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

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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.

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 Terms

From the date of receipt of the written letter of admission, 25% of the participation fee will be charged as cancellation
fee. In case of a cancellation up to two weeks prior to the start of the program, a cancellation fee equal to 50% of
the participation fee shall be due. Upon commencement of the program, the participation fee shall be paid in full. A
possible right of withdrawal as provided for in Pt. 4. shall not be affected thereby. In the case of non-attendance at
the beginning of the respective program, the full participation fee is still due. A substitute participant, who must be
nominated to UMIT TIROL by the original participant, can be accepted without additional costs provided that he/she
fulfills the registration requirements to be examined by UMIT TIROL in accordance with Pt. 3.
Cancellations of applications shall only be effective if they are sent in writing (per post or e-mail – (to the competent
office mentioned in the offer/ application form)); timely receipt of the cancellation request by the competent office is