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9th semester 8-week research stay and 10th semester dissertation

9th semester 8-week research stay (Projektforløb/Forskningsforløb)

The aim of the 9th semester research stay is to provide medical students with the opportunity to focus on a subject of their own choice within medical science or related relevant topics. The students learn to identify problems and applications within the field. The students can arrange an 8-week research stay with Department of Clinical Epidemiology, as an elective course, which includes:

  • An introduction to clinical epidemiology as a subject area and field of research
  • An introduction to biostatistics
  • An introduction to the field of health care quality/clinical care
  • Working with a minor specific defined research project, which may lay the ground for the 12th semester dissertation

In collaboration with the student, we plan the program of work and a specific defined project for the four-week stay.

10th semester dissertation

The aim of the 10th semester dissertation with supervision from DCE is to write a draft for a scientific paper (12,000 characters) with literature review and possibly original data analyses. Five weeks have been allocated for the task during the 10th semester, but it is possible to write it earlier.

Like other clinical departments, DCE can suggest topics for such a dissertation and also offer supervision. Students who have completed a research year may choose to write the 10th semester dissertation based on their research year project.

For more information, visit the AU website.