MF9030E - Introductory course to the medical PhD program, INTRO II

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Course content

Intro II is a mandatory course, held in the third semester of the PhD program at the Faculty of Medicine. The course is part of the implementation of the Norwegian Qualifications Framework in the Faculty’s PhD education. The overall objective is to give participants relevant practical skills such as scientific medical writing, writing for the public and media, as well as presentation skills, including poster presentations. The concept of innovation will also be a topic in this course.

As a participant, the candidate will be given an introduction to the various topics, combined with discussions and practical exercises. The course aims to motivate and help participants communicate their research in a professional and relevant way to different target groups, using various communication channels, both written and oral.

As of autumn 2016 the mid-term evaluation will be a mandatory part of MF9030E intro II. Completed mid-term evaluation is a prerequisite for getting the compulsory course MF9030E INTRO II approved.

Learning outcome

After the introductory course participants should:
- Know about key elements in writing scientific articles related to their research
- Understand common features and differences between writing scientific articles and popular scientific articles
- Know how to approach the media with information about their research
- Be able to make good scientific posters and hold poster presentations
- Be able to lecture about their research to different target groups, using different visual devices
- Have knowledge about commercial innovation and non-patent innovation.

Admission

MF9030E is restricted to PhD candidates at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Oslo who are in their 3rd semester or who have been on the PhD programme for more than 3 semesters

Applicants who are admitted to a PhD programme at UiO apply for this course in StudentWeb.

 

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway, but it is presumed that the candidate has completed MF9010E Introductory course to the medical PhD programme

Teaching

MF9030E Intro II includes:

1. Lectures and exercises, with elements of group work. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss examples connected to their research with each other. Participation in at least 80% of the teaching is required in order to pass the course. Attendance will be registered.

2. As of autumn 2016 the mid-term evaluation will be a mandatory part of MF9030E intro II. Completed mid-term evaluation is a prerequisite for getting the compulsory course MF9030E INTRO II approved

Examination

In order to pass the course MF9030E intro II the following must be completed:

1. Two written assignments must be submitted one week prior to the course:

  • a scientific text in English
  • a popular scientific text

More information about these assignments will be given 3-4 weeks prior to the course.

2. A home exam to be submitted two weeks after the course

3. As of autumn 2016 the mid-term evaluation will be a mandatory part of MF9030E intro II. Completed mid-term evaluation is a prerequisite for getting the compulsory course MF9030E INTRO II approved.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

5

Level

PhD

Teaching

Spring and autumn

 

Spring 2018:

Dates MF9030E:

4.6.- 8.6.

Application period:

1.12.- 1.4.

Language: English

 

Autumn 2018

Dates MF9030:               

29.10.-2.11.

Application period:        

1.6. - 1.9.

Language: Norwegian

 

Dates MF9030E:               

26.11.-30.11.

Application period:        

1.6. - 1.10.

Language: English

 

Applicants will be notified after the course registration deadline

 

Examination

Spring and autumn