Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Science Communication and Public Engagement (BIME11080)
|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 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 public engagement and the drivers which influence practices throughout the world.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 25,
Summative Assessment Hours 30,
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. Written assignment (60% of the total mark)".
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A developing ability to critically engage with study material.
- To critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge of the drivers and contexts of science communication and public engagement in contemporary society.
- A critical engagement with communication and learning styles theory.
- Critical engagement with questions and challenges on concepts, tools and methods used in science communication and public engagement.
|Reading material will be released on a week-by-week basis throughout the duration of the course.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||This course will be taught entirely by distance learning, using the virtual learning environment Blackboard Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by secure username and password access, of which will be made available to matriculated students.
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Ms Jenn Liedtke
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160