Biosciences Academic Advising and Skills Development III - BIOS6520

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 1 (0.5) Alexandra Moores checkmark-circle

Overview

One-on-one meetings and small group tutorials focused on academic progression and the development of key skills to support the core curriculum and future study or employment. Students meet with their Academic Advisor individually or in small groups at intervals during the academic year. Individual meetings review academic progress, support career planning etc. Themed tutorials develop transferable skills; indicative topics are essay and report writing, presentation skills, sourcing information, critical analysis etc. The tutorials are informal involving student activity and discussion. Year group events deliver general information e.g. on University resources, 4-year programmes, module selection etc.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 2
Contact Hours: 8
Total: 10

Availability

Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Formative assessment/feedback only

Indicative reading

The University is committed to ensuring that core reading materials are in accessible electronic format in line with the Kent Inclusive Practices. The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages.

Learning outcomes

1. Students will gain a systematic understanding of key aspects of academic skills, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge, which is informed by the forefront of the defined aspects of a discipline;
2. Student will have an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within essential academic skills;
3. Student will have the ability to manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (e.g. refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to the discipline);
4. Students will be able to apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects;
5. Students will be able to communicate information, ideas, problems, and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
6. Student will gain the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts; and the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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