Faculty of Medicine's internal website


Writing and reviewing a draft research paper

Course directors 
Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh

Christina Brogårdh 
Target group
Research students at the Faculty of Medicine. Students who have performed their midway review are given precedence. 

1.5 credits

Spring 2022:
Course given in Swedish: 1-3 March and 15 March.
Course given in English: May 2022, (exact dates will be set shortly).

Autumn 2021
November 15-17 and December 1. This course will be held in English and digitally (Last day for application is May 12).

September 20, 21, 22 and October 5 - given in Swedish (you can not apply for this course since it its moved from spring 2021).

Number of places

The aim of the course is to enable the students to expand their knowledge and skills in the publication process and in writing and reviewing a draft research paper.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the course, the research students shall be able to independently
• explain and discuss different types of research articles
• explain in detail and discuss the form and content of the presentation of research findings
• compile research results with a  scientific structure and adapted to a relevant target group
• judge, review and provide structured feedback on the research papers of others
• assess and discuss different approaches to the publication process, such as co-authorship, falsification or omission, anonymity and confidentiality

The teaching is primarily based on interactive learning sessions. The course includes lectures, reviews of research articles, group work, discussions, application exercises and independent study. It takes up five days introduced by three days of teaching followed by one day of independent study and, a week later, a final day of teaching.

For a pass on the course, students must have attended and participated actively in all course components, and completed all course assignments. The assessment is based on individual written assignments.

Required reading
Day, R. & Gastel, B. (2012) How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. Cambridge University Press. 7th ed.
Relevant research articles will be added. 

To apply, please use the application form to the right 


Apply now for spring courses 2022! Last day for application is September 17.

Site overview