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HL20451: Professional practice II

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 60%, OT 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • 2000 word assignment (CW 70%)
  • Presentation (OT 30%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide students the opportunity to further engage with professional learning as a lifelong endeavour. It allows for practical experience in related fields. This unit develops from Professional Practice I and is oriented towards a critical and self-reflexive examination of the students career readiness.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students should:
* be able to critically reflect on stages involved in their professional induction and professional development within sport, physical activity and health professions;
* have experienced a variety of professional practices and concerns which they can critically reflect on in relation to the knowledges within their degree programme;
* furthered their understanding of potential career pathways and how they can utilise knowledges within the degree programme to aid in developing on such pathways.


* Read and synthesise information about a complex subject F
* Organise information coherently, selecting a form and style of writing appropriate to complex subject matter T/F
* The ability to apply critical reasoning through independent thought and judgement T/F/A
* The ability to interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome. F
* Written communication T/A
* Problem solving skills. T/F/A
* Ability to apply theory into practice. T/F/A
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines. A

This is a practical unit in which students will independently undertake professional experiences. These experiences will be supplemented with theoretical and contemporary perspectives on the processes and stages of career-long professional development.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20451 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.