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BB20075: Professional training placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 60      [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 1,200
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: OT 100%
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:
To provide experience of the application of Biological Science and to promote understanding of the principles and practices of working in a professional environment.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* To take individual responsibility for a piece of work within an agreed programme;
* To organise a personal work schedule, including setting of targets and objectives;
* To carry out work accurately and to appropriate specifications;
* To undertake work that demonstrates analysis, interpretation and reporting of information.
* To produce a scientific report on the personal work programme undertaken.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F/A, Numeracy & computation T/F/A, Laboratory skills T/F/A, Information technology T/F, Problem solving T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F/A, Career preparation T/F.

The placement period normally consists of 12 months, undertaken in an establishment, in the UK or abroad. The establishments include government-funded research institutes, commercial research establishments, public health laboratories, agricultural, food science and educational establishments. The placements involve research, laboratory and/or field experimentation, education and/or administrative activities.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

BB20075 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry with Professional Placement (Year 3)
  • USBB-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Biology with Professional Placement (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 3)
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Year 3)