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Theory and Practice of Scientific Communication

Course organizer 
Aprile Clark, aprile.clark@med.lu.se

Matthias Bank, matthias.bank@med.lu.se

Examiner
Urban Gullberg

Target group 
PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine

Time

Autumn 2021
Week 36 - in English
Week 43 - in English
Week 46 - in English
Week 49 - in English

Spring 2021
Week 3 - (in Swedish, the course will be given digitally)
Week 7 - (in English, the course will be given digitally)
Week 11 - (in English, the course will be given digitally)
Week 15 - (in English, the course will be given digitally)
Week 21 - (in Swedish, the course will be given digitally)
Week 23 - (in English, the course will be given digitally)

Note - Compulsory attendance all days

Length of course 
The course equals one full week (approx. 40 hours). The course requires attendance and active participation in all parts, as well as completing assigned tasks .

Aim: 
The course aims to enable the participants to develop an understanding of the different stages of the process of scientific communication

Number of participants: 
20

Learning outcomes: 
On completion of the course, the third-cycle students shall be able to

  •  explain the process of research publication including examples from their own research area and different publication models
  •  develop a search strategy for their own research in relevant databases and reflect on this strategy
  •  formulate their own research in writing in a clear and accessible way for a target group in a popular science forum
  •  formulate their own research in writing in a scientific forum
  •  provide constructive oral peer review of scientific and popular science texts
  •  apply different functions/tools for evaluation of research quality, identify strengths and weaknesses and discuss these

Procedure and forms of instruction 
The course consists of lectures, group work, demonstrations of and practical exercises in information management, group discussions, presentations. Attendance is compulsory for all components.

Assessment
The assessment is based on active participation on all the components of the course and a number of assignments:

  •  Written assignment on the publication process
  •  Written assignment on their own research for the general public
  •  Written assignment on their own research for researchers
  •  Providing and receiving constructive feedback on texts with a fellow student
  •  Written assignment on search strategies for information related to their own projects

Required reading
Recommended reading is listed in the LibGuide of the course.

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Application form

Last day for application for compulsory courses autumn 2021, is March 18.

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