Undergraduate Course: MPhys Project Presentation (PHYS11049)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The MPhys Project Presentation course aims to identify and develop key scientific presentation skills required to work in a physics-based research or development environment. Students will present their MPhys project research to scientific peers and to members of the public interested in science.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
20% written assessment to be presented on the MPhys twiki page
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify the key concepts that are essential in a concise presentation of a research project, taking into account the needs of different audiences
- prepare and present an oral summary of the aims, methods and results of the research project at a level suitable for their peers
- design and produce a web-based summary of an aspect of the research project appropriate for a lay audience with an interest in science
- handle technical and general questions about their research project in an authoritative and professional manner
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students successfully completing this course will have experience of presenting and defending technical work, both orally and in written format, and at tailoring presentations for different audiences.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||A presentation workshop is held at the end of Semester 1.
Students will give a formative practise oral presentation in January.
Students will submit the public summary and deliver the oral presentation at the end of Semester 2.
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Blythe
Tel: (0131 6)50 5105
|Course secretary||Miss Yolanda Zapata-Perez
Tel: (0131 6)51 7067