Postgraduate doctoral study Prevention Science and Disability Study

About

Holder of the doctoral study "Prevention Science and Disability Study":
Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb

Executors of the the doctoral study "Prevention Science and Disability Study" (research and teaching part):

University of Zagreb:

Universities and centres in Europe, USA and Canada:

  • Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Clinical Psychology & Academic Center of Social Sciences, The Netherlands, www.socsci.ru.nl
  • Radboud University Nijmegen, Prevention Research Center for Mental Health Promotion & Mental Disorder Prevention, The Netherlands, www.preventioncenter.net
  • University of Maactricht, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Education and Promotion, The Netherlands, www.unimaas.nl
  • Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, SAD, www.hhdev.psu.edu
  • Pennsylvania State University, Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, SAD, www.prevention.psu.edu
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Slovenia, www.pef.uni-lj.si
  • Univerity of Ljubljana, Faculty of social work, Slovenia, www.fsd.si
  • University of Kansas, School of Education, SAD, www.soe.ku.edu
  • University of Bristol, Norah Fry Research Centre, UK, www.bristol.ac.uk/norahfry
  • Technical University of Lisbon, School of Social and Political Sciences, Portugal, www.iscsp.utl.pt
  • Ryerson University, School of Early Childhood Education, Toronto, Kanada, http://www.ryerson.ca

Head of the doctoral study "Prevention Science and Disability Study":
Prof. Rea Fulgosi-Masnjak, PhD and Assoc. Prof. Martina Ferić, PhD

Duration of the study: three academic years or 6 semesters

ECTS: 180 (140 ECTS credits for scientific research and 40 ECTS credits for organized teaching activity)

Academic degree:

The postgraduate doctoral study Prevention Science and Disability Study was developed at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Zagreb as a result of the project of the doctoral study “Development and Evaluation of Prevention and Rehabilitation Developed in the Community” which was realized within the Programme of the National Foundation of Science, Higher Education, and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia - Support to the Reform of Higher Education - Establishing Third Cycle Programmes of Doctoral Studies (01/10/2005-30/04/2006) and was based on contemporary scientific insights regarding the promotion of health, prevention of mental and behavioural disorders, risk behavior of children and youth, and relationship and support of the society to persons with disabilities.

The aforementioned study is a kind of successor to the earlier postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Zagreb with the difference that was introduced by the Bologna Declaration - international mobility of students and professors, comparison of academic burden on students, comparison of the quality of studies, and recognition of curricula in other European countries. The study was conceived as an interdisciplinary study which will be taught by professors from various faculties of the University of Zagreb, other universities, institutes, and centres in Croatia and abroad.

The study has been taught since the academic year of 2007/2008, following the approval of the Senate of the University of Zagreb (December 12, 2006), when the first generation of doctoral students was enrolled. The programme of study obtained the license from the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports on September 17, 2009.

The second generation of doctoral students was enrolled in the academic year of 2011/2012.

The postgraduate doctoral study Prevention Science and Disability Study is organized in two study programmes:

  1. Prevention Science - Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Promotion of Mental Health
    (Head of Programme: Assoc. Prof. Martina Ferić, PhD),
  2. Study of Disability (Head of Programme: Prof. Rea Fulgosi-Masnjak, PhD)

With regards to the subject modules, the study is organized through three groups of modules:

  • branch module Prevention Science (PZ),
  • branch module Study of Disability (SI),
  • module of methodological and statistic subjects (MSZP)

Some subjects are common for both programmes in their entirety (ZP).

This doctoral study is organized as a full-time study and/or part-time study. The organized teaching is more concentrated in the first years. Already during the first study year the students are given opportunity to address their research interest as early as possible through organized workshops of generic skills and scientific-research methodology, whether by starting the realization of existing scientific projects or by preparing their own research. Students’ Mentors in the writing of the doctoral thesis can be both Croatian and foreign scientists.

Competences

The aim of this doctoral study is to train scientists who will in addition to their activities on universities, research centres, and on the levels of state and local authorities (county and local communities), research, develop, and implement specific strategies of promotion, prevention, rehabilitation, and support, notably advocating rights and the meeting of needs of persons with disabilities based on inclusion, citizenship rights, social justice, and international standards of human rights (e.g. through epidemiology studies, longitudinal studies, evaluation studies and cost-effectiveness studies).

Curriculum and Programme

 

Additional Information

Head of the doctoral study "Prevention Science and Disability Study":
Prof. Rea Fulgosi-Masnjak, PhD
Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7526
E-mail:
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Assoc. Prof. Martina Ferić, PhD
Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7434
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Office for Postgraduate Studies:
Miljenka Heđever
Phone: +385 (0)1 245 7558
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