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Qualitative methodology for public health

  • Number of credits 5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course gives an introduction to the theoretical origins of qualitative research and an overview of qualitative research design. Different aspects and methods relevant to qualitative data collection, i.e. in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and observations are presented. Participants are given the opportunity to practice and evaluate data collection methods both in class and as part of home assignments.

After completion of the course the student should be able to: Describe and understand the theoretical origins of qualitative research; Explain different qualitative research designs and their relation to data collection methods; Explain and discuss the requirements for performing qualitative research interviews, focus group discussions and observations; Gain an understanding of the ethical issues of conducting research in the field; Evaluate and discuss qualitative research articles on the basis of their research design.

Teaching is performed through plenary lectures, group work, the course web-site, hands-on training and home assignments. Teaching is given in English.

Application and eligibility

Qualitative methodology for public health, 5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

2 December 2019

Ends

22 December 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30417

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2019. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK12,367

Total fee

SEK12,367

Starts

2 December 2019

Ends

22 December 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.

English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3029

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2019. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK12,367

Total fee

SEK12,367

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Eva Selin