The completed portfolio drawn up of other documents including learning contract between student and placement provider work placement. Additional information on the organization including for example any materials produced, work placement records, case study notes, bibliography of material consulted etc.
Additional information on the placement organisation and from your research will include for example:
- any materials produced,
- work placement records,
- case study notes
- Bibliography of material consulted, etc.
- You must achieve a pass in each of the above elements.
These assessments will measure how you have RECORDED and EVALUATED your placement and to what extent you have achieved the essential learning outcomes and those identified by yourself in the Learning Contract See Learning Objectives below:
I will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of:
- the changing role of the professional working within a variety of Health settings, initiatives in collaboration with service users which reflect evidence based practice identified through the literature,
- how legal and ethical issues are addressed in the workplace
- the role of the professional within services catering for health and social support
I will be able to demonstrate effective use of the following skills/abilities:
- written and oral communication
- time management
- working with others
- working independently
- critical reflection and evaluation of own learning
- reviewing and challenging policies supporting quality care of problematic substance users,
In addition, I will be able to demonstrate effective use of the following skills/abilities (optional): To help me achieve the learning objectives listed above and complete the written report around a negotiated aspect of professional practice,
I agree to undertake the following tasks during my placement (examples could be: organising group work, working with individual service users, updating information, conducting a research study, compiling a report, assisting in the organisation of an event)
I also agree to undertake any additional, reasonable duties negotiated separately during the placement period.
This considers the varied nature of placements so that the quality of placement does not become a predictor of the quality of the assessed work. You are NOT assessed on your placement performance; however, your practice supervisor will be asked to complete an evaluation to assess whether or not you have achieved the tasks agreed in the Learning Contract and if not, the reasons why not.
Your portfolio will be assessed against the specific learning outcomes identified above. You should consider the following criteria as a guide to producing your work in addition to the university’s generic assessment criteria:
- Details of the placement organization including the nature of its activities
- Critical analysis of your experiences and performance within the organization in relation to the development of your skills, knowledge and understanding
- Critical evaluation of the role of others in the organization
- Use of appropriate theoretical concepts including reference to models of reflection and experiential learning
- A critical evaluation of the placement organization including its activities. Please ensure you include all the contents listed on the Portfolio checklist.