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Swedish title Muntlig presentation av egen forskning
English title Oral Presentation of Own Research
Course number 5231
Credits 1.5
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Responsible KI department Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
Specific entry requirements Having research results to present outside the research group.
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Committee for Doctoral Education
Established 2020-02-26
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to build skills and increase the participant's confidence in presenting own research results.
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 This is an advanced course in presentation skills requiring prior experience of presenting your research specifically targeting post docs and PhD students in the later part of their education.

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 power point presentation slides
- how to use supporting media
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, group work, exercises, 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.
Course responsible Anna Hildenbrand Wachtmeister
Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa
070-789 06 07

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