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Physiotherapy Design and application of quantitative methodology 7.5 Credits

Fysioterapi Design och tillämpning av kvantitativ metod
Second cycle, S7033H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements

Bachelor of physiotherapy with 90ects in physiotherapy

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, demonstrate advanced knowledge in quantitative research methods, philosophy of science and ethics in research in the subject physiotherapy and be able to:
  1. Formulate and design physiotherapy-specific scientific issues and method choices with a quantitative approach.
  2. Critically review and evaluate physiotherapeutic quantitative empirical studies.
  3. In the subject physiotherapy explain and discuss quantitative scientific theoretical perspectives.
  4. Apply, carry out, critically evaluate and argue for quantitative research approaches and statistical methods in research in the subject physiotherapy.

Application of quantitative research design in the subject physiotherapy. Review and evaluate how quantitative methodology is applied in research in the subject physiotherapy. Scientific methods related to research with quantitative approaches in physiotherapy. Application of statistical methods in the subject physiotherapy.

The course has its educational basis in a knowledge-building working method. This working method is characterised by the student actively searching for and solving problems through an examining and critically reflective working method. The course will stimulate learning through oral and written presentation, practical exercises, article search and review. Reflection on learning and professional development in order to identify needs for further knowledge and taking responsibility for knowledge development are also included in the course. This is a distance course and assumes access to the computer software Microsoft Excel.

For the grade pass, it is required that the student achieve the course objectives through the following examination parts:
  • Objectives 1-2 are examined through written assignment
  • Objectives 3-4 are examined through individual examination
Reflection over learning and continuing professional development are examined through submitted presentation of skills portfolio and seminar
Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

The course is given for second-cycle studies. Study plan is provided in the cours room in Canvas.

Transition terms
This course replaces S7012H.

Lars Nyberg

Transition terms
The course S7033H is equal to S7012H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Carter, RE, et al. (2011). Rehabilitation research. Principles and applications. St Louis, Missouri, USA: Elsevier Saunders.
Sohlberg, P., & Sohlberg, B-M. (2009). Kunskapens former. Vetenskapsteori och forskningsmetod. Stockholm: Liber.

List of articles and other material that is added is in the study guide.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Written assignment3.0U G VG
0002Individual examination statistics4.0U G VG
0003Written assignment, seminar0.5U G#

Syllabus established
by 12 Feb 2015

Last revised
by 15 Feb 2016