Course responsible:Ingrid Toftaker, Marit Stormoen
Course frequency:First week of every semester
Teaching and exam period: This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring semester, This course has teaching/evaluation in Fall semester
This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring semester,
This course has teaching/evaluation in Fall semester
About this course
- Scientific writing: principles and practical assignments.
- Scientific method: planning and design of research projects.
- Critical reading of scientific publications
- Questionnaires: planning and execution.
- Scientific literature: searching in databases and the use of reference tools.
- Data management: establishment and use of own database.
- Statistics: basic methods for description and analysis of data.
The course will provide students with practical and scientific methodological basis for a good start and implementation of a thesis at NMBU Veterinary college.
The block forms the basis so that the student after completing the course will master the following «Day one skills» by EAEVE: 1.8, 1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
After completing the course the student should:
- Have the necessary methodological expertise to conduct a thesis at NMBU Veterinary college.
- Be able to make a good plan for the work with a thesis based on the standard protocol for NMBU Veterinary college.
- Be able to make appropriate cover letter and registration form for the completion of a questionnaire relating to own thesis, and to make a relevant database in accordance with the standard template.
- Be able to explain the main types of study design and relevant statistical methods, and know which designs and analysis methods that are appropriate in a thesis.
- Know the principles of scientific writing, have established a Word file for writing the thesis based on the default template, and use EndNote to store references and create reference lists.
- Understand the importance of critical appraisal of scientific papers, and understand how systematic and random errors can give misleading information both in published papers and in their own thesis.
- Completed 1-9. semester of the Veterinary Medicine Program
- Students must have clarified the aim of their thesis before the course starts.
The course is passed when the following requirements are met
- Passing the multiple choice test on the last day of the course.
- Approved Research protocol.
If the student fails the multiple choice test, a new test is carried out and must be passed within three weeks or in connection with the course the following semester.
- There is no requirement for attendance.
Requirements for personal equipment
- Personal laptop.
Responsible spring: Ingrid Toftaker
Responsible autumn: Marit Stormoen
- Passed / Not Passed
- Admitted to the Veterinary Medicine Program and completed 1-9. semester of the veterinary medicine program