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PGHAS08 Qualitative health research 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Public and Global Health


Strategic themes: Responsible conduct of research

General description

An introduction to qualitative research methods in health sciences.

Learning outcomes

Having passed the course the student is able
- to explain the basis of qualitative health research and the characteristics of qualitative research
- to formulate relevant research questions for qualitative research in public and global health
- to describe various data gathering methods and to differentiate why and when to use them for
different research objectives.
- to recognize the key analytical approaches and to implement the principles of thematic analysis to
empirical data
- to understand the principles of writing up a qualitative research and to evaluate qualitative studies
- to understand the principles of qualitative research ethics and the ethical review process
- identify the role of qualitative research in public and global health multidisciplinary contexts


-The basis of qualitative research
- Research process in qualitative research
- Ethical questions
- Different types of data gathering methods
- Analytical perspectives and the principles of thematic analysis in practice
- The principles of writing a thorough qualitative report
- Reading and evaluating a qualitative research papers
- The role of and utilization of qualitative research in public and global health.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
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Faculty of Social Sciences