Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.
The rights of authors of literary and artistic works (such as books and other writings, musical compositions, paintings, sculpture, computer programs and films) are protected by copyright, for a minimum period of 50 years after the death of the author.
A multidisciplinary approach (termed webbed by Fogarty) brings together a number of subject areas in a single course with themes, problems, topics, or issues as the focus for the students' learning. The themes selected as the focus in an integrated course may function in different ways. The themes can delineate an area in which practical decisions have to be made and which serve as a focal point of interdisciplinary thinking. Tasks to be undertaken by the professional may also be used as a focus for integrated teaching. In task-based learning within this approach, the learning is concerned not only with mastery of the tasks but with learning related to the tasks, including an understanding of the relevant basic and applied medical sciences. In multidisciplinary teaching, the contributions of the individual disciplines to the theme are stated implicitly in the curriculum documents and the timetables..' Thus, in a trans-disciplinary approach the disciplines become part of the learner's real world experience and through these they filter the broader aims and goals of the integrated curriculum. In this environment, the learner is driven to find out as dictated by the prescribed tasks.
Last date updated on June, 2014