PH3901 - Masteroppgave i global helse
The master's thesis must be scientifically structured and be founded in valid theory and literature within the topics at hand. Research focus areas may be assessment of mechanisms, risks and causes, methods, treatments and interventions or classification and categorization of patient groups. Also topics like health care organization, external conditions, costs and interaction between sectors and professions may be chosen. Studies of clinical practice and dissemination of scientific results and knowledge are accepted granted methods of hypothesis testing are applied. The research must comprise elements of originality. It is expected that the student shows an independent contribution to data collection and/or analysis, and presentation of results. It is advisable to link the research to active research groups or projects within the university or university hospital.
After completing the course PH3901 the student should be able to:
- formulate a precise research problem;
- scientifically test and answer a research problem;
- prepare and analyze study data;
- present a research problem and discuss the results critically using relevant scientific literature;
- produce a clearly written report (master's thesis) in a scientific format
Læringsformer og aktiviteter
Individual supervision limited to 50 hours. The primary supervisor must hold a scientific position at NTNU. If necessary the student may choose to use an additional supervisor, for whom there is no requirement regarding employment position.
A master's thesis agreement, including a project description with budget and timeline, must be submitted by a given deadline in the second semester. Students must also attend a seminar on preparing for fieldwork in the second semester.
Assessment: Master's thesis and oral presentation/examination used to adjust the grade of the thesis. The thesis must be written in English.
Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Public Health (MSPUHE) - enkelte retninger
The student must be admitted to the Master of Science in Public Health, specializing in Global Health. In order to be eligible to defend his/her master's thesis, the student must have passed all exams and coursework worth 60 credits in total.