Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Academic Skills in Work and Human Resources

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Centre for Labour Studies

DESCRIPTION The study-unit allows students to obtain a general introduction to academia and it imparts the necessary academic skills including: writing and presentation skills; information technology skills; and academic literature searching and referencing skills.

Study-Unit Aims:

The main aim of this study-unit is to prepare students for academic life, academic writing, presentation skills and the use of IT.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Identify where to locate pertinent information such as online resources;
- Appraise techniques of note taking, reporting, academic writing and presentation skills;
- Understand the importance of academic referencing and the APA method.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- Locate resources within the University library including both physical and electronic material;
- Employ techniques of note taking, reporting skills and group work;
- Demonstrate competency in producing documents and presenting in class;
- Demonstrate introductory level of competency in referencing using the APA referencing system.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Bailey, S. (2014). Academic writing: a handbook for international students. UK: Routledge.
- University of Malta and Centre for Labour Studies websites:

Other notes will be distributed by the lecturers.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (15 Minutes) Yes 40%
Assignment Yes 60%

Manwel Debono
Suzanne Piscopo

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