BSc Interdisciplinary Science with Foundation Year
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts and principles associated with study of the core disciplines of mathematics and chemistry and either biology, geosciences, or physics; 2. Demonstrate understanding of scientific method and nature of science by applying mathematical understanding to the description of natural phenomena;3. Application of subject specific knowledge which will allow students in relation to an identified STEM or Healthcare undergraduate degree programme;4. Relate the interdisciplinary connections between biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, and physics;5. Engage in a learning practice which is modelled on continual assessment, formative and summative, across the modules and reflection on feedback in order to feedforward and inform future learning;6. Identify key ethical issues associated with scientific disciplines; 7. Describe examples of the global and cultural dimensions in the core sciences;8. Evaluate and develop personal academic capabilities (strengths and weaknesses) using metacognitive approaches;9. Demonstrate a competence in a laboratory environment using a range of techniques, apparatus and representation of data; and 10. Evidence an understanding of the university procedures and higher education environment through such practices as attendance, resources, examinations, digital literacy, and academic writing/referencing conventions by successful completion of the academic year.
Transferable (key) skills
- ability to analyse and critically evaluate information / experimental results and to draw valid conclusions;- scientific and mathematical skills required for basic enquiry along with the ability to communicate information, understanding, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;- ability to make effective and critical use of digital literacy for their learning;- ability to plan for their own personal and professional development.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of different types of assessment methods as outlined in the module learning outcomes. To support the development of a student’s learning practice modelled by continual assessment across the modules, students will have the opportunity to:- evidence understanding of relevant concepts and theoretical perspectives in the disciplines covered on the course;- demonstrate a range of practical techniques associated with experimental science;- use of a range of formats for assessed work that develop skills which mirrors the academic formats across the progression pathways;- to test and evaluate scientific concepts.