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

Activity no.: 3711-21-00-04There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 08/09/2021
Date and time06.10.2021, at: 13:00 - 01.12.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats12
Course fee4,320.00 kr.
LecturersChristine Møller
ECTS credits2.60
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), 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. Understand medical writing conventions

2. Write a well-structured manuscript

3. Write a convincing cover letter

4. Remedy the most common errors when writing in English (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
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


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

Course director
Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed / Medical Manuscripts / medicalmanuscripts@gmail.com / 26 84 06 36

Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed / Medical Manuscripts / medicalmanuscripts@gmail.com / 26 84 06 36

6, 13, 27 October; 3, 10, 17, 24 November; 1 December
13:00 to 16:00

Course location
Online via ZOOM

Please register before 8 September

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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