76465 - Pedagogy in Healthcare

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing (cod. 5907)

Learning outcomes

The student should be able to develop and apply original ideas to qualitative research in nursing and midwifery.


Course contents

The Qualitative Research course is intended to orient the student to a critical understanding of the elements that support the qualitative research paradigm, with particular reference to the health care setting and its integration into evidence-based practice.

Attention will be paid to the analysis of epistemological and methodological aspects through the discussion of the main methods of qualitative research: phenomenological method; Grounded Theory;ethnography; narrative inquiry; case study.

Issues concerning: sampling, data collection, and publication of research in international journals will also be addressed in the course of the lectures.

Examples of mixed methods research designs will also be presented.


Mortari L., Zannini L., Qualitative research in health care, Carocci, Rome, 2017

Additional bibliographical references will be provided in the course of the lectures

Teaching methods

The course includes moments of frontal teaching during which student participation and discussion on the topics covered is stimulated, alternating with seminar-laboratory meetings with the presentation of research projects.

Assessment methods

At the end of the course, students are required to develop an original qualitative research protocol that will be presented and discussed in the exam. The objective of the verification is to ascertain the understanding and critical elaboration of the main concepts in the program discussed in class, as well as to assess the logical consequentiality with which they are treated.

The qualitative research protocol should be emailed to the lecturer 10 days before the examination date.

Office hours

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.