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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Teaches students the tools and strategies to present data analytics insight in a clear and accessible manner to aid decision-making. Focuses heavily on practice-based learning where students repeat the cycle of practice, feedback and reflection. Targeted individual feedback will be provided by student peers and the teaching team.

Unit content

Role of data visualization in providing information insight.
Contemporary data visualization tools and techniques.
Data visualization best practices.
Translating quantitative data into accessible information.
Effective use of visualizations in reports and presentations.
Information-based communication and presentation skills.
Self-reflection for improving communication.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1understand the role of visualization in converting data into actionable informationCreativity
2demonstrate ability to utilize visualization tools and techniquesCreativity
3evaluate appropriate visualization tools and techniques to present data insightCreativity
4effective communication skills to present information for decision-makingCommunication and social skills
5appraise own practices through self-reflection and feedback to improve communication skills.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the role of visualization in converting data into actionable information
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. demonstrate ability to utilize visualization tools and techniques
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. evaluate appropriate visualization tools and techniques to present data insight
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. effective communication skills to present information for decision-making
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. appraise own practices through self-reflection and feedback to improve communication skills.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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