The course takes place in period

1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student is
able to:
Foster an understanding of research methodology
and describe different research designs used in
healthcare research. (Knowledge)
Compare and discuss research and projects in
the Nordic healthcare sector in order to
understand how alternative scenarios are built for
the future. (Skill)
Show open-mindedness and curiosity towards
different Nordic healthcare and research
initiatives. Foster ones own lifelong-learning
attitude. (Attitude)
Understand, consider, apply and promote research
ethics and comply with ethically sustainable
research practices

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to:
1.Demonstrate knowledge of research process
2.Select, compare and contrast different
ongoing research and projects in the Nordic
healthcare sector
3.Show the ability to critically read research
literature and project reports and turn these into
own creative research ideas.
4.Contribute to exploratory and reflective
discussions that enhance both the own as well as
others learning.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A bachelor degree and at least two years work
experience gained after completing the higher
education degree

Recommended or required reading

The course literature will be published at the
latest when the course starts.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 90 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 130 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1 will examine learning outcomes 1
and 2 and is an individually written exam.
It contributes to 30% of your course grade

Examination 2 is a group assignment and
examines learning outcomes 2,3 and 4.
It contributes to 70% of your course grade.


Tana Jonas


Tana Jonas

Group size

No limit (19 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-10-04 15:00 - 17:00 Research methodology - information seeking Zoom link: Småros Anna
Tana Jonas
2022-10-18 15:00 - 17:00 Research methodology Zoom link: Tana Jonas

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