Unit description

Develops the skills necessary to communicate research effectively. Students will learn to write scholarly manuscripts for journal 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 learn how to create profiles to promote research translation and dissemination to increase their visibility within their discipline and research community.

Unit content

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

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
2establish strategies to promote and disseminate research

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

  1. develop effective research communication skills
  2. establish strategies to promote and disseminate research

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Project reportSR

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