Science Communication and Public Engagement - BIOS6003

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Dan Lloyd checkmark-circle

Overview

Recent events have illustrated the importance of ensuring that science is communicated effectively to non-scientific audiences. This module considers best practice in science communication, making use of case studies that illustrate its importance in developing an informed and empowered public, while developing skills in different modes of communication that enhance future employability.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 128
Contact Hours: 22
Total: 150

Availability

Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Essay (1,000 words) – 30%
• Science Communication Strategy Portfolio (equivalent to 2,500 words) – 70%
The Science Communication Strategy Portfolio is a compulsory sub-element and therefore must be passed in order to complete the module.

Indicative reading

The University is committed to ensuring that core reading materials are in accessible electronic format in line with the Kent Inclusive Practices. The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in science communication and public engagement;
2. Apply principles of good science communication and public engagement in a practical context;
3. Articulate the significance of science communication and public engagement for society.

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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