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300033 UE Scientific Communication in the Laboratory (2016S)

"Hands on - Minds on"

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 35 participants
Language: German



Vorbesprechung: 2.3.2016, 13.00 Uhr Besprechungsraum/6.Stock
Termine: 7.,8. und 9.3.2016 13.00 - 15.00 Uhr im
BZB/SR 4/6.Stock, Dr.Bohrgasse 9,1030 Wien.
Weitere Termine werden im Vienna Open Lab abgehalten und individuell vereinbart.
Fragen bitte an: garber@viennaopenlab.at richten!
Weiter Infos: http://molekularebiologie.univie.ac.at/


Aims, contents and method of the course

In the first part of the class, students will receive a theoretical introduction into the major forms of science communication. A special focus will be placed on how to playfully and actively communicate scientific topics by hands-on activities.
Within a practical course, it will be demonstrated how scientific content and basic biotechnological knowledge and methods can be communicated to different groups of the lay public in an understandable and fetching manner. Major points to observe in such a practical course will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Compulsory attendance; the evaluation consists of different performances: active participation and results obtained, written report, theoretical knowledge including final exam (the percentage of the subgrades will be announced by the course leader); each of the subgrades must have a positive evaluation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The practical part consists of
- theoretical and practical introduction to selected programs of the Vienna Open Labb
- participation in selected practical courses of the Vienna Open Lab, where students will learn how to communicate with different target groups
- the independant teaching of at least two practical courses of the Vienna Open Lab with different scientific programs and different communication goals

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