This course is discontinued

MF9340 – Scientific writing and publishing

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

This course support the Ph.D. students at the Faculty of medicine in their efforts to write and publish scientific articles.

The course was previously integrated into the compulsory 10 credit course in methods (MF9000E - Research methods in medicine and health sciences: Introductory course), before this was restructured to a 5 credit unit.

Learning outcome

The aim of the course is twofold. The participants will:
1) learn simple and robust writing methods to improve their writing ability over time, and
2) gain insight into scientific publishing, in preparation of the demanding publishing processes implied in the Ph.D. studies.


Ph.D. candidates and students at the Medical Student Research Programme will get first priority to the course. The maximum number of participant is 50


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


The course is a one day course and includes lectures, conversations and practical exercises.

NB! You have to participate in at least 80 % of the teaching. Attendance at lectures will be registered.


The will be no course exam, but attendance through the entire course is required. Grading: pass/fail.

Explanations and appeals


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






It is currently not decided whether this course will be offered again.