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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis 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.
Course 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).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesScience degree e.g. veterinary science, zoology, biological science, pharmacology and animal/ equine science.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 21/09/2015
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional 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.
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 secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
Email: E.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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