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FSG3086 Journal Club in Biomechanics 4.0 credits

This course is intended a a contionual participation in a group reviewing current scientific articles in this area, a "journal club".

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSG3086 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The students and the instructor will meet regularly, at 1-3 weeks intervals, throughout an extended period. At each meeting, one person is responsible for presenting main objectives, methods and findings in 1-2 articles and should lead the discussion. All attendees must have read the article(s) for each session beforehand, and must participate actively in a discussion to critically evaluate the article.

Since the course has fewer meetings, students are intended to attend journal club meetings throughout the majority of the doctoral studies. Attendance (both as presenter and as attendee) will be taken.

Intended learning outcomes

This course is intended a a contionual participation in a group reviewing current scientific articles in this area, a "journal club", and is to be taken after its predecessor, 5C5087.

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Relate his/her own research to that of the global community
  • Critically evaluate current literature in this field

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature will comprise of articles from scientific journals and texts - mainly recent scientific articles, but even articles and literature of a historic nature.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

SEM1 Seminars 4,0 hp (P, F)

Other requirements for final grade

To recieve credit for the course, the student is required to chose and present no fewer than 5 articles and to attend and critically evaluate no fewer that an aditional 10 journal club sessions.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FSG3086

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Elena Gutierrez Farewik

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Mechanics