Course catalogue doctoral education - HT22

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Title Writing Science and Information Literacy
Course number 2561
Programme 0-Not part of doctoral programme
Language English
Credits 3.0
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Date 2021-11-01 -- 2021-12-10
Responsible KI department Karolinska Institutet University Library
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The aim of the course is to develop the medical scientific writing and information literacy skills of the participant.
Intended learning outcomes After this course, you will be able to demonstrate:
-an understanding of how to write an original scientific article and submit it for publication
-an understanding of the publication process, including how to use relevant resources to choose a journal in which to publish your research
-an ability to write other types of texts required for a scientific career, such as grant applications and popular science texts
-an ability to give, take and make use of constructive criticism
-an ability to search and manage the medical science literature in a structured way.

Contents of the course Writing an original scientific article, grant applications and popular science texts; searching and managing the literature; and understanding the publication process, including using relevant resources to choose a journal and navigate peer review.
Teaching and learning activities This online course will take place in the learning platform Canvas. Content will be taught using various learning objects, from film to group exercises. Formative feedback will be implemented by teachers, peers and via self-assessment.
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 throughout the course which will aid their ability to search and manage the literature effectively, as well as choose a journal for publication.
Literature and other teaching material Recommended literature: Scientific writing and communication - papers, proposals and presentations. Angelika H. Hofmann. Oxford University Press. Latest edition.
Number of students 10 - 20
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) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information You will proceed through this course largely at your own pace by viewing films, reading texts and taking part in group exercises online via Canvas. However, there are two live sessions that will take place via Zoom: the first on Nov 1, 9.30-11.30; the second on Dec 6, 10.00-16.00. In addition, there are a series of assignment deadlines that need to be met. Writing assignment deadlines are on Nov 10, Nov 26 and Dec 10. Information literacy deadlines are on Nov 16, Nov 22 and Dec 6. Formative feedback will be provided on each assignment.
Additional course leader
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Course responsible Gabriella Ekman
Karolinska Institutet University Library
Contact person Katarina Amcoff
Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
08-524 840 47