Module title: Professional Practice

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS10107
Module leader: Janis MacCallum
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science

Research skills appropriate to science; critical thinking skills; ability to acquire and interrogate primary literature sources; communication skills

Description of module content:

This module will prepare you for undertaking your project work in the following semester and additionally allow you to build on areas of your employability in preparation for presenting yourself to the professional world. This module will incorporate a skills component to prepare you for work within the laboratory or the field, consider issues around thinking, planning and organisation, ethics, quality processes and various aspects of social science which may be relevant to your project. The proposal assignment will enable you to start your project promptly at the beginning of Trimester 2. You will work with your tri 2 project supervisor(s) towards this aim.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critical appraisal of qualitative and quantitative research methods, ethical process, quality, risk assessment, health and safety as it pertains to professional practice.
LO2: Develop and plan a clearly justified programme of research to be undertaken in the tri 2 project module which builds on sound scientific basis and methodology.
LO3: Demonstrate evidence of skills competency through engagement with a number of skills workshops as they relate to your project and professional area.
LO4: Reflect upon prior learning.

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