Course catalogue doctoral education - HT21

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Title Oral Presentation of Own Research
Course number 5231
Programme 0-Not part of doctoral programme
Language English
Credits 1.5
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Date 2021-11-08 -- 2021-11-12
Responsible KI department Department of Women's and children's health
Specific entry requirements Basic course in presentation techniques or similar knowledge level.
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to build skills and increase the participant's confidence in presenting own research results. This is an advanced course in presentation skills requiring prior experience of presenting your research. The course is specifically targeting post docs and PhD students in the later part of their education.
Intended learning outcomes After passing the course, the participant will:
- be able to structure and build compelling presentations based on own research results
- have skills in how to consistently deliver in an engaging manner
- be capable of building instant rapport and get an audience on their side every time
- understand the best use of voice, body language and posture
- be able to make their mark and be remembered
- understand how to deal with challenges during presentations, e.g. hostile audience members, difficult questions, technology problems, nervousness and blacking out
- have knowledge of a broad variety of presentations styles in order to find their own
- be able to use supportive media
- be able to design presentation slides that support the message

Contents of the course The course is highly personalized, tailored to the specific needs of the individual participants. A variety of techniques will be presented and tried out to enable the participants to develop in their own way to become more professional at presenting, yet remaining authentic.

The course includes:
- presentation structure
- presentation techniques
- dealing with the audience
- overcoming challenges, e.g. hostile audience members, questions, nervousness, technology issues
- body language, voice and presence on stage
- filming of an elevator pitch, which the participants get to keep after the course to use e.g. on a webpage
- how to design successful PowerPoint presentation slides
- how to use supporting media
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, group work, exercises, individual coaching and filming.
Compulsory elements All scheduled teaching and group work is compulsory. Absence can be compensated for during individual assignments or during the next course occasion.
Examination Presentations and participating in exercises during the course.
Literature and other teaching material Handouts during the course.
Number of students 8 - 12
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) Personal motivation including previous experience and/or relevant courses on the topic 2) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 3) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information Welcome to apply for PhD course 5231 Oral presentation of your own research! This is a presentation techniques course for PhD students, who have some previous experience of presenting their research results and want to further improve their skills. Focus will be on presenting your own results in different formats and individual coaching. The course will be given in a venue in central Stockholm. Please address ALL questions to: or phone: 0707890607
Additional course leader The teachers are Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister (Ph.D.) and Ken Michelman (American actor and teacher in public speaking and presentation skills).
Latest course evaluation Course evaluation report
Course responsible Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister
Department of Women's and children's health
070-789 06 07
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