COMM06051 2013 INTRODUCTION TO THIRD LEVEL - LEARNING PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE
This module is designed to:-
- Motivate the learner about his/her chosen field of study.
- Reinforce and develop key academic skills, which the learner will require in their academic life and subsequently in their career.
- Prepare and motivate him/her for a lifetime of independent and self directed learning.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Identify gaps in personal knowledge and key academic skills related to the area of pharmaceutical science.
Access and assess the scientific literature to find specific information.
Acquire, process, interpret, compile and present information through a variety of methods.
Organise time effectively for completion of tasks.
Plan and execute a project that investigates the nature of work and skills in the field of study.
Communicate effectively using written, visual and oral methods to a variety of audiences.
Apply institute policies and procedures as they relate to student learning and assessment.
Module Assessment Strategies
The assessment approach for this module will be 100% Continuous Assessment with a range of assessment methods employed including some of the following: project assignments and reports, poster presentations, oral presentations, vivas etc.
1. Learning to learn: Key terminology, library resources including databases and referencing, assessment mechanisms and feedback, variety of hands on practical tasks and demonstrations, self directed learning, link between study and chosen career and time management.
2. Communications Skills: Team working, verbal written and presentation skills, interpersonal skills, assertiveness.
3. Institute policies and procedures: As they relate to student learning and assessment and understand the national and international context in which the institute operates.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Feedback sessions on progress.||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|2||Assignment/Continuous Assessment 1||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||25 %||Week 3||2,3,4,5,6,7|
|3||Assignment/Continuous Assessment 2||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||25 %||Week 6||2,3,4,5,6,7|
|4||Assignment/Continuous Assessment 3||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||25 %||Week 9||2,3,4,5,6,7|
|5||Assignment/Continuous Assessment 4||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||25 %||Week 12||2,3,4,5,6,7|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Laboratory Practical||Science Laboratory||Laboratory Practical/Computer Practical/Tutorial/Group Learning||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||5||Weekly||5.00|
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Belbin, M 1993, Team Roles at Work, Butterworth Heinemann Oxford
De Bono, Edward 1992, Serious Creativity: using the power of lateral thinking to create new ideas, Harper Collins London
Du Brin, A 2001, Leadership: Research Findings, practice and Skills, Houghton Mifflin Company New York
Jay & Jay 2004, Effective Presentation, Third Ed., Pearson
Moran, A 2000, Managing Your Own Learning at University: A Practical Guide, University College Dublin Dublin
Oyster, C 2000, Groups: a users guide, McGraw - Hill London
Stanton, N 2003, Mastering Communication, Fourth Ed., Palgrave Masters Series
Institute procedure manual
Resources presented on Moodle
This module will require group learning