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EES200 - Communicating Science

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

John Cripps Clark

Campus contact:

J Cripps Clark (Burwood (Melbourne))

Linda Hobbs (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1x 1 hour Class weeks 1-4

1x 3 hour Seminar weeks 1-11

Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin


This unit explores the variety of forms through which science information is communicated. Specialised science communicators can appreciate the important role that communication plays in improving scientific literacy and providing accurate and relevant scientific information to the public. This unit is designed to help students to develop skills in researching, collating, and analysing data to present in a form that is suitable and appropriate for the particular audience. This includes mastering oral, written and visual communication modes. The unit content includes Scientific communication; Reporting of scientific research; Communication strategies for a variety of audiences; Science and the public; Science and the media; Use of media to promote communication; Public construction of scientific ideas, and interpersonal and organisational communication.


Presentation 30% (group assignment)

Scientific Poster 30% (individual assignment)

Blog 40% (individual assignment)

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