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1.8.2019 at 08:00 - 31.5.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Thu 19.9.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Thu 17.10.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Thu 14.11.2019
17:00 - 18:00
Mon 9.12.2019
16:15 - 18:00
Thu 23.1.2020
15:15 - 18:00
Thu 20.2.2020
16:00 - 18:30
Thu 16.4.2020
16:15 - 18:00
Thu 14.5.2020
14:00 - 18:00


Students of the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine

The student will learn to prepare a scientific presentation; develop skills in presentation and scientific discussion; and obtain insight into the variety of scientific aims, methods and approaches in the Master's thesis projects in various fields of Translational Medicine.

Seminars are arranged once a month from September to May, and should be attended in both 1st and 2nd study year until completed.

Each student gives two presentations. The first presentation (15 min) is given after the research plan has been accepted. The student should present the topic and rationale of the plan as well as an overview of the methods. The student will provide one review article for the audience to read before the seminar. The second presentation (30 min) is given after the project work has been done, and the presentation should cover the methods, results and discussion of the project. The supervisor of the thesis should be present in this session to take part in the conversation. When in the audience, the students should actively take part in the discussion.

Every presentation will also have a student opponent. The opponents will be nominated prior to the seminar and should give their comments upon the following:

Was the aim of the project clearly presented?
Was the introduction to the subject sufficient?
Was the background of the study well explained?
Were the terms adequately used and explained?
Were the materials and methods well described? Could other methods or different materials have been used?
Were the results well supported by the data?
Was the presentation well structured and easy to follow?
Were the slides informative and easy to read?
Any suggestions for further improvement?

Articles selected by the students

Scientific discussion in the seminars, constructive feedback on scientific content and presentation skills from the teacher and other students, constructive feedback on research plans, as well as on the analysis and presentation of the results

The grading is based on active attendance and completion of two seminars and acting as an opponent. Grading scale: Pass/fail

Active attendance in all seminars and two oral presentations, one of the research plan and one of the results of the project, as well as acting as an opponent

Seminars 24 h
Preparation of presentations 26 h

Preparation to act as an opponent 4 h

Total 54 h