MED-MMEC
Excellence in Communication
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMED-MMEC
Credits (ECTS)1.5
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Medical Sciences; Molecular Mechanisms of Disease;
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. G.J. Adema
Other course modules lecturer
Examiner
prof. dr. G.J. Adema
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2017
Starting block
1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISNo
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims

To gain knowledge and training in scientific communication skills.

At the end of the course you will be able to

  • make and present a well-structured and visually attractive poster to raise interest in your research
  • create appealing slides for an oral presentation to capture the attention of the audience
  • prepare and deliver an outstanding oral presentation to present research
  • recognize differences between a medical and life science-oriented audience to prepare a presentation that equally addresses both disciplines
Content

How to deliver an outstanding scientific presentation in molecular medicine
Course data: 12/09/2016 - 19/09/2016

In order to excel as a scientist within the field of molecular mechanisms of disease, one not only has to gain practical and theoretical knowledge on how to perform superior experiments and to read literature, but one must develop skills in order to communicate with his/her fellow scientists or to explain scientific theories to a lay audience. This holds true for both oral presentations (at lab meetings, journal clubs but also scientific conferences) and poster presentations. Within the biomedical research area, students must become aware that this is a multidisciplinary arena in which biochemists, physicists, cell- and molecular biologists, immunologists, microbiologists, virologists, together with medical researchers and specialists in bioinformatics, all from within their own discipline, seek to unravel the molecular mechanisms that drive living cells and their malfunction in pathological situations. This means that whatever he/she presents must be appealing to all of these disciplines without becoming superficial. This is a real challenge! It is expected that the students have mastered basic communication during their bachelors training.
Requirements
BSc in Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or similar.
Relation
Part of the master's programme Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.
Key words
Poster/Oral presentation, PowerPoint
Examination
This will be carried out on the basis of
  • Quality and content Poster
  • Presentation of poster 
  • Quality and content PowerPoint slides 
  • Oral presentation 
  • Participation in discussion
Literature
Assignments and literature are the main materials for this course.
Literature
Assignments and literature are the main materials for this course.

Topics
Poster/Oral presentation, PowerPoint Part of the master's programme Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.

Levels
1st year Master's MMD

Test information
This will be carried out on the basis of

• Quality and content Poster
• Presentation of poster
• Quality and content PowerPoint slides
• Oral presentation
• Participation in discussion

Prerequisites
BSc in Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or similar.

Tests
Tentamen
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock 1, Block 1