Introduction to Scientific Research

Prof. Ulf Eriksson Assoc. Prof. Kathinka Evers Assoc. Prof. Gunnar Larfors
Department of Medical Cell Biology
BMC, Husargatan 3
Box 571, 751 23 Uppsala
Weeks 42+43+44, 47+48
BMC C2:305 + group / computer rooms
5 weeks of full time work.

Integrated introductory course containing general and specific information on research studies, biostatistics, philosophy of science, research ethics, and scientific presentation.

The aim is to provide the student with a broad basic knowledge (understanding and skill) of some fundamental elements involved in graduate studies and scientific work at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Uppsala University.

The course will be given as lectures on general topics, work shops and as daily group discussions focussing on ethical, statistical and scientific problems. In addition, the students will prepare and present scientific tasks for the whole course audience, thereby initiating general discussions of various aspects of research work.

The language of this course is ENGLISH.

The ISR course may be chosen instead of the compulsory courses 3-5.

Please note that even if you previously have done courses or obtained knowledge corresponding to any of the different subjects of ISR: (Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Scientific Presentation, and Introduction to Biostatistics), you still need to participate full time to pass the ISR course. The different subjects are integrated and cannot be separated.
If you already have obtained such knowledge as mentioned above, you may apply for an exemption and instead of ISR, take the shorter obligatory courses that cover the subject(s) that you need.

In order to meet the course requirements the student is expected to be present at all scheduled lectures, group discussions, and to actively participate in the presentations and the subsequent general discussions. Attendance is MANDATORY and unauthorized absence from any of the scheduled events will lead to failure to pass the course.

In previous courses, statistics has proven to be a hurdle to some students. Therefore, if your previous statistical training was some time ago, you are strongly recommended to obtain the course literature: Medical Statistics at a Glance”, 3rd edition, authors: Aviva Petrie Caroline Sabin, ISBN: 9781405180511 Wiley-Blackwell.

Johan Bring, Anders Ekbom, Kathinka Evers, Stefan Eriksson, Ulf Eriksson, Mats G. Hansson, Christer Lagvik, Gunnar Larfors, Peter Lind, Sue Pajuluoma, Martin Simán, Helena Röcklinsberg, Christer Sundström, David Wiggins and others.

Björn Åkerblom
Course Administrator
Department of Medical Cell Biology
Box 571, Husargatan 3
SE-751 23 Uppsala

Phone: 018-471 4412, 4316

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