Enhancing Biomedical Science Graduate Students’ Research Communication Skills Through Entrepreneurial Activities

Abstract

In Japan, graduates are expected to play a significant role in the development of ‘knowledge professionals’, which leads to the increased production of knowledge and value creation. As a result, graduate students are increasingly required to enhance and develop their transferable skills, including those not only related to conducting but also communicating research. Such students are committed to a research-centred lifestyle; students regularly conduct science research presentations in laboratories or academic conferences and have sufficient experience of academic presentation, but are not accustomed to communicating their research findings to non-technical people. Accordingly, the current work presents a method to lead students to enhance their research communication skills by focusing on the value of their research beyond such publications. A traditional medical oral presentation credit module was altered into one with pitch activities. The module was held in English for a group of graduate students in biomedical sciences at a national university in Japan. The participants were exposed to communicating the social significance and impact of their research through a mock entrepreneurial pitch on how their findings could impact society. According to the participants’ self-reflection responses, the pitch activities contributed to enhancing their research communication skills.



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Kyoko Hombo, Osaka University, Japan

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Conference: ACEID2024
Stream: Interdisciplinary

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To cite this article:
Hombo K. (2024) Enhancing Biomedical Science Graduate Students’ Research Communication Skills Through Entrepreneurial Activities ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2024 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.60
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.60


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