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Information for PhD students admitted between July 2013 and Dec 2017

PhD courses completed within KI are automatically registered into Ladok by the department responsible for that particular course.

Rules and general syllabus for doctoral education

Doctoral courses

Basic courses

Mandatory courses:

  • Statistics – at least 1.5 credits
  • Research Ethics – at least 1.5 credits

Additional courses (at least two of the following):

  • Philosophy of science
  • Education/presentation skills
  • Bioinformatics
  • Research documentation
  • How to write a scientific report
  • Medical information retrieval
  • How to apply for research grants
  • Good Laboratory Practice
  • Good Clinical Practice

Must be completed before the halftime review.

Obligatory courses for certain students

If you work:

  • With patients or patient material - 'Good clinical practice (GCP)'

  • With animals or animal material - 'Laboratory animal science'

  • In a lab environment - 'Laboratory safety' or 'Good laboratory practice (GLP)'


If you don’t have:

An undergraduate degree in medicine, biomedicine or equivalent education with a basic understanding of human biology - 'Human biology or pathology'

Project-specific courses

Courses organised by doctoral programmes.

The relevance to the individual study plan of these subject-specific courses is determined by both the student and supervisor. The Director of Doctoral education will determine in each case which and to what degree courses can be accredited.

Why? The spectrum of courses included should cover all aspects of the research project and include all mandatory courses required for the project.


Kseniya Hartvigsson

Doctoral education Administrator