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Education Programmes

Postgraduate Programme

The Centre for Humanistic Health Research has its own PhD programme focusing on practice research and interdisciplinary humanistic health research.

During its only 18 years of existence, Health, Humanity and Culture has served as the framework for the training of a number of new researchers. Out of Health, Humanity and Culture’s current research group consisting of 21 people, 9 have completed PhD projects in connection with the Health, Humanity and Culture network (with senior researchers from Health, Humanity and Culture as supervisors or through participation in Health, Humanity and Culture’s ongoing research). Three members of the group are currently working on or in the process of completing their PhD projects. Several other PhD students are now signed up for the postgraduate programme at Health, Humanity and Culture.

  Part-time Master’s Degree Programme

In 2001, the Ministry of Education granted the Health, Humanity and Culture network funding to create a new part-time Master’s degree programme in Humanistic Health Science and Practice Development (MHH). The programme of study and academic regulations were later approved by the ministry. The part-time Master’s degree programme was launched in February 2002. So far, just under 100 candidates have graduated from the programme.

The professionals who participate in the programme will acquire a number of competencies crucial for developing the practice of health service. A number of the professionals who graduate from the part-time Master’s degree programme will probably begin working on PhD projects in the research fields of humanistic health science as a continuation of their education.