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Postgraduate Course: Principles and Practice in Public Engagement with Science (BIME11087)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe field of public engagement has undergone rapid development in the last decade and public engagement is emerging as an area of academic scholarship, grounded in practice. Whilst many different methodologies and approaches for public engagement exist, generic guiding principles are emerging which can be applied, regardless of the methodology or type of engagement. We will explore these guiding principles and consider evaluation methodologies and their role in the enhancement of quality public engagement. Personal attributes and the value of reflective practice will be explored and discussed using contextual examples
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Online Activities 45, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Preparation and submission of a ┐mock┐-grant proposal.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
An understanding of key guiding principles in public engagement.
Application of the guiding principles of public engagement in the development of a public engagement proposal.
An understanding of the evaluation process and its role in enhancing quality in public engagement.
An ethos of reflective practice, transferable across all aspects of the course.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
Email: E.Stevenson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
Email: Lauren.Sandford@ed.ac.uk
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