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Internship module


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor: Professor Anita Walsh
  • Assessment: a 2000-word learning review (80%) and 10-minute oral examination (20%)

Module description

In the summer break between Years 1 and 2, you will complete an internship in a restaurant or a food business organisation. This module provides you with the opportunity to explore and document your own professional practice in a structured and systematic way, and facilitates your development as independent learners.

Indicative module syllabus

  • Learning from experience
  • Keeping a professional journal
  • Critical incident analysis
  • Descriptive writing v. critical/analytical writing

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • recognise the importance of experiential learning in successful professional practice
  • identify relevant learning through the analysis of your practice in an unstructured context (the workplace)
  • select relevant academic models and apply them to the workplace
  • identify elements of learning gained from a work placement and produce a learning review which adequately documents these.