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IGHD Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU

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IGHD TEACHING WEEK 4

1. Vikash Kumar, Dominika Placnikova and other PhD students

PhD programme in IGHD, what can you expect - from a point of view of PhD students

26/09/2017

10:15-12:15

Room: 3089

In this session IGHD PhD students Vikash Kumar and other will talk about their experience and provide a quick overview what new PhD students can expect during next three years.

Dominika Placnikova, a PhD student from University of Trnava, Slovak Republic will present the PhD programme of her home university.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • Discuss their expectations and needs related to the PhD programme
  • Identify opportunities for professional development during thePhD programme
  • Consider other opportunities at QMU (e.g. existing resources, social life, research opportunities, available support services, etc.)

2. Alastair Ager

The changing landscape of global public health

27/09/2017

13:15-15:15

Room: 3162

This session reviews key emerging trends and issues in the field of global public health. Particular attention is paid to demographic, epidemiological, economic, political and cultural forces shaping this landscape, and the connections between them. The aim is to assist doctoral students in linking their work to broad and pertinent research agendas.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • Consider key demographic, epidemiological, economic, political and cultural trends shaping contemporary and anticipated global health challenges
  • Locate discrete topics of research of interest to doctoral students within these emerging agendas
  • Observe the inter-connection of topics and disciplines and the relevance of these for proposed foci of research

3. Predrag Duric

Scientific writing

28/09/2017

10:15-12:15

Room: 3155

There is a tendency to standardise the style of scientific writing. Experience readers are used to common writing styles and there is an increasing demand on writers to show an advanced level of grammar, punctuation, visual presentation of their writing, to use advanced formats of tables, figures. The aim of this session is to assist doctoral students in scientific writing and provide them with some practical tips.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of research outcome dissemination and scientific communication
  • Identify the most appropriate modes of own research outcomes' dissemination
  • Apply the style of scientific writing.

4. Predrag Duric

How to prepare and deliver presentation

28/09/2017

13:15-15:15

Room: 2109

Being a researcher includes regular communication of research results and their presentation at public events.

The session will provide a brief overview of the skills needed for an effective public presentation.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • Use PowerPoint effectively when present their work
  • Apply different techniques during a public presentation of their work
  • Use non-verbal communication.

Karina Kielmann will make an online presentation available with the following content:

Concepts, theories, mind maps: transforming ideas into research questions

The session offers guidance for doctoral students at the beginning of their journey. We consider what it takes to transform a good idea into an academic research project, and why some good ideas do not necessarily make good projects. A number of heuristic devices exist to help conceptualise (and operationalise) topics as research projects - we will look at developing mind maps and conceptual frameworks as important aids to identifying key variables and their relationships in your topic, and to formulating research questions and hypotheses that derive from these frameworks.



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