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Advanced Course in Qualitative Research in Public and Global Health – From Conceptualization to Write-up
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3672-19-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 26/04/2019
Date and time06.05.2019, at: 09:00 - 16.05.2019, at: 16:00
Regular seats18
Course fee9,720.00 kr.
LecturersBritt Pinkowski Tersbøl
ECTS credits6.30
Contact personAnnegrethe Hansen    E-mail address: ahan@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. understand interpretive epistemology in qualitative research, and identify empirical versus analytical objectives and perspectives of a qualitative research project

2. apply central quality criteria in qualitative research including the importance of transparency, reflexivity, the position of the researcher, the role of context, access to the field and data, and to discuss these in relation to specific research projects

3. critically reflect on the process of producing data and to evaluate ethically sound research conduct and academic integrity in qualitative research projects

4. apply a range of selected analytical approaches to qualitative data, and discuss the interaction between data and social theory

5. construct different theoretical positions and perspectives relevant for qualitative research and develop the theoretical potential of her/his own studies

This PhD course aims to provide PhD students with a solid background for managing the different stages and the progression of qualitative studies from idea (research questions) to analysis and write-up. Participants are guided on how to strengthen the methodological, theoretical and analytical approach of their research through discussions with lecturers, other course participants and homework. Lectures and student preparation and exercises will focus on conceptualization, methodological, theoretical and analytical perspectives central to qualitative research with specific focus on international and global health challenges. Particularly important are the workshop sessions in which we focus specifically on each student’s project.

The course is targeted students who work with qualitative research within public and global health research and are in the process of developing a qualitative PhD study, collecting data or have already collected data. Students should preferable have prior experience with basic qualitative research.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Medicine, Culture and Society
Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Public Health and Epidemiology


Preparation for class, lectures, individual and group presentations by students, exercises, discussions

Course director
Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl, Associate Professor, Global Health, Department of Public Health.

Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl, Associate Professor, Dept of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Morten Skovdal, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Karen Marie Moland, Professor, Centre for International Health, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen

Astrid Blystad, Professor, Centre for International Health, Institute for Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen

06th May – 16th May 2019, all days from 9:00-16:00

Course location
CSS Campus Copenhagen, Denmark
6/5-10/5: CSS room 7.0.08 from 9-16 and also room 7.0.20 and 7.0.32 from 14-16
13/5-16/5: CSS room 7.0.06 from 9-16 and also room 7.0.20, 7.0.32 and 7.0.38 from 14-16

Please register before 15th April

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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