Curriculum DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCES (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Curriculum

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM IN HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCES (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Level Doctoral
Faculty / Institute FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
Website http://www.hssip.sh.mahidol.ac.th

Degree Designation

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY(HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCES)

Additional advantages of the programme

This program differs from other programs currently offered in Mahidol University. We use the tools of Social Sciences e.g. theoretical concepts and methodology to understand and propose solutions to manage with health problems. Furthermore, this program will create better management of health inequity through the mobilization of alumni, the government sector, private sector and scholarship organizations in various countries in this region and other regions to develop human resources in the field of Health Social Science by providing the opportunity for graduate study access of potential students who lack the opportunity to do so. This program aims to respond to the problem of the impact of regional transformation in society and health by utilizing the framework of lecture and research that is expecting of students.

Admission Requirements

								   
											
							 Plan 1 : Research Only Applicant
(1) Hold a Master's Degree in Health Social Sciences, or be in the final year of study in the field of
     Social Sciences or Health Social Sciences in higher education institutions accredited by office 
      of the Higher Education Commission. 
(2) Have a grade point average of at least 3.50
(3) Have at least 3 years working experience in research in Health Social Sciences and have 
     publications in English in accredited international journals or proceedings (minimum 2 papers) 
(4) Have a clearly defined and complete thesis plan, which is accepted as suitable to the doctoral 
      level by the committee of the Ph.D. Program.
(5) Have and English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of Faculty of Graduate Studies
(6) Exceptions from the above requirements may be made by the Programme Director and the 
      Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Plan 2: Courses work and Research Applicant
2.1 For Students with Master's Degree 
(1) Hold a Master's Degree, or be in the final year of study in the field of Social Sciences or 
      Health Social Sciences in higher education institutions which it accredited by Office of the 
      Higher Education Commission.  
(2) Have a grade point average of at least 3.50
(3) Have and English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of Faculty of Graduate Studies
(4) Exceptions from the above requirements may be made by the Programme Committee and the 
      Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

2.2 For Students with Bachelor's Degree
(1) Hold a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences and Humanities or Health Sciences or 
      be in the final year of study in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities or Health Sciences in 
      higher education institutions which it accredited by office of the Higher Education Commission.  
(2) Have an excellent record (First Class Honor) or with a grade point average of at least 3.50
(3) Have  English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of Faculty of Graduate Studies
(4) Exceptions from the above requirements may be made by the Programme Committee and the 
      Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.							 							 							 
							 
							 

Curriculum Structure

Plan 1.1 For students with Master's Degree
Dissertation 48            Credits
Plan 2.1 For students with Master's Degree
Required Courses 9            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 3            Credits
Dissertation 36            Credits
Total not less than 48            Credits
Plan 2.2 For students with Bachelor's Degree
Required Courses 15            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 9            Credits
Dissertation 48            Credits
Total not less than 72            Credits

Job Option after Graduation


- Health social science scholars and knowledge transferers in higher education
- Health social science researchers, analysts and evaluators of health social sciences policies in public and private institutions and organizations.

Course Requirements

Plan 1

Dissertation Credit
   For students with Master's degree
SHSH898 : DISSERTATION 48

Plan 2

Required Courses Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SHSH548 : HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORIES 3
SHSH661 : SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES OF HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE 3
SHSH662 : RESEARCH IN HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE 3
SHSH676 : ADVANCED HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORIES 3
SHSH677 : ADVANCED HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 3
   For students with Master's degree
SHSH661 : SEMINAR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES OF HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE 3
SHSH676 : ADVANCED HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORIES 3
SHSH677 : ADVANCED HEALTH SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH 3
Elective Courses Credit
SHSH618 : HEALTH ISSUES IN CROSS-BORDER TRADE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING 3
SHSH555 : GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH 3
SHSH556 : QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS 3
SHSH559 : MIGRATION OF POPULATION AND INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 3
SHSH603 : GLOBALIZATION AND EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING DISEASES 3
SHSH604 : EVALUATION RESEARCH IN HEALTH 3
SHSH605 : HEALTH POLICY AND HEALTH SYSTEM RESEARCH 3
SHSH606 : FROM RESEARCH TO ACTION IN HEALTH DEVELOPMENT 3
SHSH617 : DISASTERS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH IMPLICATIONS 3
SHSH619 : MINORITIES, MARGINALIZED POPULATION, HEALTH INEQUITY AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH 3
SHSH624 : THINKING APPROACHES AND SKILLS 3
SHSH654 : ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS 3
SHSH663 : GENDER, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY 3
SHSH664 : SEXUALITY, GENDER, AND HEALTH 3
SHSH665 : SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND EQUITY 3
SHSH666 : HEALTH SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT 3
SHSH667 : MASCULINITY AND HEALTH 3
SHSH668 : SOCIAL SUFFERING AND GLOBAL HEALTH 3
SHSH669 : BIOETHICS, LAW AND SOCIETY 3
SHSH675 : PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES AND SOCIAL THEORY 3
Dissertation Credit
   For students with Bachelor's degree
SHSH799 : DISSERTATION 48
   For students with Master's degree
SHSH699 : DISSERTATION 36