Academic Preparation

Module summary

Module code: OMED0103
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Human Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): Sandra Rankin



The module is designed to assist and develop students’ study and key skills, and facilitate the ability to analyse, reflect upon and critically discuss issues. As adult learners, students need to be aware of the resources (human and technical) available in their new learning environment so that past experience and learning can be acknowledged and built upon, in order to participate in
higher education, and seek appropriate support and guidance on developing their academic ability.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competencies in the use of technologies associated with the module.
2. Gather information from a wide range of sources including online databases to enhance research skills in literature searches.
3. Select appropriate forms of presenting information and organise writing appropriately using standard conventions of spelling, punctuation, paragraph formation, syntax etc. and referencing.
4. Demonstrate a professional approach to meeting deadlines, participation in module activities and complying with the module assessment guidelines.
5. Be able to demonstrate an improvement in his/her own learning and understanding.

Indicative content

Learning styles/approaches to studying.
Study skills, eg. reading, note taking, examination technique, revision technique.
Qualitative and quantitative approaches to health enquiry.
Varieties of learning resources, e.g. library,
Literature searching.
Academic referencing requirements.
Academic writing requirements.

Teaching and learning activity

This module will be delivered in two modes, taught with additional online learning. In both cases, learning and teaching activities will be similar in that both will be process driven, concept led and context based. For the online learning mode, students will interact with a range of stimuli including text-based materials, web-based learning environments and formative and summative assessment
requirements. Methods for both modes will include lecture and seminar in the classroom and online using Moodle.


Online test: 70% weighting. LO - 1, 2, 3, 4. Pass mark - 40%, numeric grading.
Reflective Essay: 30% weighting. LO - 3, 5. Pass mark - 40%, numeric grading. 750 words