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Science is constantly in the news, but how much do you know about how research gets to be news? How do you know you can trust what you read? If you have a great idea, do you know how to protect it and start a company? Science and Society will explain how the scientific media work and how to critically assess what you read. You will learn about scientific ethics by studying high profile cases of fraud. You will learn about intellectual property, how to protect it and how to use it from real-life entrepreneurs and those who support them.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The importance of scientific engagement with the public, government/policy makers and research peers will be revealed. The process of successfully taking an original scientific idea to the marketplace will be described. We will show how to pitch a complex scientific concept to a general audience.
Responsible Conduct of Research by Adil E Shamoo and David B Resnik (Oxford University Press (2009)).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%):
Peer review of presentations.