PATH5114 Research Communication

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
In combination with the prerequisite unit PATH5113 this unit has been designed to introduce students to the manner in which original scientific research should be undertaken and help develop the skills required to communicate their findings. Students will develop their communication skills and ability to explain research to both scientific and lay audiences by producing a research blog, abstract, and poster presentation for assessment. Co-requisite research units will also assess dissertation and seminar based communication of the students own research, providing a breadth of experience across the major communication styles used by contemporary researchers.
Students are able to (1) formulate and structure laboratory research findings to the standard suitable for presentation to a forum of scientific peers or at scientific meetings and (2) communicate effectively to a lay audience or the general public.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) contemporary communication piece and (2) formal scientific communication piece. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Clayton Fragall
Unit rules
PATH5113 Research Project Proposal and either (PATH5115 Research Project Part 1 or PATH5117 Research Project Part 1)
PATH5116 Research Project Part 2 or PATH5118 Research Project Part 2
Contact hours
tutorial/workshops: 1 hour per week
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