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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, early in their Phd studies.

Language
English

Time

Spring 2022
Week 3  - The course is planned to be given in a classroom, but the format can be changed. If so, the information will be published here and in the welcome letter for the course.

Week 17 -  The course is planned to be given in a classroom, but the format can be changed. If so, the information will be published here and in the welcome letter for the course

Autumn 2021
Week 36 - in English - this course will be given digitally in Zoom.
Week 43 - in English - this course will be given digitally in Zoom.
Week 46 - in English - this course will be given digitally in Zoom.
Week 49 - in English - this course will be given digitally in Zoom.

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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