Courses Details

EHS869: Research Critiques And Scientific Communications In Ehs

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Svoboda, Laurie (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: EHS PhD or MS Student Status
  • Description: This is a seminar course for PhD students, MS students and other interested scholars to learn and practice scientific presentation and communication skills (including communication to society) in the environmental health sciences. Students also practice critical analysis of scientific literature. Students will practice effective presentations (for in-person and remote settings).
  • Learning Objectives: Updated Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the critical importance of evidence in advancing public health knowledge 2. Demonstrate effective speaking, writing and exhibition of scientific science-related topics to a variety of audiences 3. Examine the components of a scientific paper and the peer-review process 4. Critically analyze and evaluate scientific literature 5. Describe and recognize elements of effective science communication 6. Construct and deliver effective and engaging presentations (written and oral) for lay audiences 7. Present scientific information using professional written and verbal communication formats 8. Evaluate scientific presentations and seminars through peer-review process