|These are the specifications of the Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine’s
|1. Awarding Institution / Body:||School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA|
|2. Teaching Institution:||Online and distance learning, with tutor support|
|3. Programme Accredited by:||School of Integrative and Complementary Medicine, University of America, USA|
|4. Final Award||Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine|
|5. Programme title:||Doctoral Thesis|
|6. Course Code and level:||DNHM8021|
|7. Duration of programme:||One trimester or 12 weeks|
|8. Total number of study hours:||Equivalent to 10 US credits or 150 clock hours of study|
|9. Enrolment requirements:||Students enrolled in the Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine|
|10. Enrolment date:||First Year, Third Trimester|
|11. Fees:||Full payment:
One of the requirements for the Doctor of Naturopathy and Holistic Medicine is to write a Doctoral thesis of 320 pages minimum.
The purpose of the Doctoral thesis is to prepare the student to be a professional in the discipline. Through this preparation the student learns and demonstrates the ability to conduct independent, original, and significant research. The thesis thus shows that the student is able to:
• identify/define problems,
• generate questions and hypotheses,
• review and summarize the literature,
• apply appropriate methods,
• collect data properly,
• analyze and judge evidence,
• discuss findings,
• produce publishable results,
• engage in a sustained piece of research or argument,
• think and write critically and coherently.
The Doctoral thesis has a weighting of 10 US credit hours and would reflect at least 300 clock hours of work.
Once you have submitted your thesis you will be invited to defend your doctorate at a ‘viva voce’ (Latin for ‘by live voice’) or oral examination. Students living in far away lands can conduct this via Skype.