Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Concentration: Biomedical Sciences

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences at UAE University provides PhD program in Biomedical Sciences and Public Health & Occupational Health. The PhD program involves conducting coursework over a period of up to 2 years, followed by a comprehensive examination evaluating the breadth and depth of the student’s knowledge of his or her discipline, as well as the student’s scholarly potential. Passing the comprehensive examination results in the student being recommended to advance to candidacy followed by research and the writing of a dissertation over a further three to a maximum four year period.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization.
  • Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge.
  • Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution.
  • Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public.
  • Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession.
  • Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours

Program Requirements:

Part 1: General Requirements (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CMHS701Research and Proposal Writing Process for Doctoral Students1.000
CMHS702Journal Club I2.000
CMHS703Journal Club II2.000
CMHS704Journal Club III2.000
CMHS705Journal Club IV2.000

Part 2: Concentration Requirements Group 1: Students must complete all courses (6 credits) (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BMSC700Advanced Molecular Biology3.000
BMSC701Advanced Research Techniques3.000

Group 2: 3 credits from the following or any relevant 700-level courses offered by other UAEU Colleges approved by the Advisory Committee. (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BMSC702Advances in General Pathology3.000
BMSC703Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense3.000
BMSC704Current Advances in Pharmacological Sciences3.000
BMSC705Advances in Genetics3.000
BMSC706Advanced Cancer Biology3.000
BMSC707Medical Cell and Tissue Biology3.000
BMSC708Advanced Topics in Neuroscience3.000
BMSC709Advanced Pathophysiology3.000

Part 3: Elective Requirements Any 6 credits of relevant 600 level courses or above offered by the CMHS (or relevant courses offered by other UAEU colleges) approved by the Advisory Committee and have not been taken previously. (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours

Part 4: Qualification Requirements (0.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CMCE800Comprehensive Examination0.000

Part 5: Research Requirements (30.00 hours)

Credit Hours
RSCH900Dissertation Research  130.000
RSCH910Dissertation Defense0.000
1 : Min CH:0 and Max CH:30