COMMUNICATING SCIENCE AND HEALTH

HBS3CSH

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this capstone subject students will extend their discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and their skills in strategic communication through the opportunity to work within an internal consultancy based at La Trobe University. Students are introduced to real-world communication challenges through interactions with community and non-profit organisations and will be tasked with developing a communication plan to disseminate information on a pressing health- or science-related issue that will reach a key target audience.


SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrianna Julien

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (STC1ISC, STC1WSC or STC1CAM) and STC2SCP and STC2SCR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHow to Do Science: a guide to researching human physiologyPrescribedLexis and Julien 2017La Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to create a communication tool for a non-scientific audience that is designed to have a positive and significant impact on improving scientific and/or health literacy in the community, and, justify with logical argument the choice of topic, target audience, and mode of communication.

Activities:
Communications plan, Project evaluation and team review, Individual 10-minute oral presentation, Communication piece and report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate personal and professional responsibility by explaining best practice for building and managing successful teams, actively contributing to the building and ongoing management of a team, and effectively evaluating the team dynamics.

Activities:
Communications plan, Project evaluation and team review, Individual 10-minute oral presentation, Communication piece and report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate knowledge and practice of appropriate ethical conduct relevant to your chosen area of science and/or health by articulating the context and relevance to a non-scientific audience.

Activities:
Communications plan, Communication piece and report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate an ability to reflect on and evaluate the potential effectiveness, significance, and impact of the communication piece produced against the requirements described in the client brief

Activities:
Communications plan, Project evaluation and team review, Communication piece and report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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