YEI-61812 Continuous Course (DL)


Credits 12.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Distance Tutorial
Distance group work
Course coordinator(s)dr. AGJ Kuipers
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. AB Bonnema
dr. ir. GJ van Woudenbergh
dr. JN Leerlooijer
Examiner(s)dr. ir. AB Bonnema
dr. ir. GJ van Woudenbergh

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NOTE: this course is taught specifically for the students in Distance Learning Specialization and is not available in academic year 2015/2016 for the on-Campus students. Self-registration for this course is not possible.
The continuous course has two major elements, skills building and a project.
Skills building focuses on the following skills:
1. Online study and communication skills (e.g. ICT, active cooperation in groupwork, intercultural communication, giving and receiving feedback).
2. Academic skills (project management, information literacy, scientific writing, presentation skills, argumentation skills, reflective learning).
The project relates to the content of the online specialization itself, and also comprises training of specific content-related skills. For the online specialization Plant Breeding the project focuses on translating principles of plant breeding into design, and on the synthesis and writing of a breeding programme that includes and connects all relevant aspects on a multidisciplinary level. The project of the online specialization Epidemiology and Public Health focuses on intervention mapping, and writing a grant proposal.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- perform a project in an international team;
- determine the project aims, develop a project plan and formulate tasks on the basis of disciplinary knowledge and general academic skills and attitude;
- contribute to the execution of the project at an academic level by retrieval, selection and analysis of information;
- integrate relevant research-based information into scientifically correct written report, and present and defend conclusions and recommendations in a professional and well-argued way;
- implement reflective learning by assessment of, and reflection on, personal functioning in a professional team;
- give and receive feedback in writing and verbally, based on assessment of the contribution of other team members to team performance and execution of project tasks.


The final mark includes the following elements:
- 50% of the mark is based on the skills portfolio:
- marks for the skills modules;
- portfolio including papers describing team process and individual process.
- 50% of the mark is based on the project, which differs between the online specialization Plant Breeding and the online specialization Epidemiology and Public Health. Further details will be announced on the course website.


Skills building: literature provided via Blackboard. Project: Specific literature available via Blackboard. In addition, students need to search for relevant project related literature.

Compulsory for: MNHNutrition and HealthMScE: Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health1DL+2DL+3DL+4DL+5DL+6DL