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English for Researchers: Writing, Level 1
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3725-20-00-08 
Enrollment deadline: 07/11/2020
Date and time08.02.2021, at: 09:00 - 12.02.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats14
Course fee5,280.00 kr.
LecturersCarol Bang-Christensen
ECTS credits2.50
Contact personMarianne Bøje    E-mail address: marianne.boeje@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-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), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. 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. Effectively disseminate written research findings

2. Understand the rationale behind effective research writing

3. Identify the common mistakes made in research writing

4. Appraise the language and style of research writing

5. Comprehend English grammar and punctuation, particularly the comma!


Content
By exploring the characteristics of scientific writing and understanding the rationale behind them, participants will learn how to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely. Grammar and punctuation will be covered in detail and there will be emphasis on extending vocabulary. Participants will receive advice and practical tips on how to revise their writing along with individual feedback and correction of their own work.


Participants
PhD students with intermediate English language skills who wish to publish in English language journals.


Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


Language
English


Form
Face-to-face classroom tuition and group work using relevant hard-copy material and examples with follow-up practices and self-guided research writing. Participants will receive individual feedback on their writing.


Course director
Carol Bang Christensen, English teacher, carol@thecomputer.dk


Teachers
Carol Bang Christensen, English teacher, carol@thecomputer.dk


Dates
8, 9, 12 February 2021, all days 9 - 16.


Course location
Bispebjerg Hospital, Uddannelsesafdelingen, Indgang 50.


Registration
Please register before 7 November 2020.

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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