Course catalogue doctoral education - VT22

  • Application can be done between 2021-10-15 and 2021-11-15
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Title Present your research!
Course number 2787
Programme 0-Not part of doctoral programme
Language English
Credits 1.5
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Date 2021-11-15 -- 2021-11-19
Responsible KI department Department of Women's and children's health
Specific entry requirements None
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to enable doctoral students to obtain knowledge and practical experience in presenting own research orally; adapted to different presentation formats, target groups, supporting media and situations, as well as to reflect on the development of own presentation skills.
Intended learning outcomes After attending the course, the doctoral student should:

1. Be able to design an oral presentation in an asequate way.
2. Be able to design and use supportive media for a successful presentation.
3. Know the basics of presentation techniques and rethoric.
4. Have gained knowledge on how to interact with the audience.
Contents of the course The scope of the course is to design and give oral presentations of your research results in different contexts.

The main content of the course:

1. DESIGN AND DISPOSITION OF AN ORAL PRESENTATION (e.g. poster presentation, short presentation of research results):
a. Goals and aims
b. Structure
c. Simplifications to enhance understanding
d. Choice of pictures
e. Language
f. Time management

a. Body language and posture
b. Language and pace
c. How to prepare yourself for a presentation
d. How to remember what you want to present
e. Building confidence (be less nervous) to present
f. What to avoid doing during a presentation
g. How to deal with questions from the audience

a. Power Point slides including introduction to power point
b. Scientific poster
c. Flipchart and other supporting media

a. Catching the audience's attention
b. How to address the audience
c. Keeping the audience's attention for a longer period of time
d. Communicating with the audience
e. How to make the audience trust you
f. Preparing the presentation with different audiences in mind
g. Different learning styles which influences the audience's attention
h. How to impress your audience
i. Attention curve of the audience
j. How to ease the learning of the audience

a. Presenting in front of an audience:
i. Poster presentation
ii. Presentation of student's choice
iii. Elevator Pitch
iv. Power point presentation
v. Video recording of presentation with feedback

b. Presentation exercises in pairs or small groups
c. Presenting to different audiences
d. Body language
e. Language and pace
f. How to use your audience as an asset
g. How to interact with your audience
h. How to remember your presentation
i. Give and receive feedback on presentations
j. Deal with nervousness and stay focused on your presentation
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, written assignments, workshops, coaching, filming, group work, and practical exercises in groups and with a learning peer.
Compulsory elements Three complete presentations (designed and presented to the class):
a. Poster presentation including a scientific poster
b. Power Point presentation
c. Elevator Pitch
d. Giving feed back on the other students' presentations
e. Reflecting on own learning and development during the course
Examination Formative assessment during active participation in all parts of the course
Summative assessment of
a. Poster presentation including scientific poster,
b. Power Point presentation
c. Elevator pitch
Literature and other teaching material Handouts from lectures.
Number of students 16 - 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 Please note that this course is given in different formats (in-class/on-line) and see each course occasion for details.
The course focuses on research presentations in different contexts. You will practice presenting your own research results (or something else of your choice from your research area) as well as other topics in order to approach presentation skills from different angles. This is highly interactive course with a multitude of exercises and together we will take your presentations to the next level. The focus is on developing each student’s authentic and personal style of presenting, rather than applying a “one-size-fits-all” template. Furthermore, we will deal with nervousness and a variety of other challenges you might be facing when presenting. The teachers focus on the individual students and to create an environment, where the students feel safe to practice and try new presentation approaches.
This course occasion will be given in-class (in a venue in central Stockholm) and on-line (please state your preference in the comments field).
Please address ALL questions to: or phone: 0707890607
Additional course leader The teachers are Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister (Ph.D.) and/or Ken Michelman (American actor and teacher in public speaking and presentation skills) and/or Ulf Sandström (coach and teacher in presentation skills).
Latest course evaluation Course evaluation report
Course responsible Kristina Gemzell Danielsson
Department of Women's and children's health
Contact person Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
070-789 06 07