PLMRP-Research Placement

Module Provider: Clinical Language Sciences
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Placement opportunity: Mini placement
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Vesna Stojanovik


Summary module description:
The aim of this module is to give students a practical research experience in the field of clinical linguistics and neuroscience of language in order to familiarise them with practical issues within these fields, either in a research or in a clinical setting. The students undertake 80 hours' work with a member of staff, usually working on a research project, performing research related duties as speciffied by their supervisor. At the end of their placement, they write a report.


Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, the students should be able to:
- give an accurate account or a price of practical work they carried out
- understand and summarise the rationale and the implications (theoretical or practical) of the work they carried out

Additional outcomes:
The student will also be able to:
- work as part of a team
- communicate clearly

Outline content:
The student chooses a ‘placement’ out of a list of placements provided. They contact the relevant staff member within the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences early in the first 2 weeks of the Autumn term. The ‘supervisor’ will provide the student with practical work to undertake and this work should be equally spread in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. The nature of this work should be confirmed by emails, copied to the Module Convenor.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Guided independent study 20
Placement 40 40
Total hours by term 40.00 40.00 20.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 50
Practical skills assessment 50

Other information on summative assessment:
Marks for the placement will derive from a 1,500 word student's report (50%) and on supervisor's evaluation of student performance during the placement (50%). The student report should be submitted by the end of the Summer term.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment by September.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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