Compulsory Courses and Training
Within their first term, NDM Students must:
- complete the online course on Avoiding Plagiarism (Weblearn)
- read through the following sections on the Oxford Learning Institute website: Life as a Doctoral Student, Student Diversity, Reasons for Delay, and Stages of the Doctorate
- complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form. The TNA will be used to identify the skills you students wish to develop and explore during their research journey/career.
Completion of the above must be recorded in the student's GSS report.
It is important for all students to be mindful of the importance of research integrity and completion of the online course on Research Integrity in Biomedical Sciences (Weblearn) is highly recommended. Students should use this course as a point of reference during their studies.
NDM research students in their first year are also encouraged to attend a course on Research Methods and Techniques. This course is held at the WIMM and comprises weekly seminars for Michaelmas and Hilary Terms given by senior members of the faculty. All students are expected to attend the seminar on this course focused on 'IP, Research Ethics, Collaborations and Authorship' before they transfer to DPhil status.
Graduates who want to Teach Undergraduates should first complete the course on Teaching Skills Stage 1, which can be booked through Medical Sciences. Please note that no NDM student can undertake teaching without permission from his/her supervisor. If students have permission then they may contact Robert Gilbert if they wish to further discuss teaching opportunities that are available.
Graduate students working with laboratory animals must complete a course leading to a Personal Licence. These courses are usually run each term in Oxford and your supervisor will book you a place.
All NDM Students will be inducted in Health and Safety and must be fully acquainted with Risk Assessments relevant to their work. Training requirements should be discussed with your Supervisor. Some activities are restricted without training - for example, you cannot work with radioactive material without training and specific approval. Advice is available through the University Safety Office.