PhD PROGRAM IN PUBLIC HEALTH, MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Clinical Medicine UMH

Coordinator

Félix Gutiérrez Rodero profesor Departament Medicina Clínica UMH imatge

FÉLIX GUTIÉRREZ RODERO

Deputy Director of the Department and University Professor

[email protected]
Tel: +34 965 23 37 91

Area: MEDICINE
Units: Clinical Medicine

Tasks:
– DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEPARTAMENT

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Delegates of the degree

MARÍA TERESA LÓPEZ GARRIGÓS

SUBDELEGATION OF OFFICIAL POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

Tasks:

– REPRESENTATIVE 1 THIRD CYCLE IN COUNCIL OF DEPARTMENT

LAURA TORRES COLLADO

DELEGATE OF OFFICIAL POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

Tasks:

– REPRESENTATIVE 1 THIRD CYCLE IN COUNCIL OF DEPARTMENT

Faculty of Medicine

Teaching centre Public Health, History of Science, and Gynecology

Branch of teaching: HEALTH SCIENCES

Registration fee: 300 €uros

Vacancies offered: 30

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Specific web: umh.es/contenido/Estudios/:tit_d_215/datos_en.html

Telephone: +34 965 91 92 72 or +34 965 91 95 06

Doctorate introduction videos

DESCRIPTION

The overall objective of this Doctoral Program in Public Health, Medical and Surgical Sciences UMH is to set up a multidisciplinary academic space around the study on the main problems of health trying to give answers of the health management and health policies. The program is structured around a set of training activities which are intended to provide a broad, pluralistic analysis and integrator of the dimensions of epidemiological, clinical, technological, behavioural, social and cultural of Medicine and Public Health.

The complexity of the relations between the scientific activity around health and the health and social situation of our time require a solid scientific background, in fact, characterized by a broad perspective that contributes to go leaving the partial research approaches whose results can hardly assemble on solid theoretical structures. The Doctoral Program, which now intends to offer students a multidisciplinary formation, which allows an approach to scientific reality perspective integrated through a comprehensive understanding. It involves the systematic search for synergies, of the added value that has academic collaborative work with abilities and different on the same subject knowledge: health or lack thereof in individuals and populations. The new Doctorate meets a real demand of training of researchers and expertise in a more enriching environment to which each one of the areas of knowledge and scientific equipment can offer more circumscribed programs.

We must, therefore, than through a doctorate as it is proposed, the University create experts able to investigate health issues with a perspective placed in the translation of knowledge that contribute to society the keys of the health practice of the future.

It is, therefore, a program that pretends to be innovative, but at the same time as part of the University context specific of Miguel Hernández and also, to be in line with its own range of titles and with the above-mentioned experience in master above mentioned. The program is therefore in line with the potential of the University and in line with its strategy of R +D+I, but trying to achieve improvements by the aforementioned synergies.

LINES OF RESEARCH

1. Infectious diseases, clinical and social epidemiology.
2. Epidemiology of nutrition and processes of health and disease (obesity, cancer, vision and maternal and child health-related problems).
3. Health, Science and Medicine in Spain (19th – 20th): knowledge, contexts, practices and ideologies.
4. Digestive, endocrine and metabolic surgery.
5. Analysis and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods for diseases affecting the eye.
6. Social psychology of health: chronic disease, also interaction.
7. Inflammation, immunomodulators, and disease.
8. Diabetes Mellitus, inflammation, Endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular late complications.
9. Human and experimental endometriosis. Female genital malformations.

FACULTY

PROFESSOR POSITION AND INSTITUTION
 Acién Álvarez, Pedro Professor Emeritus UMH
 Acién Sánchez, Maria Isabel Associate Professor in Health Sciences
Alió Sanz, Jorge Luciano University Professor. Area of Ophthalmology. Pathology and Surgery Unit.
 Arroyo Esteban, Antonio Associate Professor UMH
Ballester Añón, Rosa Deputy Director of the Department of Public Health, History of Science, and Gynecology. Group Director of Advanced Studies in History of Health and Medicine.
Berbel Navarro, Pere University Professor. Area of Cell Biology. Units: Histology and Anatomy; Member of Faculty; Vice President for Human Resources; Faculty of the University; Member of the Faculty Sector 1. Member of the Faculty elected by the Faculty Sector C1. Area Director for Faculty.
Berbel Navarro, Pere Catedrático Universidad. Área de Biología Celular. Unidades de: Histología y Anatomía; Consejo de Gobierno; Vicerrectorado de Recursos Humanos; Claustro de la Universidad; Miembro del Claustro Sector 1. Miembro del Consejo de Gobierno elegido por el Claustro Sector C1.  Director de Área de Profesorado.
Bertomeu Martínez, Vicente Associate Professor in Health Sciences
Betlloch Mas, Maria Isabel TRP UMH. Associate Professor in Health Sciences
Calpena Rico, Rafael University Professor UMH.
Caparrós Cayuela, Esther Assistant Doctor Professor UMH.
Concepción Carratalá, María Concepción Associate Professor UMH.
Caturla Such, Juan Manuel Professor Emeritus. Area of Medicine. Unit of Clinical Medicine. Director of the Master in Emergency Medicine.
Compañ Rosique, Antonio F. University lecturer. Area of Surgery. Units: Faculty; Pathology and Surgery; Faculty of Medicine. Member of the Faculty elected by the deans, directors of college, departments and institutes; Dean of the Faculty.
Fernández Sánchez, Francisco Javier Professor. Director of the Department of Clinical Medicine UMH. Director of the Master in Research in Clinical Medicine. University Miguel Hernández.
Francés Guarinós, Rubén José Associate Professor UMH.
García De La Hera, Manuela Contracted Doctor Assistant. Area of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Public Health, History of Science and Gynaecology Unit. Member of the Group of research of the Unit of Epidemiology of Nutrition.
Gil Guillén, Vicente Francisco Professor of Clinical Medicine. Director of the Master in Research in Primary Care. University Miguel Hernández.
Gutiérrez Rodero, Félix University lecturer. Area of Medicine. Unit of Clinical Medicine. Deputy Director of the Department of Clinical Medicine UMH.
Hernández Aguado, Ildefonso University Professor. Area of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Public Health, History of Science and Gynaecology Unit. Director of Department. Group Director of Research in Clinical Epidemiology and Health services.
Hernández Blasco, Luis Manuel University lecturer UMH.
Lacueva Gómez, Francisco Javier University lecturer. Area of Surgery. Pathology and Surgery Unit. Secretary of Department.
Lumbreras Lacarra, Blanca Juana University lecturer. Area of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Public Health, History of Science and Gynaecology Unit. Member of Faculty Sector 2. Member of the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research Group.
Latour Pérez, Jaime Associate professor in Health Sciences
López Roig, Sofía UMH University Professor
Marco Vera, Pascual University Lecturer. Area of Medicine. Unit of Clinical Medicine.
Masia Canuto, María del Mar Associate Professor in Health Sciences
Navarrete Muñoz, Eva María Professor UMH.
Pastor Mira, María de Los Ángeles Professor of the College. Area of Social Psychology. Health Psychology Unit.
Pastor Valero, María Asunción Contracted Doctor Professor UMH.
Perdiguero Gil, Enrique University Lecturer. History of Science Area. Public Health, History of Science and Gynaecology Unit. Vice Dean of degree in Medicine. Member of the Research Group of Advanced Studies in History of Health and Medicine.
Picó Alfonso, Antonio Miguel University lecturer. Area of Medicine. Unit of Clinical Medicine.
Portilla Sogorb, Joaquín Associate Professor in Health Sciences
Prieto Castelló, María José Assistant Doctor Professor UMH.
Quereda Seguí, Francisco José UMH University Professor.
Ramos Rincón, Jose Manuel Associate Professor in Health Sciences
Romero Maroto, Jesús UMH University Professor.
Sánchez Payá, Jesús Associate Professor UMH.
Sanz Valero, Javier Associate Professor
Vioque López, Jesús University Professor. Area of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Public Health, History of Science and Gynaecology Unit. Director of the Group’s research of the Unit of Epidemiology of Nutrition.

ACCES AND ADMISSION

General admission criteria:

The provisions of article 7. 2 of the Royal Decree 992011 of February 10 which is written below are added the criteria of this proposal for a doctorate program.

1. In General, for access to an official Doctoral programme will need to be in possession of the official Spanish Degree, or equivalent, with Master degree.

2. Also have access to those who are in any of the following cases:

a) To be in possession of an Official Spanish University Degree, or another country member of the European Union of Higher Education, which enable access to the Master in accordance with article 16 of the Royal Decree 13932007, of 29 October and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in the set of official university studies, whichat least 60, must be Master level. Graduates such must attend mandatory 6 ECTS credits of research training, except that in the set of official university studies include research credits, equivalent in educational value to credits at Master level research.

b) Be in possession of an official Spanish Degree of graduate or graduate, whose duration, in accordance with the rules of Community Law, is at least 300 ECTS credits. Such graduates must pursue mandatory the complementary training referred to in article 7. 2 of the Royal Decree 992011 of February 10, this standard, except that the curriculum of the corresponding Bachelor’s degree include research credits, equivalent in educational value from Master’s credits in research. The research training will contain at least the following descriptors: fundamental characteristics of the process of production and scientific dissemination. Information retrieval systems. Evaluation of research. The measurement of the quality of scientific activity. Ethics in research activity. Research funding. Preparation of research projects. Professional research career.

c) Graduates that, upon obtaining square in formation in the corresponding test access to specialized health training spaces, have passed with positive evaluation at least two years of training in a program to obtain the official title of specialties in health sciences. Graduates such must attend mandatory 6 ECTS credits of research training, except that in the set of official university studies include research credits, equivalent in educational value to credits at Master level research. The research training will contain at least the descriptors listed the to paragraph 2b.

d) Be in possession of a degree obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, without its approval, subject to verification by the University that it accredits a level of education equivalent to the of the Spanish official title of Master’s degree and that empowered in the exporting country of the title for the access to doctoral studies. This admission does not imply, in any case, the approval of the previous title which is in possession the person concerned or their recognition of other effects that the access to teachings of PhD. Graduates such must attend mandatory 6 ECTS credits of research training, except that in the set of official university studies include research credits, equivalent in educational value to credits at Master level research. The research training will contain at least the descriptors listed the to paragraph 2b.

e) To be in possession of another Spanish title of Doctor obtained in accordance with previous University ordinations. The provisions of article 7. 2 of the Royal Decree 992011 of February 10 which is written below are added the criteria of this proposal for a doctoral program…

Specific admission criteria:

Students who meet these requirements will be admitted to the Doctoral Program at its research in accordance with the following specific admission requirements and assessment of merit criteria:

1. Specific admission requirements
– Be in possession of the title of “Master’s degree in Public Health, Clinical and Surgical Research in Clinical Medicine, in Primary Care, Infectious Diseases and International Health Research.
– After the report positive academic Commission of the Programme Commission, also students from other master’s or postgraduate courses related to Public Health, Medicine, Surgery or Health Psychology offered by other Spanish and foreign universities may be admitted. The Commission may recommend the completion of additional training.

2. Assessment of merit criteria
The assessment criteria will be the qualifications obtained in the courses conducted in the context of the master and the DEA. May also be used, if deemed necessary, the general criteria for admission to the «University Masters in Public Health, Surgical, Clinical Research and Research in Clinical Medicine, Research in Primary Care, Infectious diseases and International Health:»

– Half of the degree, diploma and master’s previous note.
– Collaboration grants.
– Related areas of knowledge involved in the Doctorate courses.
– Participation in scientific meetings related to the areas of knowledge involved in the PhD.
– Merits of research (publications, participation in research projects).
– Professional experience in the field of Public Health, Medical and Surgical Specialties.

1 and 2 criteria weighted a maximum of 25 each. 3 to 5 criteria weighted a maximum of 10 each. Criterion 6 a 20 (this weighting is modified in the cases of students described in the following paragraph, as also having a reservation of places, the weighting is changed to give more value to the formation and its results and less professional experience).

With regard to systems and admission procedures adapted to students with special educational needs, in the Miguel Hernández University of Elche exists a regulation approved in Governing Council session on November 7, 2007 which ensures respect for the principle of equal opportunities and non-discrimination and that provides support for students with special educational needs arising from a disability status.

In addition, and in accordance with the Royal Decree 18922008, of 14 November, which regulates the conditions for access to the official university degree educations and procedures for admission to Spanish public universities reserves a 5 per cent of the seats available for students who have recognized a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33 per 100 well as for those students with special educational needs associated permanent disability, that personal circumstances during their previous schooling have pointed out of resources and support for full educational standardization. The need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies will take place across the warning Area students with disabilities at the University and the Technical Committee of care students with disabilities as provided with the above mentioned rules (http://estudios.umh.es/atencion-al-estudiante/estudiantes-con-discapacidad/ ) that also describes the various procedures to implement at all educational stages from admission until the completion of studies.

TRAINING ACTIONS

– Cross-cutting activities (common to all doctoral programs) (60 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: First annuity (1st and 2nd if part-time). These activities will include conferences, seminars or workshops organized by the departments involved in Doctoral programmes or related institutions, as well as offerings that are programmed annually. Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: CB11, 12, 15 and 16; CA03, 4 and 5; Used languages: Spanish, English and Valencian.

– Writing scientific articles (other cross-cutting activities) (20 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: First annuity (first half of the second if part-time). Doctoral students will be accessible on the website of University teaching materials on scientific writing and a document with indications about the tasks to perform. This work will be completed with tutorials and a brief article (essay, short review, or similar). Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: BC11-14, 16, and 17-20; Cb01-03 and 04; Languages: Spanish and English.

– The PhD research plan (45 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: end first semester (second semester if part time). Doctoral students must submit a PhD research project and subjecting it to debate. Preparation will be made by guidance and tutoring tutor and thesis director assigned as well as any tutorials on research teams involved indirectly in the project or those who facilitate their preparation, to facilitate complementary visions either or for providing methodological support (identification and analysis of scientific literature, methodology of health research, etc.). Some of the criteria and requirements of this activity are determined by the rules of doctorate of the Miguel Hernández University. In addition to the items already exist in the regulations (see below in section 5), the project will be presented at public meetings with other PhD students that will combine the presentation with debate involving at least three professors in the program. The learning in this activity covers much of the skills, capacities and skills listed. Languages: mostly in Spanish; However, part of documentation and even presentation material will use English and eventually Valencian. The possibilities will encourage that submissions may be alternating English and Spanish.

– PhD seminars (30 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: all annuities (the rate of assistance shall be reduced to part-time doctoral students. The PhD seminars will be taught with a bimonthly periodicity by prestigious foreign and Spanish specialists. 1:30 hours in the afternoon session, with presentation of the rapporteur and subsequent academic discussion, a PhD Professor will continue to every seminar in the preparation, as it is its development and evaluation (attendance and active participation). Each seminar will have a previous presentation with reading at least one document recommended by the rapporteur on the subject of research. Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: 2. 1. (all except CB14; CA02; Languages: Spanish, English and occasionally Valencian.

– First report of research (45 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: first and second trimester of the second annuity (third and fourth quarters if part-time). During the period referred to the doctoral student must: 1) prepare or report of your project that at least has a newsroom full of history, the definition of the research question, the objectives of the thesis, fundamental methodological aspects, the first results, a proposal for the titles of the articles which will prove the thesis with a perspective of the magazines or other media which may be posted; (2) prepare the above-mentioned report on computer with at least two students; (3) make a formal presentation of his report to the rest of the team whose members drafted a brief report (200 words with indications of improving formal and substantive); and, 4) present the final report to a Commission formed by three professors in the program open to all doctoral students. Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: all except CB15, 16; CA01-06; Languages: Spanish and English, occasionally Valencian.

– Stays abroad (60 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: second or third annuity (third, fourth or fifth if part-time). The students which may enjoy a Training of researchers scholarship or that permitted their circumstances (dedication and others) will invest at least one period of three months of stay at a foreign institution during the above-mentioned periods. Teachers in the program will support the obtaining of financing. The chosen Research Center will be depending on the subject of the research. Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: in addition to reinforce learning different skills-related, this activity is directly related to the CB15 and CA02 language skills: English and, occasionally, others that facilitate it by the conditions of the student or the institution.

– Participation in conferences, symposia and other scientific meetings (40 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: all the students in the program must, at least, attend a Conference, symposium or national or international scientific meeting on epidemiology, public health, medical or surgical Sciences presenting scientific communications. This activity may be validated for implementers a stay abroad, but will be mandatory for the rest. The activity will take place in the last two years of the program of doctorate (three last if part-time). Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: all in general and in particular CB15 and 16 languages: of the conferences, in Spanish and English general.

– Follow-up report on research (40 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: during the second quarter of the third year (first of the fifth annuity if partial), each student must present a synthesis of the State of their research before a Commission of professors of the program. Extension 30-50 pages. This report and its preparation are developed in parallel with the activity 9, in fact the report must present the relation of articles submitted for publication and the communications presented. Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: all in general. Languages: Spanish and English, eventually Valencian.

– Publications (50 hours)
Since the first annuity the activities incorporate the component of dissemination of research results. During the last two years of the programme (3 if part-time) the individual or collective publication of the first results of the research will be valued. This activity is related to activity 2, which may pose the first remission from an article to a publication, for example if analysis or systematic review of the background are produced results that could be useful to the scientific community. In addition, this activity is related to activity 5 in which doctoral students must have thought to the fate of the results of his thesis in terms of populations. 7 activity is also related to this activity as scientific communications are related to future publications. Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: all in general. Languages: Spanish and English, eventually Valencian.

– Prior to reading report (20 hours)
Detail and planning training activities: once the period for the implementation of the programme, each student shall file with your tutor and two teachers in the program related to research your thesis report. Prerequisite for authorization for reading and defense of the thesis. The assistance will be public and other doctoral students may participate in the debate. Doctoral students will acquire powers and knowledge related to the skills, capacities and skills: all in general. Languages: Spanish, English, and, eventually, Valencian.

COLLABORATIONS

UMH is a University that teaches in 4 campuses: Altea, Sant Joan Pola and Elche and Orihuela (Spain).
The faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy are located in the Campus of Sant Joan (Alicante) of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.
Currently is being negotiated a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.

TRAINING ACCESSORIES

Students who have completed the University Master’s degree in Public Health, Clinical and Surgical, Research in Clinical Medicine, Research in Primary Care, Infectious Diseases and International Health or Health Psychology (with the choice of the appropriate research methodology option) directly accessing PhD without training accessories.

Students from other graduate titles if they do not include specific training in public health, clinical or surgical practice research must take formation of 6 ECTS of interdisciplinary training module, called foundations of health interventions and public health, health research and its funding, containing at least the following descriptors:

–    Determinants of the health of the population and health interventions.
– Fundamental characteristics of the process of production and scientific dissemination.
–    Information retrieval systems.
–    Evaluation of research.
–    The measurement of the quality of scientific activity.
–    Ethics in research activity.
–    Research funding.
–    Preparation of research projects.
–    Professional research career.

This module will be developed through workshops in which the participants, as a result of learning, will acquire basic knowledge of Public Health and Medicine, as well as basic skills in research procedures common in public health and medicine, in the preparation of projects, in the integration of ethical principles in the processes of knowledge generation and in obtaining funding. This module will be evaluated through the presentation of three trials on the above contents.