UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH3392 Professional Practice

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit comprises a series of lectures, workshops, meetings, personal development plans and mock interviews and an assignment regarding the job application process, issues in employment and the successful transition from student to employee. Students also undertake two industry placements of 70 hours each in industries relevant to Sport Science, Exercise and Health (SSEH).
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of employment in a SSEH-related workplace acquired through undertaking two practicum placements in industry; (2) describe the job application process and apply the practical skills of self-auditing, job searching, job application preparation and interview techniques to the employment process; and (3) identify transition issues relevant to, and the cultural change required by, the new employee Apply for membership of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science (AAESS).
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an assignment (40 per cent); (2) an interview (20 per cent); and (3) practicum reports (40 per cent). Students are required to pass each area of assessment to pass the unit. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Kerry Smith
Unit rules
Prerequisites: SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology or equivalent
Co-requisites: Students must provide evidence that they hold a current first aid certificate.
Incompatibility: SSEH3390/SSEH3391 Professional Practice Part 1/Part 2, SSEH3381/SSEH3382/SSEH3383/SSEH3384 Professional Practice Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4
Note This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.

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