Research Methods in Global Sexual, Reproductive Health

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle
School of Health and Welfare
Subject field
Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health (SRP)
Group of Subjects
Nursing Science
Disciplinary Domain
Health Science, 75%
Medicine, 25%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 05 March 2020.
This syllabus is valid from 31 August 2020.
Revised, 23 June 2020.
Revision is valid from 23 June 2020.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to independently and systematically search for relevant scientific articles to identify research areas and formulate questions relevant to research in the field
  • analyse and examine the quality of studies conducted on the basis of both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • apply basic skills in the design of studies, data generation and analysis of qualitative and quantitative research
  • argue for the use of ethical principles in various research situations.

Course Content

Students will study research methods and ethics in the research process relevant to the research field of global sexual and reproductive health and rights.


Written assignments and seminars.

Forms of Study

Lectures and a compulsory seminars.


The Swedish grades A - F

Number of credits:

  • Assignments and seminars, 7.5 credits


  • A Bachelors degree (180 credits) in a social sciences/health sciences/economics main field of study, or equivalent. Documented language proficiency equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge

Other Information

The course is part of the Master‘s Programme in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health.