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Courses within the PUF-V programme

The Doctoral programme in health care science consists of a number of doctoral courses - on basic level as well as on more advanced level.

The doctoral courses on basic level are offered on a regular basis and aim to give a broad orientation in design and research methodology. The doctoral courses on advanced level give a possibility for in-depth knowledge within a certain field or a particular methodology based upon the content in the basic courses.

The pedagogical keynote of the programme is that within the framework of the courses there should be room for applying the course curriculum on the students own project. This means that the content, assignments, practical exercises and examination of the course have its origin from the participant’s own research project, which in turn offers the possibility to within the scope of the course continuously work on the student’s thesis.

Application to courses is made directly in the Course catalogue at Karolinska Institutet. The available courses on doctoral level are announced once per semester. The catalogue for courses is published on around April 15 respectively October 15 and is open for application during one month.

For a list of all courses and detailed descriptions, please see the KIWAS database.

Courses Spring semester 2021

Detailed information will be available in September

2664   Introduction to modern test theory and test/survey methodology

2654   Grounded Theory in Health Research

2688   Multi-disciplinary perspectives on active ageing research

3232   Developing and evaluating complex interventions

2407   Contemporary Nursing Science

Courses Autumn semester 2020

3066 - Methods for systematic reviews

5222 - Preventing Illness or Promoting Health: Concepts and Illustrations from Healthcare Science Perspectives (new course)

2193 - Introduction to Medical Education Research

3098 - Construction and validation of measurement in behavioral science

2520 - Interview Techniques in Health and Care Research

Courses Spring semester 2020

2673 - Introduction to Qualitative Methods

2666 - Methods for statistical analysis: From analysis of variance to multilevel modeling

3116 - Quality of life as an outcome measure in care sciences

3232 - Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions (new course)


Basic courses within the programme

All basic courses within the programme
Code Title Hp
2507 Philosophy of science and research ethics, statistics, presentation techniques and information literacy 7.5
2520 Interview techniques in health and care research 4
2664 Introduction to modern test theory and test/survey methodology 4
2666 Methods for statistical analysis: From variance analysis to multilevel modeling 4
2673 Introduction to qualitative methods 4
3066 Methods for systematic review 7.5