Professional Practice 2 (Science) (11720.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop a range of transferable employability skills necessary to meet the work standards expected in scientific professions;
2. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with academics and/or industry partners;
3. Critically reflect on the operating environment of the placement, including professional ethics and responsibility and regulatory framework where applicable and how this experience relates to their individual career aspirations;
4. Acquire, discriminate and apply advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills in real-world contexts, while adhering to relevant standards and requirements; and
5. Practice the principles of collaboration with peers and colleagues which emphasise the importance of contributions and perspectives across different cultures to achieve effective and innovative outcomes in either a research or professional context.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesMust have completed 24 credit points including 11719 Professional Practice 1 (Science) AND permission required from the unit convener based on written agreement on activities, supervision and outputs.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Prof Fiona Dyer|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Internship||Dr MD Tariq Ezaz|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Internship||Prof Fiona Dyer|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Internship||Mr Michael Sydney|
Documented in consultation with the supervisor and recorded in the placement/project proposal.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items, except the oral presentation and supervisor report, must be uploaded to Canvas. Further details on the oral presentation will be provided on Canvas in a timely manner. Supervisor report has to be emailed to PP2S@canberra.edu.au by the due date.
Students will be asked to confirm the following online declaration at the point of submission.
I certify that:
• the attached assignment is my own work and no part of this work has been written for me by any other person except where such collaboration has been authorised by the lecturer/s concerned;
• material drawn from other sources has been fully acknowledged as to author/creator, source and other bibliographic details according to unit-specific requirements for referencing; and
• no part of this work has been submitted for assessment in any other unit in this or another Faculty except where authorised by the lecturer/s concerned.
Responsibility for understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit Convener or supervisor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the supervisor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
Students are required to attempt all assessment items and to achieve a mark of at least 50% in all assessment items to pass the unit.
This is a unit that students may want to reference in employment, scholarship, and post-graduate applications. Consequently, students may want to aim for the highest mark that they can achieve.
The Project Proposal, together with evidence that the student has negotiated an agreement from an academic staff member in their discipline area to supervise the project, is essential. Failure to submit the proposal on time, or (after revision if necessary) by the due date to a standard acceptable to the staff member prepared to certify willingness to be a supervisor and to undertake an appropriate risk assessment will preclude a pass in the unit.
The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on any of their submitted work.
Supplementary assessment will usually only be offered to students who have failed a single unit in their final semester with a final mark between 45-49% and the unit is required for course completion.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The work-integrated learning experience will involve the student undertaking either an approved professional placement or research project under limited supervision of a UC academic, for no less than 15 x 7.5 hour days (or part-time equivalent, such as for part-time 30 x 3.25 hour days). In this unit, these hours include time spent in consultation with your supervisor and undertaking placement, laboratory, or field research. Be aware that placement/research time is not predictable however, students cannot exceed 112.5 hours of placement or research activities. Therefore, students should negotiate this with their supervisors at the start of the project/placement to avoid activities beyond the allocated 112.5 hours. The remaining unit hours (37.5) should be used for completing assessment tasks.
Successful completion of the professional experience placement/project is critical to success in the whole unit. Students must make themselves familiar with the processes and policies of professional experience.
Your participation in this unit will be determined in consultation with your placement/ UC supervisor and documented in the Placement/ Project Report. This unit consists of an individual placement/research project and the onus is on the student to ensure that the placement/research is undertaken. Should you experience problems with undertaking the research required to pass this unit, please contact the unit convener immediately.
Required IT skills
This unit may require specialist IT skills as discussed with your Placement/UC supervisor and the Unit Convener.
This unit may require additional costs as negotiated with your Placement/UC supervisor and the Unit Convener.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Placement is a required element of the unit to pass.
This unit involves work-integrated learning: Placement or Internship/Simulation/WIL Fieldwork/WIL Project. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
This unit has pre-placement requirements. Students are required to complete details in InPlace, refer to inplace.canberra.edu.au. If you have any queries related to InPlace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This unit involves working in a professional research environment and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client /patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation in all activities specified in the placement agreement plan/Project Proposal for the successful completion of this unit. If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied, it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future teaching period.
Some projects will require additional student responsibilities depending on their projects. Students must confirm with their supervisors if any of the following are required:
- Police Record Check. Please refer to the Police Check Policy in the Professional Practice for Medical Science Handbook for further information. Please check with your supervisor if this is required and organise for a check to be done.
- Immunisation Policy: The ACT Department of Health and Community Care recommends that all students are immunised according to the National Health and Medical Research Council Schedule. Please refer to the Immunisation Policy in the Professional Practice for Medical Science Handbook for further information.
- Client/patient confidentiality: Projects involving research or data collected from human subjects require strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Please refer to the appropriate UC policies on human ethics. Students should note that if approval is required from the UC Human Ethics committee, this needs to be organised well in advance as the committee meets only a few times per year.
- Human ethics approval: Projects involving research or data collected from humans requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Please refer to the appropriate UC policies on human ethics. Students should note that if approval is required from the UC Human Ethics committee, this needs to be organised in advance as the committee meets monthly.
- Animal ethics approval: Projects involving research or data collected from vertebrates require strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Please refer to the appropriate UC policies on animal ethics. Students should note that if approval is required from the UC Animal Ethics committee, this needs to be organised well in advance as the committee meets only a few times per year.
- Health and Safety Training: Placement or Projects require completing health and safety training as prescribed by the relevant institution.
- Specific PPE and Dress code: Please note that some of the placements may require a specific PPE/dress code that must be adhered to.