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BI5004: PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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 Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr John Baird

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

  • MSci Biological Sciences
  • Programme Level 5

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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week8

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for the manuscript. Feedback will be provided as written comments.

Learning Outcomes
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 0
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Feedback

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.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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