|Length of program||4 years|
External placements represent a training activity that allows the student to fully engage with the realities of the profession and acquire the competences described in the training programmes, in order to facilitate his / her entry to the working world and develop enterprising potential.
The objectives of the obligatory tutored placements of the EHEA degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, according to CIN/2135/2008, of 3rd July, in accordance with which the prerequisites are established for the verification of official university qualifications that provide the skills necessary to exercise in the profession of dietitian-nutritionist, are for students to incorporate the professional values and competencies of the clinical, administrative or public health field related to human nutrition and dietetics.
All students of the Blanquerna Faculty of Health Sciences (FCSB) complete placements in different ambits and collaborating entities in the public and private sector, at both a national and international level following a specific sequence.
The FCSB has agreements with over 200 centres of renown in the healthcare and social sphere -public and private- where external placements take place.
The significance of the placements, in terms of growth opportunities and acquisition of competences, is a well-defined reality. The underlying evidence generates the need to regard this area as an added value to the learning process of FCSB students.
The students, before starting their placements, carry out small-group clinical simulations to have a first simulated contact with the clinical realities that they will later address.
The FCSB opts for a model of student-centred monitored placements, with two fundamental reference points: the academic tutor and the clinical tutor.
The academic tutor is an FCSB teacher, who the students will have two on-site sessions with: before starting the placement (briefing) and at the end (debriefing). The aim of these two sessions is to work together on expectations, objectives, placements normes and the dossier related to practical learning. Once the student begins his / her placement, the academic tutor will keep in both virtual and on-site contact constantly, and always monitoring the development of the defined competences and resolving doubts or any possible incidence. Moreover, the academic tutor will be the academic interlocutor for the clinical tutor.
The centre’s clinical tutor is an exercising professional, in the area where the placement is taking place and is appointed by the placement centre. He / she will be responsible for supervising the practical process of the student throughout the placement. In synergy with the academic tutor, he / she will assess the student’s practical learning process with the provision of an intermediate and final report.
The FCSB takes great care with the tuition process and offers continuous training to clinical tutors so that they can develop tools to provide students with an optimum process of tuition and assessment.
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