University of Technology Sydney

60109 Professional Science Document Writing

2cp; online
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Recommended studies:

68109 Advanced Communication Skills in Science


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

This subject aims 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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