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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
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-0 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Tutorial-0 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-20 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-60 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours
Exclusions
Description

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.

COMPONENTS ARE:

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

Computing:  The use of a mathematical analysis package (MathCad) and programming skills (C++) 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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