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  1. Global Health, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: List and critically discuss the history of global health. Explain and give examples of key concepts and relevant theories within the discipline. Recognize and critically summarize key determinants on the welfare of populations and communities. State key stakeholders and explain the importance of their active participation. Describe and compare important approaches in global health work.   Skills At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: Demonstrate independence in work related to the discipline, both in writing and oral presentation. Participate in informed debate about global health and its societal importance. Seek and use scientific information, and productively use electronic resources on global health.   Capabilities At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: Demonstrate capacity to participate in multi-disciplinary group work, and in practice show respect and consideration in collaboration with other people. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Education, Ph.D.

    Goals - knowledge, understanding and skills On completion of study the following criteria shall be fulfilled: Knowledge and understanding- That the students possess extensive and in-depth understanding of main theories, principles, concepts and of the latest findings available within their specific field of study or profession. The knowledge shall be more in-depth than that acquired at cycle 1 and 2.- That the students have contributed important innovation to the field of study in the form of new knowledge or significant adaptation, innovative utilisation or interpretation of existing knowledge. Type of knowledge- That the students possess knowledge and understanding which they have acquired from research carried out on an individual basis.- That students' research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of their field of study or profession.- That the students have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research or other acknowledged scholarly activities which measure up to reviews and critique of other scholars in their field. Practical skills- That students can apply critical analysis, evaluation and integration to new and complex projects.- That students can tackle complex tasks which widen and/or redefine existing methodology in their field of study.- That students can apply in an extensive way the basic skills, technology, methods, material and sources connected with their field of study.- That students can utilise, on a broad basis, general and specialised researc ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. English, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main concepts, methods and theories in the areas of language and culture, business, society, history, literature and art.1.2.    Students have a basic knowledge and understanding of English as a language and the multiculturalism it reflects. 1.3.    Students are able to use this knowledge and understanding in scholarly work or within the profession.1.4.    Students have the skills to rationalise theoretical or practical solutions in the field. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have learnt the language as language users and are acquainted with studies concerning it (grammar, linguistics). 2.2.    Students have gained fundamental knowledge about the cultural and literary history of nations in which English is the mother language. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students have understood texts in various fields and comprehended their direct and indirect meaning. 3.2.    Students are able to use the language successfully in a social, academic and professional setting.3.3.    Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured texts about various subjects. 3.4.    Students have demonstrated their command of vocabulary and techniques in producing well-ordered, coherent and straightforward texts. 4.    Theoretical skills 4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from various oral and written sources by reconstructing arguments and narratives in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understandi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. International Studies in Education, BA

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria should be met: Knowledge The student should have systematic understanding of theories and perspectives in education studies in a global context. The student should have developed knowledge in multicultural studies and international relations, and issues related to education, globalisation, sustainable development and development studies. The student should have an insight into education, life and work in different societies and be acquainted with different cultures and religions. Skills The student should have ability to develop projects and contextualise them with respect to theories and knowledge in education studies. The student should have ability to evaluate, analyse and gather scientific evidence and data. The student should understand and be able to approach complex tasks in a professional context. The student should be able to analyse and communicate information, both numerically and in written language. Competence The student should be able to use their knowledge and understanding in professional work and be able to support solutions to problems with arguments appropriate to the field. The student should have developed learning competences which make them fit for further studies which require independence. The student should be able to find appropriate resources in relation to problems and make use of them. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Anthropology, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and Skills At the conclusion of the doctoral program, the student shall be able to meet the guidelines listed below, in addition to what has been reached at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding 1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of Anthropology. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that achieved during the previous level of study. 1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in relation to his/her research field and can put forth and develop scholarly ideas. 1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including issues relating to confidentiality, copyright, ownership of results and data. 1.4 The student has taken the initiative to in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed review and critique from scholars in the field. 1.5 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the field of research. 1.6 The student knows the systems for financing and evaluating research and has an understanding of how research is used for academic and practical purposes. 2. Practical Skills and Ability 2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors. 2.2 The student can d ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Pharmacy, Doctorate

    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences: 180 to 300-credit programme for a doctorate (Ph.D programme) Definition Three to five-year theoretical and practical postgraduate programme (research-based postgraduate programme) in pharmacy at the University of Iceland Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The programme is 180-300 credits at higher education cycle 3, and fully accredited to confer the title of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research-based MS degree or comparable qualification (90 credits) – or a BS degree (150 credits), generally completed with a grade of 7.25 or above. The research project shall be 180 credits following an MS degree or 300 credits following a BS degree. In the case of study for a doctorate, specific faculty rules apply. Knowledge, competence and skills On completing the doctorate, a student should have met the following criteria, in addition to those already met at lower levels: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has attained an extensive and detailed understanding of the primary theories, basic principles, terminology and most recent knowledge in a selected field of pharmacy. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that acquired at lower levels of study. 1.2. The student possesses original and critical thinking skills regarding the research area and can present and develop academic ideas. 1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and responsibilities of researchers, including those pertaining to confidential ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Latin, BA

    The aim of the BA course in Latin is for the student to: – gain knowledge of Latin, an insight into the history, culture, and society of the classical period, as well as an awareness of the unique position held by the Latin 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: Degree holders have acquired knowledge of Roman studies.   This entails that holders:   1.1              have acquired general understanding and insight into select theories and concepts relevant to language and culture, history and literature within the filed;   1.2              have a firm grasp of Latin grammar and syntax;   1.3              have knowledge and understanding of: (i) selections of Roman literature in the original language; (ii) the contents, context, and history of Roman literature; (iii) the influence and legacy of Roman literature; (iv) basic Roman history; (v) the main features of contemporary theoretical debate within the field.   1.4              can distinguish between scholarly explanations and other explanations;   1.5              understand and know the state of the discipline in a wider context.     2                    Skills: Degree holders can apply methods and approaches in classical philology and classical studies.   This entails that holders:   2. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Translation Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has received a good foundation in the history of translation in Iceland and beyond, particularly in the West.1.2.    The student has exact knowledge and a clear understanding of the concepts, methods and tenets of translation theory.1.3.    The student knows specialised aspects of translation theory and has received training in analysing, evaluating and translating varied texts, academic texts, literary texts and specialised professional texts. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The student has gained his knowledge in translation theory both through participation in specialised courses and through his own assignment work. 3.    Practical competence3.1.    The student has a good command of the use of translation memories, knows many on-line information sources and the essential terminology databases. 3.2.    The student knows the main methods that can be used to take translation decisions and knows how to advise those who use them.3.3.    The student knows the main software and electronic tools used for translation. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    The student can use the methods and idiomatic analysis to analyse texts and translations. 4.2.    The student can debate controversial translation topics and can evaluate translations in an academic manner.4.3.    The student has the knowledge to handle translation-related tasks in an academic manner and such that the treatment meets all demands made to scientific methodology.4.4.    The student can use his knowledge ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Medical Sciences, Doctorate

    Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the previous 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 health sciences or bio-medical sciences. He has deepened considerably his knowledge from that acquired at the 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 ethical conduct towards study participants and colleagues, 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 that 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 considered an important contribution to the relevant field of research. 1.6. The student has a knowledge of the systems used in the financing of research and its evaluation and understands how research is applied for academic, administrative as well as commercial purposes. 2. Practical abi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Bullying Intervention and Prevention, Postgraduate Diploma

    At the end of the course, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge The students know theories of healthy communication in school and leisure activities, the value of friendship, research on child and adolescent relationships, as well as on the relationship between children and professionals. The students know the latest research on bullying and known models of prevention of and response to bullying. The students know about research on social and emotional development, and theories of ethics in school and in leisure and informal learning. Skills The students can promote positive communication between children and ways to create a constructive communication culture. The students can participate in difficult conversations with an eye towards solutions, mutual respect, and empathy. The students can organise education and give advice on healthy communication, social and emotional development, group work, and solving difficult disputes. Competences The students can evaluate the culture of workplace with regard to communication and social relations. The students become leaders in the fields of healthy communication, social and emotional development, and prevention of bullying. The students can choose appropriate solutions and tools that support positive and healthy communication and prevent bullying, anger, and upset. The students can work independently and in cooperation with others to asses a situation and prepare an action plan. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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