Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours comprising one 3-hour seminar per week. |
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Students undertaking this subject will be expected to be competent in word-processing and basic library research skills using internet databases.
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Katherine Firth
This subject examines the workplace environment and the range of competencies needed to operate effectively. Communication is central to success in the workplace, from proposing projects, consulting and influencing colleagues, through to reporting. Students will gain a range of communication skills in writing, oral and presentation skills, and using graphics and statistics, to communicate science to others with whom they work.
This subject prepares students for the work environment -- including scientific research, industry or the public sector. It is estimated that managers spend around 60-80% of their time communicating, and all workers increasingly need to communicate as part of their jobs in reports and presentations, as well as less formal written and spoken settings. Students will be made aware of the range of competences needed in order to transition into employment, and put the technical communication knowledge and skills in context. Students will gain skills by working in groups and individually, and through communicating effectively with their peers. They will also learn the essentials of business presentation design and delivery.
Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the final examination to pass the subject.
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Dwyer, Judith (2011) The Business Communication Handbook, 9th edition, Pearson.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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At the completion of this subject, students should have an understanding of:
Master of Biotechnology |
Master of Geoscience
Master of Operations Research and Management Science
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