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  1. Arts Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Arts Teaching in Compulsory Schools, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: The primary ways of promoting arts and vocational education. The primary trends and direction of arts and vocational education and the ways to share these with students in compulsory schools. The primary ways to promote diverse learning in arts and vocational education. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of arts and vocational education. Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. The concepts, theories, models, and research on curriculum development, assessments, and school evaluations. Technological solutions connected with teaching, particularly the handling of texts and numbers and multimedia and communication technologies. The basic concepts and ideas about methodology for educational and human development research. The provisions in the National Curricul ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BS

    The student has acquired broad knowledge and understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology, including the latest developments in the field.   After concluding the studies the student will possess the following skills:   1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student knows the basics of mathematics, chemistry and biology relevant to the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. 1.2. The student knows and understands the various levels of organization of biological matter, from molecules to cells, tissues, organisms and populations. This includes organization of genomes, their expression and replication. 1.3. The sudent understands the structure, composition and properties of biomolecules. 1.4. The student knows the major biochemical pathways involved in synthesis and catabolism of biomolecules, including energy metabolism. 1.5. The student knows the main biochemical patways involved in regulation of metabolism, including signaling pathways and gene regulatory pathways. 1.6. The student knows the scientific approaches and methods used in the field: Observation, experimentation and modeling, as well as basic methods of data analysis. 1.7. The student knows and understands the basic phylogeny of organisms and their characteristics, including their structure, development, life history and behaviour. 1.8. The student knows and understands the theory of evolution, natural selection, Darwinian fitness and the evolution of organisms. 2. Practical ability and skills 2.1.The student can organize laboratory exp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Biochemistry, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four-year theoretical and practical research-based postgraduate programme of studies in biochemistry at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides 180 to 240 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS-degree or a comparable qualification or alternatively. The scope of the research project shall be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral studies are governed by special Faculty regulations. Type of knowledge 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 understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of biochemistry. 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 i ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Biochemistry, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies in biochemistry at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS degree in biochemistry or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 or higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 or 90 ECTS. The MS degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of biochemistry.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of biochemistry. Knowledge ability and skills On completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his knowledge of a selected subject area within biochemistry and has acquired systematic 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 bioscience in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student has knowledge of the most common instruments of bioinformatics which are relevant to his field of study. 1.4. The student is able to us ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Bioengineering, Doctorate

    Knowledge On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts in specific scientific subjects of bioengineering. Contribute to the latest knowledge in fields of bioengineering in context with theories and applications. Contribute knowledge acquired through own research in a specialized field of bioengineering. Discuss research and recent findings in bioengineering along with ethics in science. SkillsOn completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Plan and apply scientific research methods and academic theories to develop projects and solve complex problems. Collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data and evaluate different research methods Run specific laboratory devices with confidence and responsibility. Apply relevant software to analyze results and evaluate them statistically. Plan and execute individual experiments related to bioengineering. CompetenceOn completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Plan, initiate and manage group work or individual projects. Make decisions on a professional basis and justify them. Discuss, explain and present bioengineering issues and communicate both with scholars as well as general audience. Demonstrate independent, broad-minded and critical thinking, and innovative approaches in solving problems. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Bioengineering, MS

    Knowledge On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in life sciences including genetics, microbiology, biochemistryand molecular biology , Demonstrate wide and general knowledge in mathematics, statistics, computer science and physics to use in solving engineering problems. Demonstrate extensive knowledge in specific scientific subjects of bioengineering such as protein engineering, bioprocesses,  instrumentation and mass and thermal transport. Place the latest knowledge in fields of bioengineering in context with theories and applications Present knowledge acquired through own research in a specialized field of bioengineering Discuss research and recent findings in bioengineering along with ethics in science Skills On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Apply scientific research methods and academic theories to develop projects and solve complex problems Collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data and evaluate different research methods Run specific laboratory devices with confidence and responsibility Apply relevant software to analyze results and evaluate them statistically Plan and execute individual experiments related to bioengineering and analyzed the results scientifically Competence On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Make decisions on a professional basis and justify them Discuss, explain and present bioengineering issues and communicate both with scholars as well as general ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Bioinformatics, MS

    Knowledge On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: demonstrate wide and general knowledge of the key topics of bioinformatics; algorithm development, databases and formats, and the application of bioinformatic tools               demonstrate extensive knowledge in a specialized area of bioinformatics (for instance in systems biology, comparative genomics or proteomics) identify key questions central to bioinformatic research and how the relate to the status of the discipline discuss the latest questions, problems and results in bioinformatics and describe the general strengths and weaknesses of bioinformatic approaches search for and adopt approaches to solve either basic or applied bioinformatic problems understand the state of the art within the field of bioinformatics related directly to the area of research covered in his/her Masters thesis Skills On completion of the study programme the student shall be able to: work with different bioinformatics data and formats (e.g. fasta, SAM files, BED tables and markup languages such as SBML and CellML) and different approaches for data integration and management (including data warehouse and wrapper approaches) extract information from different types of bioinformatics data (gene, protein, disease, etc.), including their biological characteristics and relationships master computational techniques and diversified computational tools for processing data, including statistical, machine learning and data mining techniques analyze and summarize ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. 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
  9. Biology, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four year theoretical and practical research-based postgraduate programme of studies in biology at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides at least 180 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS degree in biology or a comparable qualification. The scope of the research project shall be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral studies are governed by special Faculty regulations. Type of knowledge 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 in biology, 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 understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of biology. 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 theoretic ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Biology, MS

    Definition A two-year theoretical and practical programme of studies in biology at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme provides 120 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of magister scientiarum, MS. The entrance requirements are a BS degree in biology or a comparable qualification, usually completed with the marks 6.5 and higher. The scope of the research project shall be 60 or 90 ECTS units and the coursework shall be 30 or 60 ECTS units. The MS degree provides access to third cycle doctorate studies. Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of biology.The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of biology. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of the master's degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired broader and deeper knowledge of a selected subject area within biology and has acquired systematic 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 bioscience in his area of expertise. 1.3. The student has knowledge of the most common instruments of bioinformatics which are relevant to his ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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