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

The course is compulsory for all PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at NTNU.
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. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD 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.