Using infographics to revitalise a physiology communications skills assessment

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Abstract

Poster assignments challenge students to deliver clear and detailed scientific information. Infographics can communicate complex concepts in simple graphical form to broad audiences.
Students presented a physiology project using an infographic online and in print form. Students chose the topic, used free software and were invited to complete an anonymous questionnaire on the experience.
Feedback suggests that simplifying the science was challenging but this format encouraged greater thought and critical analysis of their own work, communicating complex concepts more effectively than traditional posters. This approach has revitalised a physiology project assignment, enthused students and broadened communication and transferable skills.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2019
Event11th Annual Academic Development Symposium - Regent Building, Old Aberdeen , Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Apr 201925 Apr 2019

Conference

Conference11th Annual Academic Development Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period25/04/1925/04/19

Keywords

  • infographics
  • science communciation
  • transferable skills

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    Scott, D. A., & Jenkinson, A. (2019). Using infographics to revitalise a physiology communications skills assessment. Poster session presented at 11th Annual Academic Development Symposium, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.