SMED8005 - Communication of Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Communication of science:

* scientific publications

* communication to the general public

Learning outcome

The course should provide knowledge about scientific communication/publications and communication to the general public.
Learning outcome:
After completed the course, the student:
-knows the principles and guidelines for scientific publishing
- knows the publishing process in scientific journals
- has basic knowledge about The faculty of Medicine's dissemination work
- has basic knowledge about journalistic methods
- is able to comunicate their research to a broader audience
- is able to write a press release

Learning methods and activities

21 hours lectures/seminar/group assigments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Lectures and group assignments

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Required previous knowledge

Admission Reguirements: Master degree or similar. Medical students at The Student Research Programme. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Nylenna, M. Publisere & presentere, medisinsk fagformidling i teori og praksis. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS 2008. S. 70-210 og s. 279-298
Zeiger, Mimi: Essentials of writing biomedical research papers. Second edition. McGraw Hill Companies 2000. ISBN 0-07134544-2

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PALC8001 1.5 2012-09-01
SMED8000 3.0 2006-08-01



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring Assignment 100/100
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.