Scientific Communication

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

Objectives: The students will learn to express themselves precisely and scientifically, both in writing and orally.

Content: The course will give the students an introduction to the most common terms used in scientific literature. The teaching includes regular lectures and seminars where the students present and discuss scientific texts that they have written.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student:

  • Knows terms and phrases used in scientific texts
  • Knows the structure and basis of a scientific article



The student:

  • is able to produce scientific texts


General competence:

The student:

  • Can communicate scientific material both in writing and in oral presentations.

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
At least 90 credits from the bachelor programme in chemistry or nanotechnology.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
KJEM290, 5 stp
Access to the Course
Acces to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Matematics and Natural Sciences and fullfilled requirements.
Teaching and learning methods
4 hours of teaching (lectures and seminars) every week for 12 weeks.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Approved attendance of 80% of the seminars. Compulsory work is valid for 3 subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Approved (popular) scientific paper, including an oral presentation of it. Approved attendance of 80% of the seminars. Compulsory work is valid for 3 subsequent semesters.
Grading Scale
Assessment Semester
Examination only in semesters with teaching.
Course Evaluation

The students should evaluate the teaching according to UiB and the department¿s system of quality assurance.

Programme Committee
The programme Commitee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Course Coordinator
Department of Chemistry.
Course Administrator
Department of Chemistry.
Department of Chemistry.