Profile of the Programme
The PhD in Dietetics/Nutrition, in line with the general philosophy of Doctoral Degrees, provides the student with:
- The most advanced knowledge of Dietetics/Nutrition;
- The most advanced and specialized skills and techniques, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice in the broad area of Dietetics/Nutrition;
- Competences related to substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity.
Holders of doctorates will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding. Furthermore, they will have the qualities needed for employment requiring the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist fields, and innovation in tackling and solving problems.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The PhD program requires the completion of 180 ECTS out of which 30 ECTS are allocated to the preparation of the research proposal and 150 ECTS are allocated to the research, write-up and defense of the Thesis.
In every year of study, the PhD student will have to register for 60 ECTS credits. Research work may include the preparation of a research proposal, presentation and defense of the research proposal, attendance of international conferences, preparation and submission of journal papers, write-up of the PhD Thesis, and presentation and defense of the PhD Thesis.
The minimum number of years for completing the PhD is three (3) and the maximum number of years is eight (8).
PhD holders in Dietetics/Nutrition will:
- Have deep understanding of the field and exhibit advanced skills and methods of research associated with the field.
- Be able to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research.
- Have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication.
- Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
- Be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge based society.
- Be able to work in universities, institutes of higher education, research centers and other organizations.
- Have a thorough knowledge of the literature and a comprehensive understanding of scientific methods and techniques applicable to their own research.
- Be able to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field.
- Have developed the ability to critically evaluate current research and research techniques and methodologies.
- Have self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems.
- Be able to act autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.
- Have gained oral presentation and scientific writing skills.
- Teach courses in curriculum design, methods of teaching, foundations in Νutrition/Dietetics, and supervise students*.
*Only those graduates who will accomplish a pure Nutrition/Dietetics research
Section: A – Courses
Min. ECTS Credits: 180 Max. ECTS Credits: 180
||Advance Nutrition/Dietetics Workshops/Seminars
||Doctoral Course – Fall semester
||Doctoral Course – Spring semester