SC4001: Personal Learning and Professional Development


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SC4001: Personal Learning and Professional Development

Module Title Personal Learning and Professional Development
Module Code SC4001
Module Tutor Jayne Lewis
School School of Health & Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module is designed to introduce the concept of personal development planning and to enable students to establish their personal development plan (PDP), Future Plan. Careers input will be an aspect of this module and students will be required to conduct a CV and a questionnaire for My Future Plan. This includes the development of those study and transferable skills required of students; an understanding of personal strengths and areas for development; reflection on, and planning for, personal, academic and career goals.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:

  • How adults learn, and life-long learning;
  • Managing self-directed learning;
  • Transitions in role to ‘university student learner’.
  • Skills in reflection.
  • Personal development planning;
  • Concepts of resilience and well-being and how these impact on learning;
  • Time and stress management;
  • Academic writing skills;
  • Referencing and plagiarism;
  • Using library resources;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Managing self and group work
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Show an appreciation of the relationship between lifelong learning, skill development and employability;
  2. Demonstrate skills involved in academic study, self-reflection and personal development planning;
  3. Set personal goals within the context of a personal development plan, My Future Plan and evaluate progress towards their achievement;
  4. Demonstrate improved capabilities in a number of study and transferable skills (including written work, presentation skills, group work) which enable them to become more effective, independent and self-motivated learners.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Scheduled Hours on Placement: 12
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words Literature Review
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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