Module Title:Industrial Work Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Spanning a period not less than 12 weeks, ideally the student will gain relevant experience in a variety of aspects of the operation of a pharmaceutical/scientific environmental industry. A range of scientific skills & techniques, procedures and processes will be gained, developed and improved during the work placement. The student will record and review their experience in a work place journal which will form the basis of their final report. This report will be validated by the employer / supervisor.
Module Aim: To provide the student with an opportunity, within a structured setting, to gain experience of the work environment in the scientific/pharmaceutical environmental industrial sector.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Be able to describe and discuss the host organisations and appraise and evaluate the organisation's contribution to the industrial and commercial environment in which it operates.
LO2 Work in individual and team based scenarios in a dynamic work environment.
LO3 Apply, develop and integrate skill sets studied in academic programme.
LO4 Evaluate the various skills acquired in the work placement programme.
LO5 Integrate into the social structure of the work-place.
LO6 Apply and critically evaluate health and safety assessments in a commercial setting.
LO7 Develop the skills and confidence to choose and acquire suitable employment
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report A detailed work placement report submitted to the college placement supervisor at the end of placement. The workplace report will consist of the following: The host organisation: overview of the host company, the organisational structure, the student position in the organisation. Duties & responsibilities: the duties and responsibilities fitted into the overall scheme of activities within the company. The skills developed and used, induction and training received, previously developed skill 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 75.00 n/a
Written Report The work placement supervisor’s report which will validate that submitted by the student.   25.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload


Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASES_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science 4 Mandatory