Course Syllabus for

Communicating Science
Att kommunicera vetenskap

GEM006F, 5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2016
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson, FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson, FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2013-05-28

General Information

Division: Doctoral Research Training
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to prepare doctoral students and teaching staff at LTH for situations requiring communication of science.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course includes components such as techniques of scientific presentation skills and feedback, voice and speech, poster presentations, rhetoric and the writing of popular science.

Course Literature

The required reading is determined during the course and on the basis of the communication requirements of the participants.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, exercises. Apart from a few lectures, the course consists of practical and individual exercises followed by group discussions and analysis. The exercises in rhetoric take the form of role play and group discussions.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants. For a Pass on the course, participants must have attended at least 80% of the scheduled activities and completed and passed all exercises and assignments in the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: To be admitted to the course, participants must normally have a first-cycle degree.
Selection criteria: Priority is given to students admitted to third-cycle studies at LTH. If there are places available, other teaching staff at LTH are welcome to attend the course.

Further Information

The course corresponds to 3 weeks of full-time work of which 1 week is part of the qualifying programme in teaching and learning in higher education at LTH. The course corresponds to 5 credits in third-cycle studies (with Pass and Fail as available grades), if this is in line with the individual study plan. Prizes for best popular science essay and best poster presentation are awarded by a jury at the end of the course. The course is identical to and given together with GB_S12.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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