Writing Scientific Abstracts (online) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Duration 0.5 days
Training Units 1.0
Team Researcher Academy
This online course/Webinar is delivered by the Researcher Academy 

Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students & Research-only Staff in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences only (this includes the schools of Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and Science)

Process: Lecture style with interactive group discussions

The online version of ‘Writing Scientific Abstracts (M&HS Faculty) online’ has two parts, both must be completed for an attendance mark/training point allocation. 

Part 1: Self-study of tutors’ lecture recordings 

Part 2: Webchat with tutors- ask your questions arising from the lecture. 

Part 1 must be completed before part 2. To join the 1 hour webchat you must have first completed a period of self-study watching the pre-recorded tutor’s lectures.  Please allow 1.5 hours for watching the lectures and then 1 hour for the webchat.

Course Description:

The course will provide an overview of how to write a clear and concise scientific abstract for publication in a journal, conference submission or as summary of research in a thesis.

Aims
To help students and staff from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • to assess what makes a clear and concise scientific abstract

Learning outcomes

During this session you will consider:
• what is the purpose of writing an abstract?
• what makes a good abstract?
• what writing styles enable you to achieve the desired effect
• how the emphasis of the abstract varies depending on the target reader (publication in a journal, proceedings at a scientific conference, summary of research in a thesis).

This course has been converted from a classroom-based workshop to an online provision due to the current COVID-19 situation.

Pre-Requisites

Booking Instructions/ Information 

This online course/Webinar is delivered by the Researcher Academy 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

We appreciate that personal circumstances are changing daily during the University’s lock-down period but please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   

Accessing the course 

To access the course please follow the link below and log into Moodle using your normal username and password. You must use the link below when accessing this course for the first time as it allows you to self-enrol onto the course. Make sure that you log in to the course within two days of the course start date, after this date enrolment is disabled. 

Assessment and Training Points 

For specific information on how to submit the course assessment in order to receive training points/attendance badge please read the ‘assessment' section on the course Moodle page. If you have any problems or queries, please don't hesitate contact:pg-training@nottingham.ac.uk 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.   

To access all the course materials and the courses live streaming link visit the course Moodle page. 

Pre-task:

Please watch the complete set of lectures pre-recorded by the tutor, approx. 1.5 hours. Make notes of any questions you may have from watching the lectures, which can be raised during the 1 hour webchat. 

To access the course’s resources and joining link for the webchat visit the course Moodle page below.
https://moodle.nottingham.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=79281


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