BLD 805 - Communication in the Sciences

This course prepares students for professional communication in clinical laboratory science, including article and proposal writing, thesis writing, posters, and presentations.

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After taking this course students will be able to write and edit scientific text, prepare figures and tables for posters and written documents, make scientific posters and give presentations of appropriate content and length. The major topics will include: characteristics of good scientific writing, plagiarism, citations, source management and literature review.


Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers
Author: Mimi Zeiger
ISBN: 9780071345446
Published by: McGraw-Hill Professional
Edition: 2nd

Writing Science
Author: Joshua Schimel
ISBN: 9780199760244
Published by: Oxford University Press
Edition: 1st

Cost of the Course

Registration fees are paid on a per-credit hour basis and will be billed to your account at the time registration. This course is two credits. For the 2017 - 2018 academic year (August - May) the fees are as follows:

  • Michigan Residents Status: $776.50/credit or $1,553.00* (per course)
  • Non-Michigan Resident Status: $931.00/credit or $1,862.00* (per course)

*Course fees are subject to change with approval of vote by Board of Trustees and some additional fees for international students may be applicable. Current list of fees.

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