University of Technology Sydney

60109 Professional Science Document Writing

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When communicated well, science can inspire, create debate, and spark discussion that drives science to have a greater presence in society. Science document writing encompasses a wide scope including documents such as patient information sheets provided with medications, government policy documents, to clinical trial applications and scientific publications. These can change public perception, educate, and drive policy change. It is therefore essential that all kinds of scientists have the capability to explain their work to others, and to make their science open and accessible to the public. Being able to communicate science effectively, in a variety of formats, is an essential skill of the modern scientist. Science communication itself is a burgeoning arm of science, with employers of science graduates commonly stating that the most essential skill they look for in a potential employee is excellent communication skills.

The aim of this subject is to develop written communication skills in a variety of practical applications. This subject develops and enhances students' written skills including creating convincing 'calls to action' and using the correct style, tone, grammar and referencing.

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