Post-graduate Studies, 60 ECTS

Learning outcomes

Those graduating from the Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science are acquainted with general research methods of the discipline, research planning and evaluation of the results, academic writing, historical and ethical grounds for research work, and have the general transferable skills of a researcher.

The objective of the discipline-specific studies included in the theoretical studies is a deep familiarization with the knowledge and research methods of one's own field and monitoring the academic development in the field.
One of the aims of doctoral training is to give a readiness to work in an international research community.

Content

General studies and research seminars 30-38 credits and discipline-specific studies 22-30 credits.
In addition to the Faculty of Medicine and Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science, postgraduate training (courses) suitable for a doctoral degree is organized by the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) and other faculties as well as Finnish Doctoral Education Network. Also study attainments (courses, seminars) organized by other parties than the University of Turku (e.g. other universities, Open University, scientific associations) may be approved as general studies.
Faculty's departments, different units, clinics and many other (national/international) parties have the leading role in organizing the discipline-specific courses, seminars and congresses related to the doctoral candidate's own research field. Studies supporting internationalisation, which are approved in a doctoral degree, are for example participating in international conferences, scientific work at a foreign research institute, courses completed abroad and guest lectures and international courses arranged at the home university.
In connection to approving the study plan, the supervisor (primarily) and the leader of the doctoral programme make sure that the studies form a balanced entity, in which the decreed aims set for a doctoral degree are fulfilled. The final decision on the approval is made by the faculty.
Information about the courses: http://www.utu.fi/en/units/med/units/hoitotiede/postgraduate/education/Pages/home.aspx

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Post-graduate Studies

Postgraduate studies in nursing science and research seminars 30–38 ECTS
The doctoral candidate has to complete discipline-specific studies i.e. postgraduate studies in nursing science and research seminars the minimum amount of 30 credits. Postgraduate studies altogether must form 60 credits including postgraduate studies in nursing science, research seminars and studies related to the research field. E.g. If the doctoral candidate completes 30 credits of postgraduate studies in nursing science and research seminars, s/he has to complete 30 credits of studies related to the research field. The doctoral candidate may gather discipline-specific studies from the alternatives below or from other corresponding training.
Studies related to the research field 22–30 ECTS
The doctoral candidate has to complete studies related to the research field the minimum amount of 22 credits including the obligatory Ethics of Academic research course (or equivalent) 2 credits. Postgraduate studies altogether must form 60 credits including postgraduate studies in nursing science, research seminars and studies related to the research field. E.g. If the doctoral candidate completes 22 credits of studies related to the research field, s/he has to complete 38 credits of postgraduate studies in nursing science and research seminars. The doctoral candidate may gather studies related to the research field from the alternatives below or from other corresponding training.
Faculty of Medicine
DP in Medicine
Finnish Study Modules
Postgraduate Degrees, med