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Swedish title Vetenskapligt skrivande och informationskompetens
English title Writing science and information literacy
Course number 1391
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 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 is a KI CAMPUS course (there is also an 100% online version with course code 2561) with face to face teaching including: individual writing and rewriting, lectures, working in pairs and groups, web-based teaching, demonstrations, computer exercises and individual study.
Compulsory elements The course writing assignment is obligatory and has to be submitted about 10 days BEFORE course start. All scheduled teaching is compulsory (except where clearly stated otherwise). Absence can usually be compensated for by reading and individual work after consultation with course leaders. There are three obligatory assignments in relation to information literacy development.
Examination Writing a grant application (including references) with popular science summary and rewriting based on peer and teacher feedback. There are also three assignments in which participants demonstrate development of their information literacy.
Literature and other teaching material A compendium and articles for reading are provided during the course. PowerPoints with course content are also available.
Course responsible David Herron
Karolinska Institutet universitetsbibliotek
08-524 841 13

Berzelius 7B

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