COMM06052 2013 COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENTISTS 1
This module aims to build learners confidence, competence and awareness in the theory and practice of communication skills in a scientific working environment.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate interpersonal skills in perception, listening, questioning, assertiveness and non-verbal communication.
Demonstrate effective collaboration in teamwork.
Recognise and demonstrate the need for strict quality assurance procedures during the preparation of scientific papers and reports.
Review, paraphrase and summarise peer reviewed scientific papers.
Visually represent scientific data in a manner that facilitates ease of communication.
Complete a class debate on a scientific topic in order to enhance oral communications skills and assertiveness skills.
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.
- 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
|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
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||5||Weekly||5.00|
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)