PhD in Person-centred Health Care
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
Applicants must hold a Master of Science degree relevant to our research projects.
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.
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.
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.Link to the latest published study plan
- Subjects from our PhD-programme in Person Centered Health Care
- Elective subjects from our PhD programmes
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. These institutions are:
- University of Ulster, UK, Institute of Nursing Research
- Yale University, U.S., School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
- Örebro University, Sweden, Department of Health Sciences and Medicine
- Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania, Medical Academy
- University of Washington, U.S., Department of Ophtamology