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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Dentistry

Postgraduate Course: Student-led Individually-Created Course (SLICC) (DENT12072)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
Course typeStudent-Led Individually Created Course AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe proposed Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) will allow self-designed experiential learning whereby students reflect throughout their chosen topic by the development of an e-portofolio to provide evidence of their learning.
Course description The course will require the student to demonstrate the development of their abilities and understanding in terms of critical analysis, application, reflection, recognition, development of skills/ mindsets and evaluation within a defined context of the student learning experience. The course will enable the student to demonstrate autonomy, independent thinking and initiative at a professional level in either research or teaching/leadership/management.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  10
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 392 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Students will be given detailed formative feedback from their tutor at: (a) the stage of reflecting on what they wish to do and achieve during their project, whilst defining their own learning outcomes in their "Proposal" setting these effectively at the start is a key element in the SLICC process; (b) on their "Interim Reflective Report" which allows the student to reflect and act on this feedback prior to submission of the "Final Reflective Report", but will also be at a time to gain deep insight into and beneficially influence the progress of their project. The "Interim Reflective Report" will be in the same format as the "Final Reflective Report", so formative feedback is directly aligned with the final
summative assessment; (c) In addition, the student will also seek, recognise, gain, capture and curate, then act upon a wide-ranging and rich collection of feedback from multiple sources, throughout their SLICC. This will be an important theme in their e-portfolio of evidence of learning. The student will receive summative feedback from their tutor on their "Final Reflective Report".
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analysis: The student will be able to demonstrate that they have actively developed their criti cal overview and leading knowledge of the complexities, challenges and wider implications of the new, advanced and/or specialist context of the ir SLICC.
  2. Application: Recognising the new, advanced and/or complex setting of their SLICC, the student will be a ble to draw on and apply a significant range of advanced and specialised skills and attributes (academic, professional and/orrsonal) in order to demonstrate leadership and/or originality in tackling and resolving problems and issues whil st engag ing effect ively and critically with their SLICC, identifying where they need to improve these and/or develop new ones
  3. Recognising and Developing Skills: The student will be able to demonstrate how they will have used experiences gained during their SLICC to demonst rate an integrated approach to critically developing their advanced, specialist and/or complex skills in the focussed area o f: ¿ research and enquiry ¿ p ersonal and intellectual autonomy ¿ communication ¿ personal effectiveness The s tudent selects one from the four skills groups contained in the University¿s Graduate Attributes Framework: - attributes] The student may need to add a specific skill of focus, e.g. ¿..i n the focussed area of personal effectivene ss, in particular teamwork.¿
  4. Recognising and Developing Mindsets: Recognising the new, advanced and/or complex setting of their SLICC, the student will be able to demonstrate how they have developed an ongoing, critical and integrated approach to using experiences during their SLICC to develop their mindset towards one of the following: ¿ enquiry and lifelong learning ¿ aspiration and personal development ¿ outlook and engagement Student selects one from the three mindsets contained in the University¿s Graduate Attributes Framework:
  5. Evaluation: Recognising their new, advanced and/or complex setting of their SLICC, the student is able to demonstrate an integrated approach to evaluating and critically reflecting upon their approach, their learning, their development and their judgement throughout their SLICC.
Learning Resources
A number of online learning resources will be made available to the students. These will include guidance on reflective learning and reflective models, generation of specific focused learning outcomes from the generic learning outcomes, collecting and curating evidence of learning using an e-portfolio, writing reflective reports on learning and use of the PebblePad workbook etc.
Texts available will include the following:
The Reflective Journal, B Bassot, Palgrave. 2nd Ed.
"Reflective Writing (Pocket Study Skills)", K Williams & M Woolliams, Palgrave Macmillan Education
"Success in Groupwork (Pocket Study Skills)", P Hartley & M Dawson, Palgrave Macmillan Education
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills On completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate their abilities in self-critical reflection, organisation and time-management, self-assessment, evaluation of standards and competencies achieved, application of prior learning in a defined context and the ability to demonstrate analytical and presentation skills.
KeywordsSLICC,experiential,student-led,research-led,teaching- led,management/leadership,reflection,e-portfol
Course organiserDr Jennifer Foley
Course secretaryMs Petra Hopert
Tel: 0131 536 3982
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