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EES200 - Communicating Science

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Cripps Clark
Campus contact:

J Cripps Clark (Burwood (Melbourne))

L Hobbs (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week. 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)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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