NUTR08017 2019 Industrial placement/ Professional development
The purpose of this module is to afford students an opportunity to apply the knowledge, understanding and practical skills that they have acquired, over the duration of the Human Nutrition programme, to an industrial working environment. Students will have an opportunity to pursue a work placement, over a 16 week period, within a selected area of human nutrition that is of personal interest. It is further envisaged that this module will aid in preparing students for making the necessary transition from 3rd level education to a career in human nutrition.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate professional competence in the workplace
Apply knowledge-based theory to practical situations and apply basic practical skills to the work environment
Support more experienced staff and management to promote applied learning
Establish a foundation for continuing professional development in preparation for fulltime employment and recognise future career opportunities
Maintain detailed record of work experience and reflect on skills and activities
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Module Assessment Strategies
Student evaluation during the placement block off-campus consists of an on-site visit from lecturer in conjunction with ongoing employer feedback. Students will also complete and present a report on their placement experience at the end of their placement block, and a log book detailing a weekly record of their training, learning and reflection.
The placement experience will involve development and application of key generic skills for the workplace including communication, leadership, interpersonal skills and team work. Specific skills and experience will vary depending on the nature of the placement but will be specific to nutrition/ food/ health
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Project co-ordinator on-site visit||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Student report, presentation and log of activity||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||60 %||OnGoing||1,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Site Visit||Offsite||Placement co-ordinator interview with student||1||Once Per Semester||0.07|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Student preparation, log and reflection||6||Weekly||6.00|
Fanthome C. (2004) Work Placements - A Survival Guide for Students . London: Palgrave McMillan Ltd.
Neugebauer J. & Evans-Brain J. (2009) Making the most of your placement. London: SAGE Publications Ltd