Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course GEM100F valid from Spring 2023

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  • The aim of the course is to prepare doctoral students and teaching staff at LTH for situations requiring communication of research.
  • The course includes components such as techniques of scientific presentation skills and feedback, voice and speech, poster presentations, research communication using social media, and the writing of popular science.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • • Be able to analyse how the delivery and structure of scientific presentations may be perceived and be able to plan and carry out scientific presentations on the basis of this knowledge.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • • be able to take advantage of their voices and individual body language in the planning and delivery of scientific presentations
    • be able to write a popular science article which relates the research subject to wider society and has the potential to create interest in a broad audience
    • be able to design and evaluate a scientific poster on the basis of its graphic and scientific message, and from the point of view of the intended function of the poster
    • be able to develop and use audiovisual aids to enhance the message of scientific presentations and be aware of the limitations of such aids.

    • be able to plan and implement research communication with the help of social media

    • be able to identify social media channels where the researcher is most likely to encounter their relevant target audience
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • • be able and inclined to give and take feedback in a constructive manner that is likely to lead to development
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Miscellaneous
  • Kommunikationsövningar.
Examination Formats
  • Miscellaneous
  • 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.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • To be admitted to the course, participants should normally be enrolled as a doctoral student, primarily at LTH.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • none
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.
  • The course is practice oriented. Internet sources are used instead of course literature.
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 code
  • GEM100F
Administrative Information
  • 2023-02-17
  • Martin Tunér

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