Media, Public Understanding and Science

Media, Public Understanding and Science

Awareness of the duty and responsibility of publicly funded scientists to make their work more accessible to the general public. The role of journalists. Effective mass communication about the benefits of science, and areas of concern.  Reporting debates and issues around the impact of science on society.  Review of public understanding of science and science communication.

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At the end of the course, participants are able to:

1) Explain the issues on science communication and public understanding of science.
2) Formulate findings from selected cases on public understanding of science.
3) Synthesize issues involving the media and science.

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