Diagnostic Work, 7.5 credits

Utredningsarbete, 7.5 hp


Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Peter Andersson

Course coordinator

Peter Andersson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Economics) 5 (Autumn 2019) 201934-202003 Swedish Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • carry out an investigation that corresponds to the given directives/diagnostic assignment and satisfies the quality requirements that are set for an inquiry.

Course content

The student works with, in small groups, independently structuring and analysing a social problem in the form of an assigned diagnostic work, which should result in a proposal for a solution that is communicated orally and in written form. Relevant contents from the courses in economics and other courses within the programme should be applied in the work.

In addition, the students function as employers for the diagnostic work of other groups, which implies continuous follow-ups during the work and afterwards.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of supervision of the diagnostic work and seminars. The students should also study independently.


The course is examined through the diagnostic assignment that is presented at the end of the course, and through participation in the compulsory seminars, which include oral presentation and a written assignment. Further information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UTRE Survey 5.5 credits U, G, VG
MUNT Oral Presentation 1 credits U, G, VG
INDI Individual Assignment 1 credits U, G, VG
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