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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrianna Julien

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesSTC2SCR AND STC2SCP AND (STC1ISC OR STC1CAM OR STC1WSC)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

How to Do Science: a guide to researching human physiology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLexis and Julien

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLa Trobe University

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
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.
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.
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

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