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The Research School in Medical Science and other doctoral level courses

Introduction to the doctoral programme  

Immediately after admission to the doctoral programme, the student participates in a compulsory introductory course module. The module is digital and available on the learning platform “Canvas”. 
The PhD student also writes an individual reflection paper and discusses it with their supervisor. The supervisor then certifies that the PhD student and supervisor have discussed the contents of the reflection paper, on a certification form found here in the column to the right.

Research School in Medical Science

Upon admission to the doctoral programme, all students are admitted to the Research School in Medical Science, which comprises 13.5 credits. Students are allocated a place at the next research school that starts within a few months to a maximum of one year after admission. The research school is offered four to five times a year with 40 places per round. The language of instruction is English. The research school comprises nine course weeks spread out over approximately six months.

The research school includes the following courses (13.5 credits):

  • Introduction to Research Methodology, 3 hp/credits
  • Theory and practice of scientific communication, 1,5 hp/credits
  • Applied statistics I, 1,5 hp/credits
  • Research ethics, 3 hp/credits
  • Applied statistics II, 3 hp/credits, (you choose one of the three possible level II-courses
  • (Clinical research, Epidemiology/health science, or Biology/laboratory medicine)
  • Oral communication, 1,5 hp/credits

The course requirements may vary depending on when you were admitted to the doctoral programme. You can find information about your programme in the General study plan.

Research School starting week 16 during Spring of 2024- admissions completed

Research School starting week 23 during Spring of 2024- admissions completed

Research School starting week 40 during Autumn of 2024 –admissions completed

Research School starting week 49 during Autumn of 2024 –admissions underway