Postgraduate Course: Science Communication and Public Engagement Dissertation (BIME11135)
|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 involves producing an extended piece of scholarship (dissertation) which is distinguishable from assessed course work by the greater depth of investigation, analysis, comprehension and critique demonstrate. The dissertation should have a clear focus with definable objectives and boundaries, achievable in the time and word limit available.
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,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 0,
Summative Assessment Hours 30,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formative feedback will be provided through dissertation supervision meetings and summative feedback will be provided when the final mark is released following the Board of Examiners meeting.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- plan and execute a research or practical project.
- utilise relevant literature sources.
- demonstrate understanding on the field, drawing on learning from the programme and wider literature.
- demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis, discussion and conclusions of the dissertation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Generic cognitive skills (e.g. evaluation, critical analysis);
communication, and IT skills; and
autonomy, accountability and working with others.
||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.
|Keywords||Science communication,public engagement,critical thinking,knowledge,understanding,application
|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3258
|Course secretary||Ms Jenn Liedtke
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160