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  1. Applied Health Promotion, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge. The student will:  Know and understand the main concepts, theories, and research in the field of health promotion. Recognise the different situations of groups in society and the diversity of the student body. Know the fundamentals of health and well-being in the national curriculum and be able to use them in a variety of ways at school. Know the theories connected to societal health promotion and methods of promoting health. Know the research methods in the field and be aware of the ethical issues around research and fieldwork with people.  Skills. The student will:  Respect the different needs and various circumstances of a diverse group of students. Be able to use their new, theoretical knowledge in the field while working with students and colleagues. Be able to plan teaching and health promotion projects based on the theories of pedagogy and health promotions. Be able to express him- or herself in a clear, concise manner orally and in writing at various levels about the challenges in the field. Have developed discipline, initiative, critical thinking, and independent working methods that he or she can use in further study, research, or field work.  Competences. The student will: Be able to use theories, concepts, research results, and critical thinking to support professional resolutions. Be able to address current issues in health promotion. Show originality in developing ideas around the area of health promotion. Be able to initiate research or development projects in his or her field of study ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Biomedical Science, 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 biomedical science or disciplines useful for the work of biomedical scientist and laboratory performance. 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.OrThe student is able to perform advanced analyses within a specified discipline in biomedical science and implement new analyses.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.2.4. The student is able to use the main tools of bioinformatic. 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 retrieve the biomedical information which is required for his research project/advanced analyses. 3.3. 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 ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon completion of the diploma program the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This means that the student is able to:                   Knowledge: describe and explain main theories and concepts in media studies. understand the ethical demands placed on the media in regards to fairness, accuracy and respect. acquire knowledge of the characteristics and methods of different types of media, their advantages and disadvantages. Skills: use his/her knowledge and understanding in the daily work as journalist. write clearly and present content clearly and intelligibly apply his/her understanding of the characteristics of different kinds of media and prepare content accordingly. perform his/her work adequately and in an organized manner. S/he can meet deadlines and complete projects fast and securely when need be. Competence: independently and professionally define a journalistic subject, initiate a story and present it with the public’s interest at heart. make use of his/her knowledge of media law and journalistic ethics to do professional work in a fair, reliable and etical way. work independently but also in a team. developed the necessary learning skills and independent work methods to be able to continue his/her academic studies, maintain his/her knowledge and add to it. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Specialized Nursing, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge and SkillsBy end of the diploma program at the master's level, the student demonstrates the following learning outcomes in addition to those accomplished at the bachelor level: 1 Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student demonstrates specialized knowledge and understanding in particular aspects of a designated field in nursing and related fields.1.2 The student demonstrates specialized knowledge and understanding of the methods nursing employs to facilitate health and well-being, encourage growth and development and to care for sick individuals and their families in a designated field. 2 Type of Knowledge2.1 The student demonstrates extensive and specialized knowledge and understanding of the methods nursing employs to facilitate health and well-being, encourage growth and development and to the care for sick individuals and their families in a designated field.2.2 The student is able to articulate and reflect on his or her working experience in a designated field. 3 Practical Skills3.1 The student is skilled in conducting precise assessments, formulating specific nursing diagnoses, and organizing, providing and assessing outcomes of nursing treatment in a designated field of practice.3.2 The student has considerable ability in professional decision-making and is capable of rationalizing such decisions with theoretical and ethical reasoning.3.3 The student is skilled in engaging in constructive communications with patients and form therapeutic relationships with them.3.4 The student can acquire and u ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Earth Sciences, MS

    Type of knowledge The student possesses significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in the field of Earth Sciences. The student has acquired knowledge by attending courses and carrying out research in a specific area of Earth Sciences. Knowledge, skills and competences On completion of the masters degree the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous level: 1. Knowledge 1.1. The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of a selected subject area within Earth Sciences 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 Earth Sciences in his/her area of expertise. 1.3. The student is able to use his/her knowledge and understanding in a professional manner within his/her field of expertise. 1.4. The student has acquired the ability to reason and substantiate his/her opinions about his/her research work and its relevance to basic knowledge in the field of study. 1.5. The student has acquired the ability to provide a written review of research relevant to his/her field of study. 2. Skills 2.1. The student is able to design, organize, develop and execute experiments or projects within his/her field of expertise. 2.2. The student knows of hazards and safety rules within his/her field. 2.3. The student is able to write a research plan. 2.4. The student can a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Community Interpreting, Minor

    1.    Knowledge:1.1.    Students possess thorough knowledge of Icelandic and a foreign language. 1.2.    Students possess knowledge of the interpreting process and how interpreting between two languages in a public service setting is carried out.1.3.    Students possess knowledge of important ethical considerations in interpreting.1.4.    Students possess knowledge of fundamental theories within interpreting and translation studies.1.5.    Students possess knowledge of cultural differences between Iceland and the country in which the foreign language is spoken. 2.    Competence:2.1.    Students are able to work independently and in groups with other public service interpreters.2.2.    Students are able to express themselves in Icelandic in a coherent manner and are highly competent communicators.2.3.    Students are able to understand and effectively express that which is said in interpreting situations.2.4.    Students are able to tailor their language and modes of communication to the circumstances and employ different registers as the situation demands. 3.    Skills:3.1.    Students are able to perform simultaneous interpretation between Icelandic and a foreign language in various situations.3.2.    Students are able to interpret between different registers and language variations within Icelandic and their foreign language in various situations.3.3.    Students are able to handle any ethical questions that may come up when interpreting between two languages and cultures.3.4.    Students are able to resolve ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Middle Eastern Studies, Minor

    The learning outcomes for Middle Eastern Studies as a minor subject are: That the student will gain knowledge of the history and the culture of the Middle East, as well as acquiring a basic level of Arabic and an overview of the literature and the anthropology of the region. That the student will be able to make practical use of the Arabic language through oral expression, listening and in writing, and to obtain guidance in academic methods aimed at independent and group work. Knowledge On completion of the course the student will have obtained a basic familiarity with the history, culture, and literature of the Arabic speaking world. This entails that the student: has gained a basic knowledge of the history, culture, and literature of the Arabic speaking world has a grasp of main concepts within the fields of language, culture and history has a basic level and knowledge of the Arabic language and the diverse culture it represents. Skills On completion of the course the student will have obtained specific methodological and practical skills. This entails that the student: can prepare, organize and execute practical and theoretical assignments can employ the Arabic language (listening, oral expression and writing) in different situations can redact, review critically, and form an independent opinion of information from diverse written sources can present material clearly and effectively.  Abilities At graduation the student should be able to put into practice the knowledge and skills obtained. This entails that ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Financial Economics, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon completion of studies, the student should be able to show knowledge, skills and competences, beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: 1. Knowledge 1.1. The student should have a general understanding of the main theories and concepts in financial economics. 1.2. The student should have advanced their knowledge and understanding with regard to the practical utilization of financial economics. 2. Skills 2.1. The student should be able to gather academic information on financial economic issues, evaluate and analyze it. 2.2. The student should be able to support his/her decision making with arguments based on the acquired knowledge of financial economics. 2.3. The student should be able to effectively communicate the findings of financial economic analyses, for example in formal reports. 2.4. The student should be able to use his/her academic knowledge with regard to multiple practical tasks. 2.5. The student can understand and tackle complicated financial economic challenges from an academic perspective. 3. Competences 3.1. The student should be able to use his/her knowledge and understanding in the resolution of new projects that relate to financial economics. 3.2. The student should have a more extensive overview and additional understanding of the subjects of financial economics. 3.3. The student should be able to use their knowledge and ability to tackle complicated tasks within financial economics. 3.5. The student should be able to apply their knowledge to address new and unknown ch ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Nordic Master's Programme in 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
  10. Upper Secondary School Teaching, MA

    On completion of a Master's degree the student shall: Knowledge and understanding Know and understand the main methods and theories associated with the respective field of schooling Have an understanding of current research in the respective field, including nature of the research and key findings Be familiar with public school policy and national curricula, as well as international and domestic ethical guidelines related to the work of teachers Have knowledge of teaching materials and instructor guides in their field, their role, attributes, and research related to their use Have knowledge and understanding select methods, theories, and research in the fields of pedagogy, assessment, and school development Have a working knowledge of the main components of educational research methods Have an overview of diverse teaching and assessment methods in their own field Understand the structure and professional practices of upper secondary schools. Skills Be able to apply select research methods appropriate for the respective field of study, and for schooling and upper secondary schooling in general Be able to prepare lessons and assessments Be able to use teaching technology and software for teaching Be able to teach their subject in varied circumstances in an upper secondary school setting and in grades 8-10 Be able to make independent professional decisions and support them on the basis of theories of teaching and learning Be prepared to write course materials for their field, either alone or in collaboration wit ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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