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GS50M1: GENERIC SKILLS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:52

Course Overview

This course will improve your employability skills. I-SEE (Individualised self-assessment to enhance employability) is a bespoke online resource developed to help identify your strengths and areas needing improvement. The self-assessment process allows you to identify development areas for employability skills like communication, IT and numeracy skills and personal attributes like creativity, organisation and timekeeping, flexibility, team working. This leads to automated, tailored feedback and signposting to self-study to assist in improving your CV. Reflection and an e-portfolio will assist in articulation of these enhanced skills/attributes during mock interviews. Some sessions are compulsory, but otherwise it involves self-directed learning.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Martin Barker

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MRes Drug Discovery (Studied) or MRes Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology (Studied) or MSc Paediatric Dentistry (Studied) or MSc Clinical Pharmacology (Studied) or MSc Drug Discovery and Development (Studied) or MSc Human Nutrition (Studied) or MSc Global Health and Management (Studied) or MSc Public Health Research (Studied) or Master Of Public Health (Studied) or Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition (Studied) or MSc Immunology (Studied) or MSc Health Psychology (Studied) or MSc Economics of Health (Studied) or MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences (Studied) or MSc Medical Physics (Studied) or MSc Medical Imaging (Studied) or MSc Genetics (Studied) or MSc Microbiology (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GS55M1 Generic Skills for Taught Postgraduate Students (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course runs for the duration of the student’s postgraduate studies and is a blend of face-to-face sessions (primarily in the first sub-session) and online materials. The aim is to provide postgraduate students with all the tools necessary to carry out their assignments, such as essays and presentations, and also provide opportunities and resources for developing transferable skills that will help students in their future careers. Although this is not a credit-bearing course, it is made up of compulsory and optional sessions that are adapted for each student’s programme. The course also contains formative assignments that must be completed in order to pass the course.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Drug Discovery
  • MRes Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology
  • MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology
  • MSc Drug Discovery and Development
  • MSc Economics of Health
  • MSc Genetics
  • MSc Global Health and Management
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Human Nutrition
  • MSc Immunology
  • MSc Medical Imaging
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Microbiology
  • MSc Public Health Research
  • Master Of Public Health
  • Master Of Research In Medical Mycology For Clinicians
  • Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition

Contact Teaching Time

15 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


The course contains no summative assessments.

Formative Assessment

The course contains formative assessments that are non-credit bearing but that must be completed in order to complete the course.

There are two assessments, one due at the start of the first sub-session and one towards the end of the second sub-session.


Following the completion of the first formative assessment feedback will begiven highlighting the resources available to students to develop the specific skills they have highlighted need improving.

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