Professional Issues - ICM-PI

Technology School
14 weeks
Blended Learning

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About this course

The aim of this module is to promote awareness of legal and regulatory issues which affect you as information systems professionals; to introduce the professional bodies of relevance to you, and to encourage debate on some of the major issues of concern to the information systems world.

Core content:
  • legislation and regulations of relevance to the information systems professional – for example data protection, copyright and computer misuse 
  • professional responsibilities, professional societies and codes of practice – for example those of the BCS
  • contemporary issues relating to information capability management
  • history of computing
This short course is a module from the Information Capability Management (ICM) PgCert, PgDip, MSc course.

Keeping courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

What you will learn

  • evaluate and contribute to the debate on issues of importance to today’s information systems users and professionals
  • appraise how legislation and regulation affect the context within which information systems professionals’ work
  • interpret legal and regulatory issues in relation to professional practice
  • compare and evaluate the relevant professional societies and their codes of practice
  • interpret contemporary professional issues in relation to personal

How will this course help my career?

Supports the development of you as an agile information professional.

Successful completion of this module assessment will count as 10 credits towards an information capability management named award (PgCert, PgDip or MSc).

This module is accredited by CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals).

Before you attend

In preparation for your attendance on this course, you will need:
  • a first or second class honours degree, or equivalent, in science, engineering or mathematics
  • alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable
  • you must complete the Foundations of Information Systems module

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?

Blended Learning

How will you be assessed?

Assessed coursework.

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