Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that students are able to prove basic knowledge in research methods and that they can apply basic research methods in their studies.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to on a basic level
- know and understand basic terms, designs, collecting data and qualitative and quantitative research methods
- read, analyse and critically look into scientific articles, reports and essays

Course contents

The research process.
Quantitative and qualitative research designs.
Questionnaires, interviews and observations as data collection methods.
Content analysis.
Research ethics.
Critical review of scientific articles, reports and thesis.
Information retrieval.
Scientific writing.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic studies in emergency care

Recommended or required reading

Jakobsen, D.I.2007. Förståelse, beskrivning och förklaring - Introduktion till samhällsvetenskplig metod för hälsovård och socialt arbete. Studentlitteratur, Lund

Reference literatur:
- book on methodology of your own choice or
Backman, J. 1998. Rapporter och uppsatser. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
DePoy, E. 1999. Forskning: en introduktion. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Kvale, S. 1997. Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 17 hours
  • Individual studies - 71 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 71 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 62 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


  • Roberts Christel
  • Rosengren Åsa
  • Stenbock-Hult Bettina
  • Sved Ann-Christine
  • Wallinvirta Eivor
  • Wikström-Grotell Camilla
  • Wärnå Carola


Wallinvirta Eivor

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-05-31

Assessment methods

  • 2009-09-29 - Exams
  • 2009-10-30 - Reports and productions

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