Doctorate in Health Sciences

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Published: 25/05/2017 - 09:36
Last modification: 09/06/2017 - 11:52

The Doctorate degree course from the PPCSA has a duration from 12 to 48 months and operates on a yearly regime of subject credits. Each credit corresponds to 15 hours of theoretical or 30 hours of practical class. The title of Doctorate in Health Science will be conferred upon those students that have completed the following stages:

  • Compliance with the number of credits per subject, as regulated by the program and Institution.
  • Approval in the qualification exam.
  • Approval of the Doctorate thesis through an examination board, within the period established by the Program.

In order to conclude the Doctorate Degree in Health Sciences, with focus on the title of Doctor, it is necessary a total of 78 credits, distributed as follows:

I – Disciplines/Subjects: 27 credits;
II – Qualification Exam: 03 credits;
III – Doctorate Defense: 48 credits.

The minimum duration for the Doctorate Degree in Health Science is 24 months and the maximum is 48 months. 

Obligatory disciplines/subjects:

  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Bioethics

Obligatory disciplines in accordance with line of research:

  • General Epidemiology – Line of Research 1
  • Clinical Epidemiology - Line of Research 2
  • Pathophysiology 1 and Pathophysiology 2– Line of Research 3

Optional Disciplines/subjects:

  • Biostatistics
  • Methodology of Higher Education Applied to Health
  • Automated Bibliographic Research in Health Sciences
  • Research Seminar
  • Special Topics Clinical Epidemiology 1
  • Special Topics Clinical Epidemiology 2
  • Special Topics Clinical Epidemiology 3


Obs.: The student should enroll in the items below for validation of credits:

  • Doctoral Thesis
  • Teaching Intern at Graduation 2
  • Qualification Exam
  • Proficiency in Foreign Language 2
Minimum Duration: 
4 meses
Maximum Duration: 
8 meses
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