The System of Training Doctors of Philosophy in the Field of Health Care of Ukraine and Analysis of the Results of Accreditation Examinations of Structured Educational and Scientific Programs

Fedir Hladkykh

Abstract

In September 2016, Ukrainian higher education and research institutions began training doctors of philosophy in structured educational and scientific programs, which replaced the system of training candidates of sciences. Relevant reform of postgraduate studies and the design of defence of dissertation research is an element of Ukraine’s integration into the European educational, scientific and research space and is provided by the new version of the Law of Ukraine «On Higher Education», adopted in 2014.

According to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area, obtaining the first degree is at the same time the third, final cycle of higher education (the first cycle is a bachelor’s degree, the second is a master’s degree).

According to the Unified State Electronic Database on Education as of December 2021 in Ukraine, the total licensed training of third-level higher education in the field of knowledge «22 - Health» is 2158 places, and activity is conducted by 53 institutions of different subordination and forms of ownership. The largest share of the total licensed training of doctors of philosophy in the field of «22 Health» is accumulated in institutions under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Only a quarter of the total licensed volume falls on institutions under the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and two higher education institutions of private ownership.

Analysis of the results of accreditation examinations of educational and scientific programs for the preparation of doctors of philosophy in the field of «22 Health» showed that 35.1 % of licensed places for training in the field of knowledge «22 Health» are non-accredited programs.



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Higher Education; Health; Doctors of Philosophy

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