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Postgraduate Course: Reflections on Professional Development (BIME11136)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Online Activities 25, Other Study Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Other study hours are 1:1 tutoring sessions.
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the merit of individual objective- setting and to put that into practice.
  2. Demonstrate advanced competency in self-reflection as a tool for continued personal and professional development by identifying key characteristics that have been influenced by their learning during postgraduate study.
  3. 3. Demonstrate commitment to continued personal and professional development.
Learning Resources
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.
Additional Information
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.
KeywordsProfessional practice,development,reflection
Course organiserDr Sharron Ogle
Course secretaryMr Andrew Le Tissier
Tel: (0131 6)51 4075
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