Module Identifier IL30720  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Gwilym Huws  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   2 Hours. 2 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours. 1 x 2 hour seminar  
  Practical   4 week work placement  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Written report of 2,500 words - weighted 60%. 
Semester Assessment Work placement organisation report - weighted 10%. 
Semester Assessment Seminar presentation of about 10 min. - weighted 30%. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

The student is placed in a working situation that will broaden or extend their professional experience and/or exploit a special interest. The placement provides a 'raboratory? where ideas and concepts introduced in the classroom can be observed in a working environment. The student will also experience a wide range of practical activities and will have the opportunity to use skills introduced in their course and to lay the foundation of new skills. Students will also have the opportunity to observe the value and influence of professional attitudes. For many it will be their first introduction to the practicing profession and will therefore have an important role in motivating them and developing their understanding of the responsibility of the information professional.


The aims of the module are:

Module Skills

Team work During the work placement students will be expected to be an integral part of the staff of the host organisation. This could well involve working on tasks as part of a team.  
Information Technology a. Word processing skills to prepare written report on project topic b. Prepare PowerPoint presentation for seminar presentation c. Varied IT applications used in the work placement organisation  
Personal Development and Career planning A central aim of this module is to develop an awareness of each student?s career needs.  
Subject Specific Skills * Independent project work: a project report on the workplacement organisation and an oral presentation on work experience * Writing in an academic context * Oral discussion and presentation: oral presentation incl. answering questions * Self-management: assignments require self-management skills  


This module is at CQFW Level 6