Successful completion of Communication in Science 1.
The second year writing programme is a continuation of the foundation course: students further develop writing skills acquired in the first year. During the English course, students will develop their skills in scientific reporting and will write two new types of text, a clinical conference report and a critical summary of a scientific article. Students will also write a symposium report and scientific report. Students will visit and give feedback on a poster presentation given by third-year BSc students. There is a focus on oral communication skills; students will be trained to give a formal presentation to a large audience in Dutch and students will be supported in preparing an English-language presentation. During the annual Biomedical Sciences Symposium, organised by CIS, students will gain insight into the research profiles of the LUMC; during this symposium, Master’s students present their research results in English to all bachelor’s students.
After the second year, the student will:
have further developed rewriting skills in English;
have gained more experience in writing scientific texts;
be able to write a critical summary in English
be able to write a clinical conference report;
be familiar with the various roles of participants at a conference;
be able to give a formal presentation in Dutch.
Mode of instruction
The line course Communication in Science (CIS) is a form of transmodular education that is integrated with the modules. CIS is taught via lectures, work groups, self-study, video training and individual tutorials. Students build up a portfolio containing all assessments and feedback. The course makes use of the electronic learning environment Blackboard.
CiS applies continuous assessment; the final mark for the year is a weighted average of all individual marks for the written assignments and a formal oral presentation.
Communiceren over Onderzoek voor Beginners, Deel 1: Schriftelijk Rapporteren; Deel 2: Presenteren, D.M. van Bijsterveld (available as PDF files on Blackboard).