Scientific Writing Skills and Data Analysis

Study facts

Course codeBMED205
ECTS credits5
Teaching semesterAutumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
Norwegian and/or English
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Belongs toThe Department of Biomedicine


Contact Information

Department of Biomedicine

(+47) 55 58 64 39 / 55 58 64 40 / 55 58 60 95

Course coordinator:

Helge Wiig,

Objectives and Content

The course provides an introduction to how to describe, analyse and discuss biological signal data and results. The course also includes tools for numeric calculations and graphic presentation and technical text production, including literature searches and the handling of references. The course includes a mandatory home assignment.

Subject Overlap


Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures, practical exercises, home assignment.

Semester of Instruction

Autumn. The course admits a limited number of students.

Access to the Course

Master in Medical Biology

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course, the student should be able to:


  • Explain the use of tools for production of text, figures and references.


  • Explain and critically evaluate the structure of a scientific paper.
  • Master efficient tools for production of text and figures when writing abstracts, scientific papers, MasterĀ“s theses and posters.

Forms of Assessment

Home assignment and oral presentation.

Grading Scale


Course Evaluation

Written evaluation on My Space/Mi side.