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APSC 486 & HLTH 398: Health Sciences & Professions

A guide for students in APSC 486 Health Professionals Senior Project and HLTH 398 Seminar in Health Sciences

Science writing

This page includes some information, resources and links to help you complete different types of assignments.


Annotated bibliographies, research proposals and written reports

Articles:

Web resources:

Ebooks from our collections:

Additional resources

 

Poster presentations

Poster presentations are commonly used in the academic community and are often included in conference programs. Well done posters can effectively synthesize key information and research and raise awareness about topics and issues.

A typical poster usually includes brief text, tables, graphs and/or images.  A good poster is visually appealing, concisely presents the topic enunciated in the title and includes:

  • A title that draws attention, and is short and readable from a distance
  • No more than about 800 words of text that is organized into sections labeled with appropriate headings
  • Graphs, tables or other visual means of presenting relevant data
  • Image/s that illustrate key information

The following resources can help you plan, design and create a poster that successfully presents the topic of your choice:

Software for posters

There are several software products you can use to create a poster. Each of the following has some advantages or disadvantages. Your choice of software will depend on your preference, skills and ease of access to the following:

  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • OpenOffice Impress
  • Gimp

Note: UHWO Information Technology offers Microsoft Office365 for all qualified faculty, staff and students.

Finding images

If you use images that you found on the web make sure they do not have copyright restrictions. You may ask permission to use images you find or you can use images that are in the public domain or that have a Creative Commons license. 

You can find images for your presentations at:


Resources for displaying data

Infographics

The following online resources can help you create infographics:

The ebooks featured below are available from UHWO library ebook collections. Click on the covers or on the hyperlinked titles to begin reading.

Graphs

 

Other resources

Find more info about creating graphs and displaying data:

Presenting Data: Graphs and Tables (from The Process of Science in OpenOregon ebook Principles of Biology)

The ebooks featured below are available from UHWO library ebook collections. Click on the covers or on the hyperlinked titles to begin reading.