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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LC Academic and Professional Skills
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 26353
Module Lead Robert Fleming
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-40 hours
External Visits-30 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-25 hours
Lecture-5 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module will focus on the development of academic and professional skills. The academic skills element will focus on the use of academic and practitioner literature to underpin study. The professional skills element will concentrate on developing group working and presentation skills.

The module will mix class based teaching with practical activities. A residential visit will provide a focus for the team working skills that form an important part of the module.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • search, select and use a variety of information sources both academic and practice related;
  • present verbally and in writing to high standard modifying styles for specific audiences;
  • work successfully as part of a team delivering specific outputs and reflect on their individual contributions to group activities;
  • discuss the nature of the accounting and finance profession along with its role in society and the challenges it faces.
Assessment 26353-01 : Lit Review : Coursework (50%)
26353-02 : Report/Presentation : Coursework (40%)
26353-04 : Reflections on Coniston : Coursework (10%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1,500 word annotated literature review (50%) Small group presentation and poster (40%). Reflection on residential visit to Coniston (250 words) (10%) Reassessment: Company report (100%) - 2000 words financial review of a chosen company.
Other None
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