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Organise an elective PhD course

Doctoral level courses for PhD students at the medical faculty comprise compulsory courses (as part of the Research School) and elective courses. Each year a number of elective doctoral level courses are advertised and open to all admitted PhD students at the medical faculty. These courses are led by teachers and researchers at the faculty. Each year it is possible to suggest elective doctoral level courses and syllabuses for these courses.

Below is information how to establish a syllabus. It is possible to apply for funding from the Research Studies Board (Forskarutbildningsnämnden, FUN). A course can also be funded from other sources. 

Application for funding of an elective course.

Requirements for getting a syllabus approved by the Research studies board

  • A syllabus, in accordance with the template. It must first be written in Swedish and then it is translated into English.
  • An application letter including:
    • Title of the course
    • An explanation as to why the course is needed
    • The names of the course leaders. The main course leader must be an associate professor or equivalent, and assistant course leaders must hold a doctorate degree.
    • The name of a proposed examiner for the course, who must be employed as a teacher at Lund University.
    • The number of credits achieved upon completion of the course. One week of full-time studies (40 hours) is equal to 1,5 ECTS or hp (högskolepoäng). Independent study, reading of course literature, and completion of assignments are included in the study time.
    • The design of the course, i.e. How is the course scheduled? Does it run full-time or part-time? Are certain days scheduled classroom days and other days allocated for independent study? Is the course given digitally or on site?
    • Number of students
    • Proposed funding
  • A preliminary schedule
  • Course evaluations (if the course has been conducted previously).
  • The syllabuses are established by the Research Studies Board after review at a preparatory meeting. The course leader, or other representative of the course, may be called to participate at the meeting, so that any necessary adjustments to the syllabus can be made before the board meeting.
  • For further information contact Jan Lexell jan [dot] lexell [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (jan[dot]lexell[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) or Madeleine Nystrom madeleine [dot] nystrom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (madeleine[dot]nystrom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
  • All documents are emailed to: phdcourses [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se.