NSCPHD1063 Introduction Course for New PhD Students (generic course)
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This course will give you an introduction to what you can
expect as a PhD student. You will get an overview of the study, the
skills and competences necessary to become a mature and independent
researcher and advice on to how to balance the challenges of your
career with the rest of your life.
The course focuses on:
Career planning – your Personal. Development Plan and Learning Needs.
Oral presentation techniques.
Intellectual property rights and patents.
Project planning and management.
Philosophy of science and good scientific practice.
Collaboration with your supervisors.
You will prepare for the course through reading and a writing excercise. You will work on your own Personal Development Plan during and after the course. The Personal Development Plan includes an ethical essay on a research related topic of your own choice. As part of the assignment you will discuss your development plan with your supervisor, so please make an appointment to meet with her/him 1-2 weeks after the course for this purpose.
The aim of the course is to offer PhD students tools to manage
their project, their research education and their work/life
balance. This includes confidence building in order to consider
oneself as the center of the PhD as well as technical skills as
scientific writing, representation techniques, knowledge about how
to create networks, develop skills to manage the supervisor
relationship and making a Personal Development Plan to use
throughout the PhD education.
This course will also give you the required – and compulsory – skills within good research practise. It is therefore not necessary for you to participate in the mandatory course Responsible Conduct of Research when you have passed this course.
Material will be forwarded by email. Handouts will be distributed during the course.
Please make your regestration on the course website
- 3 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Continuous assessmentWritten assignmentActive participation and assessment of assignments (personal development plan and ethics assignment).
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
The Personal Development Plan incl. ethical essay needs to be handed-in 4 weeks after the internship.
- Theory exercises
- Project work