Course code VET420

VET420 Midterm course

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Course responsible: Eystein Skjerve
ECTS credits: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course runs over one week, with lectures/ discussions before lunch and work on the presentation/ thesis draft after lunch.
Course frequency: Spring and Fall
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Course contents:

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.
Learning outcome:

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 draft of the own thesis

-         Be able to reflect an discuss important topics related to supervision and scientific publishing

Learning activities:
The course is a mix of lectures, discussions, and student presentations
The syllabus is a mainly presentations and web-links  given in the course.Some essential books of reference will be suggested during the course
The ph.d. student must have passed the NMBU MidTerm evaluation (VET421)
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
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.
Nominal workload:
50 hours
Type of course:
16.03.2015- 20.03.2015
Examination details: Midterm course: