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This course will give students opportunities to develop technical and professional skills necessary for success in Honours level Chemistry/Physics and beyond. The course will include working with scientific literature, computer programming and the use of software tools in research and activities to enhance employability. Students will develop an appreciation of the power of state of the art computer programs to assist the user to understand complex data sets. Students will also become more confident in communicating and assessing scientific ideas.
By considering their own skills development, students will feel more able to identify and compete for exciting graduate employment opportunities.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Lectures, workshops, directed reading and self-study projects will introduce a range of computer software important in modern physical sciences research and afford opportunities to develop technical skills in using these programmes and in computer programming. The classes and other activities will also explain issues relevant to reporting, citing and critical assessment of scientific results. Finally, the course will include topics to enhance employability.
Content will include:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Programming project - 25%
Data analysis project report- 25%
Scientific literature library assignment - 25%
CV and covering letter - 10%
Reflective skills journal - 15%
Alternative Resit Assessment
Students resit failed components only.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Evaluate||By considering their own skills development and practising describingthose skills and other relevant personal qualities to others, studentswill feel more able to identify and compete for exciting gr|
|Factual||Understand||Students will develop an appreciation of the power of state of the artcomputer programs to assist the user to understand complex data setsand their interpretation in science.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Students will also become more confident in communicating andassessing scientific ideas - in particular developing competences inusing the scientific literature, project planning and presentingresu|
|Factual||Understand||Students will develop enhanced competences in:Computer programming;Using computer software to visualise, analyse and interpret data;Using the scientific literature;Project planning;Discussion and|