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  1. Mentoring and Educational Consultancy, M.Ed.

    Knowledge and Understanding On completion of the programme, students have: Knowledge of the key policies and theories of occupational guidance and counselling as a tool for enhancing the professionalism and ability of individuals and groups, linking together theoretical and practical learning, and developing and strengthening the workplace. Knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, theories, research methods and results from research on counselling. Knowledge of and be awareness of ethical aspects of working with people in the field as well as in research. Knowledge of the key research methods in the fields of counselling and guidance, the concepts and codes of conduct to which they relate, and the research policies that shape them. Knowledge and understanding of different approaches to counselling and guidance depending on who is involved. Knowledge on the practical purpose of guidance counselling and how it can be used to support the professional performance of individuals and groups. Knowledge and understanding roles and responsibilities of the guidance counselor and of the participant in guidance counselling. Competences and Skills On completion of the programme, students have: Skills in applying theories, concepts, research methods, and critical thinking to support professional solutions and to address urgent issues in contemporary education. The ability to apply guidance and counselling methods in an informed and critical manner in light of their education, research and personal experiences. The ab ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Nutrition, Doctorate

    On completion of the PhD degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1.      The student has overview and detailed understanding on the most important theories, ideas and the latest knowledge within the chosen field of human nutrition. The knowledge should be deeper than the knowledge the student acquired on level 1 and 2. 1.2.      The student has acquired important new knowledge in the science of human nutrition. 1.3.      The student has acquired innovative and critical thinking within his/her field of research and is able to develop new scientific ideas. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1.      The student obtained knowledge and understanding from working on research of appropriate difficulty. 2.2.      The results of the student's project shall be an important addition to the advances of the field of human nutrition. 2.3.      The student should have the initiative in the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation. The research shall withstand the considerations and critics of experts in the relevant fields. 2.4.      The student should gain an understanding on the nature of scientific research and should know the rights and duties of scientists, i.e., confidentiality, morals, authors rights and right of ownership of data and results. 3. Utilization of knowledge 3.3.      The student is able to criticise, analyse, and integrate new and sophisticated projects in the field of human nutrition. 3.4.      The st ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Sexology, Postgraduate Diploma

    The main goals of the postgraduate diploma in Sexology are that students: Obtain scientific knowledge about concepts, conceptual frameworks and theories, projects and methods in sexology Become familiar with the latest research projects in the field Obtain the ability to apply knowledge and understanding in the field, as well as communication skills in their professional work Have the knowledge and skills to provide information to patients and others about sexual issues Have a broad knowledge of problems and issues, theoretical as well as practical, based on latest research work in the field Become aware of their own values and attitudes towards sexuality Are able to understand the latest scientifically based projects and new developments in the field of sexology ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Biology, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme in biology at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school with emphasis on mathematics and natural sciences. Students are strongly advised to take at least 21 credits (35 fcredits) in mathematics, and 30 in credits (50 fcredits) in science, including at least 6 credits (10 fcredits) in physics, 6 credits (10 fcredits)  in chemistry and 6 credits (10 fcredits) in biology. Main aimsThe student should have acquired extensive theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of all main realms of biology; molecules, organisms, populations and ecosystems. The students acquire understanding of how new knowledge is obtained through research. Knowledge, ability and skillsThe aim of the study programme is that the student can demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge of the scientific and technical research methods in biology; how new knowledge is based on observations and experiments.1.2 The student understands numbers in biology and can deal with and interpret numerical results obtained in experiments and observations.1.3 The student knows ethical values relevant for research and biology.1.4. The student has knowledge of the basic principles o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Danish Teaching, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student has knowledge and comprehension about selected methods and theories used in research on learning and teaching of foreign languages.1.2. The student is familiar with the main research done on Danish as a foreign language in Iceland and how they relate to the main body of research on Danish as a second language. 1.3. The student has insight and comprehension about the state of knowledge in language learning and teaching, including the relationship between academic ideas and teaching.1.4. The student is familiar with the conditions for learning speech, with the nature of learning a second or foreign language and with the nature of being bilingual and its effect on speech development, on literacy and on learning. He is also familiar with the social, psychological and learning variables that affect language learning and competence.1.5. The student has command of various methods for teaching specific aspects of Danish, literature, national life and culture in accordance with theories on language learning and teaching.1.6. The student is familiar with the official education policy and national curriculum in Iceland and knows the theories on language learning and teaching on which the policy for this subject is based. He also knows its special characteristics in comparison with neighbouring countries.1.7. The student is familiar with teaching material for Danish, teaching instructions and other aids, their functions, attributes and the research that has been done on their ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Gerontology, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Ability and Skills At the conclusion of the diploma program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study:   1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a specialized field of research within gerontology and has a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field, including the research methods applied in it. 1.2 The student has gained a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of gerontology work in the appropriate field. 1.3 The student is familiar with the main academic work and theories useful in his/her area of expertise. 1.4 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field. 2. Practical Skills and Ability   2.1 The student can describe and explain the presumptions and limits of the main methods employed in gerontology. 2.2 The student has mastered the use of qualitative and quantitative methods used in gerontology research. 2.3 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation of gerontology research. 2.4 The student has the ability to publish in writing an overview of research related to his/her field of research. . 3. Theoretical Ability 3.1 The student can define and describe what good organization entails. 3.2 The student has acquired an additional and deeper understanding of his/her area of concentration than what the first level entailed.   4. Communication ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Philosophy, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have a clear understanding and extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of philosophy, the most important philosophical theories and concepts and the most recent philosophical knowledge. Students' understanding and knowledge is deeper and more detailed than that required at lower levels of study. 1.2. Students have a solid understanding and profound knowledge of their speciality within philosophy. 1.3. Students have made significant contributions to the discipline, whether in the form of new knowledge or original use and interpretation of existing knowledge. 1.4. Students have a good understanding of what scientific research entails, both theories and accepted views on its nature and ideas and conventions regarding its ethics. 1.5. Students are highly familiar with how scientific research works: how it is funded, how it is independently evaluated and possible opportunities for technical transfer. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Students possess knowledge and understanding attained through their own research and independent, significant contributions to the discipline. 2.2. Students have analysed and clearly presented original ideas and created new knowledge on the basis of extensive research that stands up to the criticism of academics in the relevant area of philosophy. 3. Practical competence and skills 3.1. Students possess the knowledge and understanding required to conduct scientific research with confidence and on their own initiative. 3.2. Students are able to c ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Psychology, BS

    On completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competences: Students must have acquired knowledge of: psychometrics, sensory psychology and cognitive science, as well as four or more of the main sub-branches of psychology such as physiological psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, the history and ideologies of psychology, behaviour analysis. the main theories and approaches in different areas of psychology. at least one specialist topic within psychology. the main research methods used in psychology. the most common statistical methods, study designs and measurement methods in psychological research. the main points of research ethics. rules and criteria for the presentation of professional written work in psychology. publication conventions, quality criteria and the main forums for academic discourse in psychology. SkillsStudents shall have acquired the skills needed to: place a topic within psychology into a theoretical context and organise searches for relevant professional material, including in online databases. select realistic, professional information on topics within psychology, taking recognised psychological theories into account. select and develop appropriate assessment methods and measurements within psychology. select and use appropriate statistical methods for the most common study designs. use appropriate software to analyse numerical research data and present it in an approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Education studies, BA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student is familiar with the main theories of pedagogy and education. - The student has an overview of the history and key readings of pedagogy and education from the beginning until the current period. - The student has an overview of the developmental path of humans from birth to adulthood and ways to enhance general development and civic awareness in a democratic society. - The student has knowledge of the main societal institutions involved in upbringing, such as the family, the educational system, recreational issues and other pedagogical resources. - The student has adopted a critical perspective and can discuss the status and demonstrate the validity of pedagogy and education in modern society. Skills - The student demonstrates independent working methods and can express him-/herself about his/her academic subject verbally and in writing. - The student can use critique of his/her work and make sensible use of comments. - The student has mastered professional preparation of written work - The student knows how to gather data related to his/her field of study and how to process it. - The student has adopted a respectful and considerate approach to interpersonal communications. - The student can work in a group. - The student can express him-/herself clearly and concisely verbally and in writing on the subjects and disputed issues in pedagogy and education. Competence - The student knows the basics in elaborate critiquing of sou ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Food Science, Doctorate

    The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out on an individual basis.The student's research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study.The student shall have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level:  1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings witin a selected area of food science. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical ideas. 1.3. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data 1.4. The student has initiated the creation of new knowledge and its interpretation by means of research which has withstood analysis and critique by scholars in the relevant field. 1.5. The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through individual research which is ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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