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Course unit

A course unit is the unit of teaching in a degree programme. It should have a coherent and explicit set of ↑learning outcomes, expressed in terms of ↑competences to be obtained, and appropriate assessment criteria. Course units can have a various number of credits.[1] Individual course units can be combined to form ↑modules. There are different types of courses in higher education. Some examples are: -  the lecture course, where the teacher gives lectures with minimal interaction with the students; -  the seminar, where students may prepare and present their original written work for discussion and critique; -  the tutorial course, where a small group of students work on a topic and meet with the teacher regularly for discussion and guidance; -  the laboratory course, where most work takes place in a laboratory. The terms "course unit" and "module" are often used synonymously.

[1] Tuning Educational Structures in Europe II: Universities contribution to the Bologna Process, ed. by González, J.; Wagenaar, R., University of Deusto 2005, pp. 163-164; URL: http://tuning.unideusto.org/tuningeu/ (9.5.2006).

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