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Publishing Mental Health Research

  • ECTS credits4
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codePMHR901
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Course description

Language of instruction

English

Course content

The course deals with various issues and covers the following topics:

Structure of the manuscript, different methods of writing the manuscript, manuscript eye catchers, key parts of the manuscript, language, style, tables and figures, selecting the right journal for submission, impact factors.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing this course the candidate should have:

Knowledge regarding

  • How a scientific manuscript is structured
  • Know how to write a scientific manuscript
  • Know about factors that are likely to influence the chances of having a manuscript published.

Skills

  • Be able to perform the necessary literature search in order to write an introduction and background for a manuscript
  • Be able to present methods and results, and adequatly discuss the findings in a manner that is according to the editors preferences.

General competence

  • Be able to write good manuscripts
  • Make smart decisions about where to send manuscripts for publication in the field of mental health research.

Study period

Autumn and spring (two consecutive semesters). The course is made up of four study sessions over the two semesters:

27.-28. September 2021, Bergen

13.-14. December 2021, Bergen

14.-15. February 2022, Bergen

9.-10. May 2022, Bergen

All sessions will be held at Hotel Scandic Ørnen in Bergen.

Credits (ECTS)

4 ECTS

Based upon 56 hours of courses and 50 hours of pre/post course preparation.

Specific terms

Course registration and deadlines

Application deadline: 15.06.21

Registration is not done in Studentweb, but by written application. The application must contain the following information:

Navn, tittel og arbeidssted / Name, title and workplace
Kort om søkers bakgrunn / Short summary of your background
Informasjon om prosjekt(er) søker er tilknyttet til / Short info about your connected research project
Kort om tidligere skrive erfaring / Short summary about your earlier writing skills
Kort om motivasjon og behov for å delta på denne forskerskolen / Short summary of motivation to participate

You can send the application to:

Inge Joa
Leder TIPS PsykNettVest
Psykiatrisk divisjon, Stavanger Universitetssjukehus
1ste Amanuensis, Universitetet i Stavanger, Samfunnsfaglig fakultet, Institutt for helsefag
Tlf 51515038
mobil 91392373
Inge.joa@sus.no

Recommended previous knowledge

Medical or health related educational background or PhD project related to medical / health related research and prior experience with academic writing.

Part of training component

Yes

Form of assessment

Partipation at all four study sessions.

Continiously improvment of a manuscript which are handed in prior to each session.

Course overlap

MEDARTVIT, 1 stp

MEDFORM, 1 stp

Who may participate

Masters degree or equivalent education level is required, with the exception of students on the Medical Student Research Program. All students must be admitted to a PhD program at the University of Bergen or University of Stavanger in medicine, psychology or related fields.

Addtional information

Programme

The course will consist of four gatherings over the course of 12 months, each gathering lasting two days.

All participants submit a draft (manuscript/protocol) no less than four weeks prior to the course.

The draft manuscripts/protocols will be circulated amongst all participants no less than three weeks prior to the workshop (notice: full confidentiality regarding the circulated material is required)

All participants must read all papers prior to the workshops.

The focus in the workshops will be on developing the participants¿ draft English language manuscripts. The stage of the draft manuscript/protocol may range from 1st to n version (already published manuscripts may not be used in this course).

The draft manuscripts will receive systematic input from the course leaders, and will be discussed in the group in relation to the theoretical lectures on scientific writing.

Based on the input provided, all manuscripts are rewritten and gradually improved until the manuscript is of acceptable quality to be released for submission.

Contact

Associate Professor Inge Joa
inge.joa@sus.no

Administrative matters

Kjetil Utvik Harkestad
kjetil.harkestad@uib.no

Academic responsibility

Academic responsibility

Professor Emeritus Povl Munk Jørgensen

Professor Ketil J. Ødegaard

Associate Professor Inge Joa

Lecturers

Professor Emeritus Povl Munk Jørgensen

Professor Ketil J. Ødegaard

PhD Gro Janne Wergeland

PhD candiate Lena Stabell

Course location

Bergen (only)

Contact

Study period

Autumn and spring (two consecutive semesters). The course is made up of four study sessions over the two semesters:

27.-28. September 2021, Bergen

13.-14. December 2021, Bergen

14.-15. February 2022, Bergen

9.-10. May 2022, Bergen

All sessions will be held at Hotel Scandic Ørnen in Bergen.