Postgraduate Course: Principles and Practice in Public Engagement with Science (BIME11087)
|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||The 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
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 critical understanding of key guiding principles in public engagement.
- An ability to apply theoretical principles in practice in the development of a needs analysis.
- A critical understanding of the evaluation process and its role in enhancing quality in public engagement.
- An ethos of reflective practice (a key professional skill), transferable across all aspects of the programme and in professional practice.
|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