What is active reading? It is reading with the aim of understanding and grasping something. While studying this unit, you will be focusing on the variety of methods for presenting and organising qualitative and quantitative evidence in the form of numbers and text, and learn how to understand the ways in which evidence is presented and to read it actively and with purpose.
Key skill assessment unit: Information technology
Skills in information technology (IT) cover a broad range, from using software packages effectively to developing a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of IT solutions. Developing your IT skills means planning your work, practising your skills, seeking feedback from others and reviewing your approach. In developing and assessing your IT skills, you will learn to use and adapt your skills effectively and confidently in different situations and contexts. This unit is designed to
Contributions of Ibn Al-Nafis to the progress of medicine and urology. A study and translations from
This primary-source study of 4 medical works of the 13th century Muslim scholar Ibn Al-Nafis confirmed that his Kitab Al-Mujaz Fi Al-Tibb was authored as an independent book meant to be a handbook for medical students and practitioners not as an epitome of Kitab Al-Qanun of Ibn Sina as thought by recent historians. His huge medical encyclopedia, Al-Shamil, represents a wave of intense scientific activity that spread among the scholars of Cairo and Damascus following the massive destruction of bo
The poles are fascinating, partly because they are such difficult places to visit, work and live. They still guard many mysteries that we'd like to unravel, including the survival of polar animals, the history of ancient peoples, and the understanding of Earth's climate.
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, showin by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do ot have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
TOMS Ozone at the South Pole: August 1, 2000 to October 2, 2000
The year 2000s Antarctic ozone hole is the largest ever observed. Scientists continue to investigate the phenomenon, and are somewhat surprised by its scale. Using data from NASAs Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument onboard the Earth Probe satellite, researchers can evaluate and compare current conditions over the south pole to readings taken by other instruments in years past. Continued monitoring of polar ozone levels helps researchers gain a better understanding of how the plan
Understanding research: The HCIU Shoes exercise
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Educating an iPod generation: undergraduate attitudes, experiences and understanding of vodcast and
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This course aims at obtaining knowledge and basic skills about the disciplines called ergonomics/human factors, their approaches and their applications to actual design of human-machine systems, work and organisations. Among various contents related to ergonomics with which people are working, this class focuses on applications of ergonomic approaches and methods to actual design and evaluation of human-machine systems and organisational aspects. Contents covered in this class are largely divide
Applied Humanities: Transforming Humanities Education
In the first of four panels celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Comparative Media Studies (CMS) program at MIT, panelists reflect on the wide range of projects and media studies offspring that have emerged from this innovative program.
Major CMS themes include the development of community, creation of a deeper unders
New Frontiers in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research
In contrast to cardiovascular disease, few breakthrough remedies for psychiatric illness have emerged in the past half century. Edward Scolnick lays blame for this dismal situation on barriers to understanding the genetic basis behind such illnesses. But the research drought may be over, as the current revolution in
The Art of Science Television
Paula Apsell, NOVA's senior executive producer laments the sad state of science journalism and discusses how NOVA is more essential than ever. In a world where the public understanding of science is diminishing, she makes a strong case for NOVA's tradition of depth and substance, tackling the most pressing issues in sc
Genetics of Common Human Diseases
Peter Donnelly, one of the UK's leading statisticians and geneticists, discusses his involvement in recent projects aimed at understanding the genetics of common human diseases.
Introduction to Research Ethics
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to research ethics. This overview covers the historical origins and landmark events that have influenced current understanding of research ethics. Some of the major ethical codes and fundamental ethical principles are identified and their application in research is discussed. Finally, there is an overview of the role of ethics committe
Why is innovation in the NHS often hard to achieve?
Innovative changes in healthcare requires understanding the obstacles that can get in the way The Medical Innovation lecture series has been conceptualized to bring together students, researchers, academics, practitioners and managers to debate the cross-cutting issue of innovation in the healthcare sector. The lectures explore the challenges of innovation within complex healthcare organisations and provided nuts-and-bolts advice for healthcare professionals and researchers to build businesses a
Cognitive Disability and Cognitive Enhancement
Prof Jeff McMahan,Rutgers University explores why it is important for our understanding of problems in bioethics to determine the moral status of human beings whose cognitive capacities and potential are no higher than those of higher nonhuman animals.
1.10 Summary and questions
The ‘Big Bang’ is said to be the origin of our Universe. This unit will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
1.2 Skimming to get an overview
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.