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The Doctoral Programme in Clinical Research (KLTO) is aimed at training professional researchers and academic scientists in the field of clinical medicine. The objective of the doctoral programme is to ensure that doctoral candidates develop the skills and competence necessary for independent research.

The programme supports doctoral training in clinical medicine by advancing the expertise and knowledge in the following key areas:

  • studying epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, diagnostics, treatment and outcome, prevention and prognosis of diseases
  • critical evaluation and practical application of research results

Doctoral candidates have an opportunity to participate in basic and advanced courses that support clinical research, as well as an extensive selection of transferable skills courses.

The doctoral programme supports integration clinical work with professional research training. The goal is to achieve the degree (Doctor of Medical Science, Doctor of Dental Science, or Doctor of Philosophy) from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki within a four-year net time period.

All information for doctoral candidates can be found in the Instructions for students