Postgraduate Course: Principles and Practice in Public Engagement with Science (II) (BIME11129)
|School||Deanery 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 students with the opportunity to explore, through case studies, innovative approaches to science communication and public engagement with a focus on project development, audience segmentation, collaborations, evaluation, legacy and impact.
The course will use a case study approach to scrutinise project, management, creativity, evaluation, development and delivery and legacy of a science communication/public engagement project.
Students will have an opportunity to engage with practitioners to analyse and develop their understanding of the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of a science communication/public engagement project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Project Proposal (60%)
Assessed Discussion (40%)
||Feedback will be ongoing through the online discussion boards.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- develop appropriate skills and approaches for project management and development
- develop appropriate skills and approaches for promotion and marketing
- develop skills and to reflect on the role of evaluation
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students will develop generic cognitive skills (e.g. evaluation, critical analysis) through analysing projects; Communication and IT skills through engagement in the course and analysis of evaluation data and develop a sense of the accountability required in project management together with a sense of team working and collaboration.
||This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access, of which will be made available to registered users.
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Mr Stephen Graham
Tel: (0131 6)51 5232