KLMED8001 - Research Training in Psychiatry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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 2021.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should 1) have knowledge of basic research methods within psychiatry; 2)be able to assess when to use different methods and processes within clinical research; 3) have knowledge of ethical issues related to doing clinical research within psychiatry; 4) have concrete and practical insight into research work as well as being able to participate in other researchers' projects; 5) be able to communicate both orally and in writing - research results through national and international channels of communication; 6) have the basic skills necessary to conduct and evaluate clinical research on a high level, and be able to build research networks; 7) have developed an academic mindset and be able to evaluate research questions within clinical research; 8) have in-depth knowledge of the research process, and know what it takes to be a good researcher within psychiatry; 9) be able to evaluate and make wise decisions in the different phases of a research project; 10) understand what clinical research within psychiatry requires of knowledge, skills and practical work.

Learning methods and activities

NEXT ADMISSION: Application deadline 1 April 2021. The next course starts autumn 2021 and ends spring 2023. 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

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.

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 2021

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Term no.: 4
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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