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HL20473: Work based learning 2

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, OT 50%
Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (2000 words) (CW 50%)
  • Presentation (10 minutes) (OT 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: To evaluate the processes and stages of career-long professional development through theoretical and contemporary perspectives. To emphasise the importance of reflecting critically on a work based placement. To evaluate and apply key theoretical concepts and stages associated with critical reflection to a specific work based placement. To promote the acquisition of knowledge that will form the foundations of a research project proposal.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this unit a student will be able to:
1. Evaluate the importance of critical reflection within the context of continuing professional development.
2. Demonstrate competence in applying key theoretical concepts associated with critical reflection towards a specific work based placement.
3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key requirements for constructing and presenting a work based research project proposal.

Skills: Personal development skills, professional skills relevant to employment and academic skills associated with the construction and presentation of a project proposal.

* Understanding theoretical concepts associated with critical reflection.
* Application of critical reflection within a work based environment.
* Rationale and justification for selecting a proposed area of research in relation to the work based research proposal.
* Understanding data collection techniques, justifying 'best' methods to generate data.
* Understanding sampling, identifying suitable participants and ethical issues that arise when constructing a work based project proposal.
* Understanding the importance of applying relevant theory to support a work based project proposal, highlighting the use and relevance of a literature review when constructing a project proposal.

Programme availability:

HL20473 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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