PHY2028 : Laboratory and Professional Skills in Physics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Toby Hallam
- Lecturer: Dr Pablo Docampo
- Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To raise awareness of and develop students' transferable Physics career management skills.
To enable students to utilise current careers information to help make future careers decisions.
To reflect and market their employability attributes in job applications.
To introduce and enhance practical skills through the use of challenging experimental Physics.
To enable the student to demonstrate enhanced capabilities in terms of error analysis and good experimental technique.
To enhance scientific writing skills by reporting experimental Physics.
To continue the development of MatLab and LabView programming to enable the student to be able to use computing to support their learning and development.
The career management aspects of the module will develop students' understanding of what it means to be employable in the national and international labour market.
Outline Of Syllabus
Professional skills: employability attributes awareness and development, occupational/LMI awareness, marketability including application writing and interview techniques.
The experiments used in the laboratory portion of the module will be used to reinforce key aspects of Physics, including those covered in the Stage 2 taught modules.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for Portfolio|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||8||6:00||48:00||Report Writing|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||18||3:00||54:00||Laboratory sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||2:00||6:00||Professional Skills seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||5:00||5:00||Group work, teambuilding and communication|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||12||0:10||2:00||Office hours|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||75:00||75:00||Other independent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Information is provided through the use of laboratory sheets and lecturer based instruction for key principles. Students self learn through the practical exercises to achieve the specific learning outcomes for that activity (e.g. error analysis). Office hours (two per week) provide an opportunity for more direct contact between individual students and the lecturer: a typical student might spend between one and two hours over the course of the module, either individually or as part of a group.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||25||Career management portfolio made up of a report of the current graduate landscape, a selection of one career idea & an annotated USP|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||37||Practical Lab Best 3 out of 4 Lab reports mark average|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||30||Practical lab book (includes preliminary tasks and quizzes)|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||8||Media communication report|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|Essay||M||Reflective writing piece/submission of development ideas|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The laboratory sessions provide the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of laboratory Physics and the underlying skills.
The professional skills portfolio provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of LMI, careers research skills, self-awareness and practical applications of career management.