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Module

BMS3016 : Science Communication

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Harley Stevenson-Cocks
  • Other Staff: Dr Niki Rust, Ms Karen Bidewell
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

•To introduce science communication as a skill and as a career choice.
•To explore a range of careers in communication and understand the relationship of these careers to bioscience.
•To examine and compare the principles and techniques of science communication in different media and when catering to different audiences.
•To develop students’ communication, teamworking and overall employability skills by creating a short portfolio of work showcasing their skills in science communication.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will include:
•How to write for the web
•Regular practice in producing web-based content
•Science communication and the public
•Science communication in the classroom
•Science communication in the media
Science communication within science
•Science communication and policy

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable