NUTR08017 2019 Industrial placement/ Professional development

General Details

Full Title
Industrial placement/ Professional development
Transcript Title
Industrial placement/ Professi
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
08 - NFQ Level 8
20 - 20 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Laura Keaver, Owen Kenny
Programme Membership
SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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.

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg 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
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.07 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

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