An essential tool for the self-development of health and safety practioners, 1st Edition Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-041571551]
  • Sheridan I, Linehan M 2011, Work Placement in Third Level Programmes, 1st Edition Ed., CIT Press [ISBN: 978-1-9069530]
  • Cottrell S 2015, Skills for Success, Pelgrave MacMillian [ISBN: 9781137426529]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SAGBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences 6 Mandatory
CR_SAGBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agri-Biosciences 6 Mandatory