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

Activity no.: 3711-22-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 17/12/2021
Date and time17.01.2022, at: 09:00 - 21.01.2022, at: 15:00
Regular seats36
Course fee3,120.00 kr.
LecturersChristine Møller
ECTS credits3.40
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 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. Write a well-structured manuscript and a convincing cover letter

2. Identify the most common errors of grammar and usage

3. Present numbers correctly

4. Appreciate the importance of effective figures and tables

5. Understand medical writing conventions and the editorial process

6. Promote research using Twitter and LinkedIn


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 research using Twitter and LinkedIn.

Pick up valuable tips for submissions. Catch grammatical and stylistic errors. Improve readability. Learn how to write a memorable manuscript. Upgrade your social media skills .

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

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, and evaluation of texts written by participants.
Note: All participants must submit a short text that they have written (in English) before the start of the course and 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

Marcus Corander BSc, PhD/ Connect Communications

Jude Pedersen BA, TESOL-certified/ Pedersen Translations and Language Services

Joan Waddell BSc, PGCE/ Joan Waddell Projects

Mike Young Cand.mag. / Mike Young Academy


17 – 21 January 2022

09:00-15:00 all days

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Please register before 17 December 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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