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Undergraduate Course: MPhys Project Presentation (PHYS11049)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Physics and Astronomy CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe MPhys Project Presentation course aims to identify and develop key scientific presentation skills required to work in a physics-based research or development environment. Students will present their MPhys project research to scientific peers and to members of the public interested in science.
Course description This course is taken by all those doing MPhys Projects (but not those on the Year Abroad variant). It is designed to develop students' ability to present their work to their peers and a general audience. Assessment is 80% based on the presentation and 20% on a Public Summary report for a lay audience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: MPhys Project (PHYS11016)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking MPhys Project for Year Abroad (PHYS11050)
Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 85 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 80% presentation
20% written assessment to be presented on the MPhys twiki page
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. identify the key concepts that are essential in a concise presentation of a research project, taking into account the needs of different audiences
  2. prepare and present an oral summary of the aims, methods and results of the research project at a level suitable for their peers
  3. design and produce a web-based summary of an aspect of the research project appropriate for a lay audience with an interest in science
  4. handle technical and general questions about their research project in an authoritative and professional manner
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Students successfully completing this course will have experience of presenting and defending technical work, both orally and in written format, and at tailoring presentations for different audiences.
Additional Class Delivery Information A presentation workshop is held at the end of Semester 1.
Students will give a formative practise oral presentation in January.
Students will submit the public summary and deliver the oral presentation at the end of Semester 2.
Course organiserProf Arthur Trew
Tel: (0131 6)50 5025
Course secretaryMiss Stavriana Manti
Tel: (0131 6)50 5310
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