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Clinical Science research proposals: 1-1 discussion with students on writing their lay summaries (1)

Clinical Science research proposals: 1-1 discussion with students on writing their lay summaries (1)

Overview

Provide feedback on Clinical Science students' lay summaries.

  • Monday 22nd February 2021 09:00
  • One to one discussion
  • Influence

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Aim

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.

Volunteer Criteria

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.

Newcastle University

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Clinical Science research proposals: 1-1 discussion with students on writing their lay summaries (1) Discussion

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Beatrice

Beatrice

12th January 2021

I have wide experience of presenting information in plain English, particularly for staff and students within higher education. I have some experience of writing bids and of the management of research proposals. However I am not a clinical or scientific specialist. Over the years I have engaged in training on ethical, diversity and safeguarding issues in the context of higher education.

Rosemary Nicholls

Rosemary Nicholls

9th January 2021

I'm an experienced member of the North East Research Design Service Consumer Panel and review researchers' online lay summaries most weeks. I also take part in virtual reviews. Previous to lock down, I attended meetings as a lay member, in person. I have undertaken Diversity and Equality Training run by the RDS.

Ianeon

Ianeon

9th January 2021

I am an ordinary, working-class, member of the public.

annabel.dawson

annabel.dawson

8th January 2021

I am a lay reviewer for NIHR AWPP and a number of charities....In my working life I taught in further and Higher education, supervising undergraduate dissertations

David Stewart David

David Stewart David

8th January 2021

I'm an experienced writer (four books and numerous articles), with no clinical expertise.

David Stewart David

David Stewart David

8th January 2021

I'm an experienced writer (four books and numerous articles), with no clinical expertise.

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