Clinical Science research proposals: 1-1 discussion with students on writing their lay summaries (1)
Clinical Science students are preparing their dissertation proposals, part of which is a lay summary. VOICE members are invited to attend some one-to-one sessions with the students to provide feedback from a public/patient perspective on their initial ideas of how to write their lay summaries. These Clinical Scientists work in hospitals in many areas including cardiology, vascular medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, urology, radiology (e.g., x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine), radiotherapy and radiation safety.
This will contribute to their Master's degree, and is relevant learning as such summaries form part of all Research Ethics Committee applications. Students typically find it difficult to write their summaries in appropriate, accessible language, so this feedback session will be very helpful for them to garner ideas, as well as reflect on and develop their skills in communicating their ideas to the public.
Anyone is welcome to take part. The session will be held online on Zoom, so an internet connection and we webcam is required.
What will I be asked to do?
During the session you will meet several students online for approximately ten minutes each.
Each student will explain their proposed dissertation in a way they think is understandable to a lay audience (or they may come with a written draft and explain it), you will then have an opportunity to give feedback on how understandable the summary was and advise on how to improve it. The discussion is intended to be informal - with the intention that by having to explain their project in accessible language will help the student realise which jargon to avoid and what level to pitch the summary at.
There will be a short briefing from the projects team before one-to-one's commence to ensure all volunteers are comfortable on the Zoom platform and know how to access assistance if this is needed.
When and where?
The session will take place on Monday 22nd February, 9am-12:30. The Zoom details will be provided nearer the time. There will be short comfort breaks during the session.
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