(US) A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.
plural of practicum
(US) A science exam in which students are questioned about specimens or other objects placed in front of them.
A practicum (also called work placement, especially in the UK) is an undergraduate or graduate-level course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied field or theory. Practicums (student teaching) are common for education, mental health counselor, and social work majors.