Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences
|Doctoral Programme: Health Sciences
|Centre: Faculty of Health Sciences
|Languages: Spanish, English
|Number of yearly admissions: 25
|ISCED2: Biology & Biochemistry
The overall objective of the Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences is to provide a high-level education to enable health care professionals for research and intervention in the social and healthcare context. The program is aimed at strengthening lines of research that develop innovations in the field of Health, the incorporation of scientific research and evidence-based practice as a professional culture of health professionals and facilitating the development of doctoral theses that allow the progress beyond the current knowledge in the social and health care context.
The hallmark of this Program is the conjunction of multiple quantitative and qualitative research methods and multidisciplinary approaches along its different areas of research, which make it an ideal niche to acquire research skills in health and obtain scientific training. This PhD programme facilitates both the development of an academic and research career, as well as the incorporation of research in clinical practice as one more element of professional development and facilitation of the transfer of knowledge to society, or of planning and decision-making in matters health and socio-health care.
It is important to note that throughout the doctoral training the approach is multidisciplinary and research can be carried out in multiple health and social contexts. The researchers of the Program offer areas of research that range from more classic quantitative methods, whether in observational or experimental designs, or basic research studies, to studies with qualitative methods, or even mixed methods. In addition, several research groups of the Program have extensive experience in the development of systematic reviews and quantitative and qualitative scientific synthesis methods, as well as in the development and implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines. Additionally, the incorporation of new technologies, especially in the field of musculoskeletal research and occupational health, has been an important revulsive in the orientation of the research of these groups.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
1: PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AND OBESITY
2: CHRONIC CONDITIONS, DEPENDENCE, HEALTH CARE AND EVALUATION OF HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
3: CLIMEMETRY AND PHYSIOTHERAPY
4: BIOMECHANICS AND CHRONIC MUSCLE-SKELETAL PROCESSES
5: MENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH IN SOCIAL, HEALTH AND EMERGENCY CONTEXTS AND INNOVATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION
Academic coordination: Professor José Miguel Morales Asencio
Official information: Resolution of the Council of Universities -positive verification-
Authorization of the Junta de Andalucía: Decree 83/2013 of July 16, 2013. B.O.J.A. July 18, 2013.
Registry of Universities, Centers and Titles Code (RUCT): 5600284
Year of implementation: 2013