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BB20075: Professional training placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: OT 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Professional Training Placement (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 practical work accurately and to appropriate specifications;
* To take the necessary steps to learn a new technique; To analyse, interpret and report scientific information;
* To produce a substantial report on the institution and 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 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 majority of placements involve laboratory and/or field experimentation. A small number involve administrative and/or journalistic activities.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

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)
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Year 3)

* 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.