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  1. Geography, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four-year theoretical research based postgraduate programme of studies in geography 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 Geography, 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, 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 geography. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in his/her area of research and is able to put forward and develop conceptual ideas within ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Teaching Studies for Primary Grades, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the programme Teaching Studies for Primary Grades, M.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: The status of the Icelandic school system in regards to international agreements connected to education and human development, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration. Legislation and regulations relating to schooling and the rights and obligations of employees and students in the school system. The role of the national curriculum and how it shapes teaching of individual subjects and work in schools as a whole. The philosophical, historical, social and psychological premises behind different policies of curriculum and assessment. Diverse learning and teaching methods and their theoretical grounds. The role and characteristics of information and communication technology in the school. Methods of educational research and processes and the use of research findings. Fundamental issues in professionalism in the teaching profession and ethical rules and boundaries. The theoretical premises, key concepts, theories, and issues in teaching primary school students. Fundamental ideas regarding all subjects taught in primary school and practices connected with education in all areas. Skills. At the end of the programme Teaching Studies for Primary Grades, M.Ed., the student is expected to: Organise teaching of specific age groups or subjects and choose learning materials, tools, and e ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Odontology, cand. odont.

    1.    Knowledge and understandingProfessinalism:1.1 Professional behaviour.On graduation, the dentist has contemporary knowledge and understanding of the broader issues of dental practice, is competent in a wide range of skills, including research, investigative, analytical, problem solving, planning, communication, presentation and team skills and understands their relevance in dental practice.1.2 Ethics and jurisprudence.The graduating dentist has knowledge and understanding of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in the provision of care to individual patients and to populations, and has knowledge of current laws applicable to the practice of dentistry.2.    Type of knowledge.Knowledge base and critical thinking.2.1 Basic biomedical, technical and clinical sciences.The graduating dentist has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the basic biomedical, technical and clinical sciences to understand the normal and pathological conditions relevant to dentistry and is competent to apply this information to clinical situations.2.2 Dental science.He or she is trained sufficiently in dental science and is able to practice evidence-based comprehensive dentistry based on a problem solving approach, using basic theoretical and practical skills3.    Practical and theoretical skills.3.1 Clinical information gathering.3.1.1 Obtaining and recording a comprehensive medical history of the patient's oral and dental state. On graduation, the dentist is competent to obtain and record a comprehensive medical histor ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. 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
  5. Preschool Teacher Education, Minor

    Upon completion of the minor programme the student shall have obtained the following: - have knowledge of the ideology of preschool pedagogy, the history and development of preschooling, and be aware of the role and place of the preschool in the Icelandic education system. - hafa skills in analysing, discussing and addressing the operations of the preschool, its learning environment, and the role of the preschool teacher in a theoretical manner. - be aware of the importance of nurture and play for education, for the social and communication sills of the child, and be aware of how the preschool teacher can support and stimulate the education of the child. - have gained an overview of the development of children and teenagers, and be familiar with the primary theories of developmental psychology that address the development process. - have knowledge of the topics and operations that relate to the natural sciences and culture in preschool activities. - can address ideas with a critical mind, both their own ideas and those of others, whether in text or verbally. - can utilise their knowledge and understanding to contemplate their own ideas and perspectives towards education, and can support them in a theoretical manner. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Greek, Minor

    The aim of the BA course in Greek is for the student to: – gain good knowledge of Ancient Greek, an insight into the history, culture, and society of the classical period, as well as an awareness of the unique position held by the Ancient Greek language and the classical heritige today; – be able to use his or her knowledge and linguistic competence to read classical sources in the original language; – have fostered independent initiative and good work ethics which will prepare him or her for further study in the field. 1                    Knowledge: at the end of the course the student has acquired knowledge of Hellenic studies. This entails that a student:   1.1              has insight into select theories and concepts relevant to language and culture, history and literature within the filed;   1.2              has a firm grasp of Ancient Greek grammar and syntax;   1.3              has some knowledge and understanding of: (i) selections of Ancient Greek literature in the original language; (ii) the context and history of Ancient Greek literature; (iii) the basics of Ancient Greek history;   1.4              can distinguish between theoretical and practical solutions in the field;   1.5              knows and understands the place of the discipline in a wider context.   2          Ability: at the end of the course the student can apply methods and approaches in classical philology and classical studies. This entails that at the end of the course a student is able to: 2.1       understand various kinds of t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Evaluation Studies, MA

    At the end of the programme the students should possess an holistic understanding of the field of programme and project evaluation. This counts both for theoretical and practical approach, that the students should be able to use when preparing and executing evaluation within educational settings or health care service. This includes following knowledge, skills and competences: Knowledge At the end of the studies the student should be able to: explain main concepts, theories, research methods and results of programme and project evaluation, such as evaluation approaches and selected theories in social sciences expound the ideology, execution and results of selected evaluation projects discuss laws pertaining to educational settings and health service be able to revise presumtions and generalisations with respect to new knowledge or new points of view obtain knowledge through research in the field of study analyse and present ethical issues in programme and project evaluation Skills At the end of the studies the student should be able to: apply his/her knowledge of evaluation when solving practical problems and justify decisions in the field of evaluation obtain knowledge within the field of evaluation studies using recent research use common sources of information about evaluation and ponder over data credibility organise, justify and execute quality evaluation using data and approaches based on theories of evaluation, theories of practical knowledge and research methodology apply appropriate software when proce ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Italian for Practical Purposes, Diploma

    Knowledge and understanding 1.    A substantial knowledge of the Italian language.2.    A good basic knowledge of the histories and cultures of and national life in Italian-speaking countries*. Type of knowledge 1.    Good command of the Italian language.2.    General knowledge of Italian culture, history, national life, literature and arts. Practical skills 1.    Students comprehend the main points in discussion in Italian on a variety of topics relating to everyday life, culture, national life and history.2.    Students are able to write text in Italian on familiar topics or interests.3.    Students are able to describe their experiences, views and opinions and are able to support and explain their claims and intentions in Italian. 4.    Students are able to resolve variety of situations likely to arise in interaction with people in or from Italian-speaking areas*. Theoretical skills 1.    Students are able to understand the main issues in texts on objective and abstract subject matter, including technical discussions in their area of expertise.2.    Students are able to compose detailed texts on various topics and explain their standpoints on scheduled issues and give an account of advantages and drawbacks of various alternatives.3.    Students are able to agilely and fluently interact with individuals from areas where the language is spoken. Communication and technology skills and computer literacy 1.    Students are able to display initiative and autonomy.2.    Students are able to cooperate with others o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Industrial Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in industrial engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits and comprises at least 30 credits in courses and 180 credits in a research project. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skillsOn completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below:1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and of the newest knowledge in a chosen area in the field of industrial engineering. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that which he gained at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts. 1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question. 2.2. The student has ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Spanish, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Doctoral students possess a clear and in-depth of all the fundamental elements of their special field of knowledge, as well as its main theories, concepts and terms and most recent developments. The level of understanding and expertise will be more extensive and deeper than that required at the previous degree level.1.2. Doctoral students possess a firm grasp of their field of specialisation and show an excellent knowledge of all elements pertaining to that area field of specialisation.1.3. Doctoral students are able to make important and innovatory contributions to their field of specialisation, either in the form of new knowledge or in the innovative utilisation and interpretation of previous knowledge.1.4. Doctoral students possess a good understanding of the scientific and methodological aspects of the subject, both those that apply to its theory and to the general body of opinion concerning the subject, its ideas and ethical standards1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.2. Types of knowledge2.1. Doctoral students possess an extensive knowledge and understanding that they have developed via their own research and independent contribution, considered as important to their field of expertise.2.2. Doctoral students have defined and presented original ideas in a clear manner and evolved new knowledge on t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland