PAH3001 - Writing and Communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 100/100

Course content

Writing and communicating are essential skills in many contexts. In various professional works, the dissemination of research-based results can be important within occupational and/or academic communities. More and more people are engaged in various projects at different levels, in which are typically published in non-peer reviewed reports. A substantial amount of this information could be available for many more, as well as be scrutinized by others, if it were written and published in accordance with international standards for scientific writing. Writing and communicating scientific materials are also of vital importance for positions at universities, as well as for searching grant funding and ethical approvals to undertake new research projects. The goal of writing and communication is thus to provide knowledge and skills necessary for the dissemination of scientific results in various formats, as well as getting experience in basics for writing grant- and applications to ethical committees.

Learning outcome


The candidate has

  • Knowledge about communication of scientific results both in and outside academic contexts
  • In-depth knowledge about essential components in academic writing
  • Knowledge about the basics for writing successful grant applications
  • Knowledge about how to write an application to regional ethical committees


The candidate can

  • Present, evaluate and critically discuss outcomes of research in a scientific essay/review
  • Present scientific results for a general public
  • Write an application to a regional ethical committee to undertake a clinical trial
  • Write applications for project grants

General competence

The candidate can

  • Communicate scientific results from a selected field to the general public
  • Write a scientific text in accordance with international standards

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and group-work. Longitudinal teaching.

Compulsory assignments

  • Reports/presentations

Further on evaluation

Regular final examination is given in the spring semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the autumn semester.

For re-sit exams the written exam report must be done again. The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physical Activity and Health (MSPAHE)

Required previous knowledge

Only students admitted to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health can take the course, which is compulsory for them.

Course materials

Course materials will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Science
  • Human Movement Science
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Report 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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