Research and Professional Practice Part A (6cp) (9813.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically review literature in an exercise related field;
2. Design a research proposal based on the review of the literature;
3. Evaluation and interpretation of client information as it pertains to exercise assessment, prescription and delivery;
4. Communicate effectively and efficiently and demonstrate consistent professional behaviour; and
5. Gain professional industry experience relevant to Exercise Science Practicum requirements.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of 48 credit points AND 6835 Biomechanics 2 AND 8392 Physiology of Exercise 2 AND 9812 Exercise Programming and Prescription 2 OR permission required from the unit convener
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 274JA Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or 266JA Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.
- 8185 Sport Research and Practice Part A AND 8186 Sport Research and Practice Part B AND 8183 Special Sport Studies Part A AND 8184 Special Sport Studies Part B.
Assumed knowledgeStatistics, data analysis.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Internship||Mr Billy Mason|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Internship||Mr Billy Mason|
There are no recommended texts for this unit, however the University library provides a wide range of resources on the topic of research methodology. The unit Canvas site and tutorials will often be used to direct students towards useful resources.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
It is a requirement of this unit that students attempt all assessment items to pass this unit. If a student is unable to complete any assessment item - the unit convener must be contacted at least three (3) working days prior to the assessment due date AND supplied with appropriate documentation. Holidays/weddings/honeymoons are not considered university acceptable excuses.
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.
All assessment items within this unit will be moderated in accordance with the 'Moderation and Review' section of the University Assessment Policy.
All students must complete a minimum of 140 hours of Exercise Science Practicum across Research and Professional Practice Part A (Semester 1) and Research and Professional Practice Part B (Semester 2). More information on the placement requirements for this unit can be found in the 'ESSA Practicum Guide' available on Canvas.
Engaging in course material is expected through attendance at lectures and tutorials. Non-attendance at lectures and workshops is likely to diminish a student's ability to meet unit learning objectives, and will likely impair assessment performance. Lecture/tutorial attendance records will be kept and can be used as evidence of individual student engagement with the unit.
It is expected that students will complete both the placment requirements and the academic requirements of this unit concurrently throughout the semester.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will possess UC entry level IT skills. Students should be conversant with searching relevant articles via electronic means, the use of the Canvas site (UC Learn), and word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
Students will be required to cover costs associated with undertaking placement. This may include travel costs, the costs associated with completing pre-placement requirements, and the purchase and maintenance of a University polo shirt.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves industry placement and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items. The professional nature of this unit encourages participation at all learning activities (lectures, tutorials, workshops etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the best chance of successfully completing this unit.
Contact with a relevant industry body is necessary to obtain background information, for the research being undertaken and / or to gain experience in the industry. Therefore, it is important that each student attends all appointments and meetings with their chosen organisation so they fully understand and are in agreement with the organisation's supervisor as to the aim and scope of the research and of your work responsibilities. This unit is also essential in assisting you with establishing a network in the industry and in identifying future employment opportunities.
Students may be required to seek and source their own internship for the unit. Prior to commencing the internship, students must complete all pre-placement requirements as required by the university and their placement site/s. As a minimum, the pre-placement requirements will include a Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP), a certified copy of a National Police Check, and a current First Aid and CPR certification, which are all to be held for the duration of your placement. Students will be required to cover the costs associated with completing these requirements.
Students will also be required submit a learning agreement to inplace, keep a detailed log of activites using the Smartabase platform, and satisfy a competency base checklist as part of this unit.
Before you commence any placement, students MUST have completed the following pre-placement requirements, and documentation must be uploaded to inplace:
- A certified copy of a National Police Check
- Working with Vulnerable People Check (WWVP)
- Current First Aid & CPR certification
- Completed Learning Agreement
Once these documents have been uploaded to inplace, the unit convener will then approve the placement. Only after students have received an official email confirming their placement has been approved should they commence. Any hours completed prior to approval will not count towards the placement requirements for this unit.
Each student will have access to the 'ESSA Practicum Guide' which outlines placement requirements. This document should be the first point of reference for students seeking information relating to the placement requirements of this unit.
An evaluation of the student's performance will be made one (1) month into their placement, and at the completion of the placement using the 'Competency Checklist'. Placement sites may also implement their own evaluation process or competency checklist outside of those required for this unit. If this is the case, students should be made aware or the organisations requirements prior to the placement commencing. If the student feels that the placement site's requirements are unreasonable, they are to speak with the unit convener.
Students are required to maintain attendance in line with the schedule set out in the learning agreement. Additional attendance may be requested by the placement site and must be agreed upon by both the site supervisor and the student before commencing. Any permenant changes to the hours outlined in the learning agreement must be reported to the unit convener. Full attendance, in line with the attendance schedule outlined in the learning agreement, is necessary to fulfil the placement. Any planned absence from during the placement should be discussed with the placement site supervisor at least two (2) weeks prior to the planned absence.
If a student is absent from placement due to illness, they must inform their site supervisor as soon as possible. Any absence due to illness, in excess of two days, must be reported to the unit convener by the student, and supported by a medical certificate. Time lost during the internship must be made up to ensure total hours are satisfied. This will be at the discretion of the placement supervisor.
Students are encouraged to keep a diary and/or portfolio of work completed while undertaking their internship. Please seek approval from the placement site supervisor before keeping a copy of any work to ensure you do not contravene the confidentiality or intellectual property of clients or the host organisation. It would also be beneficial to update your resume with your recent placement/s making sure you highlight those tasks, skills and attributes which you have learnt and developed as a result of the experience.