Unit

School Of Science

Work Internship for Science ProfessionalsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301259.1

Discipline: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Christopher Jones


Equivalent Units
301161 Work Integrated Learning in Science

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Completion of three Careers Workshops (http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/careers/home/students_grads/workshops) – “Applying for work: Resume and cover letter writing”, “Finding Work” and “Interviewing for Work”, to generate a career e-portfolio. Must have developed a plan for the Professional Task.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit will provide second and third year science students with an opportunity to undertake a short work placement within a professional organisation. The placement will allow students to observe and develop professional skills and behaviour and integrate theoretical and practical science knowledge and conventions into a real world setting. During the semester preceding the placement students need to complete three career preparation workshops run by WSU Careers and attend a Pre-Placement seminar run by the unit coordinator. These will aid students in finding their own placement. Prior to the placement, and in consultation with the unit coordinator and the workplace supervisor, students will develop a Professional Task to accomplish during the placement. The task will enhance their workplace skills and highlight how their science knowledge can be adapted and integrated into a professional career. The unit will assure that students have the skills to manage their career planning and progression and hence improve job readiness. Students may need to travel to other campuses or locations to complete this unit. Prior to entering the unit, the student will be advised to complete three careers workshops (generating a ‘career e-portfolio’) and have attended a pre-placement meeting. At the meeting the responsibilities, requirements and assessment of the placement will discussed. Additionally, at the meeting students will be guided on how to prepare their plan for the Professional Task.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

All students will be required to conduct Risk Assessments for the tasks they have outlined in their Professional Task. Depending on the nature of the organisation in which they are doing their placement there may be special legislative requirements. These will be identified during development of the Professional Task. The placement will not proceed if the student does not have the correct requirements at the time the placement is due to begin.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
It is very likely that some equipment used by the student will be specific to the placement site. This equipment will be identified in the Risk Assessment, and appropriate training is expected to be given by the workplace.


Courses
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3755.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3758.1Bachelor of Advanced Medical ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6042.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

MT3014.1ZoologyCURRENT
MT3015.1Animal ScienceCURRENT
MT3016.1BiologyCONTINUING
MT3017.1EcologyCONTINUING
MT3018.1Environmental FuturesCONTINUING
MT3019.1MicrobiologyCURRENT
MT3021.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCURRENT
MT3022.1Forensic ScienceCURRENT
MT3023.1Forensic ChemistryCONTINUING
MT3024.1Forensic BiologyCONTINUING
MT3025.1MathematicsCURRENT
MT3026.1Applied PhysicsCURRENT
MT3027.1ChemistryCURRENT
MT3028.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCURRENT
MT3029.1Medicinal ChemistryCURRENT
MT3030.1Biomedical ScienceCURRENT
MT3031.1Environmental HealthCURRENT
MT3032.1Data ScienceCURRENT
MT3042.1BiologyCONTINUING
MT3043.1Sustainable Environmental FuturesCONTINUING




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