Course Title: Oral Presentations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Oral Presentations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Dr Narin Osman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6686

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is only available to Honours students who have met the selection criteria for BH058P12, the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours).

Course Description


In this course you will develop your oral and visual scientific presentation skills. 

You will learn the logical structure and coherent design of an effective scientific oral presentation. 

You will develop your confidence and skills in presenting scientific research findings to both scientific and general audiences.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH058P12, the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours):

PLO4. Effective Communication

  • Communicate the results of a scientific investigation using effective oral, written and presentation skills and appropriate terminology for the intended audience.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

CLO1. Design, prepare and orally present research findings to a scientific audience and effectively respond to questions and critique.

It is anticipated that successful student projects may provide the opportunity for students to present findings at National Scientific meetings in the relevant discipline area.

Overview of Learning Activities


Discussion of presentation techniques.

Feedback on individual presentations to develop the confidence and skills for successful presentations.

Develop visual scientific presentations incorporating a logical structure and coherent design.

Revision and practise for presentations in group and individual sessions with a variety of audiences.

Deliver two oral research presentations for assessment.



Each students research group will have informal meetings with research data presentation.

Independent study time to develop two oral presentations.

Overview of Learning Resources

Discussion and feedback from experienced teaching and scientific research staff.

Overview of Assessment


☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks:Two oral research presentations


Present a project outline seminar and a final seminar on the major findings and outcome of the research project. 

Weighting 100%

You will be assessed by at least three audience members who may be RMIT academic or research staff or postgraduate students.


Requirements and marking criteria will be available to students via myRMIT. Feedback from the audience will be provided to students. 


This assessment task supports CLO 1.


This task is part of the research component of BH058P12.