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

Activity no.: 3711-24-00-02There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 17/05/2024
Date and time17.06.2024, at: 09:00 - 21.06.2024, at: 15:00
Regular seats18
Course fee6,600.00 kr.
LecturersChristine Møller
ECTS credits2.40
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 NorDoc member faculties. 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. Write a well-structured manuscript and a convincing cover letter
2. Identify the most common errors of grammar and usage
3. Master the use of punctuation (especially the comma)
4. Present numbers correctly
5. Appreciate the importance of effective figures and tables
6. Understand medical writing conventions and the editorial process
7. Showcase work on LinkedIn
8. Recognize the possibilities and challenges of AI

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, how to write a convincing cover letter, and how to promote your work using LinkedIn.

Pick up valuable tips for submissions. Catch grammatical and stylistic errors. Improve readability. Learn how to write a memorable manuscript. Importantly, write a professional social media profile to make your work visible to peers, reviewers, editors, media, and funders.

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

Set yourself up for success and join the course!

PhD students and other authors of medical and life-science articles

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 + evaluation and revision of texts written by participants.
Note: All participants must bring with them eight copies of a short text that they have written (in English) and submit a revised version afterwards. The text should not have been professionally edited.

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

Bobby Brown BSc, PhD/ Dr Bobby Brown Medical Writing Services
Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed / Medical Manuscripts
Joan Waddell BSc, PGCE/ Joan Waddell Projects
Mike Young Cand.mag. / Mike Young Academy

17, 18 & 21 June 2024

Course location

Please register before 17 May 2024

Expected frequency
Six times a year: 15, 16 & 19 January; 17, 18 & 19 January; 17, 18 & 21 June, 19, 20 & 21 June; 16, 17 & 20 September; 18, 19 & 20 September 2024

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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