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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • appreciate the importance of technological change, costs of production and consumer preferences to the changing organisation of production;

  • understand the relation between the quantity demanded of a good and its price as represented by the demand curve;

  • understand economic models of the relation between firms’ costs and output;

  • analyse the role of technology and costs in influencing in
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • have a basic understanding of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR);

  • have an understanding of the European Union (EU);

  • acquire a basic knowledge about the EU institutions;

  • acquire an understanding of the sources of EU law;

  • acquire a knowledge of the interaction between EU law and domestic law.

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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should:

  • understand the historical growth of the idea of human rights;

  • be aware of the international context of human rights;

  • be aware of the position of human rights in the UK prior to 1998;

  • understand the importance of the Human Rights Act 1998;

  • have practised analysing and evaluating concepts and ideas;

  • have started to see links between the core concepts of rules, rights and
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References

Dyer, C. (2004) ‘Coe ruling keeps a limit on privacy rights’, Guardian, Monday 31 May.
Tomlinson, H. and Thomson, M. (2004) ‘New model privacy’, New Law Journal, NLJ 154. 7130(794), 28 May.

Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • explain what privacy means and what a right to privacy protects;

  • identify the conflicts between privacy and other human rights and interests;

  • understand how privacy is protected in the UK;

  • summarise the elements which must be proven to show a breach of confidence;

  • discuss the circumstances in which a confidence will not be protected;

  • evaluate whether the law
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • engage in debates on different views of creativity and form a view on what creativity means;

  • recognise the ways in which individuals can be creators and generators of new knowledge;

  • explore ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creative, collaborative activity.

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Ahmed, K. (1995) ‘Glasgow reputations: powerful case for the prosecution’, Scotland on Sunday, 13 August.
Au, O. (1995) ‘Midsummer madness makes one Mean City’, The Sunday Times Scotland, 13 August.
Allardyce, J. (1995) ‘Smiling through’, The Scotsman, 8 August.
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • explore ideas about place and identity using our concept of ‘geographical imagination’ by examining the images that represent a place to reveal how those images came about;

  • explore ideas about place and identity by examining the images that represent a place to reveal two sets of relationships that are important in understanding the character of a place: power relations and local-global relations.


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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit, you should be able to:

  • understand the basic structural issues of the Forth Road Bridge;

  • give examples of how engineers are trying to alleviate the wear and tear on the bridge.

Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • consider what is law and what are the sources of law;

  • understand the legal history of Scotland;

  • explain how Acts of the Scottish Parliament originate;

  • understand the role of Scottish Parliament in making law;

  • understand the difference between primary and delegated legislation;

  • read and discuss Acts of the Scottish Parliament;

  • understand the ro
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Your heart beats around 100,000 times every day and, in that time, pumps about 23,000 litres of blood around your body. But what happens when it doesn’t work as well as it should? This unit explains what happens in cardiovascular disease, when the heart’s performance is affected, how the normal function of blood vessels is impaired, and what treatments are available. Whether you are a patient, relative, friend or healthcare professional, you will find the unit interesting.
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Your heart beats around 100,000 times every day and, in that time, pumps about 23,000 litres of blood around your body. But what happens when it doesn’t work as well as it should? This unit explains what happens in cardiovascular disease, when the heart’s performance is affected, how the normal function of blood vessels is impaired, and what treatments are available. Whether you are a patient, relative, friend or healthcare professional, you will find the unit interesting.
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Your heart beats around 100,000 times every day and, in that time, pumps about 23,000 litres of blood around your body. But what happens when it doesn’t work as well as it should? This unit explains what happens in cardiovascular disease, when the heart’s performance is affected, how the normal function of blood vessels is impaired, and what treatments are available. Whether you are a patient, relative, friend or healthcare professional, you will find the unit interesting.
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • discuss what ethics is and what constitutes an ethical issue;

  • identify and discuss ethical issues that arise in the media, in routine conversations and, in particular, in your own everyday professional practice;

  • discuss the role of emotions in ethical deliberations;

  • discuss how negotiation might resolve apparent ethical differences;

  • identify and discuss the ethical issues p
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Learning outcomes

This unit will:

  • encourage you to engage with the natural environment around you

  • help you to take part in observing nature yourself

  • provide an opportunity to communicate with a wider community

  • encourage you to to use ICT to record your findings.

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