Course: Basics of Scientific Communication

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Course title Basics of Scientific Communication
Course code VURH/AZVKD
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Dzyuba Borys, doc. MSc. Ph.D.
  • Cosson Jacky, XXX
  • Boryshpolets Serhii, MSc. Ph.D.
Course content
The following topics are considered during lecture: - Preparation of C.V. and Abstract - -Speaking at scientific meetings - -Writing scientific papers (technique of writing) - -Preparation of poster - -Use of software - -Preparation of PhD thesis - -Preparation of project proposal - -Survival kit for stay abroad - -Scientific ethics During the course each student should represent his poster and oral presentation at training conducted in form of scientific conference organized by students.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Activating (simulations, games, drama), E-learning
  • Preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 45 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide the basic information on modern requirements to scientific communications such as: article writing process, oral and poster presentation at conferences and science metrics which are essential for assessment of scientific activity.
After this course, students will have basic information required for preparation of scientific projects, scientific writing, presentation on conferences and will be able critically estimate their scientific activity.
PhD students are already able to communicate fluently in English and have basic knowledge on computer software allowing document processing and presentation preparation.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Interview, Systematic student observation, Seminar work

Presents on90% of lectures and practice. Preparation and presentation of own poster, 15 min oral presentation, and paper abstract. All these items should be prepared in English.
Recommended literature
  • Adrian Wallwork. English for Presentations at International Conferences.. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4419-6590-5.
  • GRUSSENDORF, Marion a Martina HOVORKOVÁ. English for presentations: B2. Plzeň: Fraus, 2008. ISBN 9788072386116.
  • HUGHES, John a Andrew MALLETT. Successful presentations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-476835-1.
  • Matthews J R & Matthews R W. Successful Scientific Writing 4th ed.. Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-107-69193-3.

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