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Timetable

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

DateTimeLocation
Wed 6.9.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Wed 13.9.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Fri 15.9.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Wed 20.9.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Fri 22.9.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Wed 27.9.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Fri 29.9.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Wed 4.10.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Fri 6.10.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Wed 11.10.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Fri 13.10.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 20.10.2017
09:00 - 12:00
Mon 30.10.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 6.11.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 13.11.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 20.11.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 27.11.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 4.12.2017
16:00 - 19:00
Fri 19.1.2018
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 26.1.2018
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 2.2.2018
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 9.2.2018
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 16.2.2018
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 23.2.2018
09:00 - 12:00
Mon 12.3.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 19.3.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 26.3.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Wed 28.3.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Wed 4.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Thu 5.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 9.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Wed 11.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Thu 12.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 16.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Wed 18.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Thu 19.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Mon 23.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Wed 25.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Thu 26.4.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Wed 2.5.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Thu 3.5.2018
16:00 - 19:00
Thu 17.5.2018
16:00 - 19:00

Description

Doctoral candidates

Compulsory/optional course: Optional

  • Coordinating degree programme: Doctoral School in Health Sciences
  • The course belongs to the following module: General Transferable Skills
  • Availability of the course to students of other degree programmes: Yes, but subject to capacity

Advanced level of English

Course learning outcomes: The course participants will:

  • Master the key characteristics and practices in scientific texts, especially in journal articles and doctoral dissertations
  • Be able to select the appropriate structure and style for their texts
  • Be able to communicate fluently and clearly
  • Be able to edit their text at the different stages of the process
  • Master the key grammar and orthography, and know the sources to consult
  • Be able to present arguments and make references, and be familiar with the various systems of referencing
  • Be able to give and receive feedback, including peer feedback (collaborative editing of one’s own and a fellow doctoral candidate’s text), feedback from the teacher and feedback from journal editors, and know how to respond to it.

The recommended time of completion is during the first two years of the programme. The course is organised several times a year.

  • Style issues, clarity and formality issues
  • Writing mechanics (punctuation, handling numerals, etc.)
  • Structure, end focus, word choice, tense choice, voice choice (active–passive), connectives
  • Avoiding wordiness and ambiguity
  • Information issues, article structure
  • The submission/publication process.

Lectures combined with readings and exercises completed outside class and then discussed during class meetings

PASS/FAIL, 80% attendance and assignment completion required

The scope of the course is 2 credits.

Three courses will be organized during autumn 2017:

  • 6.9.-11.10.2017 (Meilahti)
  • 15.9.-20.10.2017 (Viikki)
  • 30.10.-4.12.2017 (Meilahti)

Four courses will be organized during spring 2018:

  • 19.1.-23.2.2018 (Viikki)
  • 12.3.-23.4.2018 (Meilahti)
  • 28.3.-2.5.2018 (Meilahti)
  • 5.4.-17.5.2018 (Meilahti)

For further information and course registration, please visit the doctoral school web page: http://www.helsinki.fi/health/.

24 contact lessons with six face-to-face meetings plus 30 hours of independent/group work between the meetings. Maximum 16 course participants.