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Science Communication HEJ415

Introduction

Science communication has an increasingly vital role to play in a modern, global society. The growing awareness of the threat of climate change, along with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, has highlighted the importance of the effective communication of science. This unit explores the social, political and ethical implications of science communication in a global society, and will consider: science in the media, science and public policy, science and advocacy, and public engagement with science. Students will identify, apply and evaluate science communication strategies for diverse audiences using a range of media and technologies. The unit includes a field trip.

Summary

Unit name Science Communication
Unit code HEJ415
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Doctor Claire Konkes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and assess the social, economic, and political implications of communicating science, technology and the environment at a local and global level
  • Critically evaluate the principles, methods and concepts to a range of science communication scenarios
  • Design and produce a strategic communication strategy
  • Communicate scientific ideas to an academic and general audience persuasively and ethically
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