Introduction to Academic Skills
Rhedir gan School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Semester 1 a 2
Trefnydd: Mrs Bethan Davies Jones
This module will aim to introduce students to key academic skills which will be required for the duration of their studies.
Over the course of this module students will be taught key academic skills. These include:
- Referencing and citing your work.
- How to write an effective essay.
- How to revise effectively.
- How to use information technology effectively.
- How to present your work.
C- i C+
C- to C+
A threshold student 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.
B- to B+
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.
A- to A*
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.
D- to D+
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 & support.
Be able to reference and cite a piece of work appropriately.
Be able to appropriately present a piece of work.
Be able to design appropriate scientific figures and illustrations.
Be able to structure an effective scientific argument.
|GWAITH CWRS||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.
|GWAITH CWRS||Scientific Essay||
Students will be able to produce a scientific essay on a topic of their choosing.
|GWAITH CWRS||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.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
10 sessions per semester (lectures/workshops/support sessions)
Lectures may convey substantial elements of the subject content, provide core themes and explanations of concepts, as well as set the scene for and inspire students' independent learning. Lectures encourage and enable students to develop skills in listening and selective note-taking, to appreciate how information is structured and presented, and to understand the means by which scientific information is obtained. The traditional format may be enhanced through the use of computer-based or other learning aids and interactive student participation in groups or by communication networks.
Please note, for 2021/22, a blended learning style of delivery will be used. Students unable to attend Bangor University campus will be able to follow all aspects of the teaching online. On-campus teaching may be integrated, subject to Covid-19 related restrictions.
Directed and self-directed reading around topics and the completion of assignments.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
4.5 Communication, presentation and information technology skills 4.5.1 Communicate to a range of audiences using a range of formats and approaches and appropriate scientific language. 4.5.2 Cite and reference work in an appropriate manner. 4.5.3 Use a range of media critically as a means of communication and a source of information.
4.7 Self-management and professional development skills 4.7.1 Develop the skills necessary for self-managed and lifelong learning. 4.7.4 Develop an adaptable, flexible and effective approach to study and work.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
All resources needed to complete this module are provided. Computers can be accessed in multiple locations across the university. All teaching materials will be available on Blackboard. Completed assignments will be uploaded onto Turnitin through Blackboard. Limited number of textbooks will be available through the University library.