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Course module: BMB505320
BMB505320
Logical Argumentation in Science: Publishing, Proposals and Pitching
Course infoSchedule
Course codeBMB505320
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences, fac. GNK;
Contact persondr. E. Kalkhoven
E-mailE.Kalkhoven@umcutrecht.nl
Lecturers
Contactperson for the course
dr. M.L. Boes
Other courses by this lecturer
Contactperson for the course
dr. E. Kalkhoven
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
BMS_P4_A  (25/04/2022 to 03/07/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
BMS_P4_A
Time slot-: Timeslot not applicable
Study mode
Full-time
Remark29 Apr - 1 Jul 2022. Priority for Research Profile participants. Please register via the Research Project Coordinator.
Enrolment periodfrom 31/01/2022 up to and including 27/02/2022
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Aims
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
  • Motivate their future career in academic or non-academic research based on profound insights
  • Write a research proposal incorporating the newly learned tools and guidelines, linked to the logic of scientific argument
  • Review a manuscript
  • Reply convincingly and succinctly to criticism in a response to reviewers
  • Incorporate multidisciplinary collaboration and impact (e.g., for patients, society) in a research proposal 
  • Participate actively in a scientific debate
  • Formulate an appealing and concise story, in writing (abstract) and verbally (pitch)
Content
Period (from-till):  29 April 2022 - 1 July 2022.

FacultyPeriod (from-till):  30 April 2021 - 2 July 2021.

Faculty
Eric Kalkhoven, UMCU, CMM (30%), Co-coursecoordinator
Marianne Boes, UMCU, Pediatrics & CTI (20%), Co-coursecoordinator
Anna Akhmanova, Beta UU (3%)
Christine Fox, UMCU OWC (11%)
Rachel Boddy, UU (3%)
Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, UU (3%)
Marthe Otter, UMCU (3%) 
Kristan van der Vos, Cell Press (3%)
Klaartje Spijkers, Patienten Federatie Nederland, Kees Recourt, Mibiton & InnovationQuarter (3%)
Devin van den Berg, Debatexpert (6%)
Jonathan Talbott, Talbott International Presentations (6%)
Tessa Gaarenstroom, UU (6%)
Arjan Stoppelenburg, UU (3%)


Course description
This course aims to highlight an essential but underappreciated aspect of being a successful researcher, the logic of scientific argument. The logic of scientific argument is a key aspect of various scientific activities such as publishing and writing project proposals-including the revies-rebuttal process, but also when defending your data or pitching your work. For this, workshops on for example (abstract) writing, on the review and rebuttal process, and debating and pitching will be given. In addition, various aspects of the current scientific landscape, including societal impact and publishing as well as different research careers, will be covered. The overall goal is to provide tools that enrich your skillset as a researcher and complement the ones gained by hands-on experience in the lab or in an internship.
These tools will set the foundation upon which you can continue building on later in your career as a researcher.

Literature/study material used
Materials will be distributed before/during the sessions.

Registration
You can register for this course by emailing the General Research Profile coordinator (researchprojectcoordinator@umcutrecht.nl) before 7th of April. Please, indicate your Master's programme and student number. 

Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
No.
 
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes. Students enrolled in the General Research Profile will have priority. 

Schedule
10 sessions
April 30 till July 2nd Meetings on Friday morning from 09-13.00

Grading
Active participation pass/fail
Assignment: grant proposal 50%
Debate 10%
Presentations: rebuttal 15%
Presentations: pitch 15%
Abstracts for 10%

Examinations
Peer review – June 4th
Rebuttal– June 11th
Debate June 18th
Pitching – July 2nd
Research proposal– July 2nd
Eric Kalkhoven, UMCU, CMM (40%), Co-coursecoordinator
Marianne Boes, UMCU, Pediatrics & CTI (20%), Co-coursecoordinator

Anna Akhmanova, Beta UU (5%)
Christine Fox, UMCU OWC (20%)
Rachel Boddy, UU (5%)
Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, UU (10%)
Marthe Otter, UMCU (10%) 
Kristan van der Vos, Cell Press (5%)
Klaartje Spijkers, Patienten Federatie Nederland (5%) 
Kees Recourt, Mibiton & InnovationQuarter (5%)
Devin van den Berg, Debatexpert (10%)
Jonathan Talbott, Talbott International Presentations (10%)
Tessa Gaarenstroom, UU (10%)
Arjan Stoppelenburg, UU (5%)

Course description
This course aims to highlight an essential but underappreciated aspect of being a successful researcher, the logic of scientific argument. The logic of scientific argument is a key aspect of various scientific activities such as publishing and writing project proposals-including the revies-rebuttal process, but also when defending your data or pitching your work. For this, workshops on for example (abstract) writing, on the review and rebuttal process, and debating and pitching will be given. In addition, various aspects of the current scientific landscape, including societal impact and publishing as well as different research careers, will be covered. The overall goal is to provide tools that enrich your skillset as a researcher and complement the ones gained by hands-on experience in the lab or in an internship.
These tools will set the foundation upon which you can continue building on later in your career as a researcher.

Literature/study material used
Materials will be distributed before/during the sessions.

Registration
You can register for this course by emailing the General Research Profile coordinator (researchprojectcoordinator@umcutrecht.nl) before 7th of April. Please, indicate your Master's programme and student number. 

Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
No.
 
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes. Students enrolled in the General Research Profile will have priority. 

Schedule
10 sessions
April 30 till July 2nd Meetings on Friday morning from 09-13.00

Grading
Active participation 10%
Assignment: grant proposal 50%
Debate 10%
Presentations: rebuttal 15%
Presentations: pitch 15%

Examinations
Peer review – June 4th
Rebuttal– June 11th
Debate June 18th
Pitching – July 2nd
Research proposal– July 2nd
Competencies
-
Entry requirements
-
Required materials
-
Instructional formats
Debate

Individual

Lecture

Peer supervision meeting

Presentation

Review session

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

Assessment
Debate 10%
Active participation 10%
Assignment 50%
Presentation 30%

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