Description:    The use of qualitative research and data within the health sciences has been increasing over the last 20 years. Either as the main source of data, or as part of a mixed methods design where qualitative and quantitative studies supplement each other. This course will provide participants´ with basis competences in designing a qualitative study and experiences on benefits and limitations when using qualitative methods within the health sciences. The specific focus will be on designing the study, choosing appropriate methods, collecting data and finally analysing the data.

The detailed agenda of the course will be provided on the course web site.

The course will be a three and a half day course and the main topics will include:

      • What characterises qualitative research and why should you choose a qualitative approach
      • Introduction to different qualitative methods and their possibilities and limitations when used within the health sciences
      • Introduction to analytical strategies
      • How to work with and analyse ethical implications in qualitative research

Literature:       Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants in appropriate time before the course.

Prerequisites: The course targets Ph.D. students working within the areas of health science, who are planning to conduct qualitative research as part of their Ph.D.

Evaluation:      Will be announced in appropriate time before the course.

Organizer:      Associate Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University.

Lecturers: Associate Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Associate Professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt and Helle Lønstrup Haslund-Thomsen

ECTS: 3

Time: November 2-5

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14/3-119, 9220 Aalborg Ø

Deadline: October 12


Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description:

This one-day course is offered in collaboration with the Public Health Research Center of Excellence for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions in Public Health (DECIPH’er), Cardiff University – a world leading research center for complex intervention.

The English Medical Research Council’s framework for development and evaluation of complex interventions are increasingly used world-wide to improve the quality of interventions in public health and applied health sciences. Most attention have been given to the theoretical and methodological issues of intervention development and to the design of appropriate effect evaluation, often by use of randomised controlled trials. Process evaluation is however an essential part of designing and testing complex interventions, allowing researchers to learn the significance of context and mechanisms of impact - how the delivered interventions does (or doesn’t) bring about change.

This course will provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation, focusing on:

  • The role of process evaluation in understanding complex interventions
  • The importance of intervention theory and logic models
  • Fidelity and implementation of complex interventions
  • Relationships and resource issues
  • Identifying questions and combining methods
  • Analysis and dissemination of process data

During the course, lectures will be mixed with group work and discussions

Literature: Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

Evaluation: Active participation and completion of course exercises

Organiser: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: co@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Senior Lecturer, Dr. Rhiannon Evans, Associate professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard

ECTS: 1.6 

Dates: 1 day Autumn 2020

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12/14.

 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description
Over the last decades, the co-production and patient-public involvement attracted huge political and academic attention in e.g. public administrations and organisations, and community and general health settings.

In this annual workshop, we invite different international experts and Danish researchers to share their knowledge and research experience from this field and go into depth with the underlying concepts and methods. 

This workshop will explore the evidence suggesting that coproduction and/or patient-public  involvement has potential to enhance the quality and appropriateness of interventions, programs and research and critically discus when, where and why these concepts have their benefits and limitations. Furthermore, different theoretical framework and approaches will be discussed and specific methods suggested to get started.

It will provide the participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of coproduction and patient-public involvement and allow researcher to exchange opinions, ideas and experiences and receive feedback from both the course lectures (international experts included) and other participants.

Participants This workshop will bring researchers from different research fields with a shared interest for coproduction and patient-public involvement to discuss the potentials, challenges and experiences related to designing and conducting research inspired by or based on this approach.

Evaluation A week before the course the participants are asked to submit a 2-page presentation of their project including a short description of how the concepts of coproduction and/or patient-public involvement is or could be used in the research

All participants are expected to give an oral presentation of and discuss their work in a master-class like setting with feedback from presenters and participants and to participate actively in all course activities.

Prerequisites None

Literature Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

Organiser: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: co@hst.aau.dk In cooperation with associate professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen  

Lecturers:  2 International experts, 2-3 Danish researchers with experience of different forms of coproduction and patient-public involvement in interventions and research.

ECTS: 1,6

Dates: 2 full days in winter 2020 (Placed together).

Place: Aalborg University

 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

NB: This course may be postponed due to the corona crisis - more information within the next few days

Description
This course will focus on the use of survey design and questionnaires in health science and give participants an understanding of strengths and limitations of survey as a study design and the research questions that surveys can and cannot answer.

The choice of study population, sampling and data collection will be discussed as well as the advantages and disadvantages of use of foreign language, standardized, previously validated, or self-constructed questionnaires here by qualifying participants to think critical and make well-founded methodological and ethical decision in their own study. Furthermore, participants will learn how to construct a questionnaire with high validity and reliability, focusing on both the writing of clear and unbiased questions and the choice of suitable options for answering as well as different types of measurement scales. Last but not least, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of thorough testing of questionnaires and of quantitative as well as qualitative methods for this purpose.

During the course, lectures and discussions will be mixed with group work and individual exercises, allowing participants to develop, test and discuss questionnaire questions and measurement scales relevant to their own study.

Prerequisites None

Literature Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

Evaluation Active participation and completion of course exercises

Organiser: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; email: co@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate professor Henrik Bøggild, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard

ECTS: 3

Dates: 16, 17, 23, and 24 November 2020

Place: Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg Ø, TBA

Deadline: 25 October 2020         

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.