Epigeum Online Training

Epigeum Online Training

The University has paid for an institutional subscription for access to a number of the Epigeum online courses.  They are available via an external website hosted by Oxford University Press (the owners of Epigeum).  This content is available to all SHU staff and students.  Epigeum have refreshed their online platform and updated some of the modules and content to provide an improved user experience.  (You are advised to access these using Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge to gain full functionality as users have reported difficulties when using Internet Explorer).  The link to the site is https://courses.epigeum.com/ and from here you can create or login to your account.  Please see here for details on how to create your account.  If you had an account prior to 1 August 2019, you will need to create a new account to access the refreshed platform.

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Introduction to Research Skills

  • The importance of skills training and features of the Research Skills programme (60 mins)

Becoming an Ethical Researcher (150 mins)

  • Ethical decision-making
  • Underpinning values for ethical research
  • Ethical concerns associated with different forms of research
  • Ethical concerns associated with different research methods and activities

Research Ethics in Practice (105 minutes)

  • Working with human participants
  • Understanding research ethics approval
  • Working ethically in challenging circumstances
  • Working ethically in a global environment

Research Integrity

  • Research Integrity – Arts and humanities
  • Research Integrity – Biomedical sciences
  • Research Integrity – Engineering and technology
  • Research Integrity – Natural and physical sciences
  • Research Integrity – Social and behavioural sciences

Enhancing Research Impact 

  • An introduction to research impact (55 mins)
  • The research impact process (120 mins)
  • Tools and techniques for research impact (155 mins)
  • Writing about impact:  Guidance and templates (55 mins)

Research Methods

  • Research methods in the arts and humanities (150 mins)
  • Research methods in literature review (180 mins)
  • Research methods in the sciences (180 mins)
  • Research methods in the social sciences (180 mins)

Transferable Skills

  • Getting published in the arts (150 mins)
  • Getting published in the sciences (120 mins)
  • Intellectual property in the research context (150 mins)
  • Career planning in the sciences (150 mins)
  • Career planning in the arts, humanities and social sciences (150 mins)
  • Working with your supervisor (120 mins)
  • Managing your research project (180 mins)
  • Conferences, presenting and networking (120 mins)

Entrepreneurship in the research context

  • Academic entrepreneurship:  An introduction (150 mins)
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities:  Recognition and evaluation (180 mins)
  • Entrepreneurial resources:  People, teams and finance (180 mins)

Professional Skills for Research Leaders

  • PSRL – Introduction (90 mins)
  • Developing and consolidating your research career (165 mins)
  • Funding your research (120 mins)
  • Managing a research team (180 mins)
  • Research collaboration (150 mins)
  • Communicating your research (210 mins)

Statistical Methods – Biomedical Sciences / Business / Engineering / Natural Sciences / Social Sciences

  • Introduction – Statistics in the context of research (135 mins)
  • Thinking statistically – Describing data well (105 mins)
  • Thinking statistically – Making good generalisations (115 mins)
  • Which hypothesis test should I use? (108 mins)
  • Statistical modelling (101 mins)
  • Analysis of categorical data (91 mins)
  • Conclusion:  Putting your skills into practice (86 mins)

Supervising Doctoral Studies

  • Introduction:  The doctoral context (60 mins)
  • Attracting and selecting doctoral applicants (75 mins)
  • Approaching supervision (75 mins)
  • Setting your candidate on the right course (90 mins)
  • Managing progress (105 mins)
  • Expectations and preparing for examination (90 mins)
  • Issues in supervision (90 mins)
  • Continuing your supervisory development (60 mins)
  • Conclusion:  Practice scenarios and full programme resources (25 mins)

 Teaching and Development

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Teaching Online (960 minutes)

  • Introduction to teaching online
  • Mastering online pedagogy
  • Designing and developing your online course
  • Being a successful online teacher
  • Using technology tools for teaching online
  • Studying online – a guide for students

University Teaching: Core Skills (replaces University and College Teaching)

Strand 1: Introduction: Your Role in University Teaching and Learning (56 minutes)

  • Thinking about teaching
  • The higher education context
  • Your training needs

Strand 2: Planning and Preparing Learning Activities (241 minutes)

  • Introduction to key principles
  • Planning and contextualising
  • Approaches to active learning
  • Active learning for online or blended delivery
  • Developing learning resources

Strand 3: Teaching and Supporting Learning (80 minutes)

  • Engaging and motivating learners
  • Group work that works
  • Laboratory and practical settings
  • Environments outside of the university

Strand 4: Assessment and Feedback (94 minutes)

  • Assessment for learning
  • Feedback
  • Marking and grading

Strand 5: Addressing Barriers to Student Success (75 minutes)

  • Including all students
  • Supporting students’ wellbeing
  • Looking after yourself and looking out for others

Strand 6: Reviewing your Teaching (68 minutes)

  • Evaluating your teaching
  • Rethinking and redesigning
  • Milestones and pathways for professional development

Teaching and Assessment for Nursing and Allied Health Educators (309 minutes)

  • Clinical teaching and learning
  • Clinical assessment, feedback and evaluation