Postgraduate Course: Science Communication/Public Engagement or Science Education Research Project (BIME11053)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The projects are being offered by Institute for Science and Technology Studies and EDPer (Edinburgh Physics Education Research). The project supervisor will undertake to instruct students on the analysis and research methods required for the project and this approach is consistent with their approach for students (on other programmes undertaking a Masters dissertation) with no previous knowledge of social science/science education research methodologies. In addition the projects will draw on the aggregated learning outcomes of the core courses.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 25,
Fieldwork Hours 100,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 100,
Other Study Hours 350,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A dissertation of 10,000 words. (100%)
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate:
Science Communication/Public Engagement project:
* Critical analysis of relevant science communication literature.
* Ability to critically appraise public engagement case-studies and methodologies.
* Ability to apply conceptual tools and theoretical approaches for the study of public engagement from a social science perspective.
Science Education Research Project:
* Ability to critically appraise science education literature.
* Application of research tools and strategies in investigating a problem/phenomenon in science education.
* Demonstrate the interplay between formal and informal science learning and how science communication activities can enhance and enrich formal education.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Mrs Marie Manson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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