Research and Professional Practice Part A (6cp) (9813.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| Bruce, Canberra
|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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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.
Incompatible units8185 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|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Internship||Mr Adrian Faccioni|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Internship||Mr Adrian Faccioni|
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
Extensions & Late submissions
Any assessment item submitted more than 7 days after the due date will not be graded and a mark of zero will be awarded.
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 (Winter Term/Semester 2). More information on the placement requirements for this unit can be found in the 'ESSA Practicum Guide' available on Canvas.
Students will be required to complete their clinical placement through the University of Canberra's health clinics (Student Led Exercise Physiology Clinic or Canberra Specialist Medical Centre Clinic) during the year.
Students who wish to sign up for the University of Canberra UCFit placement will be placed on a first in first served basis (due to a limited number of places during 2023). All students have received a preference form and where possible we will try to fulfil your first preference, but will contact you if not available.
Engaging in course material by viewing online lectures and attending and participating in tutorials is expected. A lack of engagement is likely to diminish a student's ability to meet unit learning objectives, and will likely impair assessment performance. 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 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 students' responsibilities. This unit is also essential in assisting students 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. Pre-placement requirements are to be held for the duration of all placements and it is the students responsibility to cover any costs associated with completing these requirements.
Students will also be required submit a placement agreement to InPlace, keep a detailed log of activites using the Smartabase platform, and demonstrate competency in accordance with the ESSA accreditation requirements as part of this unit.
Before commencing any placement, students MUST have completed the mandatory pre-placement requirements which can be found here: https://www.canberra.edu.au/future-student-information/placement-requirements
Once these documents have been uploaded to InPlace and verified, students can then upload the placement agreement form for approval. 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 the placement requirements in detail. This document should be the first point of reference for students seeking information relating to acceptable placement activities and supervisor requirements.
Students will be required to attend up to three (3) meetings with the unit convener to discuss their progress through the Exercise Science Practicum. An evaluation of the student's performance will be at the mid point of semester, and again at the end of semester. Placement sites may also implement their own evaluation process or competency requirements outside of those required for this unit. If this is the case, students should be made aware of 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 Placement 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 permanent 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 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 required to keep a logbook of work completed while undertaking their internship. Please seek approval from the placement site supervisor before keeping a copy of any work completed on placement 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.