Activities - Doctoral programme in health care science

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The overall aim and purpose of the programme can be summarized in the aspiration of generating a creative, stimulating, interactive and excellent environment for doctoral studies that gives room for the individual’s reflections and initiatives, firstly for doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet wanting knowledge in health care science.

Thus the programme offers a variety of other activities, such as seminars, seminar series, workshops, academic debates and lectures.

Activities - Sping 2019

Winter conference 

Seminars series on Pedagogical Innovations -  Ethical Dilemmas in Health Research

Seminar with Heather Fritz Ph.D., OTR/L, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Gerontology 

Activities - Autumn 2018

Doctoral student and supervisor days - Doctoral programme in health care science

Retreat for new doctoral students - Doctoral programme in health care science

Lecture - Complex interventions and how to disseminate them by Rona Campbell

Workshop - Graphic Design

Workshop: Learn about the latest methods to analysing intensive longitudinal data

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The programme organizes seminars with purpose to diffuse information and knowledge. The programme considers the seminars as a very good forum for questions and discussions regarding a chosen theme.

Seminar series

The purpose of the seminar series activity within the programme is to offer the possibility to advanced subject studies within specific topics, beside the subject immersions that the research project itself entail. The programme aims to encourage the doctoral student to initiate seminar series on the basis of certain needs by contributing administrative advice and announcements of means to e.g. defray the participation of senior researchers and postdocs as seminar leaders in a current topic.


In a workshop we attach more importance to problem-solving, than in a seminar.  The PhD students are given the possibility to train skills through a larger content of ”hands on” activities, which are depending on their level of involvement and active participation.

Open lectures & academic debates

The programme aims to facilitate and to support the development of critical thinking in the PhD student, as well as of their own reflection and standpoint, from a larger perspective than their research group/department by creating a forum for academic debates around important issues.

All activities are most often evaluated by the participants afterwards. This is done to enable improvements and take into account the participants views and opinions. 

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