Half time review

Half time review is compulsory for PhD students admitted to the medical faculty after January 1st, 1999. The half time review can be replaced by a licentiate exam.

Registration to half time review is handled by the department's postgraduate study group (FUG) at the latest at the meeting preceeding the date set for the control. The scientific work should be submitted to the department  (Katarina Jonasson Vangen) at least two weeks before the date of the half time control.

The half time review, led by a chairman, constitutes of three parts; a seminar presented by the PhD student, a public discussion led by the evaluation committee, and a private discussion between the committee and the supervisor.

It is the responsibility of the main supervisor and the PhD student to inform the evaluation committee about the time and location for the half time review. Travelling and other expenses are to be paid by the research group.

Information to accompany the registration

  • Registration form
  • Scientific work encompassing 60 credits, shown as one or several manuscipts/publications, and a thesis frame of 10-15 pages, or a monography of ca 30 pages.
  • Extract from Uppdok (contact Katarina Jonasson Vangen). All compulsory graduate courses must have been passed*.
  • A research plan (maximum 3 pages) outlining the coming two years of work.
  • Information about the evaluation committee. The supervisor suggests members and chairman of the committee to FUG. The committee should have three members, two of which should be "docent", and no more than one member should belong to the Department of medical sciences.

Protocol from the half time review

Following the registration for the half time review, Katarina Jonasson Vangen will send one copy of the examination protocol to the main supervisor. After an approved review, the signed protcol should be returned to Katarina Jonasson Vangen who will register in Uppdok, and submit the protocol to the medical faculty.

*Compulsory courses at the medical faculty

Compulsory courses (8,5 - 11,5 credits)

1.Introduction to Doctoral Studies (web based)

2.Introduction to Scientific Research (five weeks)

Instead of the course "Introduction to Scientific Studies", you can choose the courses 3-5

3.Ethics in Research and Theory of Science (five days)

4.Scientific Presentation (five days)

5.Introduction to Biostatistics (eight days plus home-based work)

6.Knowledge of Laboratory Animals (two weeks) For those postgraduate students concerned.

*Exemptions may be permitted, should selected courses be fully booked.