ME-619Quantitative Research Methods and Regression Analysis
On successful completion of the course, the candidate:
will have high quality knowledge of the relations between phenomenology of life and its meaning to mental health
will have advanced knowledge about phenomenology and the Other and each other
will have advanced knowledge about important phenomena within the mental health field
can formulate research questions and plan research in the area of phenomenology and mental health
can critically analyze and evaluate important phenomena in the mental health field
can critically reflect on phenomenological principles of health promotion and mental health work
can critically reflect on established professional treatment practices
can communicate the results of research and development work through recognized national and international channels, and participate in debates in the field in relevant forums
The course gives an introduction to the phenomenological and existential approach to mental health. The first part consists of an introduction to phenomenology as a philosophy and a method for systematic study from a first-person point of view, relations to others and the surroundings. This includes basic conditions of subjective and relational existence. In the second part, this method is applied to a selection of topics: The meaning of place, emotions, intersubjectivity and how to gain and give mental health.
The content described above will be disseminated via the following contexts and topics:
Main topics, first part
Phenomenology as a philosophy and method in mental health work
Subjective and relational existence
Personal relations to others
Main topics, second part
Me, you and others
Place: Identity, language and dwelling
Emotions; love, anxiety, anger and despair.
Phenomenological principles of health promotion and mental health work
Teaching methods and workload
This course unit will be taught over 4 days¿ course program and an essay. A synopsis of the final essay will be send nine days before the course start for review of one other participant and one of the responsible for the course. The teaching and learning methods will consist of a combination of lectures and seminars where the participants will present and discuss a synopsis for their essay.
The course days, lectures, critical review of another student¿s essay and final essay are obligatory.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final assignment is a 3000 words essay based on the literature and the lectures. The essay will focus on a self-chosen topic related to the course content and the participants¿ thesis¿ theme. The selected topic must also reflect the candidates¿ own experiential learning in phenomenological approach to mental health. The essay must be delivered within four weeks after the end of the course.