Academic Writing for Global Health


Course Objective

This course has two major goals:

1. provide the knowledge about preparing and conducting literature
• Get knowledge about different types of literature reviews,
• Skills of setting up the literature review, execute the systematic
search and article selection, preparation of the data extraction and
insight into the quality assessment of scientific works.

2. train the students to become a confident writer of the scientific
text in English, which is:
• coherent,
• convincing
• compact
• linguistically correct

Course Content

The course will require a preparation and execution of a literature
review on the topics provided by the course coordinator. The review will
be done in groups of 3. The assignment will be split in five parts:
1. setting up the literature review and preparation of the methods
2. data collection (including systematic search and extraction)
3. data extraction (creation of the extraction table and filling it with
the data from selected papers)
4. quality assessment and analysis
5. personal reflection on the process of preparing and conducting
literature review

Teaching Methods

Training lectures, workshops and group feedback

Method of Assessment

The final grade consists of 3 parts:
1. Introduction and methods section graded for scientific writing:
2. Full lit review (summary of assignments 1-4): graded by a 10 point
system (80%)
3. Personal reflection graded by 10 point scale (20%)

Target Audience

Second year students of research masters Global health

Additional Information

Obligatory course for research masters Global health

Recommended background knowledge

Research methods in Global Health, Completion of the first year
internship Global Health

General Information

Course Code AM_1247
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. E.V. Syurina MSc
Examiner dr. E.V. Syurina MSc
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Study Group
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