Research and Professional Practice Part B (9814.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|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. Execute a research project to a professional standard acceptable in their field of study;
2. Communicate the results of the research project in a form acceptable to the field of study;
3. Communicate effectively and efficiently and demonstrate consistent professional behaviour; and
4. 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
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Corequisites9813 Research and Professional Practice Part A (6cp)
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.
|Teaching start date
|27 May 2024
|Mr Adrian Faccioni
|29 July 2024
|Mr Adrian Faccioni
There are no required readings for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must achieve a pass mark for assessment item 4 - 'Exercise Science Practicum' in order to pass Research and Professional Practice Part B (9814). As this assessment is a pass/fail grade, no late submissions will be accepted.
The following must be completed by the due date (Friday 10th November, 11.59pm):
- All Placement Agreements
- All Competency Checklists signed off by Supervisors (and all appropriate sections deemed Competent)
- All Record of Student Engagement Forms signed off by Supervisors
- All hours logged within Smartabase with appropriate logbook entries for each session
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 students must complete 140 hours of Exercise Science Practicum across Research and Professional Practice Part A & B. More information on the placement requirements can be found in the "ESSA Practicum Guide" available on Canvas.
This unit will be delivered via recorded lectures and face-to-face workshops. Students are expected to attend all sessions and to engage with the course materials provided in workshops. Non-attendance/engagement is likely to diminish a student's ability to meet unit learning objectives, and will likely impair assessment performance. Workshop attendance will be noted and can be used as evidence of individual student engagement with the unit.
It is expected that students will complete both the placement requirements and the academic requirements of this unit throughout the semester.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will possess UC IT entry skills.
Students will be responsible for any costs incurred during their placement (e.g. travel costs, pre-placement requirements, name tag, 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 or patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items. The professional nature of this unit encourages participation at all learning activities (lectures, workshops etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the best chance of successfully completing this unit.
Contact with a relevant industry body may be necessary 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/or placement 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. In addition, during the course of this unit students undertaking any form of clinical placements will be required to complete immunisations, tuberculosis (TB) screening, and provde proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations. More information on these requirements are available through the UC Placement Office.
Students will be required to submit a placement learning agreement to inplace, keep a detailed log of activities using the Smartabase platform, and demonstrate competency in exercise assessment, prescription and delivery in accordance with the Exercise Science Practicum requirements.
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 Placement Learning Agreement
Once these documents have been uploaded to inplace, the unit convener will then approve the placement. Only after students have received an email confirming their placement has been approved should they commence. Any hours completed prior to approval will not count towards the requirements for this unit.
Each student will have access to the 'ESSA Practicum Guide' which outlines the placement requirements and acceptable activities to complete hours for the purpose of the Exercise Science Practicum. This document should be the first point of reference for students seeking information relating to the placement requirements of this unit. Additional documentation (i.e. Record of Student Engagement Form, Competency Checklist) will be available on Canvas. These documents must be completed and submitted to Smartabase within one (1) month of completing placement. 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 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 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 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 placement learning agreement, is necessary to fulfil the placement. Any planned absence from 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 placement must be made up to ensure total hours are satisfied. This will be at the discretion of the placement supervisor.
If possible students should keep a diary and/or portfolio of work completed while undertaking their placement. Please seek approval from host organisation before keeping a copy of any work to ensure you do not contravene the confidentiality or intellectual property of clients or the host organisation. Update your resume with your recent internship/s making sure you highlight those tasks, skills, and attributes which you have learnt and developed as a result of the experience.
EMAIL AND MESSAGING PROTOCOLS:
Where possible, students with general questions about unit content and assessment should use the discussion forums within Canvas. Please do not ask for assignment extensions, post about your personal circumstances, or seek personal feedback on your performance in this unit via the open forums. Students using the Canvas discussion forums should expect a reply or confirmation from the unit convenor within one (1) business day.
If you need to send an email:
- The email must be sent from your student email account. Correspondence from personal email addresses cannot be responded to.
- The subject line must include the unit code and the context of your message eg. 9814: Assessment 1 Submission
- Address the lecturer appropriately by name.
- State your question or request clearly and concisely.
- Sign off with your name.
- Emails not conforming with these conventions will not receive a reply.
- If students choose to send an email, they can expect a reply within two (2) business days.
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