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43519-01 - Seminar: Academic Writing in the Health Sciences / Phase II 2 CP

Semester spring semester 2022
Course frequency Every spring sem.
Lecturers Annegret Mündermann (, Assessor)
Content Communicating research results in international peer-review journals is a critical aspect of scientific education and work. Preparing manuscripts for publication is a key skill acquired during PhD training. Concise writing and careful journal consideration greatly increases the chance of successful academic publishing.
This workshop provides background information and training on academic writing in the Health Sciences.
Basic and advanced knowledge and skills that are critical for successfully and concisely presenting and disseminating research in international peer-reviewed scientific journals will be discussed and feedback on current manuscripts will be provided.
Phase I will provide a general overview over the publication process, the “target journal”, the presentation of data, etc.
In phase II each PhD candidate works on his/her manuscript. Every session will focus a specific section (introduction, methods, discussion) or on special issues (submission of manuscript, review, etc.).
Learning objectives At the end of this workshop participants will understand critical issues of academic manuscript preparation. They will learn concise scientific writing skills and be familiar with important resources for successful scientific publishing. Participants will prepare a manuscript on their research for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal.
Comments max. 12 participants who completed Phase I (autumn semester)
dates will be fixed with the participants
Weblink PPHS Website


Admission requirements Eligible are all PhD students of PPHS (sport science, epidemiology, nursing science, clinical research).
In phase II (LV 43519) a maximum of 12 PhD students who completed phase I and are writing up their first publication at the moment of the course can participate.
Course application MOnA/Student Services
Completion of Phase I (autumn semester) is mandatory to be admitted to the course.
Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used


Interval Weekday Time Room
unregelmässig See individual dates


Date Time Room
Wednesday 23.02.2022 14.30-16.30 Kollegienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035
Wednesday 23.03.2022 11.00-12.30 Kollegienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035
Wednesday 06.04.2022 08.30-10.00 Kollegienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035
Wednesday 04.05.2022 12.00-13.30 Kollegienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035
Wednesday 25.05.2022 11.00-12.30 Kollegienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035
Wednesday 15.06.2022 11.00-12.30 Kollegienhaus, Mehrzweckraum 035
Wednesday 20.07.2022 11.00-12.30 Kollegienhaus, Seminarraum 210
Modules Doctorate Nursing Science: Recommendations (PhD subject: Nursing Science)
Doctorate Science Epidemiology: Recommendations (PhD subject: Epidemiology)
Assessment format continuous assessment
Assessment details Participants will prepare a manuscript on their research for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal.
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration, dereg: cancel course registration
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration as often as necessary
Responsible faculty Faculty of Science,
Offered by Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut