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neu790 - Communicating Neuroscience
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Module label Communicating Neuroscience
Module code neu790
Credit points 3.0 KP
Workload 90 h
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90 h

(28 h contact / 62 h individual reading and preparing discussion questions)

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Institute directory Department of Neurosciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) > Skills Modules
Responsible persons
Kretzberg, Jutta (Module responsibility)
Kretzberg, Jutta (Authorized examiners)
Köppl, Christine (Authorized examiners)
Prerequisites
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ Neurosci. knowlg.
++ Scient. Literature
++ Social skills
+ Interdiscipl. knowlg.
++ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English
++ Ethics

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have thought about and discussed in depth scientific, social and ethical aspects of communication in and about neuroscience. In particular, participants practice critical reading of neuroscience literature, learn about the scientific publication process and discuss science communication to the general public.

Module contents

The overall goal of critical discussion of neuroscientific results in a scientific, social and ethical context requires preparation and active participation both before (Stud.IP wiki) and during the weekly sessions. Each participant is responsible for the preparation and moderation of at least one session in a group of 2-3 students. For passing the module, additional active participation is required in at least 10 of the seminar sessions.  The specific papers and topics that are discussed vary, but typically cover:

  • How to find literature?
  • How to read different types of scientific papers: Classic papers, review papers, perspective papers, recent original papers?
  • Publication process, Authorship and impact metrics
  • Alternative publication paths and data sharing in neuroscience
  • Science communication for the general public and on social media
  • Face-to-face scientific communication
Reader's advisory

List of published papers, as well as online resources for preparation will be selected by the teachers and participants and announced via Stud.IP.  

Background neuroscience textbooks, e.g.:

Galizia, Lledo ‘Neuroscience – From Molecule to Behavior’, 2013, Springer

Nicholls et al. ‘From Neuron to Brain’, 5th edition 2012, Sinauer

Kandel et al. 'Principles of Neural Science', 5th Edition 2013, McGraw-Hill Comp.

Links

Related content: Science communication workshop:

https://elearning.uni-oldenburg.de/dispatch.php/course/overview?cid=6fc0dbbfa53d7b3f5e3680f52ac7d0f7

Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency winter semester
Module capacity 20 (
Registration procedure / selection criteria: StudIP
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Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Presentation (ungraded, pass / fail)
Course type Seminar
SWS 2
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 28 h

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