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BI5004: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

Students will write a scientific document and a document aimed at a public audience and present their work to a mixed audience of specialists and non-specialists. Students will submit their public written document for publication. Skills in communicating complex ideas in clear and simple language will be developed. Students will also take advantage through the academic year of opportunities to communicate science to a public audience e.g. in radio and TV interviews and at science festivals – these will be assessed formatively.

During peer-review sessions students will gain experience in evaluating communication documents and in providing critical and constructive comments.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr John Baird
  • Professor Samuel Martin

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSci Biological Sciences
  • Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will consider good practice in relation to communicating biological science to the public.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSci Biological Sciences

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Written manuscript (2000 words)(100%) and an oral presentation.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be provided during interactions in workshops and seminars, during meetings with supervisors and employers, and during student-led presentations.

Feedback

Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for the manuscript. Feedback will be provided as written comments. Students who are identified as having difficulty in successfully completing the coursework assessment task will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions.

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