COMM06052 2013 COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENTISTS 1

General Details

Full Title
COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENTISTS 1
Transcript Title
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION
Code
COMM06052
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMM - Communication
Department
ASCI - Applied Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Cait Coyle
Programme Membership
SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science
Description

This module aims to build learners confidence, competence and awareness in the theory and practice of communication skills in a scientific working environment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate interpersonal skills in perception, listening, questioning, assertiveness and non-verbal communication.

2.

Demonstrate effective collaboration in teamwork.

3.

Recognise and demonstrate the need for strict quality assurance procedures during the preparation of scientific papers and reports.  

4.

Review, paraphrase and summarise peer reviewed scientific papers.

5.

Visually represent scientific data in a manner that facilitates ease of communication.

6.

Complete a class debate on a scientific topic in order to enhance oral communications skills and assertiveness skills.

7.

Demonstrate improved ability to research, critically appraise, interpret and present information on a scientific topic in a structured format by completing a project. The student will show their ability to plan, organise and adequately research the subject matter, in addition to their time management skills. Satisfatory citing and referencing will be required.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

  • Citing and referencing methods for an array of formats of scientific information.
  • Preparation of abstracts on peer reviewed scientific literature.
  • Technical reviews of scientific reports.
  • Debate(s) on scientific topics.
  • Research project (and associated milestone assignments).

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual Project Research Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 3,4,7
2 Abstract(s) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 4
3 Technical Reviews Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 3
4 Debate Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 14 % UNKNOWN 1,2,6
5 Poster Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 6 % UNKNOWN 2,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Alley, Michael: The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid, New York : Springer, 2003.

Montgomery, Scott L: The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing & Publishing) University of Chicago Press (2003)

Scanlon, E (Ed), Hill R (Ed), Junker K (ed) Communicating Science: Professional Contexts: Reader 1 (Open University Reader) Routledge (Dec 1998)

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None