Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Doctoral thesis work and public defence, 180 ECTS

Learning outcomes

A doctoral thesis must demonstrate the doctoral candidate's familiarity with her/his own field of research and with other disciplines relating to it. A doctoral thesis must also demonstrate the doctoral candidate's knowledge of the general theory of science and her/his ability to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge.

The thesis book must go through a public examination. The public examination of a doctoral thesis has two clear objectives:

1. It gives the opportunity to check in a reliable manner that the doctoral candidate has written the thesis by her-/himself and it also gives the doctoral candidate a possibility to defend in a scientific debate the decisions s/he has made during the research.

2. It offers the official opponent, others evaluating the doctoral thesis and the public an opportunity to thoroughly familiarize with the subject by listening, remarking, asking and discussing with the author.


A monograph or a compilation thesis (includes articles) and its public defence.

Further information

The doctoral thesis is graded as "rejected", "accepted" or "accepted with honours/distinction". On the proposal of the experts (opponent, preliminary examiners), an exceptionally meritorious doctoral thesis work may be accepted with honours. More information in the study guide.

Belongs to following modules

Faculty of Medicine
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Faculty of Medicine
DP in Medicine
Finnish Study Modules
Postgraduate Degrees, med