Communication in Science for Exchange Students

Course description Communication in Science for Exchange Students
Year: 2018-2019
Catalog number: 3127EXC01Y
Teacher(s):
  • J.F. O'Sullivan
  • L. de Looij
  • D. Donato
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 2
Level: 300
Period:
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Description

In the line course Communication in Science (CIS), students learn the principles of scientific communication which they need to become professional writers and presenters. Students complete several assignments related to scientific writing and presenting which are integrated into the modules. Throughout the year activities include a presentation training, write an article review, prepare a duo presentation and write a scientific report of a laboratory practical.

Course objectives - semester 1

After the first semester of year 2, the student will:
• be able to communicate their analysis of a scientific article;
• have developed skills in concise, formal writing;
• have developed skills in writing a scientific report;
• have gained experience in giving constructive peer feedback;
• have learned to deliver a scientific presentation
• have learned techniques for giving effective and memorable presentations in English

Course objectives - semester 2

After the second semester of year 2, the student will:
• have developed skills in writing an argumentative essay;
• have developed skills in concise, formal writing;
• have developed skills writing conference proceedings
• have gained experience in giving constructive peer feedback;
• have learned to deliver a scientific presentation
• have learned techniques for giving effective and memorable presentations in English

Mode of instruction

The line course Communication in Science (CIS) is a form of transmodular education that is integrated within the modules. CIS is taught via lectures, work groups, self-study, video training and individual tutorials. Students build up a portfolio containing all assessments and feedback. The course makes use of the electronic learning environment Blackboard.

Information for exchange students

This module is part of an English taught third semester of the bachelor’s programme in Biomedical Sciences at Leiden University Medical Center. Combining biomedical modules with modules from other programmes in Leiden is difficult or impossible due to different scheduling schemes. Exchange students with sufficient relevant background knowledge in biology/biomedicine are therefore encouraged and advised to choose the entire module package indicated (by an *) below.

Immunology (BW), 9 EC*
Infectious Agents And Immunity, 6 EC*
Introduction to the Neurosciences 6, EC*
Design and analysis of Biomedical Studies, 6 EC*

Line education
Communication in Science for Exchange students, 2 EC*

Additional options:
Biomedical Academic Scientific Training for Exchange Students, 2 EC
and/or
Applied Electrophysiology for Exchange students, 2 EC

A minimum number of applicants is required for continuation of the optional components.

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