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PHD Course March 2023, Migration and Health


Conducting research with migrant populations, 4.5 hp.

The course is only conducted in english.

Every year, many students embark on new research studies to understand the relation between migration and health and address the health needs of migrant populations. However, the majority of these students have no previous experience in conducting research with migrant populations and are unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead; practical challenges such as difficulties in engaging the target population, or ethical challenges such as obtaining informed consent, offering tangible benefits and reciprocity. The current course aims to address this gap and provide the students with the necessary knowledge, sensitivity and skills to work with migrants and refugees. The course will also be a useful resource for any student interested in improving the representativeness of their sample by increasing the number of participants from non-Swedish background involved in their studies.

Course content:

Module 1: Basic concepts and theories

  • Introduction to migration and health
  • Introduction to theories of migration and health
  • Introduction to user participation and co-creation of research with migrants

Module 2: Ethical issues

  • Doing more good than harm
  • Inside and outside perspectives
  • Ethical issues

Module 3: Practical issues

  • Data collection
  • Interpreters and translation
  • Using digital tools for data collection and interventions
  • Recruiting and retaining participants in research studies
  • Adapting intervention content and implementation strategies
  • Interpreting and disseminating research results


13-15 March 2023 (online)
20-22 March 2023 (on site)
27 and 30-31 March (online)


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Last modified: 2024-03-19