Profile & activities

The Doctoral Programme in Population Health (DocPop) is multidisciplinary and focuses on the causes and consequences of population health and wellbeing. The research within the programme aims at health promotion and disease prevention at the population level.

The Programme combines a broad scope of relevant fields of health and medical sciences including public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, population genetics and genetic epidemiology, occupational health, general practice and primary health care, health services research, forensic medicine, public health nutrition, substance use disorders, geriatrics, sociology, social psychology and social pharmacy.

The programme offers high quality doctoral level education and produces competitive research specialists and experts, who are able to meet the needs of working life.

The doctoral candidates have an opportunity to participate in an excellent research training program including basic and advanced courses in population health and related fields, as well as transferable skills courses. Training methods include, for example, laboratory- and computer courses, seminars and workshops. Training methods include, for example, laboratory- and computer courses, seminars and workshops. The teaching language is mainly English.

DocPop has around 200 doctoral candidates from three different faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

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

     

    PhD candidates have many opportunities to participate in planning activities and influence on decision-making in doctoral education. Further information is available in the instructions for students on the article Doctoral students as student representatives