COMM06051 2013 INTRODUCTION TO THIRD LEVEL - LEARNING PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

General Details

Full Title
INTRODUCTION TO THIRD LEVEL - LEARNING PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE
Transcript Title
LEARNING PHARMA SCIENCE
Code
COMM06051
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMM - Communication
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
James Brennan, Maria Keeney, Dr. Oliver Joyce, Padraig McGourty, Richard Sherlock, Eadaoin Tyrrell
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science
Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify gaps in personal knowledge and key academic skills related to the area of pharmaceutical science.

2.

Access and assess the scientific literature to find specific information.

3.

Acquire, process, interpret, compile and present information through a variety of methods.

4.

Organise time effectively for completion of tasks.

5.

Plan and execute a project that investigates the nature of work and skills in the field of study.

6.

Communicate effectively using written, visual and oral methods to a variety of audiences.

7.

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.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg 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
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Lobban C S, Schefter M 2002, Successful Lab Reports- A Manual for Science Students, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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

Other Resources

Institute procedure manual

Resources presented on Moodle

Additional Information

This module will require group learning