30 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: BMS339, BMS349, BMS397

Aims/Description: Open to up to 10 students this module provides an exciting opportunity to learn about science policy and communication in a small group environment. Together we will explore the complexities of communicating science to lay audiences and the different formats through which this takes place. You will identify an area of bioscience research that you would like to present to a non-specialist, or lay, audience through both an oral presentation and a written `briefing document┐. This `briefing document┐ is something tangible you will be able to give to potential future employers as part of a job application or at interview; something that may help to make you stand out amongst other applicants.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to BMS students

Staff Contact: BRAMHAM DAWN
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study, Attendance at Oral Presentations
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Biomedical Science):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK