At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The course emphasizes the acquisition of skills rather than formal knoledge. The student will learn to adapt to the audience, to strucure their communication around a message, to master the rules and formats of scientifcs communication, with a critical mind.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course is based on regular exercise, different levels of interaction between students (collaboration, autonomy, confrontation), and a gradual learning through four main tasks: (1) participation in a journal club (oral presentation of a scientific paper), (2) the design a poster (visual presentation of a research), (3) the writing of a scientific article and (4) the review of another student's article. The course requires the student to attend weekly sessions where teachers provide basic knowledge, supervise the work and organize the exchanges (learning outcomes : C1 & C2, F1, F2). Given the exceptional situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the course may alternate face-to-face sessions and remote sessions according to a schedule that will take into account its evolution.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation focuses on the following practical exercises that will be done successively during the quadrimester : (1) the production of an oral communication (poster presentation), (2) the writing of a scientific article (written work), (3) the review of an article written by a peer (written work). The evaluation of these three works contributes equally to the overall grade. The evaluation modalities are the same for the first and second sessions. In the second session, the student only presents the works failed in the first session.
Davis, M., Davis, J.K., & Dunagan, M. (2012). Scientific papers and presentations (3rd Edition). San Diego : Academic Press.
Doumont, J-L. (2009). Trees, maps and theorems : effective communication for rational minds. Brussels : Principiae.
American Psychological Association (2020). Publication Manual of the APA (7th ed.). Washington DC : American Psychological Association.