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PhD Program Santé, Médecine et Société - Health, Medicine and Society

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The PhD program “Santé, medicine et société” (SMS) [“Health, Medicine and Society”] aims at introducing participants to the theories and tools of social sciences and humanities to ap-proach and understand contemporary health problems and contingencies. This specializa-tion in social sciences and humanities is the signature strength of the program, and consti-tutes an original and unique offer in the academic landscape of the French-speaking part of Western Switzerland. The SMS program is also one of the few PhD programs in Health Studies and Public Health worldwide with this specific specialization.

Goals
Coordinated by the Institute of Health Law (IDS) at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and supported by swissuniversities, the program is structured as a three-year curriculum and is based on a week-long residential introductory seminar and thematic workshops taught by leading experts from three Swiss universities (Geneva, Lausanne, and Neu-châtel). 
The program is designed to train participants to (1) broaden their research focuses and competences, (2) integrate perspectives and approaches in an interdisciplinary and inter-professional perspective, and (3) design and implement original contributions in their disciplinary fields as well as in the broad field of public health and medicine. 

Target audience
We invite PhD students from different disciplinary backgrounds—doctoral students in social sciences and humanities tackling questions related to health and medicine in their research, as well as doctoral students in medicine, nursing sciences or public health—to apply. 

Next seminars
Tuesday 15 November 2022, Tuesday 15 December 2022, Thursday 16 March 2023

More information
“Benchmarking” and comparison with similar existing programmes
This documents proposes an analysis of several PhD programs in public health with a focus on social sciences and humanities.  

Enrollment

To be specified for the year 2022
 

Register with 
Ms Natalia Cossentino
natalia.cossentino@unine.ch
 

Academic officers

Directors

Prof. Sandra Hotz 
Prof. Mélanie Levy

 

Coordinator

Ms Natalia Cossentino