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List of Subject-Specific Competences

1. Analysing, synthesising and summarising information critically, including prior research.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems.
3. Appreciating issues of sample selection, accuracy, precision and uncertainty during collection, recording and analysis of data in the field and laboratory.
4. Collecting and integrating several lines of evidence to formulate and test hypotheses.
5. Collecting, recording and analysing data using appropriate techniques in the field and laboratory.
6. Communicating appropriately to a variety of audiences in written, verbal and graphical forms.
7. Developing an adaptable and flexible approach to study and work.
8. Developing the skills necessary for self-managed and lifelong learning (eg working independently, time management and organisation skills).
9. Evaluating performance as an individual and a team member.
10. Identifying and working towards targets for personal, academic and career development.
11. Identifying individual and collective goals and responsibilities and performing in a manner appropriate to these roles.
12. Planning, conducting, and reporting on investigations, including the use of secondary data.
13. Preparing, processing, interpreting and presenting data, using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and packages.
14. Receiving and responding to a variety of information sources (e.g. textual, numerical, verbal, graphical).
15. Recognising and respecting the views and opinions of other team members.
16. Recognising and using subject-specific theories, paradigms, concepts and principles.
17. Recognising the moral and ethical issues of investigations and appreciating the need for professional
codes of conduct.
18. Referencing work in an appropriate manner.
19. Solving numerical problems using computer and non-computer based techniques.
20. Undertaking field and laboratory investigations in a responsible and safe manner, paying due attention to risk assessment, rights of access, relevant health and safety regulations, and sensitivity to the impact of investigations on the environment and stakeholders.
21. Using the Internet critically as a means of communication and a source of information.