• 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, Postdoc Helle Lønstrup Haslund-Thomsen and Associate Professor Jane Andreasen

  • ECTS: 3

  • Time: 22.-25 November 2021

  • Place: TBA

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg East

  • Number of seats: 30

  • Deadline: 25 October 2021
     
    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 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



  • Organizer: 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

     

    This course has is planned with physical attendance. Dr. Rhiannon Evans and Dr. Rachael Brown may (depending on the Covid-19 situation) have online participation and contribution with online lectures.



  • ECTS: 1,6

  • Time: 2-3 November 2021

  • Place: Aalborg University Campus, Aalborg East, TBA

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats: 20

  • Deadline: 12 October 2021

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.

  • Organizers: 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

  • Time: 1 November 2021

  • Place: Aalborg University Campus, Aalborg East

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg East

  • Number of seats: 20

  • Deadline: 11 October 2021

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 (not less than 90% of the scheduled time) and completion of course exercises



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

  • Lecturers: Associate professor Henrik Bøggild, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard

  • ECTS: 3,2

  • Time: 3.,4., 10., 11. June 2021

  • Place: Aalborg University campus, Aalborg East, TBA

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg East

  • Number of seats: 20

  • Deadline: 13 May 2021

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:

    Increasing public and political attention is paid to vulnerable who appear to range from socially deprived groups to individuals with psycho-social vulnerability. While numerous programs are run to improve the state of health of vulnerable groups and individuals much more research is needed in order to better understand the dimensions involved in their vulnerability. At the same time, research with vulnerable groups and individuals opens for a number of considerations that are crucial to anyone interested in conducting sensitive research.

    This course aims to provide PhD students with a space for reflecting on the numerous conceptual, methodological and ethical dilemmas that follow when conducting research with vulnerable groups.

    The course will be designed so that lectures are mixed with group work and discussions of questions such as:

    ·       How to develop an analytical language in description of vulnerable groups and individuals to avoid reproducing political and public representations?

    ·       How to work with the researchers’ own positionality and reflexivity?

    ·       How to pay attention to the agency of vulnerable groups and individuals in order to avoid reproducing homogenizing categorization of them as powerless victims?

    ·       How to deal with ethical principles of research such as ‘informed consent’

    ·      How to include vulnerable groups and individuals in the research process?


    Prerequisites: 
    The course targets PhD students working within health and sport sciences

    Literature: Selected peer-reviewed articles and book chapters will be announced to the participants in appropriate time before the course

    Evaluation: Active participation and completion of course exercises


  • Organizers: Professor mso, Sine Agergaard, sine@hst.aau.dk and associate professor Charlotte Overgaard, co@hst.aau.dk

  • Lecturers: Organizers and assistant professor Verena Lenneis

  • ECTS: 1,6

  • Time: 2.-3. December 2021

  • Place: Niels Jernes Vej 12-14

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg East

  • Number of seats: 20

  • Deadline: 12 November 2021

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:

    Ethnographic research has become increasingly popular in health care sciences. This course provides a solid methodological foundation for using ethnographic research to understand real-world issues in context. Attention will be paid to how ethnographic strategies can be deployed in health care contexts, as a way of illustrating the more general principles of ethnographic work.

    Over four days, this course will cover core components of the ethnographic approach such as data gathering in fieldwork (participant observation, interview, field notes and documents), data analysis, ethical issues and writing articles based on ethnography. The course will provide students with an understanding of how to design and carry out ethnographic research and an awareness of contemporary developments in the theory and practice of ethnographic studies.

    The course is designed for participants and lecturers to engage in different activities such as lectures, practical exercises and discussions of some of the theoretical, methodological and practical issues and challenges in using ethnography. Each participant will give a short presentation of his/hers PhD project and receive feedback from lecturers and participants during the course.

    Preparation

    Participants must provide an abstract or a brief description (approx. 1 page) of a specific issue or challenge related to ethnography concerning their study. This should be sent to hht@rn.dk no later than 1 October 2021.


  • Organizer: Helle Haslund Thomsen, hht@rn.dk

  • Lecturers:

    Tine Tjørnhøj (TT), Mette Grønkjær (MG)

    Siri Lygum Voldbjerg (SLV), Britt Laugesen (BL) Kirsten Schultz Petersen (KSP),

    Helle Haslund Thomsen (HHT)

  • ECTS: 3,2

  • Time: 26 - 29 October 2021

  • Place: Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15
    26. October in Auditorium B
    27-29 October in Room 405

  • Zip code: 9000

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats:

  • Deadline: 5 October 2021

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.