The normative study period is 4 years for full-time students (or 3 years for those with an approved Research Master’s Degree) and 64 months for part-time students (or 48 months for those with an approved Research Master’s Degree). All students will be admitted to the pre-candidacy stage. Besides course requirements, they have to pass the candidacy requirements to progress to the post-candidacy stage. The candidacy requirements include passing a written examination and preparing a thesis proposal. In order to obtain the PhD degree, a student (post-candidacy) must submit a doctoral thesis on original research work, and also attend an oral examination to present his/her research to the thesis committee.
Fields of Specialization
Cancer and Palliative Care
Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Stroke Care
Ageing, Behavioural and Mental Wellness
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants would need to attend an interview (if necessary); and
submit an outline research proposal with justification for the chosen area of research interest (1,000 words in English)