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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Advanced Scientific Communication Skills
Module Code CA637
School School of Computing
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Cathal Gurrin
Semester 2: Cathal Gurrin
Autumn: Cathal Gurrin
Module TeachersCathal Gurrin
Denise Freir
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

In this module, postgraduate research students will develop and apply the skills required for presenting and publishing their own research. The module covers the presentation of results in poster or oral format at a conference, as well as submission for publication as a paper in a journal.

Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret experimental results in the context of their impact on the state-of-the-art in a particular field
2. Evaluate results for potential publication or presentation
3. Formulate a hypothesis/hypotheses for the publication/presentation
4. Concisely present and critically discuss research highlights that can prove/disprove the hypotheses
5. Draw conclusions on the work and articulate the significance of the research in the wider context
6. Identify a journal, conference or workshop with appropriate scope for publication of the work
7. Format a manuscript/presentation to meet formatting standards set out by the publisher

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture10Lecturer Supervised Learning
Online activity10Personal Online Research and Learning
Independent Study105Personal Research and Development
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Research Focused Content
This is dependent on the student's research topic.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Assignment1. Reflective Journal: Students must submit an online reflective journal or blog, tracking the development of their paper/presentation. This documentation will be submitted to an assessment panel which will comprise 3 members of staff with appropriate domain knowledge to assess the topic. and this will count as 80% of the total coursework.80%
Assignment2. Other: Student must either: (1) submit and have accepted a piece of research in a peer-reviewed journal OR (2) orally present their research at a conference or workshop. The dissemination documentation will be submitted to the assessment panel which will comprise 3 members of staff with appropriate domain knowledge to assess the topic, and this will count as 20% of the total coursework."20%
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
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