PHYL5503 Professional and Scientific Communication
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2021 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- 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
- Contact hours
- 1 lecture per week
2 workshop/practical classes per week
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.