Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme

Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) offers field specific doctoral training to its doctoral researchers by organizing courses and other activities and events.
Man with a doctoral hat.

Degree programmes

Doctoral researchers from the following degree programmes belong to the Doctoral Programme for Health and Biosciences:

  • Medicine
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • (Biology)

Check the study requirements in your own doctoral degree programme!

HBS-DP activities

HBS-DP organizes field-specific activities for doctoral researchers. In addition, HBS-DP funds doctoral researcher positions through University of Oulu Graduate School.

Field-specific studies in Health and Biosciences are arranged by HBS-DP and Doctoral Degree Programmes:

  • You can find field-specific courses and other activities organized by HBS-DP from the list below (Courses and events 2024).
  • More field-specific courses can be found from the Peppi's Study guide. Note that you can also include master's level courses to your doctoral degree.
  • You can also attend multidisciplinary activities organized by other doctoral programmes: Human Sciences, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and Technology and Natural Sciences
  • In addition, national and international doctoral training networks organize field-specific courses (see Other sources for field-specific courses).

If the field-specific activity is not found from Peppi, you can register credits to Peppi as personal study units.

HBS-DP has available licenses for Laerd Statistics. If you are interested in obtaining a license, please send email to emmi.alakarppa(at)

Research environment

Biocenter Oulu (established in 1986) supports high-quality research and coordinates multidisciplinary research activities and doctoral training on the University´s strategic research theme Human health and Wellbeing. It is one of the four Multidisciplinary centers at the University of Oulu and it promotes interdisciplinary networking of research groups as well as co-operation with national and international partners.

Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC Oulu) is a strategic research organisation of the Wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia and the University of Oulu. MRC Oulu offers a multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research. Currently MRC Oulu comprises around 80 research groups from the University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, and Northern Finland collaborative area.

Contact information

Doctoral programme coordinator

  • Emmi Alakärppä, emmi.alakarppa(at)
  • Contact for questions related to field-specific courses and events

Graduate school coordinator

  • Heli Ruotsalainen, uniogs(at)
  • Contact for general questions related to doctoral training

HBS-DP email list