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  1. Midwifery, Doctorate

    On completing the doctorate, a student shall have met the following criteria, in addition to those already met at the Master’s level: Knowledge: On graduating, students shall possess specialist knowledge within the field of midwifery. This means that students shall: have attained an extensive and detailed understanding of the primary theories, basic principles, terminology and most recent knowledge in a selected field of midwifery have taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through their own research, which stands up to the scrutiny and criticism of academics in the relevant field have contributed important innovations in the form of new knowledge or interpretation of existing knowledge demonstrate knowledge of ethics in science and have taken a considered position on their own research and the research of others, based on their own sense of morality. Competence: On graduating, students shall be able to apply specialised methods and procedures within a specialist field of midwifery. This means that students shall: be able to organise and implement extensive research which expands and/or redefines current methodology in the field be able to explore, develop and apply systematic methods for acquiring and analysing information in order to tackle new problems and challenges within midwifery have a ready knowledge of basic skills, methods and sources related to midwifery be able to specify specialised software for improving working methods be able to critically evaluate numerical and gr ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Radiography, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of his studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills in addition to requirements of the BS level as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has increased the depth of his knowledge and understanding of certain aspects of radiographic science or disciplines that can be useful for employment. 2. Practical skills and competence2.1. The student is able to undertake a reasonably extensive research project under supervision and make use of appropriate research methods.2.2. The student is able to describe and explain the basis and limitations of the research equipment he has used for his project and is well versed in its use. 2.3. The student is able to document research data and results efficiently and communicate them in the form of a research report. 3. Cognitive skills 3.1. The student has acquired knowledge of the main theories, concepts and methods as may be relevant to his research project/advanced analyses.3.2. The student is able to use appropriate data-processing software and safety procedures. 4. Skills in communication and information management 4.1. The student is able to plan his work and organize her/his time, meet deadlines, write a CV, and identifies the options related to work and research. 4.2. The student is able to use information technology, including the use of databases, word processing, spreadsheets, statistical software, web page writing and can make use of web-ba ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Sociology, BA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has an understanding of the theories, presumptions, concepts and methods of sociology.1.2 The student is familiar with the main theories of micro and macro sociology.1.3 The student is familiar with the main subjects within the field, including the sociology of crime, welfare state, labor market and media.1.4 The student is familiar with the main concepts of sociology.1.5 The student knows the main presumptions and concepts in social scientific methods.1.6 The student is familiar with sociological research methods, including surveys, interviews and demographic data analysis.1.7 The student is familiar with the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2. The student can analyze sociological subjects from various theoretical perspectives.2.2 The student can explain the main concepts of sociology and apply them in an acknowledged academic manner.2.3 The student can argue the choice of a particular research method with regard to the main strengths and limits of different methods.2.4 The student can interpret research conclusions and critically evaluate them.2.5 The student can relate research conclusions and theories.2.6 The student can organize a sociological study by applying the appropriate research method.2.7 The student can work independently and is able to put forth ac ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Software Engineering, MS

    Definition A two-year graduate study programme in software engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 ECTS and is a fully accredited MS degree. The study programme is composed of 60 ECTS in a research project and 60 ECTS in courses. The standard requirement is that students have completed a BSc in engineering, but graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the study programme the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has an understanding of the latest knowledge within software engineering, which is necessary to begin practice and is required to carry the professional title of an engineer in Iceland. 1.2. The student has deeper knowledge of abstract methods and of software technology that are applied in solutions to specialised problems in software engineering. 1.3. The student has deeper understanding of the capabilities of computers to solve problems and of the limitations of decidability of problems. 1.4. The student has experience of ICT's application in other domains. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1 The student has important evidence of problems and issues within a specific field of knowledge within computer science, derived from the newest information and research in that fie ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Chinese Studies, Minor

    1          Knowledge: Degree holders possess knowledge of Chinese studies.   This entails that holders:   1.1. have acquired considerable command of standard spoken Chinese (Putonghua, Mandarin, Guoyu) as speakers and theoretical understanding of the language (grammar, linguistics).  1.2. have acquired broad knowledge of the cultural and social history of China as well as other areas significantly influenced by Chinese culture. 1.3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more specialized areas within Chinese studies (notably history, philosophy, religions, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics, business or economics).   2          Skills: Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of Chinese studies.   This entails that holders:   2.1. can access challenging texts and comprehend their meaning.  2.2. can express themselves about topics related to daily life. 2.3. have the ability to use Chinese successfully in social and professional contexts. 2.4. have the ability to write the most common Chinese characters by hand and even more by using electronic devices. 2.5  can engage in respectful dialogue and team work with others. 2.6 can make use of technology, software and other equipment to process data and acquire relevant information. 2.7 can apply critical thinking and rationalise decisions in a professional manner. 2.8  can prepare, organise and implement challenging projects. 2.9 have acquired an open-minded, independent, innovative and responsible way of thinking.   3          Competen ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Economics, BS

    Knowledge, skills and CompetencesUpon completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows:1. Knowledge1.1 The student has knowledge of the core concepts of economics and its methodology.1.2 The student has good understanding of economies and the relationships between economic indicators.1.3 The student has good working knowledge of statistics and its applications in economics and econometrics.1.4 The student has good knowledge and understanding of an elected area of specialization within economics and/or finance.1.5 The student has the necessary preparation for postgraduate study at a high-quality university overseas.1.6 The student has the ability to systematically analyse problems and use his/her knowledge of economics to seek understanding and solutions to various issues and problems within organizations.1.7 Students holding B.S. degrees can apply their knowledge of economics and the minor focus area to analysing and understanding socioeconomic issues.2   Skills2.1 The student is able to analyse micro- and macroeconomic issues and problems and find answers to questions using the analytical methods of economics.2.2 The student is able to test the theories and hypotheses of economics using statistical and econometrical methods.2.3 The student is able to use software for economic research.2.4 The student is able to apply economic and statistical methods for the solution of practical problems in business.2.5 The student is able to write research articles ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Gerontology, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 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.1.5 The student has acquired the skills to debate his/her research and its relations with the basis of knowledge and theories in the field.1.6 The student has acquired the skills to present a written survey of research related to his/her field of study. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can write a research proposal and grant application.2.2 The student can compile and develop appropriate methods in gerontology in order to answer research questions in his/her area of concentration.2.3 The student can describe and explain the presumptions and limits of the main methods employed in gerontology.2.4 The student has mastered the use of qualitative and quantitative methods used in gerontology research.2.5 The student can work in a team with ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Health Sciences, MS

    Knowledge ability and skillsOn completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following requirements in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within health sciences or bio-medical sciences and has acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge within that area and the research methods used.1.2. The student has acquired deeper knowledge of the application of science in his area of expertise.1.3. The student has knowledge of the most commonly used information technology which is relevant to his field of study.1.4. The student is able to use his knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his field of expertise.1.5. The student possesses an understanding of the nature of scientific research and is aware of the rights and obligations of scientists, including matters concerning ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, discretion, copyright, ethics and intellectual property as regards results and data.1.6. The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that enables him to argue and discuss his research work and its relevance to the knowledge in the field of study.1.7. The student has acquired a level of knowledge and understanding that enables him to provide a written review of research relevant to his field of study. 2. Practical ability and skillsThe student will have the ability to perform the following tas ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Subject Teaching, Postgraduate Diploma

    On completion of the programme, students: Knowledge Have deepened their knowledge of the content and working methods in their field of specialisation Are familiar with main theories of learning and teaching in their field of specialisation Have a good knowledge of diverse ways in teaching their subject Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics in contemporary educational debate. Skills Have adopted work methods which are accepted in the respective field of work and study. Can communicate complex theoretical subjects and research outcomes clearly, using a variety of methods. Can present and support opinions in the organization of teaching and learning in their field of specialisation Can take an active part in professional discourse relating to different concepts, definitions and theories used in the discussion of education in their subject Competences Are able to use theoretical knowledge and research outcomes when organising teaching and learning. Have knowledge and skills to show originality in the development of ideas in work and in their field of study. Are able to take independent decisions in their work and are able to reason and substantiate them on the basis of theories relating to the teaching and learning of their subject. Can utilise their knowledge and understanding in new and unfamiliar situations in their work.   ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Applied Ethics, MA

    Knowledge After graduation the student has acquired knowledge in applied ethics This implies that the student knows and understands the main methods, concepts and theories of philosophical and applied ethics can explain the state of the art in applied ethics is familiar with the significant matters of ethical relevance in the public debate has clear understanding of at least one of the subdisciplies of applied ethics (health care ethics and bioethics, environmental ethics and business ethics).  Skills After graduation the student has acquired skills in applied ethics This implies that the student can place selected topics in the appropriate context and independently assess matters of debate formulate and present a position, alone or in a group, to others apply the methods of applied ethics in a systematic way analyse the moral aspect of difficult cases and assess the suitability of using different methods use working practices in research and write a scientific paper on ethical issues, alone or with others, for publication Competence After graduation the student has acquired competence in applied ethics This implies that the student can employ critical thinking in reasoning for a position towards ethical and professional topics is able to deal with difficult matters of moral controversy in a rational and  reasonable way can observe and approach matters of debate from different perspectives can particpate in deliberation about moral decisons and respect and understand the views of others ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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