Course Research presenter - Educational Informatics

ECTS: 1.7

Course leader: Maria Louise Gamborg

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Course fee: 2,040.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2023

Application deadline: 24/08/2023

Start date: 21/09/2023

Administrator: Lena Melchior Villadsen


In order to pass the course, the participants must turn in an assignment after the course and be present 80% of the time.

The course A227/25 Research presenter - Educational Informatics is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2022.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: To gain skills in Rhetoric of Science and reflection in order to improve academic and research presentations.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Apply rhetorical skills for preparing and delivering research presentations
  • Use reflective skills in evaluating performance in academic and research presentations
  • Produce and present effective scientific posters and talks
  • Apply tools for giving and receiving feedback

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 42 hours

Content: The oral research presentation is a genre used throughout the researchers’ career from PhD to senior researcher. However, research presentations can be both personally rewarding and demanding. Therefore, researchers need rhetorical skills in order to prepare a presentation in accordance with the purpose and situation and to deliver the presentation properly. The researcher should also be able to use and choose appropriate modern information and communication technology (ICT) to support the presentation.

Along with rhetorical and technological skills to prepare the presentation and master stage performance, reflective skills are needed. When getting a scientific abstract accepted for a conference, it is judged that the researcher has acquired a relatively high subject matter knowledge. However, less is assumed in terms of skills in presenting and learning from communicating with others. The skill of communicating with other experts must be supplemented with knowledge about science rhetoric in order to disseminate the intricacies of learning to be a good research presenter. The rhetorical and reflective skills trained in this course will benefit mainly research presentation, but also other academic presentations including lecturing.

Instructors: Peter Musaeus and Bente Kristiansen

Venue: Aarhus University, Aarhus

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Health Research Year students and Health Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 21 September 2023 09:00 - 16:00
  • 05 October 2023 09:00 - 16:00