PhD supervision (supervisors)

Participants: Postdocs, assistant professors, clinical associate professors, clinicians at AU HE or AUH that currently undertake supervision or co-supervision of enrolled PhD students or research year students at AU HE.

Content: The course is about supervision in research education, including supervision of PhD students and research year students. The course aims at developing supervisors’ competencies and flexible approach in the actual supervision process, thus the course put emphasis on hand-on training, exchange of knowledge and sharing experiences across the faculty. The supervisor’s ability to approach the supervisee in a flexible way is a key issue in the course. Flexibility in supervision is a matter of knowing how to adjust the guidance of students with different needs, different challenges, and different backgrounds. The content of the course focuses on the following basic elements:

Module 1: Roles and expectations in PhD supervision

  • Clarifying supervisor and student expectations in PhD supervision
  • Supervisor roles – teacher, master, colleague, supervisor, mentor
  • What is successful PhD supervision – according to research?
  • Identifying and fostering talent in research – the supervisor’s role

Module 2: Rules, regulations and research integrity

  • Introduction to rules and regulations
  • Framework and Information
  • How do you get into the PhD programme?
  • What requirements are there along the way?
  • How do you complete a PhD programme?
  • What kind of support is available, if you have an international PhD student?
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Module 3: Communication, feedback and training

  • The process of writing and giving text feedback
  • Peer-feedback
  • IPTO – Intended PhD Training Outcome
  • Communication, active listening and feedback on dilemmas in supervision: applying a four-stage dialogue model

Time: 6 October, 21 October and 11 November 2020, from 09.00 to 16.00 each day.

Number of participants:  Minimum 8 participants, maximum 24 participants.

Further information: For time, course description and registration please see the Course Calendar of the Graduate School of Health.