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Person-Centred Healthcare, Ph.D.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The PhD programme in Person-Centred Healthcare is offered by the University College of Southeast Norway. The programme is taking the needs and values of the individual person as point of departure, it be on individual, interdisciplinary or organizational and systems level.

Person-centred values and principles – like respect, autonomy, participation, justice, dignity, trust and patient safety and rights – are central to healthcare practice and policy. However, the fundamental principles of person-centeredness are constantly under pressure, due to a series of factors, like demography, organizational changes, implementation of ICT and a constant drive to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the healthcare services. In this perspective, the aim of the PhD-program is to qualify for top-level research on different aspects of what the realization of person-centred principles and values in healthcare presupposes and implies.

International partners

We have agreements with four different institutions in Sweden, Lithuania, the U.K, and the U.S. which are especially relevant and designed for PhD cooperation at Faculty of Health Sciences. These institutions are chosen because there already were joint research projects in place and exchange of staff members.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Science and Practice of Person-centred Research
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Clinical Health Promotion
  • Evidence- and Value-based Change Processes in Healthcare
  • Experiential and Expert Knowledge in Mental-healthcare– Understanding and Practices
  • Person-centred Healthcare for Elders and Persons living with a Dementia
  • Visual Neuroscience: Understanding Vision
  • Modeling Data

Audience

The primary target group of the PhD programme is candidates with projects on different levels concerning persons with long-term health needs and/or complex health conditions, like elders, persons with mental health or substance abuse problems, and younger persons with long-term conditions like dementia, visual impairment, stroke, chronic pain or diabetes.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

The primary target group of the PhD programme is candidates with projects on different levels concerning persons with long-term health needs and/or complex health conditions, like elders, persons with mental health or substance abuse problems, and younger persons with long-term conditions like dementia, visual impairment, stroke, chronic pain or diabetes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Porsgrunn, Norway

    9420 - 15000 NOK/month
    Living Costs
  • Kongsberg, Norway

    7000 - 10000 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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