Research methods in General Practice, 2,5 hp

Course number1
TrackCardiovascular diseases, Metabolism, Muscoloskeletal system, Reproduction and development,
Max participants20
Application is not required for seminar series0000-00-00
Course leaderMats Martinell
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Visiting addressBMC, Husargatan 3, Uppsala
Post addressBox 564, 751 22 Uppsala
DatesSeptember 2022 - June 2023
LocationTibblinroom, B11:203a, BMC
Course lengthTen days á 6 hours, once a month for two semesters
Course report 
Course plan 



The course is directed to PhD-students who work in different positions in health care and who conduct clinical research.
Prerequisites: Admitted to PhD studies in the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy at Uppsala University.
Selection: PhD-students in the research group of General Practice.
The course consists of seminars, 10 days, 6 hours each time, once a month for two semesters. On campus and hybrid lectures.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes:
1. Receive an overview of research methodology that is applicable in General Practice.
2. Be able to discuss and present scientific material, orally and written, in the subject area of General Practice.
3. Use peer-to-peer supervision as a method to develop the scientific work.


The course contains:
• Practical teaching in research methodology and presentation orally and in writing.
• Methods how drafts are developed into scientific text intended for publication.
• Scientific exchange with external researchers.
• Updated information on methods in for example statistics, reference management and bibliometrics.


The course content is taught through the participants´ own scientific presentations, group review of of scientific texts, seminars and lectures.

Mandatory elements:
One presentation based on the student´s own research work, one self-produced scientific text for a joint review and feedback, active participation through discussion, 75% attendance (during two semesters, including half days).


To pass the course the student needs to:
• give at least one oral presentation
• produce at least one scientific text
• participate actively, including feedback and comments
• aquire 75% attendance on the course


Current scientific articles according to specific instruction.

Teaching staff

Mats Martinell, Magnus Peterson, Paul Kalliokoski

Examiner: Stefan Eriksson

More information

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