The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or 'formative' assignments. Each module has one or more formal or 'summative' assessments, which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods include:
- Role play and reflection
- Presentations (both group and individual, oral, and using IT based methods)
- Case study analysis
- Work based learning portfolio’s
- Work based learning projects
- Poster presentations
The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:
Year 1: Project proposal, reflective essay, work-based learning portfolio, role play, group presentation, essay.
Year 2: Essay, case study-based essay, oral presentation, critical literature review presentation, reflective essay, project proposal, poster presentation, report, work-based learning portfolio.
This is based upon students following a full-time programme of study. Please see individual course handbooks for part time study information.