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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS2050 Communicating Physics

5 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Prof. Jiannis Pachos
Email: J.K.Pachos@leeds.ac.uk

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

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 1 Physics or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

To develop skills in communicating physics (written and verbal) in preparation for projects/dissertations. This module will allow students to research a topic of physics and communicate it in various formats: written paper, oral presentation, viva. Students will also develop skills in preparation for future career applications.

Objectives

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to
- research a topic in physics and write a well referenced paper.
- use the formatting language of Latex
- produce slides and deliver an oral presentation
- answer questions about the chosen topic.
- -be better prepared for job and placement applications


Syllabus

Researching / writing / presenting physics
Researching job/placements/ further study

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
Lecture12.002.00
Private study hours48.00
Total Contact hours2.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)50.00

Private study

47 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Drop-in sessions will be available for advice on all aspects of the 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
ReportScientific Paper40.00
PresentationShort Presentation to small group15.00
VivaViva15.00
AssignmentCareer Skills15.00
PresentationDemonstration of Online searching and Latex15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Students must submit a reasonable attempt at all assessments for this module to pass this module.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 12/10/2020 15:48:24

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