Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Concentration: Public Health and Occupational Health

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 (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CMPH706Advanced Public Health2.000
CMPH707Advanced Epidemiology Methods2.000
CMPH708Advanced Biostatistics 1.000
CMPH709Advanced Environmental Health 2.000
CMPH723Current Issues in Public Health2.000

Part 3: Elective Requirements (Any 6 credits of the following courses.) (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CMPH604Health Care Evaluation and Needs Assessment2.000
CMPH605Public Health Management2.000
CMPH607Health Protection2.000
CMPH613Occupational Health2.000
CMPH615Clinical Epidemiology2.000 / 3.000
CMPH617Environmental Public Health2.000
CMPH622Chronic Disease Epidemiology2.000
CMPH627Maternal and Child Health2.000
CMPH628Global Health2.000

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