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Høst 2019

HEL-3066 Protocol Development for MPH Thesis - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

The course is reserved as an optional course for students enrolled in the MPH program directly, or through our exchange programs indirectly. 

Even though this course is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for students at the MPH programme. Full time students will take the course after having completed the two first MPH program semesters. Part time students should plan the course no later than the semester before the Masters Thesis writing. For all students it is a requirement to have a thesis project outlined, and have a supervisor ready before taking this course.

Course contents

The main aim of this course is the development of a complete and detailed scientific protocol for the Masters Thesis in the MPH program. 

Objective of the course

On successful completion of the course, the student should:



General Competence

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course will include didactic teaching such as lectures, students working in small and large groups, as well as interactive discussions and feedback sessions with student fewllows, teachers and supervisors. A mixture between teacher-led and student-led activities throughout the course and students are expected to actively and dynamically participate in all course activities and provide feedback ans supervision to fellow students. Individual knowledge assimilation enhancement is required. Students are expected to hand in a brief project description in advance of the course start up (before the end of the spring semester).

Work Requirements



Attendance and the two home assignments are required before attending the exam. 


After the course, the students have 3 weeks to complete individual home exams consisting of a complete protocol (maximum 10 pages) and a critical appraisal of their own protocol (including proper justifications) Grading scale: passed / not passed.

If a student fails the course, an re-sit examination will be organized. Students with valid absence from the exam will be offered a re-scheduled examination.

Date for examination

Take-home examination hand out date 04.11.2019 hand in date 25.11.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2019
Forelesning prof. Tordis Agnete Trovik
f.bibl. Eirik Reierth
f.aman. Kristin Benjaminsen Borch
f.aman. Erik Eik Anda
prof. Jan Abel Olsen
stud.kons. Tor Gisle Lorentzen
stud.kons. Vegard Lobben
Gruppearbeid f.bibl. Eirik Reierth
f.aman. Kristin Benjaminsen Borch
f.aman. Erik Eik Anda
stip. Ingvild Hersoug Nedberg
post.doc. Marko Lukic
Seminar f.aman. Kristin Benjaminsen Borch
f.aman. Erik Eik Anda