Science

Assessment

6 Units of Credit, Non-graded – this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory completion.

  1. Supervisor Report on Student Professionalism 10%

Assessment Description:
Placement supervisors will be asked to assess the student's professionalism at the end of the placement and provide feedback. The student must receive a satisfactory report from the workplace supervisor to satisfactorily complete the course.

Students and supervisors are required to complete and submit a placement plan at the beginning of the placement, outlining the activities and goals. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their progress, review their goals and gain feedback on their performance in the mid and final placement review with their supervisor. Students will also discuss their performance and any challenges associated with their placement with the course coordinator and with other students using an online discussion forum.
 
 
  1. Placement Portfolio 70%

Assessment Description:
Through self-evaluation students will create an e-portfolio of evidence to showcase what they are learning from the placement and how they have developed as a professional through this experience. This e-portfolio will have a requirement of a minimum number of posts during the placement and must include a CV.

Students will also report on their employment experience using critical reflection and the STAR framework from the compulsory on-line module.
 
The e-portfolio will also contain a logbook of placement hours and activities. The purpose of the e-portfolio is for students to demonstrate that they have met the course learning outcomes and graduate attributes. Students must satisfactorily complete this assessment task to receive a satisfactory grade for the course. 
 
Each component of the portfolio will be assessed with a task specific assessment rubric. Individual feedback will be given based on the student's ability to reflect on their placement experience, describe their achievements and contributions.
 
 
  1. Online Interactive Module Assignment 20%

​Assessment Description:
A compulsory online module must be completed satisfactorily to pass the course. The module prepares the student for their placement. 

The module will involve 12 hours of work for the student. At the end of each sub-module there will be a set of online assessment tasks. If the student does not complete them satisfactorily the sub-module will not be marked off as completed.
 
The module will be interactive and self-paced. The answers will be marked and feedback provided as students’ progress through the module.