Diploma course : Scientific-Medical Writing (From draft to publication)

This training allows participants to acquire theoretical and practical skills in scientific and medical writing. The program offers hands-on training in writing and analyzing scientific texts. Participants benefit from an individual coaching to transform their drafts into articles that are ready for submission.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Know the publication process and how articles are assessed by reviewers
  • Write different sections of an article and improve their texts/ drafts
  • Write a cover letter
  • Choose appropriate journal for publication
  • Use of the reference manager: Zotero
  • Respect ethical rules in scientific and medical writing

This program consists of series of workshops combined with an individual coaching to meet your needs on scientific and medical writing skills. The program is structured around the four key sections of an article (IMRD).

Workshop 1

– General introduction to research and scientific writing style

– Writing the introduction and the objective of study

  • How to write the introduction and the objective of the study?
  • Get feedback on the introduction written by participants / examples
  • Exercise: participants will work to improve their own drafts
  • Presentation of the improved introduction/ objective by 3 participants, followed by feedbacks from instructor and other participants
Workshop 2

– Writing the “Methods” section

  • How to write the “methods” section?
  • Get feedback on the methods section written by participants / examples
  • Exercise: participants will work to improve their own drafts
  • Presentation of the methods section by 3 participants, followed by feedbacks from instructor and other participants
Workshop 3

– Writing the “Results” section

  • How to write the “Results” section?
  • Get feedback on the results section / examples
  • Exercise: participants will work to improve their own drafts
  • Presentation of the results section by 3 participants, followed by feedbacks from instructor and other participants
Workshop 4

– Writing of the “Discussion” and “conclusions” sections

  • How to write “discussion” and “conclusion” sections
  • Get feedback on the discussion and conclusions section / examples
  • Exercise: participants will work to improve their own drafts
  • Presentation of the discussion and conclusions sections by the 3 participants, followed by feedbacks from instructor and other participants
Workshop 5

– Managing references

  • Reference writing styles
  • Workshop: Zotero software

– Authorship Ethics

  • Authorship, who can be an author (role and position) and what is the responsibility of authors?
  • Dealing with authorship conflicts
  • Acknowledgments
  • Plagiarism
Workshop 6

– How to choose the journal?

– How to write a cover letter?

– How to manage the reviewers? Responses to reviewers

– How to write title and abstract?

Individual written feedback on drafts of participants: At the end of the program, participants should send their final drafts and written feedback will be provided by an instructor.

  • This program is for young researchers, doctoral students, students, and health professionals wishing to acquire skills in writing scientific articles.
  • Participants should have a draft of article before the start of the training (or article in preparation). It is the main selection criterion.
  • All lessons will be scheduled during the weekend (one weekend per month).
  • The program consists of 6 workshops over a period of 6 months.
  • The course will start on September 2022.
  • Hybrid: Online or In-Person

Professor Mohamed KHALIS,

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology EISP- UM6SS

Professor Vincent DE BROUWERE,

Professor emeritus, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Associate Professor, International School of Public Health, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco

MD, MPH, PhD Public Health (UCL, Belgium)

 

Professor Don Eliseo III LUCERO PRISNO,

Editor-in-Chief, Public Health Challenges (Wiley)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Global Health Research and Policy (BMC)

Scientist (Visiting), Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA

Professor of Global Health (Adjunct), School of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand

Professor of Global Health (Visiting), Taipei Medical University, Taiwan            

Tutor in Global Health Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

BSc(Hons), PgD, MD, MSc, MPH, PhD Global Health (Cardiff, UK), FRSPH, FHEA

Professor Mohamed KHALIS,

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Public Health

International School of Public Health, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco.

Scientist (Visiting), International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization (WHO), Lyon, France.

MPH, PhD Epidemiology, Public Health (UCBL, France)

 

Professor Zakaria BELRHITI, 

Assistant Professor Mohamed VI University of health sciences, Casablanca

MD, MPH, MSc Public Management,

PhD in Medical Sciences: option public health (VUB, Belgium)

Professor Saloua ABOUCHADI,

MD, MPH, PhD in Public Health Sciences (ULB, Belgium)Lecturer, senior researcher, National School of Public Health, Rabat, Morocco

English

14 000 MAD (Around 1300 Euro)

Prof. Mohamed Khalis

Phone: +212 628245023

Hiba KHIZANI: hkhizani@um6ss.ma Mobile: +212 607255089

Email: mkhalis@um6ss.ma

Website: www.eisp.um6ss.ma