BHS103 - Professional Pathways

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Subject Title
Professional Pathways

Subject Description
This course is designed to prepare students to enter and be successful in placement and the workplace. Behavioural Sciences is a branch of psychology with a number of different clinical applications. As such, there are many different employment opportunities that may be open to students when they graduate from this program. The purpose of this course is twofold. First, it will give students an opportunity to explore the various settings in which they might find employment and the career pathways they might consider upon graduation. Second, it will introduce students to the realities of professional practice as behavior specialists. Students will be introduced to the rewards and challenges of work in this field across a variety of employment settings. They will also acquire an understanding of the basics of professional behavior and expectations of the workplace, which will serve them well when entering the work force.

Credit Status
One professional subject credit (Behavioural Sciences).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

General Outcomes:  By the end of the semester, students should have an understanding of the different career paths available to them upon graduation. They should have realistic expectations about entering and working in this profession. They will also be equipped with skills to be successful workplace professionals.

Specific Outcomes:
At the end of the semester students will be able to:
1. Provide examples of possible career paths in this field and describe what a worker can expect in terms of employment opportunities when entering the profession.
2. Identify employment settings of potential interest to them.
3. Explain some of the challenges, difficulties and rewards of this profession.
4. Evaluate which strategies for stress management and self-care will be most effective for them.
5. Explain the importance of supervision in this field, and to describe what to expect of a supervisory relationship.
6. Develop a personal code of professionalism to ensure their success in the workplace.
7. Prioritize a responsibilities and tasks when working in a hierarchical work environment.
8. Generate strategies for successful collaboration with other professionals.

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