Course syllabus for

Communication in Bioentrepreneurship 1, 3 credits

Kommunikation i bioentreprenörskap 1, 3 hp

This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2020.
Course code
Course name
Communication in Bioentrepreneurship 1
3 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
AV - Second cycle 
Grading scale
Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics
Decided by
Utbildningsnämnden LIME
Decision date
Revised by
Education committee LIME
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2020

Specific entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in health care, biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine, biotechnology, or the equivalent. And proficiency in English equivalent to English B/English 6.


Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  • Explain and apply the concept of feedback and how to give and receive it
  • Apply correct academic writing
  • Create and perform a professional-looking presentation directed at different audiences
  • Reflect on the aim and use of different types of communication


This course will introduce different types of communication, both written and oral. The course includes how to write and present academic reports, how to give and receive feedback, how to tell a story and team- and interpersonal aspects of communication.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars will be complemented with workshops and reflective exercises. 

The course is given at the master's level, where the students are assumed to be familiar with the most common study methods in higher education. The fundamental pedagogical view is based on entrepreneurial learning and requires active student participation. 

Compulsory participation
The examiner assesses if and how absence from compulsory parts can be compensated. Before the student has participated in compulsory parts or compensated absence in accordance with the examiner's instructions the student's course results will not be reported. Absence from a compulsory part may result in the student having to wait to compensate until the next time the course is given.


The examination consists of:
  • an individual written assignment (Pass with distinction/Pass/Fail)
  • an individual presentation (Pass/Fail)
In order to get the grade "Pass" on the whole course, the student needs to get the grade "Pass" on all examinations. In order to get the grade "Pass with distinction" on the whole course, the student needs to get the grade "Pass with distinction" on the individual written assignment and the grade "Pass" on the presentation.

Submission of the individual written assignment after the deadline will result in the student missing the opportunity to get the grade "Pass with distinction" on the whole course.

Limitation of the number of occasions to write the exam
The student has the right to write the exam six times. If the student has not passed the exam after four participations, he/she is encouraged to visit the study advisor.

The number of times that the student has participated in one and the same examination is regarded as an examination session. Submission of a blank examination is regarded as an examination. An examination for which the student registered but not participated in will not be counted as an examination.

If there are special grounds or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus's regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes, as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and abilities, may not be changed, removed or reduced.

Transitional provisions

Examination will be provided during a time of two years after a possible cancellation of the course. Examination can take place according to an earlier literature list during a time of one year after the date when a major renewal of the literature list has been made.

Other directives

Course evaluation is carried out according to the guidelines that are established by The Committee for Higher Education.

The course is given in English.

Literature and other teaching aids

The teacher will provide literature during the course.