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• this 6th century course, this is designed to consider the often complex and conflicting interface between science and the media
• as such it complements the development of graduate attributes and enhanced study by providing an opportunity to move outside disciplines and consider broader contexts
• using various examples, we determine how "the science" is determined and how different strands of the media, from academic to social, filter that message
• the themes addressed are topical for today’s society including scientific and media methods, genetically modified foods, vaccination, covid-19, global warming and fracking
• varied and novel assessment strategies further enhance the student experience providing a range of challenges for students from any discipline
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
How is scientific evidence constructed? How can we determine “good” science from “bad” science? How is science presented in different media? These questions will be addressed through critical analysis of modern and historical case studies exploring the interaction between science and media.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
4x continuous assessments 25% each
Resit: resubmission of failed elements
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|