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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.
|Session||Full Year||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course will consider good practice in relation to communicating biological science to the public.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Written manuscript (2000 words)(100%) and an oral presentation.
Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment
Formative assessment will be provided during interactions in workshops and seminars, during meetings with supervisors and employers, and during student-led presentations.
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.