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Svensk benämning Sjukfrånvaroforskning: teorier, metoder och begrepp
Engelsk benämning Sickness absence research: theories, methods, and concepts
Kursnummer 2641
Antal högskolepoäng 4.5
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Särskild behörighet
Betygsskala Godkänd/Icke godkänd
Fastställd av The Board of Doctoral Education
Datum för fastställande 2012-06-19
Kursens syfte
Kursens lärandemål After succesfully completing this course the doctorial student will be able to:

- have knowledge about the area of sickness absence, in terms of what research that is conducted in various scientific disciplines (e.g. economics, sociology, medicine, management, psychology, law, philosophy, public health) and to be able to relate own research project to this, according to a classification presented at the course.
- have basic knowledge about different scientific methods used in research on sickness absence, with respect to study design, data collection, and data analysis.
- have knowledge about risk factors for sickness absence, consequences of being sickness absent, and factors that hinder or promote return to work.
- have basic knowledge on international as well as historical aspects of sickness insurance systems
- to be able to search for relevant studies in literature databases
- participate in scientific discussions, verbally and in writing, regarding sickness absence and issues in the research area, with regard to perspectives, theories, explanatory models, and concepts.
Kursens innehåll This multidisciplinary course covers knowledge of sickness absence/disability pension with a focus on theories, methods, and concepts used in such research. Among other things, the theories and methods used in research in medicine, sociology, economics, psychology, law, and management will be presented. Furthermore, the different perspectives within the research area will be considered such as a gender perspective and a social class perspective.
Arbetsformer The course begins with three full, mandatory days of lectures by national and international researchers in the field and group work. Thereafter, nine weeks with individual work (studying literature, write a paper (with focus on own project), logbook, etceteras) and group meetings with discussions of central scientific articles within the research area, will follow. In the end, the whole course meets for four additional mandatory days of lectures, group work, and seminaries about the papers the students have written. Group discussion takes place either at "real" meetings, Skype, or discussion forums via the web based forum, Ping Pong. It is necessary that the participants have access to a computer and internet connection.
Examination Examination will take place at the seminars on all the papers during the last days of the course. Each participant is to actively demonstrate that he/she has acquired the above knowledge, skills and attitudes in all the roles as respondent, opponent, and seminar participant. Students who do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second examination within two months of the final day of the course.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel One of the aims of the course is to learn to find and evaluate relevant information in the literature. Therefore, participants are encouraged to search and evaluate the literature, e.g. relevant systematic reviews, websites, scientific articles, and other publications which should be added to those mentioned below. Alexanderson K, Norlund A. Sickness absence - causes, consequences, and physicians' certification practice. A systematic literature review by the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2004; 32 (Supplement 63):1-263 Försäkringsmedicin. Järvholm, Bengt; Olofsson, Christer, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2006 Löfgren A. Physician´s sickness certification practices. Doktorsavhandling Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet; 2010. Talmage JB, Melhorn JM. A physician´s guide to return to work. USA: AMA press; 2005. Pestieau P. The Welfare State in the European Union - economic and social perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2006. Esping-Andersen G. Why we need a new welfare state. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2002. Waddell, G; Burton, K: Is work good for your health and well-being? London : TSO, 2006
Obligatoriska moment To pass the course, active participation in all course days in Stockholm is required, taking active part in the group work and discussions in between the course days, write a summary of the individual logbook, and submitted a paper in due time. Any absence is to be compensated by arrangement with the course leader and may vary depending on which course sections that have been missed.
Kursansvarig Kristina Alexanderson
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
08 524 832 00
070-216 20 99
Kristina.Alexanderson@ki.se

Division of Insurance Medicine
Karolinska Institutet
171 77
Stockholm
Kontaktpersoner Emilie Friberg
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
08-524 832 33

Emilie.Friberg@ki.se

Anna Jervaeus
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle


anna.jervaeus@ki.se

Annika Evolahti
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap


Annika.Evolahti@ki.se