Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research

The Doctoral School of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) comprises all of the university's doctoral
programmes. The doctoral programmes are either discipline-specific, specific to the field of study or
multidisciplinary. Furthermore, the doctoral programmes may be either local or they may operate as part of
national or international networks. All postgraduate students of the university belong to the UEF Doctoral
School and each postgraduate student must also belong to one of the doctoral programmes of the university.
The UEF Doctoral School offers transferable skills studies and the doctoral programmes are responsible for
organizing the discipline-specific and field-specific postgraduate education.

As decided by the faculty board on 27 May 2015, the Faculty of Health Sciences has four (4) doctoral

  • Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research
  • Doctoral Programme in Drug Research
  • Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine
  • Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences

Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research is a multidisciplinary doctoral programme that covers all the specialties in clinical medicine including dentistry.

The purpose of the doctoral programme is to educate professional scientists in clinical research and act as a link from biomedicine to clinical medicine. It serves PhD students in all health care units that are part of the special responsibility area (ERVA) of Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) in cooperation with other national doctoral programmes in clinical research. Doctoral training is mostly provided in the hospital environment of Kuopio University Hospital and as online courses. More than 250 doctoral students study their PhD degree in the programme.

Following post graduate degrees can be completed in the Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Science, Licentiate of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy, Licentiate of Health Science and Doctor of Health Science, Licentiate of Science (Pharmacy) and Doctor of Science (Pharmacy).