Placement Report

The details
Life Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
09 September 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC C701 Biochemistry (Including Placement Year),
BSC C102 Biological Sciences (Including Placement Year),
BSC B999 Biomedical Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC CC64 Marine Biology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C411 Genetics and Genomics (Including Placement Year),
BSC C202 Human Biology (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This is a work-based module. Students will spend a year in an industrial workplace where they will learn directly from qualified industrial scientists. Students are given the opportunity to develop their practical skills across the range of biological, biomedical science and biochemistry disciplines, with the opportunity to gain advanced skills by specialising in a particular discipline. The aim of the industrial placement year is to provide an opportunity for students to develop their abilities by working in an industrial or other employment setting under supervision and to appreciate the opportunities and constraints of such work.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

To successfully complete the year, you will need to be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key industrial, professional and/or other workplace processes, responsibilities and directions.
2. Develop the intellectual & cognitive skills of undertaking a supervised project in an industrial or other workplace setting.
3. Develop appropriate practical skills including ability to use industrial or other workplace methods, techniques, equipment and processes.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of Health and Safety, and industrial procedures.
5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills of satisfactory competence in relevant industrial laboratory/ other workplace activities including those associated with effective teamwork, communication, quality control and quality assurance.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will be delivered by attending a suitable placement over a 9-12 month period which will normally commence in September/October. The placement will comprise hands-on learning in the workplace under the supervision of a workplace supervisor and the School Placement Officer. You will be expected to complete monthly progress reports and a log book which will be submitted to the Workplace Supervisor and the Placement Officer. As a placement student, you will be expected to do work that is required by the employer. To achieve this you may be required to follow specific training programmes provided by the workplace to equip you with the necessary skills. On your return to the School we will also ask you to participate in a presentation session for students on your course.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)



External examiner

Dr Clive Butler
The University of Exeter
Associate Professor of Microbial Biochemistry
Dr Clive Butler
The University of Exeter
Associate Professor of Microbial Biochemistry
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
Life Sciences (School of)

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