Web course for supervisors for doctoral students at KI

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The purpose of this course is to provide the supervisor with a way to become updated on the current rules that regulate doctoral education.

In order to ensure that KI’s doctoral supervisors are familiar with the latest rules for doctoral education at KI, as of 1 April 2016 all principal supervisors must have passed the web course for doctoral supervisors within 5 years of a new student admission.

Upon completion of the course, the goal is that you:

  • are familiar with the rules that regulate doctoral education at KI.
  • are familiar with the organization for doctoral education at KI
  • know where you can find more information about doctoral education at KI and about supervision.


The Web course is divided into seven sections and five of those ends with 2-4 questions to answer. The number of times that it is possible to answer the questions is unlimited and it is possible to cancel the course and resume it again at a later occasion. The course takes about 1-2 hours to complete.

  • Introduction
  • Rules and regulations that governing doctoral education and how the doctoral education are organized at KI.
  • before admission
  • at admission
  • follow-up
  • examination
  • what happens if something goes wrong.

Each section begins with a brief presentation of texts with reference to the relevant rules and laws, administrative documents and other relevant literature in the form of links. To pass the course the participant has to give the right answer on all questions.

Sign up for the Web course

This course is published in KI's e-learning environment called Ping Pong. Access to the course is provided as follows:

For those of you with a KI-ID

If you have a KI-ID go to pingpong.ki.se, click on the KI logotype and log in to Ping Pong using your KI credentials. You will find the course “Web course for supervisors” under Events>All my events in the purple menu. Follow the instructions in the course introduction

If you do not have a KI-ID

You will be given access to the web course for doctoral supervisors by registering via the link below.

Fill in the form and click on the "Register" button. The username password will then be sent to you by e-mail. Go to pingpong.ki.se  and click on the Ping Pong logotype to log in with the credentials sent to your e-mail. Follow the course instructions in Ping Pong.

Please note that if you already have an existing Ping Pong account then the system will recognize you and you will receive access to the web course with your regular Ping Pong login. Click on the Ping Pong logotype to gain access to the course. You will find the course under Events>All my events in the purple menu.

Sign up for the web course here

Web course instructions

System and software requirements

Ping Pong is platform-independent and can thus be used with all operating systems but it requires a modern web browser. As soon as you log in to the system a control of your computers system will be done. If your computer does not meet the requirements you will receive information about this.

This is how it is done

Note that there are also more detailed instructions in the web course itself once you have logged in.

There are seven sections of the web course. Section one and two of the course provide information that can be a good idea to review before the first test question appears in section three.

All questions are so-called multiple-choice; more than one answer (and sometimes none) can be correct. The correct answer requires that all of the correct answers are marked.

As soon as you have completed a section of test questions and clicked "Submit test" then that part of the course is completed.
In the column at the top of the test, you can see whether or not you have answered the test questions correctly. If you have not passed the test click on the button "New try".

The test questions are obtained randomly from a question bank which means that new questions may appear for each new try. You can take the tests an unlimited number of times.

You can discontinue the course at any time; the questions which you have begun to answer (but have yet to submit) will remain marked until the next time you enter the course.

Certificate - of successful completion of the course!

When you have completed the very last question, a "certificate" will appear in the menu to the left, indicating that you have completed the entire course.

Click on Certificate. The "Print" symbol is in the right-hand corner.

Print out and save the certificate - this is your proof that you have completed the web course for doctoral supervisors at KI.


Administrative officer

Elisabet Lindgren

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 836 38
Organizational unit: Unit for Medical Education and Technology (UMET)
E-mail: elisabet.lindgren@ki.se

Doctoral education