Course Research presenter - Educational Informatics

ECTS: 3.8

Course leader: Maria Louise Gamborg

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Course fee: 4,560.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Spring 2024

Application deadline: 04/01/2024

Cancellation deadline: 18/01/2024

Course type: Classroom teaching

Start date: 01/02/2024

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 A227/28 Research Presenter – Educational Informatics is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, 2024.

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 skills in Rhetorics for preparing and delivering research presentations with a focus on producing and presenting effective talks and posters
  • Use reflective skills when in engaging in academic discussions and evaluating performance in academic presentations
  • Apply principles for giving and receiving feedback

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 49 hours


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 research and 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.

The course will consist of lectures on rhetoric, presentation layout, presentation techniques and effective academic communication. All participants will prepare and perform two presentation, an oral and a poster. Here, participants will also train their ability to engage in academic discussions and receive feedback on their presentation in terms of both content, graphic design/layout and performance.

Instructors: Maria Louise Gamborg (Head of course) Anders Lund Schram, and Rune Dall Jensen

Venue: Aarhus University, Aarhus.

Participation in the course is without cost for:

Course dates:

  • 01 February 2024 08:00 - 12:00
  • 08 February 2024 08:00 - 12:00
  • 22 February 2024 08:15 - 16:00