IDENTIFYING DATA 2012_13
Subject (*) SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION Code 19605101
Study programme
Oenology (2010)
Cycle 2nd
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
3 Compulsory First Only annual
Language
Anglès
Department Bioquímica i Biotecnologia
Coordinator
MAS BARON, ALBERTO
E-mail albert.mas@urv.cat
Lecturers
MAS BARON, ALBERTO
Web
Relevant information General Communication Techniques: Knowledge, use and development

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
  Common
  Professional
  Research
  AR2 Appropriate training to incorporate to a university department in order to pursue a PhD.
  AR3 Conception, planning, execution and direction of R+D+I projects.
  AR5 The ability for exhaustive bibliographic searches in highly specialized oenological topics.
  AR7 The presentation of results in a scientific way, according to the accepted standards.
  AR8 The critical evaluation of results of oenological research.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
  Common
  BC1 Creativity. Developing ideas and original projects.
  BC2 Work in an autonomous way with initiative.
  BC8 Professional self-esteem. Understanding the value of the own knowledge and its impact in the society/community.
  BC16 Decision taking.
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
  Common
  CC1 Command of the expression and the compression of foreign languages for the professional development derived from the postgraduate course.
  CC2 Use of specific tools of Information and Knowledge Technologies for the professional development derived from the postgraduate course.
  CC3 Development of a global prospect of the world in the specific area of the postgraduate.
  CC4 Development of informational skills.
  CC5 Development of processes of jobincorporation (working for others and/or enterprising.

Learning aims
Objectives Competences
To be able to express in scientific English CC1
To know a PhD programm and phases and his/her resposnisbility AR2
AR3
CC3
CC5
To know the sources of financing research BC8
CC3
CC4
To use critrically the bibliographic sources AR5
AR8
To know the development of a research manuscript: From lab to publication AR5
AR7
AR8
CC1
Scientific evaluation: Impact indexes, criteria, evaluation agencies AR8
BC16
Capacity to give oral presentations AR7
AR8
BC1
CC1
CC2
Professional Orientation BC1
BC2
CC2
CC3
CC5

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Scientific Formation PhD Thesis
Hypothesis
PhD Development
Scientific Research Research Project; Satate of the art and sources of information
Financing

Research Communication Meetings: Oral and Poster presentations
Publications: Articles and letters. Reviews and books
Peer review system
Methodology of preparation presentations Oral
Posters
Professional attitude Professional Ethics
How to seacrh for a job in science
Self employement
CV
Jobs interviews
New jobs
Creativity

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours Hours outside the classroom (**) Total hours
Introductory activities
1 2 3
 
Lecture
3 6 9
Problem solving, classroom exercises
2 6 8
Practicums/Case studies
5 15 20
Presentations / expositions
6 24 30
 
Personal tuition
2 2 4
 
Oral tests
1 0 1
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies   ::  Guia de metodologies docents
  Description
Introductory activities Overall presentation
Lecture Theory on presentations and the science communication system
Problem solving, classroom exercises Theory application in presentations
Practicums/Case studies Analysis of different presentations: poster, oral presentations
Presentations / expositions Presentation of own work
Personal tuition

Personalized attention
 
Problem solving, classroom exercises
Lecture
Presentations / expositions
Description
The Student can contact with the Teacher at programmed tinmes or by e-mail

Assessment
  Description Weight
Problem solving, classroom exercises Presentations in class 10
Practicums/Case studies Participation during class 10
Presentations / expositions Presentation of a poster

Presentations of an article
30

50
 
Other comments and second call

Sources of information

Basic

L. Arredondo.  “Cómo hacer presentaciones profesionales”. McGraw Hill.Mexico 1991.

J. Bell.  “Doing your research project”. 3ª edición. Open University Press. 1999.

M.H. Briscoe.  “Preparing scientific illustrations. A guide to better posters, presentations, and publications”. Springer-Verlag, 2º edición. New York 1996.

The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.Scientific Style and Format. Seventh Edition. Style Manual Committee, Council of Science Editors, Reston,VA 2006

M. Davis.  “Scientific papers and presentations”. Academic Press.San Diego,CA 1997

R.A. Day.  “How to write & publish a scientific paper”. 5ª edition. Oryx Press.Canada 1998.

M. Denscombe, P. Oliver & J. Bell. “The Researchers Toolkit: The Good Research Guide, Student Guide to Research Ethics and Learning from Research”. Open University Press.Philadelphia. 2003.

J.L. García-Roldán.  “Cómo elaborar un Proyecto de investigación”. Universidad de Alicante 2003.

J. Gibaldi. “MLA Handbook for writers of research papers”. 6ª edición. The Modern Language Association of

America. New York 2003.

T. Greenhalgh. “How to read a paper”. 2ª edición. BMJ Books. 2004.

B. Gustavii. “How to write and illustrate a scientific paper”.Cambridge

University Press. 2003. .

G. Hall. “How to present at meetings”. BMJ Books. 2004. “How to write a paper”. G. Hall. BMJ Books. 2004.

G.M. Hall. “How to writte a paper”. 3ª edition. BMJ Publishing Group. London 2003.

C A. Hult, “Researching and Writing in the Sciences and Technology”. Allyn and Bacon,Boston,MA. 1996.

J. Huth, Brogan M, Dancik B, Kommedahl T, Nadziejka D, Robinson P, & Swanson W.1994. “Scientific format and style: The CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers”.Cambridge:CambridgeUniversity Press. B.S. Katcher. “Medline: A guide to effective searching”. Ashbury Press.San Francisco 1999

R. Kumar. “Research Methodology. A step by step guide for beginners”. Sage Publications. Londres 1999.

Manchester Open Learning. “Cómo hacer presentaciones eficaces”.. Ediciones Gestión 2000. Barcelona 1995.

J.R. Matthews, J.M. Bowen & R.W. Mathews. “Successful scientific writing”. 2ª edición.CambridgeUniversity Press 2000.

R. Murray.  “Writing for academic Journals”. Open University Press. 2004.

J. Peat, E. Elliot, L. Baur & V. Keena. “Scientific writing”. BMJ Publishing Group. Londres 2002.

E.M. Phillips & D.S. Pugh  “How to get a Ph. D. A handbook for students and their supervisors”. 4

th edition. Open University Press. Philadelphia. 2005.

M. Phillips & R. Murray. “The PhD Pack: How to get a PhD, How to write a Thesis and How to survive your viva”. Open University Press.Philadelphia. 2003.

G. Rugg &Petre, M.The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research.Open University Press.Philadelphia. 2004 P.M.J. Stevens, A.L. Schade, B. Chalk & O. D’A. Slevin. “Understanding research”. Campion Press Limited. Edinburg 1993.

W.Strunk, Jr “The Elements of Style”. Available on line: http://www.bartleby.com/141/

P. Tinkler &Jackson, C. “The Doctoral Examination Process. A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors”.Open University Press.Philadelphia. 2004 E. Wager, F. Godlee & T. Jefferson. “How to survive peer review”. BMJ Books. 2004.

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