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Communication & presentation in the academic context
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3910-22-00-02 
Enrollment deadline: 01/08/2022
Date and time31.08.2022, at: 09:00 - 01.09.2022, at: 17:00
Regular seats17
Course fee3,120.00 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: 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 NorDoc member universities. 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. get skills on how to present oneself adequately
2. communicate one’s concerns effectively

Whether small talk or academic subject presentation – the ability to present oneself adequately and to communicate one’s concerns effectively is a deciding factor of career related success in academia.
With a few fundamental strategies for communication and presentation techniques it is possible to illustrate complex data in a context relevant way, to convince others, to win supporters and thus reach the respectively set goals.
In this course the participants engage with their personal communication strategies. Through exercises and role-plays they familiarise themselves with established presentation techniques and train their communicative competencies. The online course offers both synchronous and asynchronous elements: Live in-person lectures provide content and the opportunity for questions, both online and offline exercises allow participants to apply the theory, and in online group discussions, participants can share their experience. Finally, the online course offers the opportunity for individual “meetings” with the trainer. The following topics are covered:
- Communication basics: Good communication presumes set goals
- Presentation basics: Preparation is key
- Go public – go scientific! The context makes the difference
- Everything under control? Dealing with difficult situations
- Role-play: Presentation situations in practice
- Minima rhetorica: Tips & tricks on the art of oratory
- Communication & presentation: My next steps

PhD students

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)
- All graduate programmes


Lectures, discussions, group work, exercises and role-play

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

Dr.-Ing. Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar, Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement, Berlin [Germany]

Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar, Hanover, was born in New York and studied Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Cornell University.
She has been teaching courses in landscape architecture and environmental planning at both American and German universities for the past thirty years.
She was a guest professor in the international Master of Landscape Architecture programme at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Bernburg and professor in the Bioregional Planning Programme at Utah State University, where she also offered courses in research skills and scientific writing, as well as communication and rhetoric. Presently she is teaching in the Environmental Planning Department at Leibniz University Hannover.

31 August - 1 September 2022

Course location
PharmaSchool, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 2/Jagtvej 160, 2100 Copenhagen

Please register before 1 August 2022

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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