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Methodology in Studies of Health and Society, 6 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Course within the Programme - Master of Arts and Science in Health and Society
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Health and Society - HOA
The students shall be acquainted with the potentials and limitations of different methods (philosophical, historical, epidemiological and grounded theory approach) or the analysis of relationships between health and society. The course goal is to enhance the students possibilities to take an independent, informed standpoint when they are evaluating results in scientific reports or when they are using such methods in their own research.
Presentation of the different methods in literature and in lectures.
Lectures, individual work and seminars.

Active participation in seminars. Discussion of short papers presented by the students.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

1. Admission to the Master program in Health and Society or
2. As a single subject course only as part of an organised exchange program upon special admission granted by the course examiner: a Swedish “grundexamen” (fil. kand.), an international degree corresponding to a Bachelor in Arts and/or Science or studies up to a documented equivalent level.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Methodology in Studies of Health and Society
Methodology in Studies of Health and Society
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IHS - Department of Health and Society
Registrar No: 1237/04-41   Course Code: HHSD22      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Health and Society - HOA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
D       HOA   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2006-03-27