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Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3929-22-00-00There are 13 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 03/10/2022
Date and time01.11.2022, at: 08:45 - 15:15
Regular seats20
Course fee1,320.00 kr.
LecturersMahdi Alamili
ECTS credits0.60
Contact personAnne Dalsgaard Hansen    E-mail address: adha@regionsjaelland.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. Understand and apply conventions for medical writing as well as the structure and content of a scientific manuscript
2. Develop a structured approach to manuscript writing
3. Avoid pitfalls in the writing process
4. Navigate confidently through the submission and review process
5. Understand the editorial process

Publication in international peer-reviewed journals is the key to a successful academic career. However, writing the first manuscript is typically a confusing and time-consuming process, and developing tools to understand and optimize the process is crucial. This course aims to transform your manuscript writing into an effective process by managing pitfalls and focusing on the essentials, and to help you go from spending weeks or months on writing articles to using a couple of days.
Focus will be on selecting the relevant content, structuring the manuscript, reading and complying with author guidelines, selecting an appropriate journal, and understanding the review process. Editors of scientific journals will share their insights and provide recommendations.

Targets are PhD students within the healthcare and medical sciences.

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


The course alternates between lectures, workshops, exercises and feedback.

Course director
Jonas Eiberg, Professor, Rigshospitalet, Department of Vascular Surgery. jonas.peter.eiberg@regionh.dk

Kirsten Møller, Professor, Rigshospitalet, Department of Neuroanaesthesiology. kirsten.moeller.01@regionh.dk

Mahdi Alamili, MD, Hvidovre Hospital, Surgical Department. mahdi.alamili@regionh.dk

Jacob Rosenberg, Professor, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital

Siv Fonnes, MD, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital

Stina Öberg, MD, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital

Martin Björck, Professor, Department of Vascular Surgery, Uppsala, Sweden

1 november 2022

Course location
Panum, Blegdamsvej 3B, 22nn Copenhagen N, Maersk Tower, room 13.2.51

Please register before 3 October 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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