Successful study at degree level necessitates the development of analytical, technological, communication and academic skills. The MSci Bioveterinary Sciences program also requires the students to build on their animal handling skills. These skills will be developed in an appropriate vocational context by focusing on the key features of the bioveterinary science sector within the animal industry in addition to the academic requirements of the course as a whole.

This will include consideration of the types and characteristics of the organisations within the sector and the internal and external factors which influence their activities. The Student will be taught about hypothesis testing, experimental design, data collection, basic mathematical and statistical concepts and data presentation, and how these methods are put into practice

Delivery of the module aims to meet the needs of a diverse student profile and will therefore adopt a flexible approach centered around the personal development planning process and the previous experience of the student.

This module is intended to provide the essential academic, critical, technical and personal skills to maximize their academic achievement, learning and career progression.

The module also provides a foundation for the future development of graduate level academic and professional skills later in the course. The module will introduce a reflective practical competency log that will be an aspect of the student’s practical competency throughout the course.