Course Advanced Course in Written English - Online

ECTS: 2.5

Course leader: Morten Pilegaard

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Course fee: 3,000.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2024

Application deadline: 03/09/2024

Cancellation deadline: 17/09/2024

Course type: Online education

Start date: 01/10/2024

Duplicate course

Please do not sign up for more than one course in ”Advanced Course in Written English”. If you are available to participate in more than one of the duplicated courses, please indicate in your primary course registration (in the comment box) which course(s) you are also interested in. In case of a duplicate registration, please notice that a full course fee will be charged when reaching the application deadline on all courses.

The course A125/63 Advanced Course in Written English - Online 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: The aim of this course is to train the students’ general and disciplinary writing ability to enhance successful disciplinary writing in conformity with contextual/situational, discoursal and genre- and text-type conventions and requirements of written academic English in health sciences.

Learning outcomes:

  • Ability to use existing guidelines and conventions governing the structuring of clinical research papers.
  • Ability to analyse and describe typical structural and linguistic features of poster, abstract and paper.
  • Ability to apply principles of cohesion and thematic structuring in own texts.
  • Ability to analyse and produce select text types.
  • Ability to trace and correct errors of composition and grammar in English-language texts.

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 66 hours.

Content: The students will acquire proficiency in producing, revising and editing one’s own and others’ academic texts to optimize their structure, form and conformity with existing conventions at the level of text genre (macro structure), text type (presentation, argumentation, summarizing, etc.) and form (formality and grammatical correctness); tracing and optimizing non-academic language at paragraph, sentence and word level, including enhancing text cohesion; tracing and correcting unidiomatic English and any mother-tongue interference from non-native writers of English.

Instructor: Morten Pilegaard

Venue: Online

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:

  • 01 October 2024 08:30 - 12:30
  • 08 October 2024 08:30 - 12:30
  • 15 October 2024 08:30 - 12:30
  • 22 October 2024 08:30 - 12:30