Individual Study Element

Course content

The purpose of the Individual Study Element (ISE) is for the student to treat in writing a global health problem.

The ISE may be undertaken by 1, 2 or 3 students. Below, please find the numbers of students, ECTS, and pages in the writing, and hours of supervision:

No. of students

No. of ECTS

Max. no. of normal pages

Total No. of hours of supervision

1

2,5

8

2

2

2,5

12

3

3

2,5

15

3

Supervison includes supervisor’s preparation and meeting(s) between students and supervisor, as well as evaluation and examination.

Readings: Min. no. of pages shall be agreed on individually with the supervisor.

Education

MSc programme in Global Health - elective

Learning outcome

The purpose of the ISE is for the student(s) to treat in writing a global health problem. After completion, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge and skills:

  • Select, explain and discuss a relevant theory;

  • select, explain and apply a relevant scientific method for the global health problem;

  • plan and undertake an individual analysis in relation to the problem, and critically evaluate the results;

  • conclude, critically discuss and putting in perspective the knowledge coming from the research undertake;

  • identify and select a global health problem to be studied;

  • plan, undertake and document a structured and focused literature search, and retrieve relevant literature;

    Competences:

  • undertake a logic, cohesive and well-documented argumentation, from problem formulation over analysis to the conclusion; document ability to academic writing.

Students must have passed 22,5 ECTS of the mandatory courses in the MSc in Global Health

Written
Oral
Individual
Collective
ECTS
2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Please see details for the written assignment in 'content' above.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Two internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student must be able to:

Knowledge and skills:

  • Select, explain and discuss a relevant theory;
  • select, explain and apply a relevant scientific method for the public health problem;
  • plan and undertake an individual analysis in relation to the problem, and critically evaluate the results;
  • conclude, critically discuss and putting in perspective the knowledge coming from the research undertake;
  • identify and select a public health problem to be studied;
  • plan, undertake and document a structured and focused literature search, and retrieve relevant literature;

Competences:

  • undertake a logic, cohesive and well-documented argumentation, from problem formulation over analysis to the conclusion;

    document ability to academic writing.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Guidance
  • 2
  • Project work
  • 67
  • English
  • 69