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International Curriculum Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Sciences

Through the fields of study in Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines, Bimolecular Technology, Additive Behavior and Health Consequence, this in-house, semester-based Program aims at developing and producing high quality academic research in order to contribute the body of knowledge in the field of public health sciences. As a continuous program , the thesis/dissertation is geared toward special issues of students’ interest.

 

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International Curriculum Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Sciences

Through the fields of study in Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines, Bimolecular Technology, Additive Behavior and Health Consequence, this in-house, semester-based Program aims at developing and producing high quality academic research in order to contribute the body of knowledge in the field of public health sciences. As a continuous program , the thesis/dissertation is geared toward special issues of students’ interest.

 

Curriculum Summary

PHD in Public Health Sciences Curriculum Summary

The PHD in Public Health Sciences provides students a clear understanding of the roles of the core disciplines in public health Sciences. It is a Seimester-based program in Public Health Sciences The Doctoral Program is a research-based degree leading to a dissertation. The doctoral dissertation is expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and must meet the most rigorous academic standards in public health Sciences . The doctoral program is available to students in two schemes of study. Students seeking the PHD in Public Health Sciences degree must complete 48 or 72 credits of academic work with an average grade of "GPA 3.00" or better based on study scheme.

 

The study plan provides to 2 types of Scheme:

(1) Non coursework PHD in Public Health Sciences (Scheme 1.1 and 1.2) and

(2) Coursework PHD in Public Health Sciences (Scheme 2.1 and 2.2)

 

Non coursework PHD in Public Health Sciences (Scheme 1): “Scheme 1” is a research-based program leading to a dissertation. This type of scheme consists of two formats:

(a) “Scheme 1.1”: Candidates who have a master’s degree in public health or related field shall produce a dissertation worth not less than 48 credits.

(b) “Scheme 1.2”: Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in public health with Honours shall produce a dissertation worth not less than 72 credits.

 

Coursework PHD in Public Health Sciences (Scheme 2): “Scheme 2” is a research-based program, combining coursework with research leading to a dissertation. This type of scheme consists of two formats:

(a) “Scheme 2.1”: Candidates with a master’s degree in public health or related field shall take courses of at least 12 credits in total and produce a dissertation worth not less than 36 credits.

(b) “Scheme 2.2”: Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in public health or related field shall take courses of at least 24 credits in total and produce a dissertation worth not less than 48 credits.

 

Non coursework PHD in Public Health Sciences (Scheme 1) Scheme 1.1: students in must register Seminar in Public Health Sciences 3-6 with non-credit and complete Dissertation 48 credits Scheme 1.2 : students in must register Seminar in Public Health Sciences 1-6 with non-credit and complete Dissertation 72 credits respectively.

 

Course work PHD in Public Health Sciences (Scheme 2) This coursework is distributed as follows:

  • Core areas of public health Sciences: Students in scheme 2.1 must take two courses (7 credits): Seminar in Public Health Sciences 3-6, and Research Fundamental in Public Health Sciences . And the scheme 2.2 students must take the following eight courses (12 Credits): Seminar in Public Health Sciences 1-6, Analytical Technology in Public Health Sciences Research and Research Fundamental in Public Health Sciences
  • Elective courses: Students in scheme 2.1 must enroll 5 credits and scheme 2.2 must enroll 12 credits. Please refer to advisor and/or program for specific recommended electives such as Directed Studies, Medicinal Herb, Aroma therapy and Spa etc.
  • Dissertation: Students in scheme 2.1 must enroll 36 credits and scheme 2.2 must enroll 48 credits throughout your study plan.
  • Qualifying Examination: Both non coursework student (Scheme 1) and coursework student (Scheme 2) require Qualifying Exam (non credit) before proposal defense
    Field of Interest:

    Traditional Thai and alternative medicines

    Biomolecular Technology in Malaria

    Study Topic:

    - Safety, efficacy, quality in traditional Thai medicine

    - Aromatherapy

    - Herbal sciences

    - Ethnobotany in traditional wisdom

    Study Topic:

    - Genetic diversity of malaria parasites

    - Antimalarial resistance mechanisms

    - Biochemistry of malaria parasite

    - Biology of malaria parasite

 

Curriculum Plan

PHD in Public Health Sciences Curriculum Plan

Course Non coursework (credits) Coursework (credits)
Scheme 1.1 Scheme 2.1 Scheme 2.1 Scheme 2.2
Core areas of Public Health Sciences  -  - 6  12
Compulsory Course for the Major  -  - 3 6
Elective Course  -  - 3 6
Dissertation 48 72 36  48 
Total (credits)  48 72  48 72

 

Curriculum for the doctor of philosophy in public health sciences degree

Non coursework (Scheme 1) and Coursework (Scheme 2) seeking the PhD in Public Health Sciences degree of any majors must complete 36 credits of academic course work with an average grade of “GPA 3.00” or better. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

 

Course Requirement

A. Core courses ( 8 Credits)  

5300711 Seminar in Public Health Sciences I

5300712 Seminar in Public Health Sciences II

5300713 Seminar in Public Health Sciences III

5300714 Seminar in Public Health Sciences IV

5300715 Seminar in Public Health Sciences V

5300716 Seminar in Public Health Sciences V I

5300754 Analytical Technology in Public Health Sciences Research

5300757 Research Fundamental in Public Health Sciences

 

1 Credits

1 Credits

1 Credits

1 Credits

1 Credits

1 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

 

B. Elective courses ( 16 Credits) 

5300709 Special Problems in Public Health Sciences I

5300710 Special Problems in Public Health Sciences II

5300717 Research Methodology in Public Health Sciences I

5300718 Research Methodology in Public Health Sciences II

5300719 Biostatistics in Public Health Sciences

5300720 Herb Drug Interaction

5300722 Medicinal Herbs I

5300723 Medicinal Herbs II

5300724 Ethnobotany in Public Health Sciences

5300725 Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines I

5300726 Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines II

5300727 Standardization of Medicinal Plants

5300728 Plant Constituents and Biological Activities I

5300729 Plant Constituents and Biological Activities II

5300730 Bioassays of Natural Products

5300731 Pharmacology of Herbal Drugs

5300732 Phytopharmaceuticals

5300733 Aromatherapy and Spa

5300736 Nutraceuticals

5300750 Biomolecular Technology in Malaria

5300751 Application of Medicinal Plant Research I

5300752 Application of Medicinal Plant Research II

5300753 DNA-Based Technology in Medicinal Plant Research

5300755 Applied Molecular Biology Techniques in Public Health Sciences

5300756 Current Research Topics in Biomolecular Technology

 

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

2 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

 

C. Thesis (12,36 Credits)  

5300826 Dissertation Scheme 2.1

5300828 Dissertation Scheme 1.1,2.2

5300830 Dissertation Scheme 1.2

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

 

36 Credits

48 Credits

72 Credits

Non Credit

 

D. Qualify 

5300897 Qualifying Exam

 

Non Credit

 

Course Sequence

PHD in Public Health Sciences Course Sequence

The following course sequences are recommended for students enrolled non course work (Scheme 1.1,1.2) and FULL-TIME course (Scheme 2.1,2.2) in the PhD program in Public Health Sciences. The course sequences are to be used as a guide, and may be modified to meet individual needs.

* Student must be enroll Qualifying Exam and obtain S result within 3 Semester from the first semester they enroll in if they are full-time students. (5300897: Qualifying Exam 0 Credits S/U)

Study Plan –

  • Non coursework Scheme 1.1
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300713 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 3

Total Credits

9  Credits

S/U Credits

9  Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300714 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 4

Total Credits

9  Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 2 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300715 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 5

5300897 Qualifying Exam

Total Credits 

9 Credits

S/U Credits

S/U Credits

9  Credits

Year 2 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300716 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 6

Total Credits 

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

9  Credits

S/U Credits

9  Credits

 

  • Non coursework : Scheme 1.2
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300713 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 1

Total Credits

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300714 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 2

Total Credits

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits 

Year 2 - 1st Semester   

5300828 Dissertation

5300715 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 3

5300897 Qualifying Exam

Total Credits

9 Credits

S/U Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 2 - 2rd Semester   

5300828 Dissertation

5300716 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 4

Total Credits

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300716 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 5

Total Credits 

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300716 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 6

Total Credits 

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 4 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

Year 4 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

9 Credits

S/U Credits

9 Credits

 

  • Coursework Scheme 2.1
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300757* Research Fundamental in Public Health Sciences

5300xxx Elective Course

5300713 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 3

Total Credits

6 Credits

3 Credits

2 Credits

1 Credits

12 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300xxx Elective Course

5300714 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 4

Total Credits

6 Credits

3 Credits

1 Credits

10 Credits 

Year 2 - 1st Semester   

5300828 Dissertation

5300715 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 5

5300897 Qualifying Exam

Total Credits

6 Credits

1 Credits

S/U Credits

7 Credits

Year 2 - 2rd Semester   

5300828 Dissertation

5300716 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 6

Total Credits

6 Credits

1 Credits

7 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6  Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

 

  • Coursework Scheme 2.2
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300754 *Analytical Technology in Public Health Sciences Research

5300757* Research Fundamental in Public Health Sciences

5300711 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 1

Total Credits

6 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

1 Credits

13 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300xxx Elective Course

5300712 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 2

Total Credits

6 Credits

3 Credits

1 Credits

9 Credits 

Year 2 - 1st Semester   

5300828 Dissertation

5300xxx Elective Course

5300897 Qualifying Exam

5300713 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 3

Total Credits

6 Credits

3 Credits

S/U Credits

1 Credits

10 Credits

Year 2 - 2rd Semester   

5300828 Dissertation

5300xxx Elective Course

5300714 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 4

Total Credits

6 Credits

3 Credits

1 Credits

9 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300xxx Elective Course

5300715 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 5

Total Credits 

6 Credits

3 Credits

1 Credits

9 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300716 Seminar in Public Health Sciences 6

Total Credits 

6 Credits

1 Credits

7 Credits

Year 4 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 4 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits