(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate, and be able to apply a broad understanding of the concepts and information in a range of aspects of microbiology;- demonstrate understanding of a range of practical techniques that are routinely used to study microorganisms and biological molecules;- demonstrate compliance with laboratory safety, ethical, professional and disciplinary boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- demonstrate proficiency in the design and implementation of simple controlled experiments;- demonstrate proficiency in the recording, analysis and interpretation of data using a range of techniques;- effectively communicate information, analysis and arguments in a variety of forms to different audiences;- demonstrate an ability to use and evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;- demonstrate skills in information handling, including finding information from appropriate sources, selecting relevant information and using information to solve problems;- demonstrate organisational, self-management and decision-making skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- work effectively in a variety of roles within a team;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners, and proactively address learning needs.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of microbiology to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to microbiology;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.For International placements in Year 3 where the academic teaching medium of the placement will not be English, students must pass relevant FLTU modules.