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Module Title Physics and Communication Skills
SchoolPhysics and Astronomy
Department Physics & Astronomy
Module Code 03 00976
Module Lead Dr Goldwin
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-60 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-20 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description 00976:
Workshop: This module comprises a series of workshops at which physics understanding is developed through solving general problems. Training is also provided in various communication skills through essay writing, report presentation and oral presentations. Students also discuss plagiarism and are given instruction as to what constitutes plagiarism as well as auto-plagiarism.

Skills Exam -30%
Poster - 20%
Careers Exercise (including CV) – 10%
Semester 1 computing – 30%
Skills Talk – 10%

Computing: Programming skills are introduced and developed during weekly periods in the computing laboratory.
Learning Outcomes

This module is designed to assist students in their understanding of the relationship between different areas of physics, the application of this understanding to the solution of real life problems and the communication skills needed to convey their knowledge to others. Students also gain skills in the use of a commercial mathematical analysis package and a formal
programming language.

Assessment 00976-01 : S1 Careers Project : Coursework (10%)
00976-02 : S1 Poster : Coursework (20%)
00976-03 : S1 Skills Test : Coursework (30%)
00976-04 : S1 Student Talk (in tutorial) : Coursework (10%)
00976-05 : S1 Computing : Coursework (30%)
00976-10 : Overall Mark : Coursework (0%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Skills Exam (30%), Poster (20%), Careers Exercise (10%), Skills Talk (10%), Semester 1 computing (30%).
Other None
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