Summer units

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Most courses cannot be started in a summer semester. Check your course information to find out more.

Building and planning

Unit Synopsis
SCB500 Industry Project In this unit students will apply scientific methods and quantitative techniques to real work issues. Students will develop an appropriate plan for analysing and resolving an industry issue under the guidance of both a QUT supervisor and an associate supervisor from an industry partner. At the end of the unit…

Business

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AMB200 Consumer Behaviour This unit provides students with the fundamental theories and models to develop a sound understanding of consumers, their needs, and behaviours. It provides a detailed examination of the consumer decision process and the internal and external influences on this core decision process. The unit also assists students in applying this…
AMB201 Marketing and Audience Research This unit provides an introduction to the conduct and evaluation of marketing and audience research across the disciplines of advertising, marketing and public relations. Class members explore how field studies, survey and experimental research are employed to support advertising, marketing and public relations information needs. The unit provides an overview…
AMB310 Real World Internships and Projects The unit provides real world learning experiences for undergraduate students majoring in advertising, international business or logistics, marketing or public relations, or as part of an approved scholarship program in QUT Business School. . Students complete internships or projects with approved industry and community partners, learning through authentic activities that…
AMB336 International Marketing The aim of this unit is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the multiplicity of issues that impact on the development of international marketing strategies and plans and their operational implementation. The unit is highly applied and provides students with the following opportunities: to analyse global international firms,…
AMN404 Readings in Integrated Marketing Communication The unit provides participants with the opportunity to make a detailed exploration of the literature on a particular topic or problem in the area of Integrated Marketing Communication under the direction of a supervisor. The readings integrate and consolidate theory and research related to IMC and from other studies undertaken…
AMN406 Project In this unit, students examine in detail and offer a solution for a real world problem in one of the disciplines of the QUT Business School. The study is based on a work integrated learning (WIL) project and in industry information, published journal literature and may involve primary research and…
AYB200 Financial Accounting Financial Accounting examines the accounting concepts and procedures for the preparation of external financial reports relevant to corporate structures within the context of the Australian accounting profession's conceptual framework, the relevant accounting standards, and Corporations Law requirements. Topics include: an introduction to the international regulatory environment and the conceptual framework…
AYB301 Audit and Assurance This unit enables students to comprehend the key concepts of auditing as a discipline, to demonstrate the relationship between auditing and the systems of accountability and to demonstrate the differences between manual and EDP audit processes. The unit builds on the knowledge of accounting and accounting standards acquired in prior…
AYB340 Company Accounting This unit includes: an overview of the statutory requirements that dictate the format and content of published financial reports of companies; the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 and various disclosure orientated accounting standards; accounting for income tax; accounting for the acquisition of assets (including entities); the preparation of consolidated…
BSB110 Accounting Accounting data is the basis for decision making in any organisation. Accordingly, the aim of this unit is to provide students with a basic level of knowledge of modern financial and managerial accounting theory and practice so that they can understand how accounting data is used to help make decisions…
BSB113 Economics This unit introduces students to the key economic concepts and their practical applications. It comprises twelve topics each focusing on a current economic issue. Microeconomic topics include demand and supply, elasticity, production and cost theory and market structure. Macroeconomic topics include measuring GDP, inflation and unemployment, money and banking, and…
BSB115 Management The unit provides an introduction to the theories and practice of management and organisations. Emphasis is on the conceptual and people skills that are needed in all areas of management and organisational life. The unit acknowledges that organisations exist in an increasingly competitive environment where the emphasis will be on…
BSB119 Global Business This unit examines the drivers of globalisation and the diversity of country markets at an introductory level. It develops the skills and understanding needed to identify and respond to the opportunities, challenges and risks of conducting business across politically, economically and culturally diverse environments. An authentic country analysis study is…
BSB123 Data Analysis The ability to collect, analyse, manipulate, understand and report data is an important skill in any work environment. This is particularly true in business where learning to deal with randomness, variation and uncertainty is a vital skill for anyone intending to apply their knowledge. This unit is designed to ensure…
BSB126 Marketing BSB126 Marketing is an introductory unit that examines the role and importance of marketing to the contemporary organisation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basic principles and practices of marketing such as the marketing concept, market segmentation, customer value and consumer behaviour. The unit explores the various elements of the…
BSN404 Project 1 This unit is designed to permit the student to undertake an independent project, subject to the approval of the relevant Study Area Coordinator.…
BSN405 Project 2 This Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit provides students with a unique opportunity to gain experience in addressing real world issues and problems in consultation with industry mentors from Ernst and Young and with support from subject matter experts. Students will work in interdisciplinary Project Teams to develop, research and pitch…
BSN406 Project 3 This unit is designed to permit the student to undertake a 24 credit point independent project, subject to the approval of the relevant Study Area Coordinator.…
EFB210 Finance 1 This unit covers the following topics: an introduction to the financial institutional framework; an introduction to debt and equity instruments; financial mathematics applied to the pricing of debt and equity securities; a firm's investment decision including Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR); introduction to risk and…
EFN406 Managerial Finance This unit gives students an essential grounding in applied finance, addressing fundamental issues of how we can use finance in a commercial sense and how this impacts critical organisational and managerial decisions in an increasingly complex and demanding financial environment. This unit introduces students to key themes in finance including…
MGB200 Managing People Understanding how people behave in the workplace is a key element for organisational effectiveness. This unit introduces you to a range of perspectives in understanding human behaviour and its context within organisations. The unit focuses on understanding individual differences as the basis for managing self, others and change in the…
MGB225 Intercultural Communication and Negotiation Skills The course develops students' abilities to identify and resolve problems in cross-cultural communication or negotiation situations where cultural differences have created misunderstandings or undesirable or unexpected outcomes. It first explores the concept of 'national culture' by considering the work of major theorists of cultural value dimensions. Students are encouraged to…
MGN442 Self Leadership In the contemporary business environment professionals are empowered to manage their own growth and development in order to facilitate meaningfulness in organisational life. The unit on Self-leadership is an elective in the HRM major and is delivered predominately in an ‘on-line’ mode to enable an ‘anytime’ and ‘anywhere’ approach to…

Creative practice, communication and design

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DXB503 Design Thinking Do you want to change the world, to make a difference? Do you have what it takes to imagine a different future - to dream up new and innovative approaches to solving complex problems? Do you want to work with a team of like-minded students from across the university? If…
KCB103 Strategic Speech Communication This unit emphasises both the theory and practice of speech and interpersonal communication. It introduces theories of language, rhetoric and persuasion, which are interrelated to promote understanding and development of your communication skills. Classroom practice in simulated work situations will enhance the leadership skills you need to become articulate presenters…
KKB341 Work Integrated Learning 1 It is important that Creative Industries students gain real world work experience in order to link university study with professional practice in their chosen industry. Students need to equip themselves not only with skills and discipline knowledge gained in the classroom, but also with understandings and experience gained from work-integrated…
KKB342 Work Integrated Learning 2 Creative Industries students will gain real world work experience in order to link university study with professional practice in their chosen industry. This advanced-level (capstone) unit is offered during the final year of an undergraduate degree course at which time students are able to apply transferable skills to a workplace…
KKN320 Advanced Workplace Learning As part of a substantive postgraduate learning experience, Creative Industries students should be able to demonstrate initiative, work well in a team and on their own, and apply self-directed learning and transferable skills within the context of their professional confines. The skills and discipline knowledge gained in university contexts are…
KKP616 Postgraduate Independent Study This unit enables students to undertake independent work of an artistic or scholarly nature which is of appropriate scope. The student devises an outline and proposal of project study and/or creative practice in consultation with a staff supervisor. Artistic outcomes would be expected to be to the standard of public…
KVB104 Photomedia and Artistic Practice This unit aims to provide you with an understanding of the aesthetic aspects of various concepts and processes that have been part of the history of photography and are still in use in contemporary photomedia. The unit also aims to give you proficiency in alternative and experimental uses of photographic…

Education

Unit Synopsis
EDB440 Independent Study This unit involves self-initiated and self-directed academic study in an area of educational interest that allows study either to a depth not possible in option units, or in an area not covered by the course.…
EDN602 Advanced Seminars This unit provides for the special needs and interests of students. Small groups of students interact at an advanced level with specialists or visiting scholars in seminars, conferences and research projects. Enrolment is with Course Coordinator approval only.…

Engineering

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IFZ448 Thesis
SEB701 Work Integrated Learning 1 This unit provides opportunities to learn from workplace experiences. It involves attendance, participation, observation, critical reflection, and report writing on workplace activities. The emphasis of your critical reflection and report writing will be on identifying and describing aspects of professional relevance incorporating: collaboration and teamwork; work place, health and safety;…

Health and community

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CSB044 Clinical Radiography 2 This unit offers an opportunity to progress from assistant to supervised performer in routine imaging techniques and procedures. This extended period of clinical experience at the end of on campus unit delivery, will enable you to gain experience in the new area clinical placement area of computed tomography. This is…
CSB066 Clinical Radiotherapy 4 This unit is the final clinical unit in the course, where both academic and clinical learning will be consolidated.…
CSB080 Transition to Professional Practice 2 This unit is a capstone unit which integrates your previously developed knowledge and skills to the professional clinical context. The unit focuses on professional approaches to scope of clinical practice and includes online learning activities. You will consolidate your professional practice skills in workload management and clinical efficiency particularly in…
CSB331 Paramedic Clinical Practice 1 This unit is the first in a series of supervised clinical practice units. Topics include the following: assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in the out of hospital phase of emergency care; effective scene management including logistics, safe access and egress, and patient extrication techniques; written and oral…
CSB342 Paramedic Clinical Practice 2 This unit is the second in a series of supervised clinical practice units designed to further develop your knowledge, skills and application of paramedic practice. Topics include the following: assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in the out of hospital phase of emergency care; effective scene management including…
HLB300 Independent Study This unit provides the opportunity to substantively explore a topic or subject of personal academic interest within your discipline area. It enables you to extend your knowledge and understanding of a topic area that is not otherwise available as a formal unit of study within the course, and your skills…
HLN700 Dissertation Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research.…
HLN701 Independent Study The development of critical appraisal skills is essential for students undertaking postgraduate study. This unit provides an opportunity to investigate a relevant topic in your area of study. In the process of identifying, gathering and analysing up-to-date relevant literature, you will strengthen skills in the synthesis of information and report…
HLN703 Project In this unit you will demonstrate creativity and initiative to analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge and skills to complete a project relevant to a specified area of study. By undertaking a scholarly piece of work you have the opportunity to consolidate, extend and apply the advanced knowledge and skills gained…
HLN712-1 Dissertation Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number…
HLN712-2 Dissertation Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number…
HLN712-3 Dissertation Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number…
HLN712-4 Dissertation Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN712-1, 2, 3 and 4 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over a number…
HLN750-1 Dissertation Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN750-1 and HLN750-2 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over two semesters. Assessment items…
HLN750-2 Dissertation Through undertaking a research project in a specialised area of practice, the dissertation provides the opportunity for you to develop advanced skills in the critical evaluation, interpretation and application of research. Together, HLN750-1 and HLN750-2 comprise a 48 credit point unit that can be studied over two semesters. Assessment items…
NSB334 Integrated Nursing Practice 4 This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and attributes required to successfully complete integrated off-campus nursing practice units. In preparation for the NSB335 Integrated Nursing Practice 5 capstone unit, clinical decision making and clinical practice skills are emphasised in this unit. All Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and…
NSN435 Integrated Professional Practice 1 (Primary Health Care) This first integrated professional practice unit will assist you to develop an understanding of how health determinants and population diversity impact health service delivery and develop skills in applying consumer based primary health care strategies. This unit provides supervised and supported professional practice experience to develop and apply coursework learning…
PCN520 Project (FT) New and exciting technologies are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Modern healthcare is a good example of a field where technology has had a huge impact in the way patients are diagnosed and treated. Graduates are increasingly involved in the research and development of new technologies and…
PUN704 Health Management Internship This unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems and skills of investigation and analysis of complex information, problems to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves placement in a health service or health policy organisation and the planning and execution of a…
PYB301 Psychology in the Community: Placement The aim of this unit is enable you to develop your work-literacy and work-readiness, by providing opportunities to apply psychological knowledge in workplace contexts, supported by activities that promote critical reflection on your learning and workplace practices. Your participation in this unit requires you to establish, conduct, and complete an…
PYN052-8 Research Thesis 8 PYN052 has 8 parts completed over years 2 and 3 full-time or years 3 to 6 part-time of the course. Students undertake in-depth research on a topic in clinical psychology and develop high-level skills in the evaluation, interpretation and application of research. They are required to submit a thesis or…
SWB201 Human Services Practice Placement 1 The professional human service role requires practitioners to demonstrate proficiency in applying relevant knowledge and skills in complex situations. In order to integrate and contextualise the theoretical knowledge you have obtained thus far in your human services course, you are required to undertake work integrated learning (WIL) where you will…
SWB314 Human Services Practice Placement 2 The purpose of SWB314 Human Services Practice Placement 2 is to prepare you for employment as a competent human services professionals. This unit enables you to further develop professionalism: notably your communication, assessment and intervention skills along with their your own practice framework while undertaking 350 hours of work practice…
SWB316 Social Work Field Education 1A This is a designated unit. The combined Social Work Field Education 1A and 1B units require students to complete 500 hours of professionally supervised, staff - monitored, field education in a period of not less than 65 days. In accordance with AASW requirements, students are required to engage in planned…
SWB317 Social Work Field Education 1B This is a designated unit. The combined Social Work Field Education 1A and 1B units require students to complete 500 hours of professionally supervised, staff - monitored, field education in a period of not less than 65 days. In accordance with AASW requirements, students are required to engage in planned…
SWB402 Social Work Field Education 2A To practise ethically, competently and accountably, social work practitioners demonstrate proficiency in applying relevant knowledge and skills in complex situations, meet the six AASW Practice Standards and comply with the Code of Ethics. In order to integrate and contextualise the theoretical knowledge students have obtained thus far in their course,…
SWB403 Social Work Field Education 2B To practise ethically, competently and accountably, social work practitioners demonstrate proficiency in applying relevant knowledge and skills in complex situations, meet the six AASW Practice Standards and comply with the Code of Ethics. In order to integrate and contextualise the theoretical knowledge students have obtained thus far in their course,…
SWB405 Advanced Social Work Project This unit enables students to undertake an in-depth study on an approved topic relevant to social work practice. To enable this, students will extend their knowledge and skills in undertaking various aspects of the research process as this relates to their investigation.…
SWB406 Transition to Practice This unit recognises that you are about to transition from university to social work practice and that you will need to sustain your professional and educational development. Accordingly, this final semester unit provides a dual platform for transition to practice and independent professional development.…
SWH310 Linking Social Work Theory and Practice It is imperative that social workers are able to clearly and concisely articulate well developed professional frameworks that guide practice. All frameworks include important ethical components which in the Australian context are informed by the AASW Code of Ethics (2010). It is offered at this point in the course as…
SWN003 Political Economy and Policy Making This unit recognizes the importance of political and economic factors for professional practitioners in the human service and social welfare sector. It describes and analyses the fundamentals of the Australian political system including the Parliamentary structures and law making processes at different levels of government. It explores the 'real politik'…

Information technology

Unit Synopsis
DXB203 Introduction to Web Design This unit provides an introduction to theories and skills underpinning the application of multimedia technology with the Creative Industries, providing a foundation of conceptual and practical skills related to contemporary modes of electronic hypermedia production, communication and publishing.…

Law and justice

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BSB111 Business Law and Ethics This unit integrates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics. The unit makes extensive use of cases in law and ethics to develop knowledge and skills that enable students to analyse, apply and evaluate the legal principles and ethical decision-making processes relevant…
JSB208 Gender, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System The Justice degree aims to produce competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, this degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. This unit explores patterns in gendered: 1. offending 2. victimisation, and 3. experiences with criminal…
JSB209 Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism The Justice degree aims to produce competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, the degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. This unit examines the impact of transnational organised crime (TOC) and terrorism on international security,…
LLB205 Equity and Trusts Equity & Trusts provides an understanding of the principles of equity and the law relating to trusts as required for admission to practice.…
LLB303 Evidence Evidence examines the rules and procedures relating to the reception of evidence in courts and tribunals, concerning facts that are either disputed or yet to be established before the commencement of proceedings.…
LLB306 Civil Procedure Civil Procedure provides an understanding of procedural law and the skills to resolve disputes, when necessary, through the process of litigation.…
LLB460 Competition Moots A If students have completed the foundation units in first year, perform well under pressure and have participated in at least one internal moot as counsel, they may, when expressions of interest are called for, apply for a place on a team for a moot competition for which academic credit is…
LLB461 Competition Moots B If students have completed the foundation units in first year, perform well under pressure and have participated in at least one internal moot as counsel, they may, when expressions of interest are called for, apply for a place on a team for a moot competition for which academic credit is…
LLB462 Learning in Professional Practice This unit provides students with the experience of working in a professional legal environment. Students can either apply for one of the advertised placement opportunities or organise their own placement in a legal work place. Students will perform legal work (similar to that of a graduate solicitor) for a minimum…
LLB463 Legal Clinic (Organised Program) In this unit, students are provided with the opportunity to see law in action through being involved in the delivery of community legal services, support and information. Students work with community legal centres and community support agencies in a variety of areas such as refugee, environmental, family violence and public…
LLB464 Legal Clinic (International) In this unit students are provided with the opportunity to see law in action through participation in an overseas placement or study tour. Students' work in their placements is supplemented with a program that deals with such topics as pre-trip preparation, intercultural capabilities, global perspectives, and career planning. Entry to…
LLH302 Ethics and the Legal Profession Ethics and the Legal Profession examines the legal and ethical responsibilities of a legal practitioner and develops in students the skills required to deal with the pressures that legal practitioners may face in their career.…
LLH305 Corporate Law Corporate law examines the laws and regulations relevant to registered companies. Knowledge of corporate law is required for admission to legal practice.…
LLH473 Independent Research Project Advanced research, writing, analytical and legal reasoning skills are essential to legal professionals for the purposes of the preparation of legal advice, opinions and arguments, proposals for law reform, reference and policy documents, teaching materials, and scholarly publications. This unit provides students with the advanced research and writing skills needed…
LPP113 Civil Litigation This unit builds on your undergraduate knowledge of civil litigation, torts and contract law by providing you with an understanding of the practices and procedures involved in resolving client disputes using civil litigation. It will provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of litigation practice, your legal research…
LPP114 Commercial This unit builds on your undergraduate knowledge of corporate law principles and commercial law by providing you with an understanding of the practices and procedures involved in utilising corporations for client purposes and an understanding of practices and procedures involved in the sale of a business. It will provide you…
LPP115 Property This unit builds on your undergraduate knowledge of property law by providing you with an understanding of the practices and procedures involved in property transactions such as transfers, mortgages and leases. It will provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of property, planning and revenue law, your legal…
LPP116 Electives This unit extends your knowledge of the substantive law and the practices and procedures on two areas of practice that you choose from the following list. You must choose two from the list to satisfy professional admission requirements and unit requirements. The unit will provide you with the opportunity to…
LPP117 Interaction This unit complements your study in LPP113 Civil Litigation and LPP115 Property. It provides you with an opportunity to build further your legal and fact research and analysis skills, your communication skills and your ability to manage complex legal work in a professional manner. It provides you further opportunities to…
LWN025 Research Project 1a In this unit, students undertake a supervised research project of about 10,000 words over one semester approved by the Director, Graduate Programs.…
LWN053 Research Project 1b In this unit, students undertake a supervised research project of about 10,000 words over one semester approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.…
LWN056 Research Project 1c In this unit, students undertake a supervised research project of about 10,000 words over one semester approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.…
LWN057 Research Project 1d In this unit, students undertake a supervised research project of about 10,000 words over one semester approved by the Director, Graduate Programs.…

Science and mathematics

Unit Synopsis
LQB502 Biomedical Work Integrated Learning A This unit provides you with the opportunity to gain industry-based experience through a supervised work placement. Within the workplace (normally a minimum of 120 hours [equivalent to 3 weeks full-time] and maximum of 240 hours) you will apply knowledge and skills developed during your course of study. Practising workplace related…
LQB503 Biomedical Work Integrated Learning B This unit provides you with the opportunity to extend industry-based experience through a supervised work placement. Within the workplace (normally a minimum of 120 hours [equivalent to 3 weeks full-time] and maximum of 240 hours) you will apply knowledge and skills developed during your course of study. Practising workplace related…
LQB504-1 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship Clinical physiologists work in multidisciplinary teams and with patients in the health care system in disciplines including: cardiac sciences, neurophysiology, respiratory sciences, sleep science and multidisciplinary practice. This 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive placement…
LQB504-2 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship Clinical physiologists work in multidisciplinary teams and with patients in the health care system in disciplines including: cardiac sciences, neurophysiology, respiratory sciences, sleep science and multidisciplinary practice. This 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive placement…
LQB504-3 Clinical Physiology Professional Internship Clinical physiologists work in multidisciplinary teams and with patients in the health care system in disciplines including: cardiac sciences, neurophysiology, respiratory sciences, sleep science and multidisciplinary practice. This 36 credit point work-integrated learning unit is the core element of the clinical physiology minor and consists of a full-time, intensive placement…
LQB512 BioInnovation and Entrepreneurship Project Employment opportunities in the global bioindustry span the gamut from research through to product marketing. Business development skills coupled with high-level generic skills (collaboration, communication, networking and professionalism) are as much in demand by the bioindustry as an advanced knowledge of bioscience disciplines. The BioInnovation & Entrepreneurship (BIE) Project Unit…
MAN700 Project This unit aims to provide a framework for you to apply the mathematically-founded analytical methods and quantitative techniques learned in other units in the course to real world problems relevant to you. You will gain expertise in problem formulation, problem solving and communication, involving mathematical techniques. Permission to enrol in…
MAN717 Minor Project Research in the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences can be intellectually challenging and rewarding and generally requires a knowledge base and a range of generic capabilities to be developed to a level that is not normally achieved in a bachelor degree of three years duration. This unit offers you the opportunity…
PCN540-1 Project (PT) New and exciting technologies are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life. Modern healthcare is a good example of a field where technology has had a huge impact in the way patients are diagnosed and treated. Graduates are increasingly involved in the research and development of new technologies and…