SES2299 Professional Placement 2
|Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Professional Placement 2|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||069903 - Human Movement|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
Examiner: Lisa Seiler
Pre or Co-requisite: SES3101 and SES2201
This course focuses on the requirement to complete a 20 hours of block professional practice of the total 140 hours required in a sport and exercise setting. Professional placement is spread over three courses (SES2199, SES2299, SES3299) throughout the program of study. The acquisition of a competent level of knowledge and skills relevant to the level of study completed is required to be demonstrated. The ability to apply knowledge and skills in an ethically responsible and risk managed manner is also required.
This course provides preliminary learning regarding the nature of the authentic professional experience to be undertaken particularly via the one-on-one strength training and/or conditioning of a client. The course will enable students to develop the ability to communicate theoretical knowledge and to apply practical skills in a proficient manner. The course outlines opportunities to value add to professional skills developed during the course and as a practitioner. The importance of evidence based research and the ability to draw together knowledge and skills from different discipline areas is outlined. Effective time management skills and work related documentation processes to ensure successful completion of the course are provided during the program of study.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Demonstrate competence in the practical application of knowledge and skills in a work context (especially in relation to risk management) and which is reflective of the level of study completed).
- Compile relevant professional practice documentation and prepare and evaluate client management reports.
- Engage in a critical reflection of professional practice for ongoing improvement (particularly in the area of meeting client goals – includes the identification and referral of clients to relevant medical or allied health professionals).
- Demonstrate effective communication (verbal and nonverbal) skills when interacting with supervisors, colleagues and clients.
- Demonstrate a high level of professional presentation and perform in a professional and ethical manner while displaying a high level of evidence based knowledge and skills drawn from interactions with other discipline areas.
- Perform relevant assessments, design and justify the relevant exercise prescription program/s based on both the assessment outcomes and the client’s goals and health.
|1.||Sport and Exercise Science: Overview of the area. Nature of the role and professional and ethical considerations. Personal characteristics and responsibilities (including motivation and attitude). Professional standards and professional associations.||10.00|
|2.||Professional practice: Knowledge and skills. Personal professional presentation (dress, hygiene). Interpersonal skills – including interactions with supervisors, colleagues and clients. Organisation and management skills. Communication – verbal and nonverbal. Identify networks of medical and allied health professionals and refer clients where appropriate. Evidence based practice. Behavioural aspects and the client relationship. Reflective practice and assessment of performance in the workplace. Developing complementary skills (e.g., coaching and first aid). Special populations and issues (e.g. Indigenous Australians, aged etc.)||80.00|
|3.||Professional development: Professional literature. Professional development and networking. Work based research. Acquiring business or other relevant skills. Special interest development (e.g., working with aged or disabled clients).||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=SES2299)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|Pro Practice Logbook & Report||1||100||24 Oct 2019||(see note 1)|
- Special information sessions relating to the assessment item will be scheduled.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures and tutorials) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. For external students there are no weekly attendance requirements. All students must be available to undertake 20 hours of placement and all placement requirements.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete the Professional Practice Logbook and Report a student must submit and receive 100% of the marks (mark 1 out of 1) for this item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must submit and satisfactorily complete the Professional Practice Logbook and Report (receive 100% of the marks (mark of 1) for this item).
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an Incomplete grade.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there is no examination, there will be no supplementary or deferred examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing
Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course
Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the external offering and advised of this change before semester commences.
Risk Management: This course involves active participation in physical activity. The course examiner should be informed of any medical conditions which may be influenced by physical involvement. Students need to wear clothing and athletic shoes appropriate to the conditions. In some cases practical sessions will be run in an outdoor environment. Appropriate consideration should be given to issues associated with sun safety, including items such as headwear, sunscreen, and sunglasses. There are no other risks beyond the ordinary.
Students must complete the requirements of this course outlined in the Sport and Exercise Professional Placement Handbook before undertaking professional placement. Professional practice placement: Professional experience must be gained in areas of sport and exercise performance, workplace health, hospital or clinical services and in sport and exercise research. A combination of experiences in a variety of settings and with different populations is expected during the program of study. In the total of 140 hours of professional practice required for anyone applying for exercise science accreditation, it is expected that there be a minimum of 80 hours of time for face-to-face exercise assessment, prescribing and delivery. SES 2299 involves 20 hours of placement where students are required to demonstrate competency in exercise assessment, prescription and delivery. The supervisors for the professional practice will be required to meet certain qualification and/or related experience guidelines. Students will complete a logbook and other nominated assessment requirements and supervisors will be required to counter-sign a logbook and complete a report for the completed professional practice.
Students must have successfully completed the entire professional placement requirements at the end of each full year of study to meet the requirements of this course. This will include the completion of appropriate documentation as well as the submission of relevant reports each year. This will be monitored to ensure compliance.
Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in an approved site to complete the requirements of this course. Generally, the professional placement requirements may be undertaken at any convenient time in either a block or weekly (minimum of 4 hours a week unless otherwise approved) period of time. Preferably the professional placement will be undertaken in a single block time over two or three weeks unless there are extenuating circumstances. All required reports are to be submitted within two weeks of the last day of completion of the professional placement.
All professional placements are subject to the approval. Students will be provided with a list of possible sites or may seek placement at a site with approval. Students will not contact sites seeking professional placement. No payment may be received for the professional placement. Professional placement will be organised around other course requirements in the program - and it cannot be used as a basis for seeking assessment extensions.
To cover all eventualities it will be expected that all students will obtain a suitability card or equivalent in each state within three months of commencing the BSES program and before any professional placement. State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: http://www.usq.edu.au/education/professional-experience/blue-card