VET420 Writing the PhD thesis
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Course responsible: Charles Mclean Press
Teachers: Xingwen Li, Kristine Welde Tranås, Cathrine Taule Fjordbakk, Michael Andreas Tranulis, Marina Elisabeth Aspholm
ECTS credits: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: EN, NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
FALL WEEK 44
SPRING WEEK 11
The course runs over one week, with lectures and discussions before lunch and work on the presentation / thesis draft after lunch.
Course frequency: Spring and Fall
First time: Study year 2012-2013
The following topics are presented during the course:
- NMBU procedures linked to submitting and defending thesis
- Writing the PhD thesis
- Supervisor - student relationships.
- Co-authorship, conflicts of interest.
Through the course the students are expected to achieve the following skills/knowledge:
Know the system for submitting and defending the thesis
- Know how a PhD thesis is constructed and written
- Be able to write and submit a first thesis draft
- Be able to reflect about and discuss important topics related to supervision and scientific publishing
The course is a mix of lectures, discussions, and student presentations
Students have access to course teachers during the course week and also after if requested.
The syllabus is mainly presentations and web-links given during the course. Some reference books will be suggested during the course
It is recommended that the PhD candidate takes VET420 in semester 4 (for 3-year PhDs) or in semester 5 (for 4-year PhDs)
Attendance is compulsory. An attendance record of at least 75% is required to pass this course.
The student must give an adequate presentation of the PhD project, and submit a first draft of the thesis the last day of the course.
PhD students at the Veterinary Faculty, NMBU
Type of course:
Course preparation: 6 hours
Lectures: 6 hours
Presentations and discussions: 12 hours
Working on thesis draft: 26 hours
Deadline for registration spring: 1st of February
Deadline for registration fall: week 38
All participants receive comments from one of the course leaders the last day of the course.
Examination details: Midterm course: Passed / Not Passed