Formation à la communication scientifique

wfarm1370  2022-2023  Bruxelles Woluwe

Formation à la communication scientifique
4.00 credits
15.0 h + 30.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Students will take part in activities that will allow them to use and develop their communication skills and mastery of the language (principally speaking skills) in situations such as:
-       Reading complex scientific texts' as well as understanding their content-specific and content-compatible vocabulary
-       Presentations on scientific topics
-       Participation in and leading of group projects and meetings
Negotiations, exchanging ideas, building up an argument
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Reading Comprehension
'Students should be able to read autonomously and understand in detail scientific texts and specialised articles related to their field of studies
The level to reach is B2+ of the "Common European Framework for Languages"
Speaking Skills
'Individual: Students should be able to present a scientific topic in a clear and methodical way with only occasional reference to their notes
Interactive: Students should be able to communicate fluently and effectively in meetings and conversations on both social and professional topics
The level to reach is B2+ of the "Common European Framework for Languages"
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 document, in the section entitled 'Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit'.
Students will be given a host of language aids (communication techniques, language functions, general and specialized vocabulary, grammatical points) and resources (written documents, audio-visual supports, internet sites) before each activity, thus enabling them to participate fully in each situation, the ultimate goal of the course being a presentation on a scientific topic related to their field of studies. Feedback and remedial sessions will be provided. Detailed instructions concerning each activity will be provided beforehand.
Teaching methods
Groups of maximum 18 students
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment (50 %) (class preparation, participation in all class activities, with a particular emphasis on an oral presentation given in class, vocabulary test, pronunciation test
Oral exam (50 %): a presentation on a scientific topic related to the student's field of studies. This will be done in collaboration with a Professor from the 'Ecole de Pharmacie' (Prof. Dalleur, who will be in charge of 1/3 of the grading of the oral exam).
Other information
Language of instruction:
Online resources
Syllabus du cours
Plateforme Moodle 
Teaching materials
  • syllabus obligatoire à acheter lors du premier cours + plateforme du cours sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Pharmacy

Additionnal module in Pharmacy