Suicidology for doctoral students, 4 credits

This course is a collaboration between Örebro University, NASP at KI (LIME) and Uppsala University.

Course information

Research education subject: Medical Science

Course period: 14 September 2023 - 26 October 2023

Course content

The focus of the course is that the doctoral student will increase their knowledge in suicidology as a research topic. The course also includes practical application of suicide risk assessment. The goal is for the doctoral student, based on previous research, to acquire knowledge of theories and methods in the current research area. The course will also provide an opportunity to reason together about ethical approach and other issues that may arise during research studies in the field of suicide.

Course information

Language: English. 

The course is given during the autumn of 2023, weeks 37 - 43, at half speed, with the course starting Thursday, September 14th at 9.15 am.

Lectures on site at Örebro University are given on Thursdays and Fridays (with the exception of Friday 13 October, which is lecture-free). Every second week is lecture-free (w 38, 40, 42) but with scheduled own work / group work these weeks. w 43 the course ends with an examination on Thursday 26 October on site at Örebro University. A more detailed schedule will be shared with admitted doctoral students closer to the start of the course.

During the course, the doctoral student completes a short written assignment, give an oral presentation of the assignment and opposes someone else's work. The written assignment must be written in English. Literature used on the course should be included as a larger part of the reference literature. A more detailed description of written assignment and opposition is given at the start of the course in the study guide.

Admission requirements

In order to participate in the course and the examinations that are included in the course, the applicant must be admitted to a doctoral programme at a Swedish university. The course has room for a maximum of 20 doctoral students and is provided on the condition that at least 6 doctoral students are accepted and able to start. Doctoral students from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet or Örebro University have priority.


Last day to apply is August 31st. 


Course coordinator: Tabita Sellin Jönsson
Examiner: Karin Blomberg
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