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  1. Supervision in Social Work, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon finishing the diploma programme students will have knowledge of supervision in social work and be able to use skills and approaches used in supervision in a social work practice. This includes that students: Have knowledge of, understand and are able to discuss theories and perspectives of supervision in social work and use skills and strategies in their own practice contexts. Are able to apply their knowledge and understanding of supervision, skills and approaches in professional social work practice. Have knowledge of and are competent in applying a holistic approach and hold a dynamic vision on interrelationships between individuals, between institutions and between institutions involved in collaboration.  Are able to apply knowledge in engaging with complex situations and can justify the use of practice approaches based on research evidence and the knowledge derived from the development of social work approaches. Have developed and demonstrated the skills needed in organising and implementing supervision strategies, as well as skills in working independently in supervision of individuals, professional groups, directors and institutions involved in institutional collaboration. Are able to make independent decisions about projects which involve supervision and to justify their decisions. Have worked towards strengthening their professional identity and skills in participating in collaborative teamwork. Have worked towards promoting supervision as an approach in supporting professionals and directors, th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Art History and Art Theory, BA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of Art History and Theory.1.2.    Students have basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in Art History and Theory.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of art and visual culture.1.4.    Students have been trained in understanding, analysing and interpreting works of art from different periods and from various societies.1.5.    Students have gained an understanding of various forms of art, such as painting, sculpture/3D art, graphic art, multi media, performing arts, installations etc.1.6.    Students have gained special insight into Icelandic art history. 2.    Practical skills2.1.    Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2.    Students can work independently and methodically on specific Art History and Theory topics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance their analysis of Art History and Theory.2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing a scholarly text.2.5.    Students can apply their knowledge to other related fields, such as Museum Studies, Cinema Studies, Ethnography, Aesthetics and Cultural Studies. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of source evaluation and can use sources in their own investigations in the standard manner.3.2.    Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can exploi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Civil Engineering, MS

    Definition A two-year graduate study programme in civil engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 credits composed of either 60 credits in courses and 60 credits in a research project or 90 credits in courses and 30 credits in a research project. The standard requirement is that students have completed a BS in civil and environmental 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 understands the newest knowledge in civil engineering. 1.2. The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in some selected specific field in civil engineering. 1.3. The student has skills in adopting new approaches in solving problems. 1.4. The student can distinguish between reality and simplified computational models, approximations and empirical relations. 1.5. The student can demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear. 1.6. The student knows his technical limits and knows when it is necessary to call a specialist. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student has extensive knowledge of some specific field within civil engineering, for instance in structu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Dental Technology, BS

    RequirementsTo complete the course 180 ECTS units are required. The course is a 3 year full-time programme.CompetenceKnowledge, competence and skillsOn 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 knowledge of the main fundamental elements of health science to make restorations of teeth and tissues or their equivalent. 1.2 The student has the basic knowledge of making fixed and removable prosthesis, knowledge in making orthodontic appliances, implants and CAD/CAM technology in dental technology. 1.3 The student has knowledge and understanding of chemistry and material science relating to the field. 1.4 The student understands the evolution of dental technology, is familiar with rules and regulations valid to people working within the health care. 1.5 The student has knowledge in prevention/information and passing it on to clients as well as understanding the professional responsibility of the trade. 1.6 The student knows its working field and the limitation of solutions regarding work projects. 1.7 The student has an understanding that his work is in the public’s interest and it is his responsibility to have the client’s interest at heart.   2. Type of knowledge: 2.1  Theory and practical knowledge of dental technology: prostheses, orthodontics, chrome/cobalt work, partial dentures, crown- and bridge work, repairs and restoration of dental appliances. 2.2 Knowledge in cell biology, biology, ch ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Software Engineering, BS

    Students who graduate with a BS degree in engineering: can apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems in their professional field can plan and carry out experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data and information in a critical manner can analyze and design systems, components , or processes to meet needs within realistic constraints including those based on  ethical, social, economic, health, safety, environmental, manufacturability and aesthetic values can operate in multidisciplinary teams and lead task groups can identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems or issues in a professional manner as an individual or as part of a group have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, sustainable development, and interaction of different cultures can communicate effectively in a logical manner understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context     have an understanding of the need to maintain and renew knowledge, skills and competence and have acquired practices for life-long learning have knowledge of contemporary issues can use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice can carry out a discerning information search have acquired independence, organized procedures, open-mindedness, creative and critical thinking ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Teaching Natural Sciences, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. On completion of the programme Teaching Natural Sciences, 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. 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 role of natural sciences in all levels of education. How to apply their own knowledge and methods in the natural sciences to build, develop, and solve issues in the natural sciences. How to integrate knowledge, apply complex subjects, and present a reasoned opinion. How to explain the basic concepts, principles, and theories of natural sciences that are taught in elementary schools and link them to the students’ way of life, technology, the structure of society, and the environment. Fundamental concepts and ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Medicine, Candidatus

    Knowledge, ability and skills.At the final examination the graduate should have gained the following: 1. Knowledge and understanding -Type of knowledge1.1 He has gained knowledge about the main facts of those basics sciences necessary for normal structure and function of cells, cell components, organs, organ system and of the human body as a whole (Anatomy, Cell biology, Genetics, Embryology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology).1.2 He has gained knowledge about the main facts of the basic sciences that underlie the function and structure of the body as well as an understanding about how a chemical reactions and physiological principles influence and govern the function of the body (Chemistry, Physics).1.3 He has gained knowledge and understanding of the research methods and investigative tools in the basics sciences that have been used to resolve basic questions and generate scientific progress to explain structure and function of the body.1.4 He has gained knowledge and understanding on how divergences or interruptions of this basic functions can lead to abnormalities and diseases and on the other hand in what way the basic knowledge can be used to restore normal function; medical management.1.5 He has gained knowledge and understanding of those changes and pathophysiology that lead to diseases and how different group of diseases (e. inflammation, tumours, infections, necrosis) emerges and stem from different types of irregularities in basic functions of the body. (Pathology, Immunology).1.6 He has ga ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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