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Doctoral course

Individual Literature Course specialisation in Healthcare Sciences, 3 credits

Individuell läskurs inriktning hälso- och vårdvetenskap, 3 hp

Course information

Research education subject

  • Medical Science

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Course content

The course is an individual reading course with focus on acquiring knowledge in a relevant research area that relates to the PhD student's thesis. The aim is to acquire knowledge of theories and methods within the current research area based on previous research.

Course information

The course is an individual course. The course examination consists of a written report as well as an oral presentation. 

The PhD student and their supervisor/co-supervisors are responsible for nomination of at least two potential co-examiners. Only one of the nominated co-examiners will be engaged during the course. The course examiner makes the final decision regarding the appointment of the co-examiner.

Being co-examiner means reading the student's written report based on the course literature, as well as participating in the oral presentation, which takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

The report shall be read and checked by the supervisor/co-supervisor before it is submitted to the examiner, co-examiner and the course coordinator.

Literature list
The doctoral student chooses course literature in consultation with supervisor where the total number of pages is between 250 and 1000. You may choose books as part of the course literature. However, the reading and the written report should refer to the original articles that the books are based upon.

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 Örebro University. Furthermore, the applicant shall be admitted to doctoral programme in Medical Science, specialisation in Healthcare Sciences. The applicant must also have completed the following parts from the mandatory course General Scientific Methods in Medical Science (15 credits): Scientific poster (2,5 credits) and Report (7,5 credits).

Please complete the form below to apply for the course.

Individual Literature Course specialisation in Healthcare Sciences, 3 credits

Processing of personal data

After your application Örebro University will process your personal data for the purpose of administer the course. 

More information on how Örebro University processes personal data can be found on the webpage Processing of personal data at Örebro University.


Course coordinator: Marie Holmefur
Examiner: Mats Eriksson
Course administration: This is an email address