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  1. Health Information Management, Diploma

    At the conclusion of the programme of applied studies in Health Information Management, the student shall have achieved the following criteria: Knowledge/Skills/Competences The student has knowledge in working with data acquisition and statistics, data processing in connection with scientific studies, processing of health information from databases and the mediation thereof and the expertise to compile annual reports for departments and institutions. The student is knowledgeable in all necessary basic computer programs for data processing and report making, such as Word and Excel, and is furthermore proficient in producing written texts and presenting multimedia material. The student has acquired the knowledge to manage health information, knows the structure and practicalities of digital health registration, can receive and understand health information, document and organise registration and work procedures, processes and preservation in relevant databases, respond to messages e.g. regarding staff, requests for health information, complaints and charges, is competent in digital databases and recording systems and able to control accesses into those systems, is able to mediate rules and regulations about the use and handling of medical/health information and is familiar with the management of health information registry systems. The student should also have good knowledge of quality control and inspection of health information and be able to participate in quality development and enhancement. The student has a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Business Administration, BS

    1 Knowledgea. The student has good knowledge of the principles of business administration:  Finance, economics, accounting, management, and marketing. Furthermore, the essentials of law, mathematics and statistics for business.b. The student has good understanding of the business environment of organizations and possesses the skills for its assessment.c. The student has good working knowledge of the scientific approaches and technical methods used in the field; as well as the methods used for data processing and analysis.d. The student has good knowledge and understanding of the principles of business administration and the process of financial and operational planning.e. The student has good knowledge of the principles of securities exchange, asset management, portfolio management and investment assessment.f. The student has good knowledge of methods for appraisal of investments, financing and value based management.g. The student has good knowledge of the financial environment of firms operating in Iceland as well as in international markets.2   Skillsa. The student is able to use most common methods of analysing the business environment of organizations.b. The student is able to use the most common business software in use by organizations.c. The student is able to participate in strategy formation and implementation in organizations.d. The student is able to take part in financial, operational, and/or business planning for organizations, domestically and internationally.e. The student is able to carry out s ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. History Teaching, MA

    The aim of the MA Programme in History Teaching is that students: acquire specialist knowledge of select methods, theories, time periods and/or fields of history are able to use history to disseminate research findings on an international level know the subject matter of their field of expertise as well as central issues are able to use the most recent knowledge in their respective specialisation 1 Knowledge: On completion of the programme, students shall possess knowledge in their area of specialisation. This means that students shall: 1.1. possess good knowledge and a clear understanding of their specialisation 1.2. have systematically acquired an understanding of the most recent knowledge in their specialisations and are able to contextualise it academically. 1.3. be familiar with the research methodology in their specialisation   2 Competence:  On completion of the programme, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures in their specialisation. This means that students shall: 2.1. have become familiar with recognised academic practices 2.2. be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in their research and can take a reasoned stance on academic issues 2.3. be able to acquire, analyse and evaluate scientific data 2.4. demonstrate originality in the development and application of ideas 2.5. have developed independent research practices 2.6. be able to understand and tackle complex subject matter in an academic context 2.7. be able to apply their knowledge, understanding and competence ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Icelandic Linguistics, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge1.1. 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 standards.1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application.  2. Skills2.1. 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 the basis of substantial research that conforms to the standards set by prominent scholars in the ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Old Nordic Religion, MA

    Knowledge, skills and abilities. At the end of the course of study, the student will have proved her-/ himself to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities (in addition to those previously attained at BA level):   1.      Knowledge Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of Old Nordic religions and in particular concerning one specialised area of that field. This entails that holders: 1.1. know how to find and evaluate relevant sources on Old Nordic religions, from within a range of different disciplines (texts in Old Icelandic, Old English and Latin, placenames, iconography, runic inscriptions, other archaeological sources and more). 1.2. have a working knowledge of how to read and understand textual sources concerning Old Nordic religions in Icelandic, not only in printed edition but also in their original manuscript form. 1.3. have a good working knowledge of how to evaluate and interpret archaeological materials concerning Old Nordic Religions. 1.4 have a detailed knowledge and clear understanding of a particular field of Old Nordic Religion. 1.5. have a good overview of the different viewpoints and approaches that have been taken over time in the field of Old Nordic religions, and especially those relating to their chosen field of research. 1.6. have a good knowledge of the research methods used in the study of Old Nordic Religions, their backgrounds and their strengths and weaknesses. 1.7. have attained a good knowledge of the cross-cultural and historical context of r ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Sociology, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt 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 Understanding1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of sociology. 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 Ability2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors.2.2 The student can design and us ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Folkloristics/Ethnology, BA

    Knowledge, skills and competences 1. Knowledge Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders 1.1. have attained a good knowledge of folkloristic and ethnological theories and concepts. 1.2. are aware of what makes up an academic explanation. 1.3. have developed a critical folkloristic viewpoint and attained a good scholarly knowledge of popular culture 1.4. have attained good general knowledge of the main features of folkloristics and a detailed knowledge of one or more of the fields of folkloristics and ethnology. 1.5. have attained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the fields of folkloristics and ethnology and a good working knowledge of the approaches used within qualitative research. 1.6. know how to critically assess the quality of source materials. 1.7. have attained an understanding of the different viewpoints expressed within folkloristic and ethnological research. 2. Skills Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders: 2.1.have learned how to work independently and learned how to present material in a scholarly fashion, in both written and spoken form. 2.2. can apply folkloristic and ethnological approaches to given projects. 2.3. know how to analyse material independently, and can apply critical use of source materials to the discussion of particular subjects within the field. 2.4. have the ability to work in groups and direct the work of others. 2.5. know how to eval ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Information Technology Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: 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 goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on the teaching of computer sciences. 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. 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 opportunities for use of information technology in the natural sciences and how to use these in teaching. The guidelines in the National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools around the primary goals of teaching information technology and the role of information technology and communication of these in the general curriculum. The key concepts related to teachi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Language Technology, MA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students have general knowledge and comprehension of the major methods applied in mechanical analysis of human speech, and special knowledge of the analysis of either spoken or written language.1.2. Students have a general knowledge of the sound system, inflectional system and syntax of modern Icelandic, as well as the main language resources available for Icelandic.1.3. Students have knowledge of the basic aspects of programming and formal grammar and are familiar with the main programming languages used in natural language processing.1.4. Students are familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in language technology in the international arena.  2. Skills2.1. Students can process varied information from language resources, categorize them and interpret.2.2. Students have good command of programming and can write software to take care of certain projects in the field of language technology.2.3. Students can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication in journals.2.4. Students can place the matter they have in hand in context within their academic field, make an independent evaluation of an issue debated in the field and compare their conclusions with those of other academics.  3. Competence3.1. Students can use their knowledge and skills to take on diverse problems in the field of language technology.3.2. Students have communication competence and can manage projects in the field of language technology.3.3. Students can take part ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Leisure Studies, Minor

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall demonstrate the knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.2 The student knows the development and framework of recreational work and has gained knowledge and understanding of the above.1.3 The student has an overview of the main trends and currents in recreation at the international level, with particular emphasis on EU institutions.1.4 The student has knowledge and a critical understanding of recreational institutions in society.1.5 The student has adopted a critical perspective and can debate the status and demonstrate the value of recreation studies in modern society.1.6 The student has acquired basic knowledge of the theoretical and professional assumptions of recreational studies, as well as knowledge of the upbringing and development of children and adolescents, and the basic theories of social sciences.1.7 The student is familiar with the modus operandi and methodologies of a recreational counselor. 2. Practical Skills and Practices2.1 The student demonstrates independent practices and can express him-/herself verbally and in writing about his/her subjects of study.2.2 The student can utilize critique of his/her work and reasonably process criticism.2.3 The student has mastered the professional preparation of written work.2.4 The student can gather information related to his/her subjects and process such data. 3. Theoretical Ability3.1 The student knows the basics of critiquing so ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland