|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||20 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH or BHSH or BHEH
In the contemporary world, science and technology are increasingly seen as fundamental for human progress and survival. As the power of technology has increased, ethical considerations in the practice of science have become a critical component in the interaction between science and society. Additionally, the limited support for scientific research has led to ever increasing competition for these resources and emphasised the need for skills in both scientific communication and information technology. This course is designed to enable students to critically review the role of philosophy and ethics in the practice of science and to be aware of, and develop, a range of communication skills required to successfully pursue a career in scientific research.
The modular structure of the course is designed to allow the student to develop skills in particular aspects of scientific communication. Topics include: computer based information retrieval, experimental design and analysis, verbal and written scientific communication skills, the interaction between science and society with an emphasis on the philosophy of science, and the role of ethics and academic integrity in research.