In the course the student is given the opportunity to apply knowledge and proficiency acquired during the other courses in the Master´s Programme of Public Health, including the master´s thesis written during the first year of the programme. The purpose is for the student to practice the ability to perform independent scientific work. The master´s thesis can be a literature review, an empirical study, or a study protocol. After completion of the course the student should be able to: independently plan, carry out and present a scientific work in the form of a thesis; critically review and be the opponent of a corresponding work.
Thesis work is introduced during the fall semester. The student is given the opportunity to discuss the choice of topic for the thesis with teachers and fellow students. A supervisor for the student is also appointed during the fall semester or early spring semester. In the main, thesis work is done during the spring semester, and theses are presented at seminar sessions in the late part of the spring semester. The student shall also be the opponent of another student's thesis presented during the seminar sessions. Attendance on all thesis seminars during the student's fourth semester on the programme is compulsory.
This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will recieve information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.