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Intensive Medical Writing: Learn how to write papers that get published (NorDoc Summer School 2021) Online
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3711-21-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 30/06/2021
Date and time16.08.2021, at: 09:00 - 17.08.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats40
Course fee4,290.00 kr.
LecturersChristine Møller
ECTS credits1.40
Contact personChristine Møller    E-mail address: medicalmanuscripts@gmail.com
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This 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.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university or Nordic countries, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

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

1. Write a well-structured manuscript and a convincing cover letter

2. Identify and eradicate the most common errors of grammar and usage

3. Master the use of punctuation (especially the comma)

4. Follow the rules for writing numbers

5. Understand medical writing conventions and the editorial process

Successful researchers publish a lot. And to publish a lot, it’s important to write well. Writing well will increase your chances of publishing in high-impact journals as the quality of your writing is judged to reflect the quality of your research.

Although writing well is hard, especially for non-native English speakers, the good news is that it’s a skill that can be learned.

During the course, practical advice will be given on how to write clearly, correctly, concisely, and—not least—memorably for an international audience. Topics covered will include grammar and usage; spelling and punctuation; style and vocabulary; improving poorly constructed sentences; linking words and logical flow; and removing the dead wood.

The different parts of a manuscript and the underlying rules will be discussed. We will also discuss the editorial process and how to write a convincing cover letter.

Pick up valuable tips for submissions. Catch grammatical and stylistic errors. Improve readability. Learn how to write a memorable manuscript.

Our aim is to help you present your work in the best possible way to increase its chances of acceptance.

Set yourself up for success and join the course!

PhD students attending the NorDoc Summer School 2021.

Relevance to graduate programmes
Only relevant for PhD students attending the NorDoc Summer School 2021

All graduate programmes


Presentations, exercises & discussions

Course director
Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed / Director / Medical Manuscripts / medicalmanuscripts@gmail.com / Formerly Assistant Editor of APMIS (Journal of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology) / +45 26 84 06 36 /

Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed / Medical Manuscripts

Bobby Brown PhD / Dr Bobby Brown Medical Writing Services

16 - 17 August 2021

Course location
Online via Zoom

Please register before 30 June 2021

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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