Postgraduate Course: 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' for science communication and public engagement (BIME11142)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will explore the use of 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' for science communication and public engagement for example 'gaming', 3D modelling, simple programming, virtual and augmented reality, information visualization, digital manufacture.
This course will explore the use of 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' for science communication and public engagement for example ¿gaming¿, 3D modelling, simple programming, virtual and augmented reality, information visualization, digital manufacture.
The course will explore the underpinning principles and ethos of a range of 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' practices and develop student understanding of their application in science communication and public engagement contexts. Students will develop an understanding of 'Digital Making' and 'Information Visualisation' topics from a theoretical and practice-based approach and will develop an understanding of how to utilise these approaches in a science communication context.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Create a 3-5 minute video describing how you might use an aspect of 'digital making' to engage with an adult audience. Do some basic editing on this e.g. add some intro music and a picture within the video. (90%)«br /»
List of relevant literature references. (10%)«br /»
||Students will be given formative feedback during sessions. Students will produce a weekly 200-300 word blog post summarizing their understanding and experience of each topic and will receive feedback on the posts.
Summative feedback will be provided with the marks for the assessments as per university guidelines.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A critical understanding of the principles and ethos of each of the digital making and information visualization areas covered in the course.
- An ability to utilise digital making and information visualization effectively.
- An ability to creatively utilise digital making and information visualization for science communication and public engagement.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students will develop evaluation and critical analysis skills, communication and engagement skills and IT skills.
Students will develop the ability to apply learning in practice, develop practical skills and develop the ability to apply knowledge, understanding, skills in various contexts.
|Keywords||Science communication,public engagement,digital manufacture,information visualization,gaming,v
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Mr Andrew Le Tissier
Tel: (0131 6)51 4075