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Approx. 18 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • What syndemics is and how it was developed.

  • How to quantitatively identify if health and social conditions cluster and whether an interaction leads to a higher burden of disease than expected.

  • How qualitative research can be used to explore syndemics.

  • How you can combine qualitative approaches with quantitative research methods to gain a more comprehensive understanding of a syndemic.

Skills you will gain

Qualitative ResearchMixed Method Researchinterviewingquantitative research
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Approx. 18 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Leiden University

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 6 readings
2 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
6 readings
Meet the instructor10m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
About this Course10m
Glossary10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
4 hours to complete

Syndemic Theory

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Syndemics in context8m
What is a syndemic?7m
Themes in syndemic research11m
To conclude49s
2 readings
Defining a syndemic30m
Syndemic case study2h
2 practice exercises
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Interaction in Syndemics

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Health indicators7m
Clustering of health conditions8m
Interaction of health conditions10m
To conclude1m
1 reading
Methods to look at interaction45m
3 practice exercises
Quiz tutorial on interaction
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Context in Syndemics

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Introduction to qualitative research I13m
Introduction to qualitative research II2m
Flexibility10m
Focus on detail and context5m
Looking for contradictions6m
How many cases is enough5m
Visions on Interviewing12m
Typologies of interviews9m
Rapport in interviewing6m
Qualitative approaches in Syndemics13m
To conclude1m
1 reading
Copy of Interviewing to provide understanding of the relation between context and illness1h
2 practice exercises
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Mixed methods

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Core mixed-method designs7m
Design a mixed-method research10m
To conclude1m
Last words from the team1m
1 reading
Mixed-method designs1h
3 practice exercises
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Final Assessment1h 30m

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