AINV13005 - Accident Forensics Professional Practice
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides students with an opportunity to experience and participate in investigations conducted in real world circumstances, preparing and presenting a structured presentation to members of faculty and their peers. It also provides students with methods and opportunities for critical self-appraisal, one of the base tenets for their continuing professional development.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

AINV13003 Crash Lab Project 1

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 30%
2. Portfolio 40%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Continue the "roadtest" approach to help students ensure they are on track with their assessments. Have Your Say Survey. Continue the "roadtest" approach, along with other formative feedback.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Participate in accident investigations conducted by stakeholder organisations.
  2. Critically appraise personal development as an accident forensics professional.
  3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to professional practice in accident forensics.
  4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.
  5. Create and deliver a formal presentation related to accident forensics.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio    
2 - Portfolio      
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication    
2. Problem Solving        
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio    
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAllison Hutton (a.hutton@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Module 1 : Placements and Problems

Topic 1 : Getting the most out of your placements

Tutorial 1 : Reflections and Evaluations - Reflective Practice Now and Into the Future

(Note : Resume drafts can be submitted for review and feedback up to and including Week 5).
Week 2 17-07-2017

Module 1 : Placements and Problems

Topic 2 : Solving problems critically

A journal article from a professional investigation journal

Tutorial 2 : Critical evaluation of literature

Week 3 24-07-2017

Module 2 : You and the Profession

Topic 1 : Where are YOU Now?

Tutorial 3 : Digital Tattoos - Your professional presence in social media

Week 4 31-07-2017

Module 2 : You and the Profession

Topic 2 : Where are YOU Going?

Tutorial 4 : Evaluating preparedness for professional practice; gap analysis and career development, jobhunting and interview skills.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Module 3 : Learning and Communication

Topic 1 : No secrets

Tutorial 5 : Report Writing

(Last week to submit your draft Professional Profile for review and feedback.)

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Independent work - finishing Portfolio 1

Portfolio 1 - Preparedness for Professional Practice Due Monday (21 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Module 3 : Learning and Communication

Topic 2 : Professional knowledge sharing

Week 8 04-09-2017

Module 3 : Learning and Communication

Topic 6 : Writing Presentations and Conference Papers


Week 9 11-09-2017
Week 10 18-09-2017

Portfolio 2 - Internship Delivery and Closeout Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Presentation Part A : Conference Paper and Slides Due Monday (25 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST

Presentation Part B : Preliminary Presentations (1) during online tutorial

Week 12 02-10-2017

Presentation Part B : Preliminary Presentations (2 & 3) during online tutorials

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Presentation Part B : Preliminary Presentations (4) during online tutorial

Exam Week 16-10-2017

Compulsory Residential School 17-19 October (Rockhampton)

Presentation Part B : Final Presentation due during Residential School

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 1 - Preparedness for Professional Practice
Task Description

During this unit, you will prepare yourself for professional practice, by exploring professional practice models and your readiness to apply them. As a result of this exploration, you will develop a portfolio including:

  • Part A (5%) - Professional Profile (Resume and LinkedIn Profile)
  • Part B (15%) - Professional Development Reflection and Plan
  • Part C (10%) - Critique of an investigation article as professional research using an assessment framework provided on Moodle.

Resume drafts and/or Linked In Profiles can be submitted to the Unit Coordinator for review and feedback up to and including Week 5.

Further details, support and practice opportunities will be available during the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Within 3 weeks
Return Date to Students Within three weeks
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

All components of the Portfolio are compulsory. Omission of an element of the Portfolio will result in an Absent Fail grade for this assessment.

As a general rule, assessment criteria for all assessment items include:

1. (90%) Content - includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).

2. (10%) References - includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard Style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Detailed assessment criteria will be provided on Moodle.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - To pass this assessment, students must be graded Pass in each of Part A, Part B and Part C. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submission via the submission areas on Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Critically appraise personal development as an accident forensics professional.

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to professional practice in accident forensics.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio 2 - Internship Delivery and Closeout
Task Description

During this unit, you will undertake a 120 hour internship with a client. During this internship, you will be supervised by an industry supervisor, who is suitably qualified and/or experienced in accident investigation and approved by the Unit Coordinator. An external mentor may be required.

As a result of this internship, you will assemble a delivery and closeout portfolio which include the following:

  • Part A (10%) - Professional Reflective Journal
  • Part B (10%) - Self Evaluation Exercise
  • Part C (10%) - Mentor assessment
  • Part D (10%) - Closeout Report

Further details, support and practice opportunities will be provided during the internship and term.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 3 weeks
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

All components of the Portfolio are compulsory. Omission of an element of the portfolio will result in an Absent Fail grade for this assessment.

As a general rule, assessment criteria for all assessment items include:

1. (90%) Content - includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, arguments, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).

2. (10%) References - includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Detailed assessment criteria will be provided on Moodle.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - To pass this assessment, students must be graded pass in each of Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Participate in accident investigations conducted by stakeholder organisations.

4. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Conference Paper and Presentation
Task Description

At a compulsory residential school, you will present a 20 minute conference paper, summarising the outcomes of your completed internship in this unit or of your capstone investigation from Crash Lab Project 1 and 2. This assessment consists of three parts.

Part A (30%) : Conference Paper and Slides

When presenting at a formal conference, there are specific formatting instructions supplied by conference organisers for the submission of the conference paper document which is published to delegates. For our residential school conference, follow the formatting supplied on Moodle during term, which is based on the formats required for an international conference.

The written conference paper (20%) and supporting slides (10%) shall be submitted via Moodle 2 weeks before the conference, due Monday (25 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST (Wk 11).

The Conference Paper and Slides will be assessed as graded written work against an assessment matrix provided on Moodle.

Part B (Pass/Fail) : Preliminary (online) and Final Presentation (conference)

It is mandatory for students to deliver their presentation twice:

  • Students shall deliver their presentation first at a compulsory online Collaborate session, called Preliminary Presentations. Constructive feedback will be provided to assist students in practising for their Final presentation.
  • Students shall then deliver the Final presentation at the compulsory residential school in Rockhampton 18-20 October.

Further details, support and practice opportunities will be available during the term.

The Preliminary and Final Presentations will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. Students must present at the Collaborate Preliminary Presentation and achieve a Pass Grade in the Final Presentations at Residential School to pass Part B.

Part C (Pass/Fail) : Professionalism

Throughout the residential school, students will be assessed on their ability to apply professional approaches to all activities.

Assessment Due Date Conference Paper and Slides due 0900 Monday 25 September (Wk 11); Preliminary Presentation due Weeks 10-12; Final Presentations during Residential School (Exam week)
Return Date to Students Within 3 weeks
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

All elements of this Conference Paper and Presentation are compulsory. As a general rule, assessment criteria for all assessment items include:

1. (90%) Content - includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).

2. (10%) References - includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard Style for referencing information, data, tables, or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Specific assessment criteria will be provided through Moodle.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Students must achieve be graded Pass in each of Part A, Part B and Part C to pass the assessment. Students must pass this assessment to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Submit the conference paper and slides online, the preliminary presentation will be delivered during the compulsory Preliminary Presentation Collaborate sessions, the Final Presentation shall be delivered during the compulsory residential school,.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to professional practice in accident forensics.

5. Create and deliver a formal presentation related to accident forensics.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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