Scientific Workshop

Course content

The course aims at guiding the participants through all stages in a scientific work process:

  • Planning, constructing hypotheses and statistical design, literature search.
  • Experimental work.
  • How to write a scientific paper. You can either: 1) perform an experiment on your own, with our assistance when needed 2) work on your own previously gathered data 3) work on data provided by the teachers 4) make a mini review based on scientific papers.
  • You can work in groups or individually.

BSc Programme in Biology

Learning outcome

To plan, conduct and communicate science.


  • To conduct relevant literature search
  • To articulate a scientific problem
  • To articulate questions and hypotheses to be tested experimentally and possibly falsified


  • To critically evaluate literature, especially with respect to the quality and relevance of hypotheses and whether conclusions agree with hypotheses and results. (Is it Science?)


  • To plan and conduct experiments/data-collection in a way which makes statistical treatment possible
  • To write a scientific manuscript in an appropriate form
  • To give an oral presentation of the idea, important results and conclusions of your research.

1 weekly lecture + guided projectwork in groups or individually.

See Absalon.

Økologi, PopBiol, Mikrobiol or equivalent

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
The continuous assessment consist of a group based oral presentation counts for 40% of the grade.

The oral examination consists of an individual discussion based on a manuscript draft made during the course and Counts for 60% of the grade.

The continuous assessment and the oral examination (manuscript discussion) must be passed separately, and they must not necessarily be passed in the same exam period.
Only certain aids allowed

Only manuscript draft allowed in the oral exam.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

See Learning Outcome".

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 7
  • Project work
  • 178
  • Colloquia
  • 7
  • Guidance
  • 7
  • Seminar
  • 7
  • English
  • 206