Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers (CEPI5214)


This unit aims to teach students the principles of research integrity in writing for medical journals, to guide them to resources to improve their conference abstract and manuscript writing and submission to a peer reviewed journal. Students will learn about reporting guidelines, common pitfalls in writing and presenting research, improving tables and figures for manuscripts, writing cover letters and responding to reviewer's comments. Students will learn skills needed to act as a peer-reviewer.

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offered online - 8 self-paced modules each comprising: course notes, lecture, demonstrations, exercises, formative self-assessment and quizzes


Discussion board participation (5%), module based quizzes (25%), submitted assignment (70%)


No mandatory text books - readings available online.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PUBH5018 and (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010).

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Please speak to the Unit Coordinator if you have not successfully completed the prerequisite units prior to enrolling in CEPI5214.

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