PHYL5503 Professional and Scientific Communication

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Effective and clear communication (written and verbal) are essential in the workplace as well as in the discipline of science. Strong communication skills are essential to allow clarity when sharing results and their interpretation and when conveying information to peers as well as to the general public, including clients or patients. Communicating clearly, both verbal and non-verbally is also fundamental to good collaboration between scientists and within any workplace. This unit will introduce you to professional conduct and communication in the workplace with both colleagues and clients. This unit will also focus on scientific communication both in written form and by oral delivery.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate professional conduct in the workplace; (2) produce written work of high scientific standard; and (3) present advanced-level information and results through oral presentations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment; (2) continuous assessments; and (3) oral presentations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Helmy Mulders and Dr Helen Goulios
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Audiological Sciences (73560)
PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation
PHYL5510 Physiology of the Auditory System
PHYL5504 Basic Adult Hearing Assessment
Contact hours
1 lecture per week
2 workshop/practical classes per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.