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GS50M2: STUDY SKILLS FOR LIFE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr 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

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

  • 1 Lecture during University week7

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Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

Class Test

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 8 Feedback Weeks 10

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Feedback

Induction materials test with feedback given

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 8 Feedback Weeks 10

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Academic skills test - focus on collecting, reviewing and evaluating literature

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 10 Feedback Weeks 12

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Evaluation and development plan with feedback on support available

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApply1) Recognise and implement where applicable the processes used by the university to provide support to students and maintain a standard of academic integrity
ReflectionEvaluate2) Reflect on their current ability of academic writing and summarise the key steps involved in collecting and critiquing peer-reviewed evidence
ConceptualEvaluate3) Identify the types of skills commonly required outside their specific subject area to undertake an academic programme or their chosen career.
ReflectionEvaluate4) Evaluate their own current skill level, subsequent training needs and create a plan for professional development

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