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This subject provides advanced critical appraisal of contemporary and controversial issues in vision science. Each week, students will attend a 1-hour seminar on recent research completed in the vision sciences. Students will also attend a 1 hour discussion of a recent publication in the field (reflecting a fundamental idea or a controversy of competing ideas or empirical evidence), that will form that basis of critical discussion. The choice of issues to be discussed will be determined at the start of the subject.
Intended learning outcomes
- A detailed understanding of selected contemporary issues in vision science.
- The capacity to critically appraise theoretical concepts and empirical tests of those concepts.
- The capacity to articulate complex ideas in both an oral and written format.
- An appreciation of these topics in a broader picture.
At the completion of the subject, students should gain skills in:
- High level oral and written communication and presentation skills.
- Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of their specialised discipline.
- Leading group discussions of complex issues, and providing persuasive intellectual arguments.
- The ability to examine critically, synthesise, and evaluate knowledge.
- Critical and creative thinking with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
Last updated: 10 January 2020