Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Science Communication and Public Engagement (BIME11080)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides an introduction to the fields of Science Communication and Public Engagement and their role in contemporary society. It examines the many purposes for science communication and the drivers which influence practices throughout the world.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 45,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1. On-going contribution to discussion boards (40% of the total mark).
2. Essay on a choice of topics related to science ommunication practice (60% of total mark).
|No Exam Information
| To provide students with an understanding of the practices of science communication and public engagement.
To equip students with an understanding of the role of science communication and public engagement in contemporary society.
To explore the drivers which influence the practice of science communication and public enagement worldwide.
To introduce students to concepts, tools and methodologies used in science communication and public engagement.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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