HLTH SC 4200 - Honours Research Communication & Engagement

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021

A course covering topics relating to the development of key skills required for communicating health and medical research and its significance to a broad range of audiences. Students will develop skills in oral presentation strategies that engage and inspire their scientific peers as well as the broader community. Students will also work with a research mentor to plan, complete, and reflect on professional development activities that will build workplace capabilities matched to each student's aspirations.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code HLTH SC 4200
    Course Honours Research Communication & Engagement
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 12 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Available to admitted BHMS (Honours) students only
    Course Description A course covering topics relating to the development of key skills required for communicating health and medical research and its significance to a broad range of audiences. Students will develop skills in oral presentation strategies that engage and inspire their scientific peers as well as the broader community. Students will also work with a research mentor to plan, complete, and reflect on professional development activities that will build workplace capabilities matched to each student's aspirations.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Joanne Bowen

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Communicate scientific knowledge and ideas to a broad range of audiences in an oral format.
    2. Create a professional profile appropriate for diverse working environments.
    3. Deliver a concise and engaging summary of their research.
    4. Display independent and interpersonal skills appropriate for an honours student.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting
    1 Minute Project Summary (Elevator Pitch) Formative 0%
    Online Contribution (Discussion Board) Summative 10%
    Professional Development (PD) Portfolio - Plan of Activities Formative 0%
    Professional Development (PD) 1500 Word Reflection Summative 40%
    15 Minute Presentation (Scientific Seminar, Commercialisation Pitch or Community Talk) Summative 50%
    Assessment Detail
    1 min project summary (formative) – Students will present their scientific “elevator pitch” and lay audience “dinner party response” describing their research project.

    15 min presentation
    (weighting 50%) – Students will select between a) scientific seminar, b) commercialisation pitch or c) community talk to illustrate their presentation and communication skills to a large group.

    Professional Development (PD) portfolio
    - plan of activities (formative) – Students will submit a plan containing 15 h of professional development activities (which may include seminar or conference attendance, networking events, volunteering, committee membership/event preparation etc).

    Professional Development (PD) portfolio – 1500 word reflection (weighting 40%) – Students will submit a log of the 15 h of professional development activities completed during the course. Students will include these activates and additionally select 3 workshops to reflect on how they have contributed to skill progression against the researcher development framework.

    Online contribution
    (weighting 10%) – Each student’s activity on the discussion board will be assessed for contribution to the online community through professional and constructive interactions with peers.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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