Science Communication (Level 5) (15 credits)

Scientific communication

The aim of this paper is to enable students to effectively communicate science ideas and concepts to both expert and non-expert audiences using both scientific and popular reporting approaches in individual and group contexts.

Content Outline:

  • The structure of a scientific report
  • The technical content of a scientific report
  • Collaborating to communicate
  • Abstract, summary, executive summary
  • Non-technical writing
  • Journalistic style and media reporting
  • Blogging
  • Writing policy
  • Cultural sensitivity in writing and presentations
  • The writer as entertainer
  • Spoken presentations, PowerPoint and posters
  • The speaker as entertainer


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