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Transferable skills MVST & NST

Transferable skills within pharmacology courses in the Medical and Veterinary Sciences and Natural Sciences Triposes

 

Department

College

Intellectual skills:

Lectures

Practicals

Examinations

Dissertations

Projects

Seminars

Discussion Groups

Academic Societies

Supervisions

Set essays

Practical problems

Academic Societies

Problem Solving Skills:

Practicals

Projects

 

Supervisions

Supervisions

Communication skills; oral, written and non-verbal (developing arguments using symbolic or mathematical language):

Listening in lectures

Representation on Committees

Writing essays

Essay writing workshops

Discussions of practicals with demonstrators

Presentation of projects and papers

Project or dissertation write-ups

Applications for vacation or third year grants (e.g. Cambridge-MIT)

Journal clubs

Discussion groups

Supervisions (oral and written)

Discussion and debate with peers

Extracurricular activities

Organisational skills:

Timetable management (balancing work and extra-curricular activities)

Representation on Committees (leadership)

Practical work (planning, teamwork, task management)

Project or dissertation (planning, deadlines, teamwork)

Examinations (planning, preparation)

Arranging vacation work experience

Timetable management (balancing work and extra-curricular activities)

Interpersonal skills

Practical work (team-working, negotiation of roles, flexibility, adaptability)

Discussion Groups and other group activities.

Teaching committee membership

 

 

Interact with a wide range of people

Community and support for others

Positions of responsibility (clubs and other activities)

Research Skills; design and execution of experiments, use of sources, data management and interpretation, critical analysis and thesis construction

Practical work – specialist techniques

Use of library and e- resources to follow reading lists and supplement lectures

Exercises / problem based learning

Project design, management and execution

Discussion groups

Numeracy

Statistics workshops

Data handling in practicals, projects and classes

 

Supervisions

Computer literacy

Moodle resources

On-line course materials

Search scientific databases

Search library e-resources

Use of search engines and web browsers

Use of word-, imaging-. and data-processing software in preparation of dissertations, research projects and practical write-ups

Email

Internet access

Moodle

Foreign language skills

University language centre is available for extra-curricular use

Support for self-access teaching

Support for self-access teaching