This is the perfect site, potentially, to ask a question on what might go into a course on "research methods and technical writing." This is effectively what nearly every STEM academic spends a lot of time doing. I disagree that this is like asking a question about what math topic should be covered in a math class. The class could almost be titled "How to be an academic" perhaps you can phrase the question less about what belongs in your class specifically (as ff524 does have a good point, you don't want it to be too specific) and more about academic writing in general. I think this potentially works as question.
However, ff524 is right in general about the question in your title. I think it is the specific type of course you are talking about that offers an exception here.