Foundation Course 1 in Disability Research, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Foundation Course 1 in Disability Research, 7.5 credits
Kursplan för studenter höst 2020
Kurskod: LF1S27
Fastställd av: Utbildningschef 2017-09-18
Reviderad av: Utbildningschef 2020-02-26
Gäller fr.o.m.: Hösten 2020
Version: 2
Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå
Utbildningsområde: Samhällsvetenskapliga området
Ämnesgrupp: BU2
Fördjupning: A1F
Huvudområde: Studier om barn och ungdom


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

Kunskap och förståelse

- identify ontological and epistemological aspects of interdisciplinary research in disability research and child studies
- describe contemporary central science theories in disability research child studies

Färdighet och förmåga

- critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different scientific theoretical approaches concerning functioning and development
- formulate research problems in a multidisciplinary perspective relevant to disability science in child studies
- formulate issues in child studies with critical, independent, creative and with scientific accuracy

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt

- problematize theories of functioning and functioning structures in disability research


• Questions about knowledge production in a multidisciplinary context
• Scientific theoretical analysis of scientific texts
• Scientific analysis and synthesis of empirical studies in disability research
• Critical review and analysis of new and complex phenomena, issues and situations
• Identification and formulation of interdisciplinary issues
• Functional and disability from a biopsychosocial perspective


The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually or in groups.
A digital learning platform is used.
Students who have been admitted to and registered on a course have the right to receive instruction/supervision for the duration of the time period specified for the particular course to which they were accepted. After that, the right to receive instruction/supervision expires.

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) within health and care sciences, behavioral science, social work, or educational sciences, including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or the equivalent. Also 45 credits at advanced level within the subjects of the bachelor’s degree including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or the equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from requirement in Swedish (eller motsvarande kunskaper).

Examination och betyg

Kursen bedöms med betygen A, B, C, D, E, FX eller F.

The grades A, B, C, D and E are all passing grades. For courses with more than one examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all examinations included in the course. The final grade of the course is issued only when all course units have been passed.
The examination is based on instruction and course literature.
The examination must allow for students to be assessed on an individual basis. Students may not make a second attempt at any examination (or element of examination) already passed in order to receive a higher grade. Further information concerning assessment and grading criteria is provided in a study guide distributed at the beginning of the course.

Students are guaranteed a minimum of three examination occasions, including the regular occasion.
If a student has failed the same examination three times, the student is entitled to request that the next examination is assessed and graded by a new examiner if possible. The decision to accept or reject such a request is made by the vice dean of education.

In case the course is terminated or significantly altered, examination according to the present course syllabus shall be offered on at least two occasions in the course of one year after the termination/alteration.

Poängregistrering av examinationen för kursen sker enligt följande system:
Individual Written Assignment6,5 hpA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Seminar0,5 hpU/G
Literature seminar0,5 hpU/G


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