Person-centred Health Care

PhD in Person-centred Health Care

We offer a cross-disciplinary PhD programme in Person-Centred Healthcare. The aim of the programme is to educate for research aiming at producing new knowledge to develop and support person-centred healthcare practice, including health promotive, bio-medical, organizational and political preconditions for such practices. Candidates with external funding are welcome to apply.

Programme information

Admission requirements:
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Applicants must have an excellent command of written and spoken English. Norwegian or another Scandinavian language will be an advantage. Applicants must have achieved grade B or above to qualify for the programme. Please find more information in the specific job advertisement when PhD-positions are available

Academic background:
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Applicants must hold a Master of Science degree relevant to our research projects.

Sabrina Krogh Schmidt ph.d.-kandidat i person centered health care

Person-centred healthcare research

Person-centred healthcare research is research 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.

Target group

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.

Study Plan

A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.

Latest published study plan for phd in person-centred health care

Midterm evaluation

A midterm evaluation is normally conducted in the third or fourth semester.  The work of a PhD candidate is assessed by a group of at least two people appointed by the programme committee. The evaluation shall assess the academic status and progress of the PhD work and provide feedback to the PhD candidate, supervisor and programme committee.

Doctoral subjects

Research schools

Get international experience

You can take parts of the PhD programme abroad.