Intro to Academic Skills
Introduction to Academic Skills 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Bethan Davies Jones
This module aims to ease the transition into higher education by providing students with a comprehensive understanding of academic expectations, study techniques, and strategies for effective communication.
Throughout this module, students will gain exposure to a variety of academic skills, such as critical thinking, time management, research, and writing. By developing these skills early in their academic journey, students will be better prepared to meet the challenges of their chosen fields of study and achieve their full potential.
Assessments are designed to evaluate students' understanding and application of the key academic skills introduced throughout the module.
EXCELLENT - Category A (70%-100%). An excellent student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module and be able to detailed examples where appropriate, supported by additional reading and knowledge drawn from other modules. Evidence of critical thinking and wider reading is essential for A+ and A* marks.
GOOD - Category B (60%-69%): A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. The work shows a thorough understanding based on the presented material. The argument is logical and well supported.
ANOTHER LEVEL - Category C (50-59%): A student of this level should have a reasonable knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts presented in the module. There may be some lapses in detail and accuracy of ideas. Arguments may not be fully supported.
THRESHOLD - Category D (40-49%): A threshold student should have basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts presented in the module. The work incompletely covers the module material and there may be no argument and lack of examples and support.
- Be able to appropriately present a piece of work.
- Be able to design appropriate scientific figures and illustrations.
- Be able to reference and cite a piece of work appropriately.
- Be able to structure an effective scientific argument.
Referencing and Citations. Students will be provided with exemplar pieces of scientific writing and be required to critique and amend the in-text citations and bibliography.
Scientific Essay - Students will produce an essay on a topic of their choosing.
Revision Poster. Students will be divided into groups to collaborate on a Poster on a given scientific subject studied in MSE-0001 Biology for Medical Sciences  or MSE-0004 Humans: Structure and Function . These will serve as a repository for course information and knowledge. Students will receive individual grades based on their contribution to the final design. : https://www.bangor.ac.uk/medical-sciences/undergraduate-modules/MSE-0001 : https://www.bangor.ac.uk/medical-sciences/undergraduate-modules/MSE-0004/