Biomedical Science

Introduction to scientific work

Integrated course, 1.50 ECTS


Course content

Methods of scientific work, stages of the research process, data collection and preparation, writing a scientific paper; presenting research findings.

Learning outcomes

The students know the theoretical basics of the scientific process and the formal criteria for writing a scientific paper. They can search specialist literature on a subject in appropriate data bases and know the difference between primary and secondary literature. The students can cite literature correctly and can document data according to scientific criteria.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Bliefert et al. (2006): Schreiben und Publizieren in den Naturwissenschaften
Müller (2013): Schreiben in Naturwissenschaft und Medizin
Wytrzens et al. (2009): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
Bücher, Fachzeitschriften und Internetseiten entsprechend dem aktuellen Wissenstand im Fachgebiet.

Mode of delivery

lecture with practical exercises

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

continuous assessment