The objective of this course is to introduce under-graduate and post-graduate students to the different aspects of professional science communication including written communication, oral communication, reading and ethics in communication.
Week 1 : Introduction to Professional Scientific Communication / Discussion of creativity, research ideas and where to find them / Inductive reasoning versus deductive reasoning
Week 2 : Hypothesis, reasoning and testing the hypothesis / Peer review process / Structure of a scientific report
Week 3 : Structure of a scientific report - continued / Title, abstract, methods, results and discussion
Week 4 : Schematic diagrams, figures, tables and flow charts – rationale and usage / Ethics in biomedical research / Different forms of writing: scientific report, proposal, and reviews / Presentations – thumb rules and good practice