Giving an oral or poster presentation at a National Convention or Congress (this could be at the annual Doctoral Conference organised by EIDUCAM, provided that the PhD student attends the convention). PhD students may engage in this activity as soon as they are admitted to the programme. It is estimated that the preparation of the presentation and attendance to the convention will take approximately 5 days of work for the student. Each PhD student, guided by their supervisor/s, will study the offer of National Conventions/Congresses of interest to their area of knowledge. Before deciding to participate in an event, you must have the approval of your supervisor(s).
Research stay at an institution other than UCAM (university, research centre, or company), which may be national or foreign, and is different from the student's place of work. Doctoral students may engage in this activity as soon as they are admitted to the programme. The duration of the stay must be at least 3 months (480 hours) over 3 years for full-time students or 5 years for part-time students. The doctoral student, together with his/her supervisor, will assess the suitability of this type of stay. To this end, they will study the possible centres where such a stay could take place, either to broaden the doctoral student's training or to carry out a transfer of knowledge. Before deciding to take part in this activity, the PhD student must have the approval of his/her supervisor and the letter of acceptance from the host institution.
Giving an oral or poster presentation at an international convention. The PhD student will study the offer of International Conventions of interest for his/her area of knowledge and, after obtaining the approval of his/her supervisor, will register for the International Convention. The convention organisers will be informed according to the rules and deadlines established by the Scientific Committee. PhD students may engage in this activity as soon as they are admitted to the programme. It is estimated that the preparation of the presentation and attendance to the convention will take approximately 5 days of work for the student.
Presentation of research results and planning of research activities for the following year, before the Academic Committee of the Programme. A Presentation of Results activity will be carried out each year, following the attached model, which must be signed by the supervisor(s). It will be submitted between 15 June and 15 July of the academic year. Those students who are going to deposit the thesis must submit the Presentation of Research Results to the Academic Committee of the Programme before proceeding to the deposit at any time during the academic year.
Presentation of the research plan of the PhD student so that it can be evaluated by the Academic Committee and subsequently registered at the Doctoral School. Doctoral students, regardless of their dedication to the programme, must necessarily complete this activity during the first 6 months of being on the programme. Students will dedicate 25 hours to this activity. Given the importance of the research plan in the PhD student's training process, and bearing in mind that this is the document that defines the PhD student's research career, it is very important that this activity is completed during the first 6 months on the programme. The PhD student must present the research plan within the first 6 months on the programme, so that it can be evaluated by the Academic Committee of the programme. In the event of the evaluation being unfavourable, the PhD student will have one month to remedy the indicated deficiencies. This process shall be repeated as many times as necessary until a favourable evaluation is obtained. In any case, the research plan must be fully registered at the Doctoral School (EIDUCAM) before the end of the first year of the programme (RD 99/2011).
Participation in research seminars organised by the different research groups, in which the results obtained in the different lines of research linked to the programme are discussed. PhD students will be able to participate in this activity from their admission to the programme with a dedication of 21 hours over 3 years for full-time students and 5 years for part-time students. The estimated time for each seminar will be 3 hours/seminar, so the PhD student must participate in at least 7 seminars during the years of his/her participation in the PhD programme.
Participation in a workshop on the writing and defence of a PhD thesis. PhD students may engage in this activity as soon as they are admitted to the programme. The estimated time commitment of the student will be 5 hours over 3 years for full-time students and 5 years for part-time students.
Publication of a scientific article in a prestigious international journal (indexed in JCR). Each PhD student, guided by their supervisor, will select the journal(s) to which to send the research results obtained, at the time deemed appropriate. Doctoral students will be able to participate in this activity from their admission to the programme with a dedication of 160 hours over 3 years for full-time students and 5 years for part-time students. It is compulsory for the PhD student to submit the scientific article indicating "Health Sciences PhD Programme, Universidad Católica de Murcia UCAM, Campus de los Jerónimos N.135, Guadalupe 30107, Murcia, Spain” in the affiliation section.