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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (PGEE11227)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe purpose of the course is to provide students with a practical group-activity-based introduction to interdisciplinarity in the context of research and innovation.
Each group of students is assigned a mentor who is selected according to group topic and who meets the group weekly.
Course description The course comprises two equally-weighted parts.

Part 1. Weeks 1 to 5. Assimilating and presenting interdisciplinary research and innovation. The cohort will be split into multi-disciplinary groups. Each group will be

allocated a topic (e.g., research advance , innovation outcome or societal need) of a suitable cross-disciplinary nature within the broad topic of ¿ageing and care¿

tasked with assessing and summarising the topic in a briefing note (interim deliverable) for formative assessment and feedback.

required to produce a formal document (final deliverable / summative assessment) in the form of a public dissemination article, short review paper, etc as appropriate for the topic

Part 2. Weeks 7 to 11. Group outline research proposal in interdisciplinary research and innovation. The cohort will again be split into multi-disciplinary groups. Each group will be allocated a topic for a research requirement. The topics may be designated by the leads for the main ACRC themes / work-packages. Each group will then develop an outline research proposal related to the research requirement.

At an interim (formative / feedback) session Aims and Objectiives will be presented and discussed.

The final summative assessment will require each group to pitch and defend its proposal to the CO and group mentors.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 88 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Through group meetings with mentor.

Through formative feedback.

Through intra- and inter-group discussions.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Articulate the definitions and importance of cross-, multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinarity in researching solutions to real-world issues.
  2. Assimilate and communicate knowledge in an unfamiliar field.
  3. Understand and operate the basics of cross-disciplinary communication within a small group.
  4. Play a part within a multi-disciplinary team in creating and delivering an interdisciplinary research proposal.
Reading List
The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity (2 ed.)¿¿

Edited by Robert Frodeman

Pub. Oxford University Press, 2017

ISBN: 9780198733522

DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198733522.001.0001
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAdvanced Care
Course organiserProf Tughrul Arslan
Tel: (0131 6)50 5592
Course secretaryMs Aisyah Noor Mohd
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