Course Syllabus for

Advanced Academic Writing
Avancerat akademiskt skrivande

BME001F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2020-03-04

General Information

Division: Biomedical Engineering
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The purpose with this course is to give participants opportunity to train practical skills within manuscript writing and revision, grants applications and budget work.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

Free, creative manuscript writing for journal-specific templates, writing of rebuttal letters and revised manuscripts, free, creative grant application writing to a grant source, budget work.

Course Literature

See the homepage.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, miscellaneous. The course consists of one common introductory lecture and five mandatory individual written assignments.

Examination Details

Examination format: Written assignments. For a pass, all assignments must have been submitted on time, and executed according to certain minimal requirements (all mandatory sections filled out without plagiarisms).
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: It´s preferred that the phD student previously has participated in one or several of the courses in academic writing.
Selection criteria: In case of an excess in number of applications, applicants will be selected in order of registration (first come, first served). Max 10 participants.

Further Information

The course corresponds to five weeks of work. Images, tables, graphs, example texts etc for creation of manuscripts and applications are available at the homepage. Those who want can use data from their own research for the assignments.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Tord Hjalt <>
Web page:

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