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Unit description

Develops the skills necessary to communicate scientific research in health and human sciences. Students will learn to write scientific manuscripts for publication and about the peer-review process. Students also learn about ways they can translate their research findings in academic and practical settings. Finally, students will create research profiles to promote research translation and increase their visibility within the scientific community.

Unit content

  1. Scientific writing skills
  2. Manuscript preparation
  3. Peer review and constructive feedback
  4. Scientific presentation skills
  5. Data visualisation
  6. Research translation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1develop effective research communication skills in health and human sciences
2demonstrate creative ways to translate research findings
3establish strategies to promote research

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop effective research communication skills in health and human sciences
  2. demonstrate creative ways to translate research findings
  3. establish strategies to promote research

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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