The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Sciences Program offered bu TAU. The Program prepares practicing health care professionals to assume leadership roles in the research, academic and/or clinical settings. To that end, the Program emphasizes the rigorous application of research and scholarship as the basis for identifying and addressing the many issues and questions arising in our complex health care delivery and education systems. The Program requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master's degree.
The Program emphasizes independent/directed study and research under the guidance of a faculty advisor
> The Program promotes the general outcomes established for doctorally-prepared graduates of the Schools of Health
> Function in a leadership role in the research, academic and/or clinical setting;
> Plan, conduct and defend original research that creates or tests new concepts, hypotheses, models and/or theories;
> Apply research findings in the design and/or evaluation of new methods or approaches to diagnostic or treatment services, health care delivery systems or patient or health professions education
> Work collaboratively with others to advance the scientific bases of knowledge in the health professions via ongoing research and scholarship
> Critically review, appraise and synthesize the health sciences literature;
> Demonstrate competency in oral, written and electronic modes of communication, using both scholarly and technical formats;
> Apply computer and information technologies to address both theoretical and practical problems, enhance communication and disseminate knowledge;
Integrate basic principles of ethics and cultural sensitivity within all interpersonal and professional activities.
PhD PROGRAM GUIDELINES-
Thesis- Based PhD Program
AIM: Graduates from the PhD program are expected to develop the necessary competencies to become independent researchers, research supervisors and research guides.
> Those students admitted into the PhD program will be given the liberty to choose their own Guides for the research.
> The Guide has to be approved by the Academic Committee of TAU
> The student in discussion with the guide will identify the appropriate topic to conduct research
> The student will submit the research proposal synopsis to the PhD Advisory Committee for approval within three months of admission into the program
> On approval from the PhD advisory committee, the student is expected to conduct his research work in the approved institution
> Submits six monthly progress reports
> The guide will conduct an examination in research methodology course at the end of the first year
> Three months before the final examination, the candidate will submit the final synopsis with the major findings to the PAC
> The thesis will be evaluated by the external and internal examiners
> After the evaluation of the thesis the student will defend his thesis
> successful completion he/she will be awarded PhD