Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Scientific Communication (Cross-Disciplinary. Research.)

Scientific Communication (Cross-Disciplinary. Research.)
Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish

If the student is enrolled for the English track then classes for that subject will be taught in the same language.

Teaching staff


The aim of the programme is primarily to provide students with a range of skills when speaking for different purposes in a professional context.

The programme contains 3 elements that include class-based lessons, tutorials and self study. The teacher-led lessions focus on the basic principles of public speaking and the speechmaking process.

Tutorials will focus on student development and interpersonal skills and will include an evaluated group project. The final part being the self study element which primarily focuses on preparing for public speaking through drafting.

All three elements have been specifically designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and resources that will increase their confidence in order to communicate effectively in public and in English.

Pre-course requirements

Preferred minimum global level is that of a B2 before the start of the course.



To prepare and equip students with the necessary skills needed for oral production through a series of reading, application, and speaking assignments that build systematically upon one another.


To develop students' interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in both native and an additional language.

Self Study:

To develop autonomy with respect to preparing themselves for speaking in public through drafting and rehearsing.


  • CB6 - Students should have and understand knowledge that provides the basis for or opportunity to be original in terms of the development and application of ideas, often within a research context.
  • CB7 - Students should know how to apply the knowledge they have acquired and be able to resolve problems in new or little known environments within a broader (or multidiciplinary) context, related to their area of study.
  • CB8 - Students should be able to incorporate knowledge and tackle the complexity of making judgements based on information which, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibility linked to the application of their knowledge and judgement
  • CB9 - Students should know how to express their conclusions, and the knowledge and reasoning these are based on, to specialised and non-specialised audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • CE1 - Students should be able to undertake a proper analysis and an extraoral diagnosis, and underline the aesthetic and functional aspects of the teeth and the soft areas of the lower part of the face as well as a analysis and clinical and lab-based diagnosis, using diagnostic and therapeutic wax models, in order to rehabilitate dental occlusion with good functional and aesthetic balance, while taking into account multidisciplinary factors related to the masticating apparatus.
  • CE10 - Students should acquire the ability to apply scientific methods, and apply the knowledge acquired to resolving problems in a scientific field. They should learn how to develop research projects both in vitro and in vivo, within the fields of mechanics, biology and microbiology applied to prosthetic and restorative dentistry and dental implants.
  • CE11 - Students should be autonomous in terms of developing and applying new technologies to aesthetic restorative dentistry and searching for new scientific information, as well as acquiring the ability to evaluate and undertake the research and development projects the industry offers in an ethical way, and manage the financial and human resources, as well as be aware of the strategic basis for the transfer of new knowledge to the industry.
  • CE2 - Students should be able to work as a clinical professional and/or researcher in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry, and act as a real specialist or expert in the material; as well as know how to diagnose, treat, prevent and research oral disorders and have updated knowledge of the diagnostic and treatment-related advances which continue to arise throughout their professional life.
  • CE4 - To acquire the ability to make oral preparations on mucosa, teeth, and dental implants, to build dental prostheses in patients with advanced oral and multidisciplinary disorders; as well as identify and undertake the procedures and various checks for the prosthetic components during construction.
  • CE5 - To be able to give public presentations on your own clinical cases based on the scientific literature, and correctly use the scientific terminology related to temporomandibular dysfunction and aesthetic restorative dentistry.
  • CE6 - To acquire the ability to make scientific informed opinions so as to choose the type of material a dental prosthesis is built of in order to fit the patient with it, as well as know how to continuously update your knowledge of the dental biomaterial used in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry, know how to manipulate it, and about its properties, indications, biocompatibilities, toxicity and environmental impact.
  • CE7 - To be able to search for, organise and analyse, from a critical point of view, and using biomedical sources of information, scientific literature on issues related to temporomandibular dysfunction and aesthetic restorative dentistry, in order to pursue continuing education in a self-directed and autonomous way.
  • CE8 - To know how to apply epistemological, ethical, legislational and humanitarian factors to research and the disclosure of scientific data in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry.
  • CE9 - To recognise and interpret images and specialised diagnostic techniques that are significant in research, as well as know how to apply bioinformatic tools and new technologies to the fields of prosthetic and restorative dentistry and dental implants.
  • CG2 - To be autonomous in terms of obtaining a patient's anamnesis and oral explorations in patients with pathologies that might be either advanced or multidisciplinary in nature; and fill in their medical record and other clinical paperwork using scientific language and terminology that is suited to an aesthetic restorative dentistry professional.
  • CG4 - To know how to apply protocols for the use of the equipment in the dental laboratory-workshop to the point of undertaking the necessary procedures that help in oral rehabilitation or the treatments common to a restorative dentist.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. Know and use the appropriate format when presenting research results in public, both in a scientific paper as in a poster, and in oral communication.

2. Communicate in scientific English

3. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team and autonomously


Academic skills:

Students will learn how to organise the ideas found in their research, how to support those ideas with evidence and reasoning, how to express themselves clearly and convincingly in order to write and make oral presentations. these will vary in style, structure and content ranging from a poster presentation to the presentation of a scientific article.

Language skills:

Students will learn the language structures and the correct format for quoting, paraphrasing, citing, summarising and synthesising information.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

In order to cover all major aspects of speech preparation and bearing in mind students' needs, the classroom will become a training ground where students develop skills that will serve them throughout life. They will work individually, in pairs and in groups, learning from one another and accepting criticism in a constructive way.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person


% final grade

Learning outcomes








(4) To know and use appropriate format when presenting research results in públic, both in a scientific paper as in a poster, in oral communication.

(4) To communicate in scientific English

(4) To demonstrate the ability to work in a team and autonomously


Given the nature of the course, students are reminded that attendance and participation in class are fundamental to passing the course.

Course grades obtained during the semester will be kept for those students who need to sit for failed sections of the course in the second sitting and these will form part of the second sitting final grade

Bibliography and resources

Class-based materials:

Provided by the teacher

Intranet and Internet based materials for self study:

Student English File Resources (csc) (intranet forum)

An English-English dictionary

A thesaurus