Enhancing breadth of knowledge within multidisciplinary doctoral research: reflections from the Cambridge Generic Nutrition Training course for non-nutritionist postgraduates and professionals

Celia Laur, Lauren Ball, Jennifer Crowley, Haley Bell, Jane Maddock, Sumantra Ray

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    Abstract

    Doctoral degrees traditionally involve a programme of
    research with a defined scope and research questions. Some
    universities require doctoral candidates to undertake
    coursework to obtain broad knowledge in their field. However,
    this requirement does not exist worldwide in all programmes.
    For countries/programmes without mandatory coursework,
    students may graduate with detailed expertise on a specific
    topic, yet lack general knowledge about the field. It is imperative for graduate students to understand the broader context of their field when translating their findings into practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-38
    Number of pages4
    JournalPublic Health
    Volume140
    Early online date30 Sep 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2016

    Keywords

    • Postgraduate education
    • Professional education
    • Public health
    • Nutrition

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