Undergraduate Course: Professional Skills for Global Agri-Food Scientists 3 (VETS10032)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will build skills applicable to the agri-food industry and will allow application of these skills through a work placement, and facilitate reflection on knowledge and skills gained.
The course will continue to develop fundamental skills for scientists within the agri-food industry. These will include scientific method and communication as well as understanding the development of policy, legislation and the importance of scientific evidence within this context. A major part of this course will be for the students to undertake a work based placement where they will be able to see first-hand the issues relating to the agri-food industry. This will develop interpersonal skills, working independently and problem solving skills.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of legislative and ethical frameworks relevant to the agri-food industry;
- Demonstrate scientific communication skills to a wide range of audiences;
- Demonstrate an understanding of data handling (including 'big data'), data investigation and statistical analysis;
- Gain transferrable skills and to develop personally by carrying out a work placement, applying knowledge of the agri-food industry in a real life context and reflecting on personal development;
- Gain online ICT skills through development of an online system to record and document activity and developments in a professional manner.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Graduate attribute mindsets:
Enquiry and lifelong learning
Aspiration and personal development
Outlook and engagement
Graduate attribute skill groups
Research and enquiry
Personal and intellectual autonomy
|Course organiser||Dr Susan Jarvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 7911
|Course secretary||Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)51 7454