Course catalogue doctoral education - VT22

  • Application can be done between 2021-10-15 and 2021-11-15
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Title Interdisciplinary Impactful Research for the Future
Course number 5306
Programme Cell Biology and Genetics
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2021-10-04 -- 2021-11-26
Responsible KI department Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course In this course, the participants learn about the importance of interdisciplinarity in creating impactful research in Health Sciences, and learn about different ways of designing research projects and platforms that benefit from an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach.
Intended learning outcomes After the completed course, the participants will be able to describe and discuss the benefits, advantages and challenges of interdisciplinarity and global collaboration in research advancing global health in an impactful way. The participants can describe the concepts of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The participants can describe practical ways of integrating interdisciplinary components into research programs.
Contents of the course Interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The key components of interdisciplinary research. Defining research problems for innovative, impactful health research. Cultural and organisational aspects of collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Working in an interdisciplinary, international team of course participants. Preparation and presentation of a research concept including definition of an research problem arising from an interdisciplinary context, and designing an interdisciplinary research approach and a diverse research team.
Teaching and learning activities The teaching and on-line learning activities include lectures, group discussions, and a team project. Participation in the group discussions and the team project preparation and presentation are mandatory. Compensation is according to the instructions of the course director.
Compulsory elements Participation in the preparation of interdisciplinary poster, poster presentation and poster discussion are mandatory. Compensation is according to the instructions of the course director.
Examination The students are examined on the basis of their interdisciplinary posters, poster presentations and discussions.
Literature and other teaching material Recent articles, websites, policy documents and guidelines.
Number of students 5 - 10
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 This all-digital course is jointly organized by Karolinska Institutet, King's College London, Peking University and Keio University. The participating doctoral students and the teachers come from the four organising universities. The base of the digital course is at Karolinska Institutet at Biomedicum. The course includes both synchronous and asynchronous activities and takes place part time between 2021-10-04 and 2021-11-26. The detailed schedule will be published well advanced of the course.
Additional course leader
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Course responsible Matti Nikkola
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
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