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GS50M2: STUDY SKILLS FOR LIFE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the transferable skills required to both complete their degree programme and progress in their future
career. The course provides guides and workshops on a variety of skills, including literature appraisal, academic integrity, writing, presentations, note
taking and time management. It provides online resources for developing IT and numeracy skills, and acts as a resource for advertising development
opportunities both within and outside the university.

The course strongly relies on self-reflection and identification of opportunities by the students to use the support sessions and online resources available.
Although completion of the course itself is compulsory the majority of the course sessions offered are optional, and support is given to the students to
help them identify what they most need to work on. Completion of the course is achieved through formative assignments.

This course is the first of two courses relating to cross-discipline skills development that is compulsory for all taught postgraduate students in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Lynsey Christie

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the transferable skills required to both complete their degree programme and progress in their future
career. The course provides guides and workshops on a variety of skills, including literature appraisal, academic integrity, writing, presentations, note
taking and time management. It provides online resources for developing IT and numeracy skills, and acts as a resource for advertising development
opportunities both within and outside the university.

The course strongly relies on self-reflection and identification of opportunities by the students to use the support sessions and online resources available.
Although completion of the course itself is compulsory the majority of the course sessions offered are optional, and support is given to the students to
help them identify what they most need to work on. Completion of the course is achieved through formative assignments.

This course is the first of two courses relating to cross-discipline skills development that is compulsory for all taught postgraduate students in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Any Postgraduate Programme Certificate In Clinical Education
  • Any Postgraduate Programme Diploma In Clinical Education
  • MRes Drug Discovery
  • MRes Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology
  • MSc Drug Discovery and Development
  • MSc Genetics
  • MSc Global Health and Management
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MSc Human Nutrition
  • MSc Immunology
  • MSc Medical Imaging
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Microbiology
  • Master Of Public Health
  • Master Of Research In Medical Mycology For Clinicians
  • Master Of Research In Medical Sciences
  • Master Of Science In Biotechnology, Bioinformatics And Bio-Business
  • Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes
  • Master Of Science In Clinical Education
  • Master Of Science In Immunology And Immunotherapy
  • Master Of Science In Industrial Biotechnology
  • Master Of Science In Molecular Medicine
  • Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology

Contact Teaching Time

15 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University week7
  • 3 Lectures during University week8
  • 1 Lecture during University week13
  • 1 Seminar during University week10
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 10, 11, 12, 15

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Summative Assessments

N/A

Formative Assessment

Academic skills test - focus on collecting, reviewing and evaluating literature; Induction materials test; Evaluation and development plan with feedback on support available.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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