KLMED8001 - Research Training in Psychiatry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 years A

Course content

Research course over two years (four semesters), 24 credits. Application deadline is 1 April 2022.

PhD-course primarily for PhD-students with clinical projects in psychiatry, however, we also welcome applicants from other fields; e.g somatics.

Maximum participants: 10

Applicants must submit a research protocol, 3-5 pages, with clearly defined research questions, CV, publication list and other significant papers.

All applicants must have a supervisor, and the project must be approved by the Department leader.

The application must be sent to Ismail Cuneyt Guzey på e-post and Einar Vedul-Kjelsås;

The course has 4 semesters:

1. Literature search and research question.

- writing your introduction

2. Methods and design

3. Statistics and results

4. Manuscript writing.

8-10 meetings per semester, 3-6 hrs, 1/3 lecturing, 2/3 group team work and discussions to improve the projects.

3 approved project reports.

2 approved reports (methods,- og resultat-chapter),

1 Trial lecture in Norwegian,

1 Trial lecture in English,


Eksamen: Scientific paper after 2 år; Pass or Fail.

Venue: Institutt for psykisk helse, MH-fakultetet, MTFS/Kavli Intitute/Øya Helsehus

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


After completing KLMED8001, the student should be able to:

  • be in the forefront of knowledge within his/her academic field and masters the field´s philosophy of science and/or artistic issues and methods-
  • evaluate the expediency and application of different methods and processes in research and scholarly and/or artistic development projects, including ethical issues in clinical research in psychiatry
  • contribute to the development of new knowledge, new theories, methods, interpretations and forms of documentation in the field


After completing KLMED8001, the student should be able to:

  • formulate problems, plan and carry out research and scholarly and/or artistic development work
  • carry out research and scholarly and/or artistic research work of a high international standard, including being able to evaluate relevant topics in clinical research;
  • handle complex academic issues and challenge established knowledge and practice in the field

General competence

After completing KLMED8001, the student should be able to:

  • identify new relevant ethical issues and carry out his/her research with scholarly integrity
  • manage complex interdisciplinary assignments and projects
  • communicate research and development work through recognized Norwegian and international channels, including to be able to write high-quality scientific articles
  • participate in debates in the field in international forums

Learning methods and activities

NEXT ADMISSION: Application deadline 1 April 2022. The next course starts autumn 2022 and ends spring 2024. 8-10 meetings each semester, 2-4 hours with some extended days. 1/3 lectures; 2/3 workshop/group discussions with student's own research projects. The subject will only be offered if enough students register.

Compulsory assignments

  • Half year report
  • Half year report
  • Half year report
  • Project report
  • Project report
  • Trial lecture in Norwegian
  • Trial lecture in English
  • Poster presentation

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Admission requirements: Completed Master´s Degree or enrolled in a Master Program. The student must bring a plan for a clinical research project to be worked on during the course. Completed health profession (medical doctor, psychologist, nurse etc.)

Course materials

Recommended course materials: A1. A Kazdin: Research design in clinical psychology. 4th Ed. New York: Allyn & Baker, 2002 eller nyere. 2. American Psychological Association: Publication Manual, 6th ed APA: Washington DC., 2001, eller nyere 3. S Friis & P Vaglum: Fra idé til prosjekt. En innføring i klinisk forskning. Oslo: Tano, 1986 (senere opplag). Recommended: K. Ringdal. Enhet og mangfold. Samfunnsvitenskapelig forskning og kvantitativ metode. Forlag: Fagbokforl.Utgitt: 2001 A. Bjørndal., D. Hofoss. Statistikk for helse-og sosialfagene. J. Pallant. SPSS Survival Manual. Open University Press, Philadelphia, helst siste versjon.

Scientific papers will be distributed throughout the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MH8000 0.5 AUTUMN 2020
SMED8007 0.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  24.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Term no.: 4
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Barne- og ungdomspsykiatri
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mental Health


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
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