Introduction to Medical Writing [LLS01]

Course highlights

EC points

2

Start date

31-05-2022

End date

10-06-2022

Course days

Four days and 1 half day, with a break in between (2 groups) - course takes place in January and May/June

Faculty

Mrs. Ann Bless, Mr. Ian Cressie

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Advanced

Detailed information about this course:

Description

During the second semester, full time Master of Science (70 ECTS) students will attend five workshops (three hours each) on how to write and correctly structure readable scientific articles in English.

During the course participants will:

  • Compare different styles of scientific writing.
  • Turn clumsy and wordy writing into clear, understandable English.
  • Edit various parts of a badly written article.
  • Analyse the discussion section taken from a published article.
  • Write a title, abstract and introduction for a paper about their research.
  • Receive peer review of their writing from other participants and the trainer.

On Day 4, participants will be offered 30-minute individual review sessions with the trainer. Participants can bring any writing they choose to the session.

Objectives

To help researchers improve their writing by:

  • raising awareness of the characteristics of readable scientific writing,
  • reinforcing knowledge about structuring their articles, and
  • pointing out writing pitfalls.

Our aim is to enable participants to face their writing with confidence.

Participant profile

This course is part of the MSc programme in Health Sciences (70 ECTS) and is therefore only open to students of this programme. Other Erasmus MC PhD students interested in this course might find a suitable alternative in the PhD-course on Biomedical Writing [PHDCO-005].

Assessment

Attendance, Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for participation of Erasmus MC PhD candidates

Please note that in case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.

 

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student.