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Scientific Project Planning and Management 1
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3731-21-00-03There are 20 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 15/10/2021
Date and time06.12.2021, at: 09:00 - 07.12.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
Course fee2,760.00 kr.
LecturersJukka Rantanen
ECTS credits1.50
Contact personMarianne Jørgensen    E-mail address: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.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.

Special rules apply for this course
The course is mandatory for PhD students in the graduate programmes DRA and MoMeD and therefore these PhD students have first priority. This means that all applicants will be put on the waiting list upon registration, and after deadline all participants will be notified whether they are given a seat.

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

1. Familiarise themselves with the most important project management methods and instruments: Essentials for surviving the doctorate

New, time limited and complex - such are the tasks generally undertaken as projects. A work environment without project work is almost unimaginable nowadays. And this is not only true for the non-academic sector: Even the doctorate is a project!
Proven project management tools pave the way for the professional development and planning of projects, for competent guiding of their implementation and for their successful completion. With the help of these tools even difficult steps in the project journey can be safely navigated.
During the course the participants familiarize themselves with the most important project management methods and instruments. The following topics are at the core of the course:

Part 1: Essentials of surviving the doctorate

• Basics of project management: From design to completion of a project
• Taking ownership of your PhD and your projects: Clarification of goals and roles
• How to handle the unforeseen: Strategies for dealing with risks and chances
• Stakeholder analysis: Where do I find support for my project?
• Communication is key even in science: Power of persuasion and assertiveness
• Lone ranger? Interaction with colleagues and scientific community
• Self-management: Tips and tricks which really work
• Personal development and career advancement: What do I have to focus on?
• Scientific project planning and management: My next steps

PhD students from MoMeD and DRA who have started their PhD within the previous 6 months will have first priority on this course. This means that all applicants will be put on the waiting list upon registration, and after deadline all participants will be notified.

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:

Pharmaceutical Sciences (Drug Research Academy)
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
All graduate programmes


Lectures, group work, discussions, exercises

Course director
Jukka Rantanen, professor, Department of Pharmacy, jukka.rantanen@sund.ku.dk

Simon Golin, Dr, Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement, Berlin, Germany

6-7 December 2021

Course location
FARMA, Universitetsparken 2/Jagtvej 160, 2100 Copenhagen

Please register before 15 October 2021.

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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