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BIOL5556 Masters in Biological Sciences Research Presentation Skills

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline Restricted
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline Restricted
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Content
Participation in research group meetings, attendance at the School of Biological Sciences seminar series, and attendance at the School of Biological Sciences postgraduate seminar series are all compulsory elements of this unit. Students lead a discussion group following each seminar, which allows them to reflect on its general scientific value and on its effectiveness in communicating that science to a specialist audience. Students attend a formal workshop on the oral communication of science, which prepares them to present their own final seminar to the School of Biological Sciences based on their research practicum. Students also complete a workshop on communicating science to the general public and produce an article in the style of 'The Conversation' based on their own research dissertation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate intellectual 'ownership' of the piece of research completed; (2) orally communicate research findings; (3) identify key findings and choose relevant information for communication to a broad audience; and (4) identify key findings and choose relevant information for communication.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) final seminar; (2) conversation article; and (3) participation and leadership in seminars and research group meetings. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Jan Hemmi & Professor Jacqueline Batley
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 72520 Master of Biological Science or 74540 Master of Marine Biology (ID 1902) and satisfy eligibility criteria for research project or dissertation
Co-requisites:
Successful completion of Or Enrolment in Unit(s) BIOL5555 Masters in Biological Sciences Research Dissertation Part 4 (ID 6685)
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
seminar and discussion group: weekly; workshops: oral science communication and communicating science to the public
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