FDSC50000 Innov. & Impact for Scientists

Academic Year 2018/2019

An essential requirement for a future career in the public or private sectors is to appreciate the importance of innovation within research and also the impact of that research. Design thinking is a process used in this module to look at your research from the end users perspective. This 3 day module uses a combination of theory and teaching, with practical examples, workshops to show you the process for understanding what questions you are trying to answer and what needs you are trying to meet. Postgraduates at all stages of their research will find this module of use

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module students should be able to:
- understand the role of design thinking in innovation
- Describe examples of innovation driving progress in commercial and non commercial sectors
- write confidently about the impact of their research, what they are doing, for who, and why
- develop a slide set summarising the impact their research has

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Description % of Final Grade Timing
Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment


Throughout the Trimester


This module is not passable by compensation


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible.