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Project plan

Project plan (Research Track)

At the beginning of the second semester, you must hand in a project plan.
The plan should be composed with input from your supervisor(s).

The main supervisor must have a PhD degree and be employed at Health.
Co-supervisor must be at least a PhD student, must be from a different department (institute) than the main supervisor, and can be employed at a faculty other than Health.

Interdisciplinary elements must be included in the project. This could be a supervisor from another faculty or department (i.e. institute) at Aarhus University.

The project plan is assessed by the Coordination Committee for the Honours Programme and must be approved in order for you to continue in the programme.

Description and requirements

The project plan text has to be in English and two - three pages.

The project plan has to include the following:

  • Name and affiliation of supervisor and co-supervisor
  • Aim/purpose should be described near the start of the project plan
  • Brief overall description of the idea, including background (pitch an idea)
  • Overall time schedule for the project with milestones, including goals for progression and activities
  • Plan for poster and/or oral presentations at national and international conferences
  • Description of two-way expectations between supervisor(s) and student
  • Interdisciplinary elements must be included in the project and accounted for in the project plan. This could be a supervisor from another faculty or department (i.e. institute) at Aarhus University.

The project plan must be combined into one PDF-file, the file must be labeled with the students name, and sent to talent.health@au.dk before deadline.

The independent project is concluded with an academic contribution. This must be an article (manuscript) or a scientific report. The article/report must be written in English and should follow the IMRAD model (introduction, methodology, results and discussion). The scientific report should contain a total of 5-10 pages, including a half page summary in English. The figures, tables, and reference list are not included in the 5-10 pages.    

Mandatory attachment

The main supervisor must fill out the "main supervisor statement" (cf. Blackboard).

The project plan and the "main supervisor statement" must be sent to talent.health@au.dk before deadline.