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GS55M2: BEYOND YOUR DEGREE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58

Course Overview

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to progress in their degree programme and beyond into their chosen career. It focuses on the job application process, the support available from the university both during and after their degree, and the skills that apply to undertaking projects. Sessions include an introduction to the Careers and Employability Service, CV, cover letter and interview skills, workplace professionalism and managing projects. Online resources are provided to support transferable skill development.

The course strongly relies on self-assessment and identification of opportunities by the students to use the support sessions and online resources available. Although completion of the course is compulsory, most of the course sessions offered are optional, and completion of the course is achieved through formative assignments.This course is the second of two courses relating to generic skills that are compulsory for all taught postgraduate students in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Lynsey Christie

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

The aim of this course is to give students the opportunities and resources to help develop their non-discipline specific academic and transferable skills. It also aims to help them identify and reflect on what they feel their own strengths are and the areas for development, and highlight the opportunities available to them through their programme.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 38 Feedback Weeks 40

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandSummarise the normal processes undertaken in acquiring a job in the UK
ProceduralApplyImplement the tools used to create competitive job applications
ConceptualRememberIdentify the key areas affecting the successful completion of a project
ReflectionEvaluateCritically evaluate their own skill level and reflect on progress

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