Scientific Writing in English for Publication [LLS02]

Course highlights

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Course days

Morning, afternoons and/or evenings, 4 days (Wed 24-02, Tue 22-03, Wed 20-04, Wed 18-05)


Marga van Gent


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




Participants should have finalised much of the theoretical and technical aspects of their own research and have, at least, some results.

Detailed information about this course:


Writing to be read

This course will focus on:

  • Communicating the point and importance of your research;
  • Writing a clear and readable scientific article.

The course consists of 4 half-day sessions and writing assignments that that progressively help students to construct the entire article. Attending all 4 sessions and completing all writing assignments is compulsory.

The course will be intensive—writing takes time—so we suggest that participants reserve considerable time for this course.

Part of the work will be peer reviewing. Participants will critically discuss each of the tassignments with a peer-review partner (i.e. another course participant). The remaining members of the peer-review group will review and critique each assignment as well. This implies that participants must be willing to work closely with a peer-review partner during the course and meet deadlines for peer reviewing.


To give participants the skills and tools needed to write credible, readable and citable research papers for publication in English. The participants receive individual feedback on a part of their own paper.

Participant profile

Students in the MSc Health Sciences programme (120 EC) and MSc Clinical Research programme (120 EC). Other Erasmus MC PhD students interested in this course might find a suitable alternative in the PhD-course on Biomedical Writing [PHDCO-005].


Attendance, Assignment(s)

Reduction on fees


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.

50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
  • Generation R

50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:

  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

UMIT, Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment.

25% reduction on our fees for Erasmus MC employees

For participants formally appointed at all departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above and Erasmus MC PhD candidates).

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.