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Doctoral course

Societal Communication and Impact of Research on Ageing and Health, 3 credits

Course information

Research education subject

  • Social Work

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Course period

31 October 2022 - 18 January 2023

About the course

When we do ageing research, we often present our research to an interdisciplinary audience and to practitioners. Thus, the target group is wide. In this course you will learn to reach out with your research and present the research in a media of your choice that you can use in the future, for example a book chapter, poster, or a film. 

The course is included in the SWEAH Core Curriculum, why priority is given to PhD students affiliated with SWEAH. Subject to availability, this course is also open for other PhD students within the field of ageing and health.

In English and as a distance learning

The course will be held in English and implemented as a distance learning course using the online learning platform Blackboard and one face-to-face workshop located in Örebro.


  • The course starts online October 31, 2022 with individual as well as group assignments.
  • The date of the mandatory face-to-face workshop is December 5-6, 2022.
  • The workshop is followed by individual work until examination. The deadline for the final examination task is January 18, 2023 which marks and end of the course.

Mandatory workshop

The face-to-face workshop in Örebro is mandatory and provides a great opportunity for networking and to be inspired by each other. 

The participants are expected to assimilate a multidisciplinary approach in the application of theories. The participants use their own dissertation projects as a basis for their work in the course.

Practical Information

Study rate: Part-time
Language of instruction: English

Admission requirements

To gain access to the course and complete the examinations included in the course, the applicant must be admitted to a doctoral programme at a Swedish University.

Selection between applicants who have been admitted to doctoral programmes at a university and who otherwise meet the admission requirements as listed above is made according to the following order of precedence:

1.  Applicants affiliated with the research school “SWEAH”.
2.  Applicants admitted to doctoral programs at Örebro University
3.  Applicants admitted to doctoral programs at any other university.

If no other selection criteria are specified in this section, priority shall be given to applicants with a lower number of course credits left before the award of their degree over applicants with a higher number of remaining course credits. Should two or more students have equal number of credits, selection will be done through the drawing of lots. This also applies within any selection groups listed unless otherwise stated.


Last day of application is September 30th 2022. Please send the filled in application form to: This is an email address

Please enclose a certificate of registration/decision on admission to doctoral studies (not applicable to doctoral students admitted to Örebro University). 


Professor Thomas Strandberg
Professor Eleonor Kristoffersson
Study and Research Administrator Clara Lundkvist