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Learn how to write up your research. 16 easy-to-follow online sessions

The Basic Scientific Medical Writing course is tailored to course participants who are PhD students or junior researchers, non-native speakers of English who want efficient and effective tools and tips for writing up their research for publication in English.

You will acquire proficiency in production and revision of research papers, conference abstracts and posters and will learn how to gear these genres and their particular text types like description, summarizing, argumentation, etc. to maximum effect in conformity with current scientific writing conventions.

What you get as a participant on this course

  • The course contents closely mirrors the very popular on-site PhD course offered by HEALTH at Aarhus University, Denmark, to which it adds the unique freedom of on-line self-paced learning combined with personal on-line tutoring. The course is taught by a professional linguist experienced in science editing, copyediting, language revision and PhD teaching who knows the tricks of the trade from 30+ years of personal experience in scientific writing, both academic and professional.


  • The format of this course is entirely online*. As a registered course participant, you become a member of the online teaching platform Termshare Academy from where you may access our course materials and raise any issues of language and composition, including those related to your own writing in progress. Furthermore, course participants will receive free newsletters and have unrestrained access to Termshare’s scientific writing FAQ plus personal on-line, chat, mail or telephone consultancy during the course.


  • Online activities include reading background materials and blogs on each of the 16 course elements; seeing small videos on issues of presentation, composition and text production, and typical non-native English speaker language problems; and solving tasks on language and composition.


  • As a unique extra, course participants may have their own papers in progress revised and copyedited for composition and language as part of an integrated learning and publication pathway. This extra comes at a small extra charge (get in touch to learn more). The service includes unlimited re-editing and re-formatting of accepted papers, help interpreting and answering reviewers’ comments and drafting of a personalised letter to the editor. If the author so wishes, the revised paper may be presented and discussed on-site as part of a departmental journal club session in the course participant’s department. Once a course participant, you receive a 25% discount on all post-course Termshare language revision & copyediting services.

*For tailor-made, blended or on-site courses geared to particular departmental needs, please contact Morten Pilegaard (

Interested in the course Basic Scientific Medical Proofreading?

If you have any questions about this course, feel free to get in touch by phone: (+45) 26 17 46 22 or e-mail: We would very much like to hear from you!

Practical info.

Course type Tutored online course

Date Self-paced course.You can start now!

Duration 5 h/week during 4 weeks

Meet your trainer

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Morten Pilegaard

Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

Researcher in the field of scientific medical writing and senior scientific proofreader with 30+ years of experience.

Want this course at your department?

For tailor-made, blended or on-site courses geared to particular departmental needs, please contact Morten Pilegaard at

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