Scientific Poster Presentations

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How can you attract the audience's attention to your research with your poster? This course focuses on how to give a scientific poster presentation. We will look at the design of a scientific poster, the language to use and how to address your audience. You will receive feedback on your poster and your pitch from both your peers and your teacher. 

 

Work on your own scientific poster presentation

The aim of this course is to help you feel more confident when giving a poster presentation, and to do so more successfully. You want your audience to stop, read the poster and listen to what you have to say. For this to happen, you need to ensure that your poster stands out from the rest. During this online course, you will be able to work on your own poster at a time that suits you, using the new skills you are learning.

 

Scientific Poster Presentations is one of the online courses of the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online; the online MSc program in Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, MSc Epidemiology and Elevate.

 

Learning objectives

By the end of this online course Scientific Poster Presentations, you will be able to:

  • Improve the design and content of your own scientific poster
  • Design an effective scientific poster
  • Give a confident pitch on your own research
  • Use your voice in such a way that the audience keeps listening
  • Draw on an enlarged vocabulary for presenting a scientific poster
  • Know your own strengths and weaknesses in presenting a scientific poster in English

Course topics

  • Getting started on your scientific poster presentation

Your objectives; the information elements of a scientific poster; the design of a scientific poster

  • The layout of a scientific poster

Arranging the information, including the graphs/charts/tables; design (including style and font size); use of language

  • Pitching the results of your research

The use of key words and phrases; attracting and keeping the audience’s attention

  • The pitch revisited

Use of voice; body language; finalizing your scientific poster presentation (including peer and lecturer feedback); learning objectives revisited; course evaluation

Learning methods

The whole course will take place online. The following learning methods will be used:

  • Individual study (reading and tasks)
  • Pair and group work
  • Peer review and feedback
  • Expert review and feedback

Course Deadlines

Please note that you are required to hand in assignments during some of the learning units in this course:

Week 0
Sunday before start date - introduce yourself

Week 1
Thursday – submit presenting task
Friday – peer feedback on presenting task
Saturday – submit presenting task for teacher feedback
Sunday – complete Learning Unit 1

Week 2
Thursday – submit presenting task
Friday – peer feedback on presenting task
Saturday – submit presenting task for teacher feedback
Sunday – complete Learning Unit 2

Week 3
Thursday – submit presenting task
Friday – peer feedback on presenting task
Saturday – submit presenting task for teacher feedback
Sunday – complete Learning Unit 3

Week 4
Thursday – submit final presentation for peer feedback
Saturday – peer feedback on final presentation
Sunday – complete Learning Unit 4
Monday after course closure – submit your final presentation for grading

Completing all required assignments and meeting the deadlines are requirements to take the final exam.

Assessment

To successfully complete this Scientific Poster Presentations course, you need to actively participate in the discussion forums and complete the learning unit assignments, including:

  • creating a conference poster (50% of the final mark, of which half will be awarded for your use of English, and half for the poster content)
  • submitting a pitch (25% of the final mark, of which half will be awarded for your use of English, and half for the pitch content)
  • 3 (presenting) assignments (25% of the final mark)


The deadline for submission of these final assignments will be announced as soon as possible.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a recognized certificate from Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht.

Entry requirements

To enroll in this course, you need:

  • A subject upon which to base your conference poster and pitch...
  • Sufficient proficiency in English reading and writing


Please note
As this is an online course, you do need access to an internet connection in order to be able to complete assignments and communicate with fellow participants.

The entire course is also available offline. For more information about this option, please visit the MSc Epidemiology website.

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Enrollment

Pick a date for this course:
(Enrollment deadline: 31 December 2018 - 23:59 CET)
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Quick overview

  • 25 Feb 2019 – 24 Mar 2019
  • 4 weeks
  • 4 hrs/wk
  • Certificate
  • 0.5 EC
  • Online
  • English
  • Individual study (reading, tasks), pair and group work
  • Desktop, Laptop, Smartphone, Tablet
  • 99

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