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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))

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1x 1 hour Class weeks 1-4

1x 3 hour Seminar weeks 1-11

Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin

Content

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.

Assessment

Presentation 30% (group assignment)

Scientific Poster 30% (individual assignment)

Blog 40% (individual assignment)

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2526$2730

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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