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Scientific Skills and Communication

Undergraduate | RMI-SCB100 | 2024

Prepare for a professional scientific career. Write and communicate using a range of suitable language, tools and science protocols. Work responsibly and safely. Explain the role and relevance of science in society. Gain practical study skills.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Scientific Skills and Communication

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    • state and apply the main tenets of the scientific method (hypothesis, experimental observations, analysis of data, evaluation relative to hypothesis);
    • use computer applications for word-processing, spreadsheets, graphics, presentations and databases;
    • understand the main methods of communication used in the disciplines;
    • know and use common scientific information services, including library catalogues and computer-based services, e.g. databases of current literature;
    • conduct an experiment and write a scientific report using conventional format, including presentation in tables and graphs;
    • construct a critical literature review in conventional format, including location of material in recent literature, referencing and formatting;
    • prepare a presentation on the basis of this material using PowerPoint, including constructing a laboratory report and a critical literature review;
    • state and apply legal requirements of regulations governing occupational health and safety in the sciences;
    • state and apply legal and moral responsibilities of a graduate in these disciplines.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.


None, however basic computer competency and English proficiency will be advantageous.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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