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Title Writing science and information literacy
Course number 2561
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Language English
Credits 3.0
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Date 2017-08-28 -- 2017-10-20
Responsible KI department Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The aim of the course is to develop the medical scientific writing skills and information literacy of the participant.
Learning outcomes After the course, you will be able to demonstrate:
-understanding of how to write an original scientific article and submit it for publication.
-the ability to write other types of texts required for a scientific career.
-the ability to give, take and make use of constructive criticism.
-the ability to search and manage the medical sciences literature in a structured way.
-the ability to use resources which facilitate choosing a journal to publish your research.
-and be able to describe aspects of post-publication evaluation and processing of the medical sciences literature.
Contents of the course Basics of scientific writing, Searching the literature, Writing an original scientific paper, Supporting the text, Managing the literature, Scientific writing in other contexts, Choosing a journal, The publication process, Evaluating published science.
Teaching and learning activities This 100% ONLINE course (there is also a KI Campus version with course code 1391) will be held using the learning management system Ping Pong. Content will be learnt with various learning objects and learning practiced by exercises. Formative feedback will be given by teachers/peer/self-assessment. Scientific writing, literature management and other IT-related skills will be developed in the context of scientific communication.
Compulsory elements There will be a number of obligatory assignments and assessments to be completed.
Examination The intended learning outcomes are assessed in the summative examination. Participants will write and rewrite a grant application and popular science summary based on teacher and peer feedback. Participants will also complete a number of assignments which demonstrate their ability to use relevant IT resources in a context of scientific writing and communication.
Literature and other teaching material All of the course content is accessed through Ping Pong. Participants are also given suggestions for further reading.
Number of students 20 - 22
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information
Additional course leader Janet Holmén is course leader for the Writing Science parts of the course. Henrik Schmidt is course leader for the Information Literacy parts of the course.
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible David Herron
Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
08-524 841 13
David.Herron@ki.se

Berzelius 7B

17177
Stockholm
Contact person Katarina Amcoff
Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
08-524 840 47
katarina.amcoff@ki.se