The students research work aims to provide practical experience under supervision of the conduct of a research project and presentation of results. It must be original and make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Public Health. This contribution can be of type:
– Substantive, that is to say, consist in the discovery of new facts or the provision of information or new data
– Theoretical, providing an explanation or deepening phenomenon
– Methodological innovation introduced by the methods of collection, classification or data analysis
– Practice, by improving the conduct of an intervention or activity
The research must also comply with the requirements of scientific development and use methods and recognized in the field of discipline of his option and public health procedures. It is done in close collaboration with the managers or research.
Notice of submission of the thesis must be submitted to the technique in the management of student records two months before the filing.
The composition of a thesis is then given by the responsible option or the program director, in consultation with a professor of the option, when the option is also responsible for the research director of student concerned, or that there is an appearance of conflict of interest. It consists of research directors, two professors from the University, which are at least one who is member of the program (it directs or co-directs a student in the program) and an external member not affiliated with the University and its research centers. The jury must be chaired by a member of the program. External Member program is not directed or co-directed students in our program in the five years before the examination.
The representative of the Dean is appointed by the vice Dean for Graduate Studies; Faculty of Medicine, at the suggestion by the Director of the program should not come from the same department as director of research. When established and in possession of the documents, the jury evaluates the thesis and may suggest minor or major revisions, reject or accept. Major revisions may be requested once to the candidate.
The thesis is a public event. The program director is appointed by the court to the defense as a representative of the Dean of the Medical Faculty, but it can, if necessary, is there a replacement. The day of the defense, the applicant summarizes his research for the benefit of the jury and the audience with a presentation about twenty to thirty minutes. It then responds to questions from the jury and the public.