The PhD in Public Health is oriented towards the production of an original and innovative scientific contribution to Public Health. The Phd student is expected to acquire:
- Training in the design, planning and execution of scientific research in public health
- Practice in the interpretation, discussion and communication of results
- Deepening of advanced knowledge in public health and in the specific area of expertise
- Competences and tools for continued future learning
- Ability to train new researchers in public health and in the specific area of expertise
- Competences for the preparation and publication of articles, based on research, in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
Areas of Expertise
- Health Promotion
- Policy, Management and Health Administration
- Health Economics
- Environmental and Occupational Health
Careers and positions: Academic positions / Researcher / Epidemiologist / Biostatistics consultant / Consultant for policy development and analysis, assessment, and management of public health programs / Consultant for quality programs and health promotion / Environmental policy consultant.
Potential employers: Colleges and Universities / Research centers / Pharmaceutical industry / Local authorities / Health units / Government entities / Communication companies / Mass media.
Helena Sampaio Silva
Tel. +351 217 512 120
|Public Health I Seminar||10|
|Public Health II Seminar||10|
|Advanced Statistics in Public Health||4|
|Seminar in Specialty||12|
|2nd to 4th Year|
1 year (September to July)
Mandatory Curricular Units - Friday | 11h30 - 22h10
Optional Curricular Units - Wednesdays afternoon | Saturday morning
2 to 4 years, after approval of the advisor(s) in Scientific Council
ACTIVITIES DURING THESIS
Participation in Seminars, studies, tutorial orientation, field work and thesis development.
APPLICATION / ADMISSION SUMMARY OF DATES
Application: 7th April - 30th June
Selection: 6th July - 14th July
Registration: Until August 5 (and after list of admissions publication)
[Will only take place if the total number of vacancies is not filled in the 1st phase]
Application: 2nd August- 1st September
Selection: 6th September - 10th September
Registration: Until September 30 (and after list of admissions publication)
The application is submitted online, by completing the application form, which should include attached the following documentation:
Proof of the academic degree
Curriculum Vitae (EUROPASS model)
Letter of recommendation
Proposal of the research topic that the candidate plans to develop*
Other curricular elements that the candidate considers relevant
* The proposal will have a maximum of 600 words and must include the following elements:
Name of the author of the proposal;
Research line in which the proposal is inserted (List of Preferred Research Themes);
Mention of (at least) a scientific publication by an ENSP professor related to the proposal's theme (see https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/organisations/comprehensive-health-research-centre-chrc-p%C3% B3lo-ensp);
Objective of the work;
Relevance of work in terms of public health;
Proposed methodology to be followed to achieve the objective (in particular, data that will be collected or used from other sources);
Need for project financing, if relevant;
Time available that you plan to allocate to the doctorate (30%, 50%, 80% or 100%).
Who can apply:
Master’s degree or legal equivalent;
Bachelor's degree with academic/scientific CV particularly relevant to be recognized as attesting to the capacity to attend this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of ENSP-NOVA;
Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting to the ability to attend this cycle of studies by the ENSP-NOVA Scientific Council.
The jury is formed by 3 members, including the responsible for the areas of specialty to which the candidate applied for (or another teacher from the same area on his / her behalf) and two members of the scientific doctoral committee.
A minimum of two members will participate in the interviews; the presence of a teacher from the area of specialty is mandatory.
The Scientific Committee established the following criteria for selection:
Academic and Scientific merit (academic qualifications; classifications; participation in scientific meetings; publications; research experience; potential for progression in an academically demanding program; letter of recommendation) - 45%
Professional experience (professional positions and performances or in the associative field, in activities related to the topic of the program) - 15%
Research theme (proposal presented, motivation and substantiated justification of scientific interest in public health, scope of research interests from the School teachers, feasibility) - 25%.
Individual Interview (ability to answer the questions asked; shown motivation) - 15%.
Each member of the jury scores their criteria on a scale between 1 and 5.
The members of the jury evaluate all candidates on the first 3 criteria as well as the 4th when they are present in the respective interview.
In the 1st phase, only candidates with a grade of 16 or higher (on a scale of 0 to 20 values) will be accepted in the selection process and candidates with a grade below 14 will not be admitted. Candidates with grades between 14 and 16 values in the 1st phase may be admitted to the 2nd phase.
Minimum: 6 registrations
Maximum: 15 registrations
There may be supernumerary vacancies.
TUITION & FEES
Application fee - €51.00