NFIF courses


Time: Sep. 17, 2018Nov. 30, 2018

The course entails qualitative real world research methods at an advanced scientific level for research within the Social and Clinical Pharmacy area.

The course focuses on both theoretical lectures and practical assignments.

Learning outcome

  1. Have an understanding of the foundations for qualitative methodology and methods
  2. Have a broad understanding of a range of qualitative methods: focus groups, interviews, covert and overt observation and documentary analysis and different approaches for analysis
  3. Have an understanding of how to use theory in qualitative research (inductive and deductive approaches)
  4. Be able to discuss the role of the researcher when using qualitative methods, including how preconceptions affect the research
  5. Have an understanding of concepts such as different sampling strategies, saturation of data, and research ethics and quality of qualitative research
  6. Have first-hand experience with interviews/observations, and be able to reflect upon them
  7. Have a specific experience of a chosen method of analysis (will be chosen based on needs/wishes of participants)
Time and place: Sep. 6, 2018 9:00 AMSep. 7, 2018 5:00 PM, Isegran Fort, Fredrikstad

A high-level writing course aimed at senior PhD students and postdocs who are working on high-impact data for top-tier journals. The workshop is taught by editors from selected relevant journals from the Nature Publishing Group, and aims to provide coaching and contact between the authors and the editors to facilitate tailoring results and pitch to the target audience.

Time and place: May 22, 2018 10:00 AMMay 25, 2018 4:00 PM, University of Bergen

The aim of the course is to introduce healthcare service researchers to the process of evaluating complex interventions.

The course will consist of:

  • Defining the concepts of feasibility testing, piloting and definitive trials
  • The design of randomised controlled trials to maximise generalisability and minimise both reactive and systematic bias
  • The role of statistics in trial design and evaluation
  • The concept of health economics and how to incorporate it in the evaluation of complex interventions
  • Process evaluation to maximise intervention effectiveness and likelihood of future implementation
Time and place: Nov. 5, 2017 11:00 AMNov. 9, 2017 5:00 PM, HIOA, Oslo
Time and place: Oct. 16, 2017 9:00 AMOct. 20, 2017 4:00 PM, Room 338, FAI, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

This autumn the Norwegian PhD School of Pharmacy offers the course FRM-KJM9930 Bioanalysis - Forefront Technologies and Applications.

FRM-KJM9930 is particularly relevant for PhD-students working with chromatography and mass spectrometry in the fields of pharmaceutical analysis, biomedical analysis, clinical chemistry, proteomics, and metabolomics.

The course is now open for registration.

Time and place: May 2, 2017 9:00 AMMay 5, 2017 5:00 PM, UiO

The course will focus on current applications of propensity score methods for bias reduction in pharmacoepidemiology studies. The emphasis of this course will be on practical applications of propensity score methods, backed by theoretical lectures.

Time and place: Dec. 5, 2016Dec. 10, 2016, Universitetet i Tromsø
Time and place: Nov. 15, 2016Nov. 16, 2016, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

NFIF is co-organizer of a pre-conference course at the 2016 NorPEN conference, which will take place in November at Stockholm, Sweden. 

NFIF members are entitled to reimbursement of course attendance costs.

Time and place: Nov. 1, 2016, Farmasøytisk institutt, UiO
Time and place: Sep. 12, 2016 9:00 AMSep. 16, 2016 4:00 PM, UiO
Time and place: June 2, 2016 9:00 AMJune 3, 2016 4:30 PM, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany
Time and place: May 31, 2016 9:00 AMJune 4, 2016 4:00 PM, Universitetet i Tromsø
Time and place: Dec. 7, 2015Dec. 11, 2015, UiT
Time and place: Oct. 27, 2015Oct. 29, 2015, UiO
Time and place: Jan. 12, 2015Jan. 17, 2015, UiT
Time and place: Nov. 17, 2014Nov. 21, 2014, Farmasøytisk institutt, UiO
Time and place: Nov. 3, 2014Nov. 7, 2014, HiOA
Time and place: Dec. 2, 2013Dec. 6, 2013, Universitetet i Tromsø