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gsw210 - Scientific Communication (Complete module description)
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Module label Scientific Communication
Modulkürzel gsw210
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Skills Modules
Zuständige Personen
Plösch, Torsten (Module responsibility)
Plösch, Torsten (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Gibbs, Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Dömer, Patrick (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Dittmann, Tim (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of the module:
Upon completion of this module, students
 -  have improved their competencies in scientific writing
 -  demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
 -  can defend their findings in scientific discussions or rebuttal letters
 -  know about major communication pitfall

++ scientific writing
++ data presentation and discussion
  + independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
  + teamwork
  + critical and analytical thinking
Module contents
 -  Introduction to scientific writing (analysis of scientific publications, structure of publications, common mistakes, logical story plots)
 -  types of scientific communications: posters, oral presentations, journal papers, grant applications, CV/job application
 -  Literature management (information search/ literature management tools/ plagiarism)
 -  presentation techniques (how to structure your poster/presentation, how to reach your audience)
 -  how to write your Master´s thesis
 -  job application (CV, application letter)
 -  how do others perceive your message?
 -  “don’ts”  of scientific communication
 -  social media for scientists
-  the perfect abstract

 -  analysis of scientific publications
 -  writing an abstract
 -  presentation (poster, short talk)
A list will be distributed on forehand
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency winter term
Module capacity 12
Reference text
The number of participants for this module is limited to 12. If there are more students registered than places available, lots will be drawn. Students which are enrolled in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine will be preferred.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Seminar and Exercise
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge English level B2 according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
during seminar
portfolio (presentation, several exercises, active participation during discussions)
Form of instruction Seminar und Übung
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h