Postgraduate Course: Reflections on Professional Development (BIME11136)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course allows students working in the field of conservation an opportunity to reflect on how their learning during the MSc has influenced their professional development and/or practice.
There is a great deal of scope within the course for students to develop their own focus and to work towards self-selected objectives. In the first week the student will be supported by the course tutor to develop a suitable framework for their reflection and agree a set of individual objectives for the course. The remaining four weeks will be very much self-directed, with students making regular contributions to an online journal or blog and preparing a framework document to outline their plans for future personal and professional development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Online Activities 25,
Other Study Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Other study hours are 1:1 tutoring sessions.
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 40% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 60% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
||Feedback will be provided by the course tutor in week 1 through 1:1 tutoring, and throughout the course in the online discussion boards. Students will also receive formative feedback on each assessed element.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- set individual objectives.
- better understand how to employ self-reflection as a tool for continued personal and professional development.
- identify key areas of their personal and professional development that have been influenced by their learning during postgraduate study.
- develop a framework for future personal and professional development.
|Due to the nature of the course there are no specific learning resources required. Each course will develop according to the interests and needs of each student and resources will be identified throughout the learning process.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The course will provide opportunities for students to develop their skills in critical thinking and self-reflection, and in their ability to communicate effectively with others. Communication skills will be developed through contributions to a reflective journal and through interaction on the discussion boards, and through the production of a written overview of learning achieved through the course.
Depending on the specific focus of the course as developed by individual student, they can expect to develop their skills in one or more of the graduate skill sets. They will also be expected to develop around one or more of the University of Edinburgh¿s graduate mindsets: enquiry and lifelong learning; aspiration and personal development; and outlook and engagement.
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Mr Lyndon Zahra
Tel: (0131) 651 5232