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Swedish title Vetenskapligt skrivande och informationskompetens
English title Writing science and information literacy
Course number 2561
Credits 3.0
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Responsible KI department Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Board of Doctoral Education
Established 2017-03-14
Purpose of the course The aim of the course is to develop the medical scientific writing skills and information literacy of the participant.
Intended 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.
Course responsible David Herron
Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
08-524 841 13

Berzelius 7B

Contact person Katarina Amcoff
Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
08-524 840 47