Course coordinators: J. Franc, S. Stratton

Credit Units: 3

Study time: 3
1. Understand the methods most commonly used in disaster research focusing on descriptive and observational methods.
2. Understand how to interpret field and research data in a scientific and meaningful way.
3. Plan and organise research studies on a national and international level.
4. Learn the concepts and methodology of a master thesis.


Previous knowledge
The content of the programme units on epidemiology and statistics, development and defence of a scientific hypothesis, qualitative and quantitative data processing and analysis, protection and valorization of research results, scientific communication of the respective master programmes.


Study material

The website of the master ( provides the students with the core content and “need to read” material. Exercises, executed individually or in group, at the website of the master or during the live-in course.


Mode of assessment
Test at the end of the module and final examination at the website of the master.


1. Research models in disaster medicine (S. Stratton)
2. Thesis concept and methodology
3. Evaluation and interpretation of experiences on the field (S. Stratton)
4. Planning and organization of research studies at national and international level (S. Stratton)
5. Basics of Statistics (J. Franc)




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