VET420 Writing the PhD thesis
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Course responsible: Charles Mclean Press
Teachers: Jorun Pedersen, Camilla Wiik Gjerdrum, 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: 2012H
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 reach the following platforms:
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
The ph.d. student must have passed the NMBU midterm evaluation (VET421)
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: week 5
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: