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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Academic Study Skills for Postgraduate Taught Students (VESC11037)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits0
Home subject areaVeterinary Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the academic skills required to successfully undertake a post-graduate programme of study. It will be structured to follow the academic writing process (sourcing information, critical review, statistical analysis, writing, presentation) and will support students preparing for assessment and dissertation projects.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesScience degree e.g. veterinary science, zoology, biological science, pharmacology and animal/ equine science.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Students are expected to spend a minimum of 2 hours per week for the five weeks of the course. They will be drawing on evidence from their other courses for the assessment.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Reflectively evaluate their own learning and personal planning processes
- Demonstrate research and information skills required to source academic texts in support of their study
- Critically analyse a variety of different types of texts
- Demonstrate the statistical awareness needed to engage critically with data presented by others
- Structure arguments and present work in a scientific manner
- Communicate effectively and succinctly through written and oral presentation
Assessment Information
Formal summative portfolio assessment will constitute 100% of the student┐s grade. The portfolio will be structured to allow the student to gather evidence from course assessment across their programme of study to encourage reflection on learning in addition to recognition and development of study skills.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description This is not a full year course, but rather a five-week course that we will run three times per year (August-September; November-December; March-April).
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsStudy Skills, academic skills, research skills, information skills, statistics, critical reading, cr
Contacts
Course organiserMs Sharon Boyd
Tel:
Email: Sharon.Boyd@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Susan Orr
Tel: (0131 6)50 6068
Email: Susan.Orr@ed.ac.uk
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