Studentship for PhD in Medical Sociology and Epidemiology at Primary Care Clinical Sciences, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Study Subject(s): Medical Sociology , Epidemiology
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship Provider: University of Birmingham
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Candidates who have graduated from the field of the social, behavioural, psychological, health, sport or exercise sciences and/or from the medical, nursing, allied or complementary health professions. A first class or 2:1 honours degree is required, and a Master’s degree or equivalent experience is desirable. Candidates will be expected to have skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods (though training will be available), and excellent communication skills in order to build and maintain relationships with clinical partners, other stakeholders and participants in the study.
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Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for a three year PhD studentship that aims to examine what kinds of self-management strategies cancer survivors use, how this changes over time, why they use them, and how they help survivors to cope with the long-term consequences of their illness.
The study will use a sequential mixed methods approach. A survey of approximately 600 patients treated at the collaborating hospital will be conducted to measure the extent to which cancer survivors use different types of self-management strategies/health behaviours before, during, and after their treatment and how different patterns of self management practices are associated with survivors’ demographics, types of cancer, health locus of control and quality of life.
The studentship will comprise of a stipend for three years at a rate of £13,692 for year 1, £13,897 for year 2 and £14,106 for year 3, tuition fees and a one off £10,000 award for non-pay expenses, which are agreed with your supervisors.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 June 2011