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Science, Technology and Society

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Science, Technology and Society. A five week course with Roddie McKenzie. 14th April - 12th May 2021. Class size 25 max.

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PLEASE NOTE - BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM (training provided)

A free introductory session is offered to anyone new to online learning. Details will be given prior to the class starting.

Science, Technology and Society

Wednesday mornings 10 - 12 noon for five weeks 14th April to 12th May 2021

We will explore how scientific discoveries combine with other factors and needs, to fuel the development of various technologies and how they impact society. We will consider both negative and positive effects on technology on society through specific examples including nuclear power, artificial intelligence/robotics, genetic engineering and the ethical issues they raise.

Tutor : Roddie McKenzie

Dr Roddie McKenzie was an associate professor in immunology at the University of Toronto, a senior non-clinical lecturer in dermatology at the University of Edinburgh and spent 25 years in research, mainly on the molecular biology and immunology of skin diseases. He has taught science across academic levels from further education to undergraduate and postgraduate students in virology, immunology, genetics, and genomics. His work has been published widely.

Roddie also worked in the bio-technology industry and has an MBA. his other interests include counselling, creative writing and painting.

Comment on Roddie's Previous LLD Course

"Roddie makes a complex subject easy to understand. Great handouts too! "

Course code : 04 305

Booking closes three working days before the course begins. Anyone wishing to book after that date should contact bookings@lifelonglearningdundee.org.uk

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