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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FOBS3393 Advanced Skills

20 creditsClass Size: 320

Module manager: Dr David Lewis
Email: D.I.Lewis@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Entry into Level 3 of an undergraduate degree programme offered by the School of Biomedical Sciences

Pre-requisites

BMSC2341Experimental Skills in Pharmacology
BMSC2342Experimental Skills in Neuroscience
BMSC2343Experimental Skills in Human Physiology
BMSC2344Experimental Skills in Medical Sciences

Co-requisites

FOBS3394Capstone Research Project

Module replaces

For BSc Sport & Exercise Science & BSc Sport Science & Physiology – SPSC3301: Inter-disciplinary Issues in Sport and Exercise Science, 20cFor BMS programmes – BMSC3393 Advanced Skills, 20c

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Students will attend a series of compulsory and optional workshops designed to provide scaffolding and support for their Capstone research experience, and to develop and utilise the research, employability and 4th Industrial Revolution skills required both for this and for the workplace. In addition, they will undertake a review of the literature or other information relevant to their Capstone and a critical data/information writing exercise, both again designed to support their undertaking their Capstone.

Objectives

The objective of this module is to prepare students, both for their Capstone research experience and for the workplace. It provides opportunities for students to develop and utilise key research, employability and 4th Industrial Revolution skills required by graduate recruiters.

Learning outcomes
At the end of the module, students will have:
1. A greater knowledge and understanding of the literature or other information relevant to their Capstone research project;
2. The opportunity to engage in the experiential learning of research or enquiry methodologies, and to develop and utilise the skills required for research or enquiry-based activities;
3. Developed and applied the skills required in employment including 4th Industrial Revolution skills;
4. A greater knowledge and understanding of the health, safety and ethical considerations when undertaking research or enquiry;
5. A greater knowledge and understanding of, and the opportunity to engage in experiential learning in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of data or other information relevant to their discipline.

Skills outcomes
Creativity; judgement & decision making; emotional intelligence; negotiation; cognitive flexibility; ethics and responsibility; global and cultural insight.


Syllabus

Students will attend a series of interactive workshops designed to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required for their capstone research experience and for the workplace, including but not limited to: critical review of the scientific literature or other information; communicating with different audiences and for different purposes; health and safety; research ethics and governance; qualitative and qualitative research skills and methodologies; data analysis, evaluation and interpretation; learning through reflection.

They will undertake a review of the literature or other information relevant to the broad area of their Capstone research project, complete a programme specific data interpretation exercise relevant to their degree programme, and a critical writing piece of data or other information gathered during the early stages of their Capstone research project.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminars112.0022.00
Class tests, exams and assessment11.501.50
Private study hours176.50
Total Contact hours23.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students will be required to undertake pre-workshop learning activities prior to each interactive workshop. They will undertake a review of the literature or other information in the broad area of their Capstone research experience. In the early stages of their Capstone research project, they will undertake a short piece of critical writing of data or other information arising from their Capstone.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will receive formative feedback on their submitted review, critical writing piece and data handling exercise. The timings of these assessments are spread across the module to monitor student engagement but also so they provide prior support/scaffolding for key milestones within the linked Capstone research experience module and the Semester 1 ATU module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Literature Review5 pages50.00
CritiqueCritical writing piece (1 page)15.00
In-course AssessmentData interpretation & analysis exercise (1.5 hours)35.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 03/12/2021

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