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Medical Writing: Learn how to write papers that get published
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3707-18-00-02There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 04/08/2018
Date and time04.09.2018, at: 13:00 - 06.11.2018, at: 16:00
Regular seats12
Course fee5,520.00 kr.
LecturersChristine Møller
ECTS credits3.40
Contact personChristine Møller    E-mail address: medicalmanuscripts@gmail.com
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Understand medical writing conventions
2. Write a well-structured manuscript
3. Write a convincing cover letter
4. Remedy the most common errors in medical writing (grammar, spelling and punctuation)
5. Understand editorial procedures and the publication process

We will focus on style and structure, as well as provide insight into common errors of grammar and usage, spelling and punctuation, using examples from recent medical articles to pinpoint the problems encountered by non-native English speakers. The different sections of a manuscript and the underlying rules will be discussed. In addition, participants will present and evaluate their own writing in progress. Finally, we will look at the editorial process: from electronic submission, peer review and revision, to successful publication.

PhD students and others who are writing for publication in international life-science journals.

Relevance to graduate programmes

All graduate programmes


Presentations, exercises, discussions, and evaluation of texts written by participants.

Course director
Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed
Medical Manuscripts
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Christine Møller

4, 11, 18 September, 2, 9, 23, 30 October, 6 November

Course location

Please register before 4 August 2018

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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