Thesis Colloquium

  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Course unit code
  • IHCM4MET4504
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 4
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Rombak Iryna, MA
  • Dr. Zoller Claudia
  • Dowdeswell Barrie
  • Mag. Windbichler Renate, MIM
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Mevenkamp Nils
  • Kostenzer Johanna, MA, PhD
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Part Nils Mevenkamp + Claudia Zoller

    Students shall:
    - Learn how to critically analyze scientific literature, design an empirical study, perform appropriate data analysis and present their results in a professional and scientific manner.
    - Appreciate various methodological approaches and key aspects of academic as well as applied research.
    - Provide and receive constructive feedback.

    Part Iryna Rombak + Renate Windbichler

    By the end of the course, students shall:

    - Be prepared for and have experienced a job interview situation
    - Be able to critically reflect constructive feedback
    - Know more about possible career development paths after their studies
    - Be able to define a mid- and long-term goal for their development
    - Understand current issues in national, European and international Health Policy and Health and Social Management
    - Be able to analyze and address significant developments in international health and social management
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • The course supports students with the development of their research project. Students will present their ideas and receive feedback from fellow students. Lecturers will facilitate this process and give further advice especially regarding idea conception, methodological approaches, the writing of the thesis, presentation and potential publication of the thesis.
Recommended or required reading
  • Flick, U. (2011). Introducing research methodology: A beginner's guide to doing a research project. Los Angeles: Sage.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Part Nils Mevenkamp

    Students will present the current state of their master thesis and receive feedback from lecturers and fellow students for the further development of their project.

    Part Iryna Rombak + Renate Windbichler

    Students will participate in online talks and discussions with experts from HR, hospital management, research and other relevant fields. Students will prepare themselves for a mock interview and have the chance to practice it and get feedback for their performance.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English