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301265 SE Priming your PhD - VBC PhD Programme (2020S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Language: English



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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to introduce incoming students to the research topics and technologies established on campus.
The faculty will present and facilitate the discussion of current challenges in the Life Sciences, enabling students to become critical and thorough researchers. Furthermore, PhD students will be trained in valuable soft skills for a successful PhD:
- Effective communication skills
- Managing your PhD: frame setting, goals and planning
- Analyzing primary literature (structured journal clubs)
- Reviewing and following up data
- Current issues in Life Sciences
- Exploring technologies for the advancement of research
- Acknowledging and learning from mistakes
- Problem solving in Life Sciences

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous evaluation of students active participation and scientific discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Compulsory attendance.

Examination topics


Reading list

will be provided by the lecturer

Association in the course directory

PhD-MB 5

Last modified: Th 27.08.2020 15:09