The UOC also offers research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses in English to students, researchers and faculty to support academic, scientific and business-focused research.

Writing for the Biomedical Sciences (FDAE-UOC) is a research and transfer course run jointly with the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation. It is ideal for anyone who would like to improve their scientific writing skills in English.

The course provides tools for writing scientific articles correctly and appropriately, applying the principles of scientific writing in English: precision, simplicity, fluidity and concision. It also provides practical knowledge about the procedure for publishing scientific papers.

The research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses can be recognized as free-elective credits in bachelor's degree programmes. If you are studying for a doctoral degree at any university and you have obtained a competitive grant, you can also take them as part of your basic training.

Date: 19 February 2020

Certificate: Writing for Biomedical Sciences (UOC, FDAE)

Language: English

Objectives

This course's general objectives are to help students learn:

  • How to adequately structure a research paper.
  • About the publication process for research papers.
  • About the principles of scientific writing in English - precision, simplicity, fluidity and concision - and how to apply them.
  • How to apply the knowledge acquired about scientific writing to a research paper.

Competencies

The course provides students with the skills to:

  • Organize the process of writing a research paper.
  • Ensure that each part of a research paper uses the right structure and language.
  • Complete the different stages of publishing a paper, from choosing the journal to final publication.
  • Avoid the most common errors in writing and presenting results.
  • Avoid common errors made by Spanish-speaking writers when writing in English.

Content

Introduction

  • IMRaD structure for research papers
  • The writing process and how to choose a journal

Methods - precision

  • Precision
  • Writing the methods section

Results - simplicity and making good figures

  • Simplicity
  • Presenting data
  • Writing the results

Introduction - Fluidity and avoiding plagiarism

  • Fluidity
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Writing the introduction

Discussion - Concision

  • Concision
  • Writing the discussion

Teaching team

Director of the Doctoral School:
David Masip

Course instructors:
John Giba

Elisabet Seres

Raquel Viejo

 

Fees and enrolment

Methods of payment

You can pay for Research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses with a credit or debit card.

  1. VPoS: payment using a credit or debit card via the VPoS (virtual point of sale) provided by «la Caixa».

Enrolment withdrawal

Price

Concept Price
Price of this course 233,00 €

Next period for enrolment: November 2019

Research courses starting in February

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