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.

Welcome to Process Evaluation of Interventions in Complex Systems

All seats are now booked. If you would like to sign up on a waiting list, please send an email to Charlotte Overgaard: co@hst.aau.dk

Description:

This two-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 British 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 introduce participants to intervention development by use of program theory and to a new framework for adaption of interventions to other contexts. Furthermore, it will provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of interventions in complex systems, focusing on:

  • The role of process evaluation in understanding interventions in complex systems
  • Program theory and logic modelling
  • Frameworks for adaption of interventions to other contexts
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Evaluation questions and process evaluation methods
  • Analysis and dissemination of process evaluation 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, Research Associate, Dr. Rachael Brown, Associate professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard

Dates: 26 + 27 October 2020  (9.15am-16.15pm)

Deadline: 5 October 2020

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes vej 12A 5-006

This course is planned with physicial attendance. Only Dr. Rhiannon Evans and Dr. Rachael Brown will have online participation and contribute with online lectures


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.


Welcome to workshop on public involvement in development of community health services

Description
Over the last decades, co-production and public and patient involvement have attracted huge political and academic attention in e.g. public administrations and a variety of both hospital and community based health services. Researchers from the Public Health and Epidemiology group, Department of Health Science and Techonolgy, offer annual workshops on this topic.

The theme for this years’ workshop is public involvement in development of community health services

The workshop will offer an introduction to selected key concepts and theoretical approaches to public involvement in development of community health services. Furthermore, based on the results from a current study and systematic review, researchers will present an overview of methods that can be applied to perform public involvement in practice and of the existing (limited) knowledge on how patient-public involvement contributes to the development of services and the potential impacts of different methods.

During the workshop, we will discuss the differences between selected theoretical approaches and methods of how to perform public involvement in practice, reflect on the purpose and possible impact of public involvement in development of services and potential challenges in patient-public involvement as well as how to proceed.

The workshop will provide the participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of public involvement and allow them to exchange opinions, ideas and experiences.

Participants This workshop will bring together researchers, practitioners and Ph.D.-students from different research fields with a shared interest for public involvement to discuss the potentials, challenges and experiences related to public involvement targeting the development of health services.

Evaluation Active participation. Furthermore, participants should submit a 2-page presentation of their own project or an idea for a project, focusing on how and a patient-public involvement should be applied.

Prerequisites None

Literature Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

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

Lecturers:  Associate professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen, associate professor Charlotte Overgaard and guests.  

ECTS: 0,8

Dates: Wednesday 28 October, 9.15-16.00

Deadline: 14 October 2020

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12A 5-006 (physical attendance)


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 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

New dates for the cancelled date:
9 December at Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 3-119
21 December at Niels Jernes Vej 12A, room 6-104

Place: Aalborg University, Frederik Bajers Vej 7E, Room 3-209, 9220 Aalborg Ø,

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.