UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

BUSN5505 Professional Development Practicum

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit gives students the opportunity to undertake a supervised placement within an organisation outside the University to facilitate the transition from student to professional. A professional experience placement provides opportunities for students to enhance and evidence their knowledge and capabilities that support their engagement in a practice settings.

The professional experience placement allows students to integrate discipline knowledge with workplace application. Students are expected to work on a defined project with negotiated outcomes agreed between the placement partner, student and unit coordinator.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) practice effectively as an emerging professional through teamwork, collegial practice, conflict management and the adoption of appropriate professional conventions, as appropriate to the placement; (2) apply communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (3) apply theoretical knowledge and frameworks in a practical setting; and (4) reflect on and evaluate their performance in a professional context.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) professional experience project proposal; (2) reflective journal; (3) placement evaluation; and (4) professional experience reflective report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Peter Robinson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: for the Master of Commerce (41680): six units in the course, including at least two from a chosen specialisation; for Master of Business Information and Logistics Management (41670): six units in the course and approval from the unit coordinator.
Contact hours a maximum of 100 hours placement and a written proposal and report
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN5505/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN5505/SEM-2/2017
TS-Q-1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/BUSN5505/TS-Q-1/2017

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