This learning outcome contributes to the following graduate attributes:|
A Research and Inquiry
A1. Apply scientific knowledge and critical thinking to identify, define and analyse problems, create solutions, evaluate opinions, innovate and improve current practices.
A2. Gather, evaluate and deploy information relevant to a scientific problem.
A5. Disseminate new knowledge and engage in debate around scientific issues.
A6. Value the importance of continual growth in knowledge and skills, and recognise the rapid, and sometimes major, changes in scientific knowledge and technology.
B Information Literacy
B1. Use a range of searching tools (such as catalogues and databases) effectively and efficiently to find information.
B2. Access a range of information sources in the science disciplines, for example books, reports, research articles, patents and company standards.
B3. Critically evaluate the reliability and relevance of information in a scientific context.
C1. Explain and present ideas to different groups of people in plain English.
C3. Use symbolic and non-verbal communication, such as pictures, icons and symbols as well as body language and facial expressions, effectively.
C4. Present and interpret data or other scientific information using graphs, tables, figures and symbols.
C5. Work as a member of a team, and take individual responsibility within the group for developing and achieving group goals.
C6. Take a leadership role in successfully influencing the activities of a group towards a common goal.
D Ethical, Social and Professional Understanding
D1. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance and scope of ethical principles, both as a professional scientist and in the broader social context, and a commitment to apply these principles when making decisions.
D2. Appreciate the importance of sustainability and the impact of science within the broader economic, environmental and socio-cultural context.
E Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
E1. Evaluate personal performance and development, recognise gaps in knowledge and acquire new knowledge independently.
E2. Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to new situations and dealing with uncertainty.
E4. Set achievable and realistic goals and monitor and evaluate progress towards these goals.
E5. Demonstrate openness and curiosity when applying scientific understanding in a wider context.
This learning outcome is assessed through the following assessment tasks:
- Tutorial Quiz 1
- Tutorial Quiz 2
- Tutorial Quiz 3
- Lecture Quizzes