KLMED8001 - Research Training in Psychiatry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Research course over two years (four semesters), 24 credits.

Application deadline is 1 April 2020.

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 2020. The next course starts autumn 2020 and ends spring 2022. 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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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).
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 01.09.2020
SMED8007 0.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  24.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Term no.: 4
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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 form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam 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
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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