2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
FOBS3393 Advanced Skills
20 creditsClass Size: 320
Module manager: Dr David Lewis
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsEntry into Level 3 of an undergraduate degree programme offered by the School of Biomedical Sciences
|BMSC2341||Experimental Skills in Pharmacology|
|BMSC2342||Experimental Skills in Neuroscience|
|BMSC2343||Experimental Skills in Human Physiology|
|BMSC2344||Experimental Skills in Medical Sciences|
|FOBS3394||Capstone Research Project|
Module replacesFor 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 summaryStudents 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.
ObjectivesThe 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.
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.
Creativity; judgement & decision making; emotional intelligence; negotiation; cognitive flexibility; ethics and responsibility; global and cultural insight.
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||1.50||1.50|
|Private study hours||176.50|
|Total Contact hours||23.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyStudents 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 FeedbackStudents 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Literature Review||5 pages||50.00|
|Critique||Critical writing piece (1 page)||15.00|
|In-course Assessment||Data 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 listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 03/12/2021
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