Doctoral Program

General Objective

To train PHD students in the field of collective health so that they can contribute, through the production of scientific and technological knowledge focused on promoting health and quality of life in populations, to the formation and organization of services and the development of health policies, programs and actions, especially in the semi-arid region.

Specific Objectives

  • To train PHD students in collective health that can make a contribution, at a political, administrative and social level, to the generation of knowledge and solutions focused on public health problems, identifying and accompanying factors that interfere in the current scenario of morbimortality in both general and specific populations, taking into consideration its determinants and relevant public policies;
  • To qualify teachers for the development of original research in the field of Collective Health and for the teaching of graduate and postgraduate courses;
  • Critically capacitate professionals to intervene in the formation and management of public policies pertaining to the collective health field.

Student Profile

Students should demonstrate an interest in, and aptitude for, the production of research in collective health through previous works and experiences that demonstrate the ability to investigate, reflect and communicate the results of studies relevant to the collective health field.

Frequency of selection: Annual
Necessary credits: 44 credits
Places available: 15 places, unless otherwise determined by the selection committee and members of the course board