Course on Qualitative Research in Medical Education ( 2 ECTS credits)

Target group
Doctoral students in doctoral programs in in Doctoral School of Health (The Doctoral Programme in Clinical Research and The Doctoral Programme in Population Health), Faculty members of the Academic Medical Center Helsinki and Members of the Teachers Academy

The course is valuable for those who are interested in applying qualitative research methods in their own research projects, and for those who supervise and review research projects in which qualitative methods are used.

The aim of the course
This 2 ECTS credit course on qualitative research methods aims at engaging the participants with qualitative research methods, the principles of rigor in qualitative research and process of designing a qualitative research project.

The intended learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of qualitative research
  • Compare two or more qualitative research methods
  • Design a qualitative research project
  • Apply the principles of rigor in a qualitative research project

Learning activities
The course on qualitative research methods in medical education consists of different type of learning activities, (1) participation in two seminars on qualitative research on the 11th and 12th of May (active participation in both of the seminars is required), (2) assignments before and after the seminars and (3) a written reflection.

Registration (no later than 6.5.2016):

Course language
The course language in workshops is English, you can write your assignment in English, Finnish or Swedish.

Course coordinator: Eeva Pyörälä, Senior Lecturer in University Pedagogy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

See the pdf-file: Assignments_2 ECTS credits course on qualitative research_

Further inquiry 

Course designer Anne Rönkä,
Medipeda, Phone 02941 25132, 0503182197,