Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

Scientific Reporting and Writing - Hall in Tirol

3-Day Certified Course

05 - 07 December 2024

Start of Online Exercises: 04 November 2024



This course consists of a 3-day presence part at UMIT TIROL and an asynchronous online preparation phase. The course will address various challenges of professional scientific reporting, writing and presenting. It includes a primer on scientific work in general and giving critical feedback to writers or presenters. Participants will be invited to submit and work on their own abstracts in preparation for the course using the online platform (blended learning) and receive personalized feedback and advice from fellow peers and course faculty. During the course, interactive lecturers will provide an overview of general writing topics. Practical exercises and online platform activities will focus on specific issues including challenges for non-native speaker scientists. Finally, course faculty with experience as journal editors will give advice on submission procedures. 

The course is created for:
  • PhD, medical and master students
  • Researchers and lecturers in medicine and health & life sciences
  • Junior and senior scientific investigators, scientific working group leaders
  • Scientists from universities, healthcare & health policy organizations, HTA agencies, healthcare industry, patient representatives, medical writers and journalists etc.
  • Members of funding agencies
  • Reviewers and evaluators

Course Pre-requisites:
This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites.
Course Language is English. Both native and non-native English speaker scientists are welcome.


Course Preparation (Online platform exercises)
Submit own abstract and manuscript part, give and receive personalized feedback and improve your writing

Conceptualizing your research
Principles of scientific reporting and writing, operationalizing the research question, time management and self-organization

General approach to writing and common mistakes in English
How to write a good manuscript:
Title, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion - Concepts, examples and exercises

Peer review process
Ethical issues and legal aspects in scientific publications

Presenting your work on a conference

Giving and receiving critical constructive feedback


Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course. Students will be accredited 5 ECTS for successfully completing the online platform exercises as well as their attendance and active participation during the attendance part of the course.


Course fee (public/academic sector): Euro 1.450
Early booking fee until 08 October 2023: Euro 950
Course fee (commercial/private sector): Euro 2.950
Early booking fee until 08 October 2023: Euro 2.450
Course fee includes course materials and course certificate.

Payment must be made by bank transfer. After registration, participants will be provided with the payment details via e-mail.

Accomodations & Directions

There are a number of hotels near the campus. Reservations should be made when you receive your registration and payment confirmation. We have made special arrangements with hotels near the course location. After registration, you will receive more details regarding accommodation via e-mail.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of course fees (less 15% administrative charges) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to the workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegates details when known. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the course are non-refundable/non-changeable.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment, the course has to be cancelled by the UMIT TIROL, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.