A personalized training plan will be set out for each student, based on prior knowledge and research abilities, particularly in research methodologies, and the student's research interests. This training plan may include the performance of bridging courses. It may also require students' participation in different activities included in the doctoral programme.

The bridging courses are master's degree courses that are related with the doctoral programme, generally with a high degree of specificity, which may help students progress in their research. We recommend that students take them during the first year (first and second semesters). We have an extensive list to cover all students' needs. It is also possible to consider taking other courses (not included in the list) from similar programmes, if they are considered suitable.

In addition, within the training plan, students' may be recommended to take part in different learning activities that are part of the doctoral programme. These are usually short-duration training activities (seminars and workshops), designed by the Doctoral School and which students from different programmes may find useful (although each programme can also have its own activities). These are usually on-site or online activities that are regularly updated to align with the students' identified needs. They may be given by experts in specific subject areas and they can be given at different times during the programme. The difference between seminars and workshops is that the latter have a more practical approach. Many of the programme's learning activities will be given in English.

In particular, the "Research seminar for the Doctoral Programme in Health and Psychology" will be organized at regular intervals. This seminar is intended as an on-site and online meeting space that is held regularly with the aim of sharing doctoral students' work and other topics for cross-disciplinary debate among students belonging to the same cohort and the faculty members involved in giving the doctoral programme.

Within the programme's learning activities, cross-disciplinary mobility activities are also proposed with the goal of enabling students to take part in congresses, dissemination activities and research stays abroad.

 

Type of training activity

Duration

Teaching mode

Timing

Compulsory or optional

Bridging courses One semester Online 1.st year (1.st or 2.nd semester) Optional
Training seminars Two months Online During the research period Highly recommended
Doctoral programme seminar Annual Online/On-site During the research period Optional
Workshops 10 hours Online During the research period Optional
 

Semester 1

Credits

Language Acquisition and Evaluation 5
Survival and Longitudinal Data Analysis 5
Multivariate Analysis 5
Construction of Research Instruments 6
Design and Analysis of Experiments 5
E-health Tools 6
Statistical Inference 5
Introduction to Public Health and Organization of Health Systems 6
Regression, models and methods 5
Software for Data Analysis 5
Spoken Language Disorders 5
Learning Difficulties Affecting Reading 5

Semester 2

Credits

Language Acquisition and Evaluation 5
Survival and Longitudinal Data Analysis 5
Multivariate Analysis 5
Construction of Research Instruments 6
Design and Analysis of Experiments 5
Statistical Inference 5
Regression, models and methods 5
Software for Data Analysis 5
Spoken Language Disorders 5
Learning Difficulties Affecting Reading 5
Workshops

Workshops

Hours

Information search strategies 3-5
Bibliography management tools 4-6
Where should I publish? How can I identify benchmark journals? 4-6
Bridging courses

Bridging courses

Crdits

E-health Tools 6
Introduction to Public Health and Organization of Health Systems 6
Language Acquisition and Evaluation 5
Spoken Language Disorders 5
Learning Difficulties Affecting Reading 5
Survival and Longitudinal Data Analysis 5
Multivariate Analysis 5
Construction of Research Instruments 6
Design and Analysis of Experiments 5
Statistical Inference 5
Regression, Models and Methods 5
Software for Data Analysis 5
Seminars

Seminars

Horas

Seminar: Academic writing 100
Seminar: Entrepreneurship for researchers 50
Seminar: Communication in biomedical science 50
Seminar: Patents and copyright protection 50
Seminar: Responsible research and innovation for researchers 75
Seminar: Research seminar for the Doctoral Programme in Health and Psychology 50
 

Mobility activities

Hours

Presentation at national and/or international congresses 75
Stays abroad 500
Research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses

The UOC also offers research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses in English aimed at students, researchers and faculty to foster research in scientific, academic and business fields.

Research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses can be recognized as free elective credits on bachelor's degree courses. If you are studying a doctoral degree at any university and have obtained a competitive grant, you can also study it as part of your training resources.

You can check all the courses in the website: https://estudios.uoc.edu/en/doctoral-programmes

 

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