For applying to the PhD program for Doctorate Degree in 2017-2018
Specialty: “Public Health”

  1. Requirements for candidates:
  2. Written application addressed to the Rector of IHSM;
  3. Validation of planned PhD thesis coordinated by a local or foreign scientific consultant;
  4. Passport with copy;
  5. Previous education documents (Diploma) with copy;
  6. Copy of foreign languages certificate (if available);
  7. List of scientific and methodological researches (if available) ;
  8. 6 photos, size 3×4 cm;
  9. Health certificate (form №086-У);
  10. Employment history.
  11. Candidate must pass entrance examination on:
  12. One of the foreign languages (applicant’s choice);
  13. Specialty;
  14. Applicants completed foreign language program above entrance mark will be free from entrance examination of foreign language.
    4. Re-examination is not allowed.
    5. Apprenticeship is 3 years with full-time studies.
    6. PhD program training on contractual basis
    7. Previous education requirements:

Candidates must have a “Master’s degree” or higher professional education with “Specialist” award.

Address: Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, 1f, Intergelpo street, 2nd floor, room 210, PhD Department
Phone: 0556163057; 0312653991 (after 2 pm).


Deadline for submission of documents:
From July 1, 2017 – until August 26, 2017.

Date of entrance examination:
From August 28 – until September 5, 2017.



















Entrance examinations


List of examination questions for admission to PhD studies on specialty 14.02.03 – Public health (2017 – 2018)




  • The definition of public health as a science.
  • Modern issues of public health and health care in the world.
  • The National Health Care Reform Program “Den Sooluk” for 2012-2016. Its goal, objectives, directions and key indicators.
  • The health determinants. Social determinants of health.
  • Fundamentals of state regulation in the field of health.
  • Health care system and its components. Subjects of health care.
  • Guaranteed package of free health services.
  • State control and supervision in the field of health.
  • State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision.
  • The sanitary and epidemiological requirements.
  • Education in the field of public health.
  • State control in the field of medicinal products, medical devices and medical equipment.
  • Sources of financial support of the health care system.
  • Information in the field of health.
  • Forms of health care.(Pre-hospital medical care; qualified medical care; specialized medical care; highly specialized medical care; medical and social aid; primary health care; Consultative and diagnostic services; Inpatient care, Ambulance medical services; Sanitary Aviation, Health care for emergency situations; Rehabilitation, palliative care and nursing)
  • Organization of primary health care (PHC).The general practitioner / family physician in primary care.
  • Types of morbidity. Their medical and social aspects, and study technique.
  • Types of examinations in the field of health care (Examination of quality of medical services; Examination of a temporary invalidity; Military-medical examination; Medicolegal, forensic-psychiatric and judicial and narcological examinations; Sanitary and epidemiologic examination; Examination of medicines, products of medical appointment and medical equipment; Scientific and medical examination)
  • Citizens’ health protection. Guarantee of the rights of health care. The rights of citizens. The rights of children.
  • The duties of citizens, individual entrepreneurs and legal entities.
  • Patients’ rights. Duties of patients.
  • The right to refuse in medical treatment. Providing medical assistance without the consent of citizens.
  • Medical secret.
  • Health insurance.
  • The World Health Organization, the structure, main activities.
  • Disease prevention, the goal, objectives, type s, characteristic of each type.
  • The definition of epidemiology as a science and as an independent section
  • The epidemiological approach to the study of human diseases.
  • The doctrine of the epidemic process. The origin of infectious diseases and their classification.
  • Regularities of formation of the epidemic process. Ways of transmission of infectious diseases
  • Social and environmental factors of the epidemic process.
  • The main historical landmarks of Epidemiology
  • Epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases. Organization of epidemiological supervision: Principles and Practice.
  • The content of anti-epidemic activities and the basis of its organization
  • Immunization as prevention of Infectious Diseases. Immunobiological preparations
  • Hospital Epidemiology. Control of nosocomial infections. The relevance and significance of the problem of hospital infections.
  • Disinfection measures as one of the areas of anti-epidemic activities
  • Organization of sanitary protection of the territory against the introduction of quarantine and other infectious diseases.
  • Risk factors and etiology and socio-economic consequences of chronic diseases.
  • Types of epidemiological studies. Classification.
  • Clinical epidemiology, definition. Principles of clinical epidemiology.
  • Types of clinical trial design (parallel, crossover, factorial and serial).
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases and New Public Health
  • Health promotion. Medical activity of the population. The concept of a healthy lifestyle.
  • The concept of “Health evidence-based” (EBM).World experience of development of EBM. Four steps in EBM.
  • Systematic error.
  • The concept of “systematic review”, the qualitative systematic review.
  • Databases of medical information, EBM. Cochrane electronic
  • The definition of “meta-analysis”, the purpose of application meta-analysis.
  • National clinical guidelines.
  • Randomized controlled trial (RCT).
  • Cohort study. Benefits and disadvantages
  • What is a blind research?
  • The criteria for the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Principles of the organization of health care workers of industrial enterprises.
  • Issues of the organization of periodic and preliminary medical examinations of workers of industrial enterprises.
  • Modern classification of industrial poisons and diseases.
  • Issues of early detection and prevention of occupational diseases (intoxications).
  • Issues of medical and social care provision at occupational diseases.
  • General issues of occupational diseases, legal and regulatory framework to combat work-related diseases.
  • Application of SWOT- analysis in the health care system.
  • Health economics: goals, objectives, methods, basic direction.
  • Health Management, purpose, objectives. Principles of management, control as a process of management cycle.
  • The principles of management according to international standards.
  • The main methods of social health studies.
  • Key statistical indicators of population health and their complex application.ICD-10.The structure and the terms of use.
  • Information and educational programs to promote a healthy lifestyle for the population. Their goals, objectives, mechanisms of implementation.
  • Medical demography: basic definitions and concepts. The role and importance of demographic indicators for the assessment of health, medical and social well-being and health care system(mortality, fertility and natural growth, maternal and infant mortality).
  • Maternal and infant mortality, the main causes of maternal and infant mortality in Kyrgyzstan. Maternal and child health.
  • Principles and methods of studying morbidity and its main groups. Accepted forms of morbidity statistics.
  • The definition of Statistics, as a science, one of the main tools of public health. The concept of medical and health statistics.
  • The concept of a general population. Types of sampling and their use. The concept of distribution.
  • Descriptive statistics and evidence.
  • Statistical sampling. Types of statistical samples. Requirements for them
  • Principles and approaches to the planning of statistical analysis. Steps statistical analysis and its elements.
  • The structure and capabilities of analysis provided in MS Excel.
  • Variation ranks. Determination and technique for constructing statistical range. Main features of variations and parameters.
  • Tabular and graphical content. Concepts and definitions, principles and methods of construction, the use of statistical studies.
  • Time series. Types, concepts and definitions, basic statistics and methods of analysis.
  • Standard deviation. Determination and significance, properties and application in Statistics analysis.
  • Standard error of the mean. Role, properties and the use in the statistical analysis.
  • Measures of central tendency. Properties and their use.
  • Parametric and nonparametric statistical analysis and criteria (basic concepts and definitions).
  • The statistical probability and reliability: definitions and concepts; most common methods for determining their positive and negative features.
  • Student t-test: concept and application methods and conditions.
  • Correlation: concept and application methods and conditions.
  • Regression: concept and application methods and conditions.
  • ANOVA: concept and application methods and conditions


Main references:


  1. Public Health and Health Care: Textbook / ed. VA Minyaev, NI Vishnjakov. – 5th ed. Revised. and add. – M .: MED press-inform, 2009. – 656 p.


Further reading:


  1. TH Tulchinsky, Varavikova EA New public health. Introduction to modern science. – Jerusalem, 1999. – S. 669-717.
  2. Wallace / Maxcy-Rosenau-Last. Public Health & Preventive Medicine. – McGraw-Hill, 2008. – p. 55-77, 1267-1284.
  3. Alma Ata conference on primary health care. // WHO Chronicle. 179. T. 33. №3
  4. Aday L.A., Begley C.E., Slater C.H. Evaluating the medical care system: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity. Ann Arbor MI: Health Administration Press, 1993.
  5. Krichagina VI Where, when and who need a family doctor. // Medicine and Health: An overview. M., 1989.
  6. Starodubov VI, Kalinin AA , Shlyafner SI Primary health care: state and development prospects. – M.: Medicine, 2007. – 264 p.





  1. Topics / Subtopics:


  • Describing instruments, specific materials, experiments. Reading.
  • Topic of research: methods, relevance, significance.
  • Recent developments in science and medicine. International conference.
  • Mental and ethical methods in modern society. Scientific etiquette: referring to sources, reporting information, avoiding plagiarism.
  • Science and education. Competencies of PhD student.
  • Topics on epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases.


  1. Grammar
  • Prepositions
  • Degrees of comparison
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Tenses. Passive/active voice
  • Infinitive, participle, gerund
  • Conditional sentences
  • Word formation
  • Emphatic structures
  • Modal verbs
  • Attribute groups
  • Punctuation







Main references:

  1. Rukov N., Shahova N.:Learn to Read Science. English for aspirants:
  2. Michelson T.:Workbook on Grammar in English.


Further reading:

  1. Michelson T. Tutorial for scientific workers for development of oral speech skills: English.
  2. Rubtsova M. Full course of English, teach-yourself book.
  3. Socolov S. Reading of scientific texts and oral speech in English.


References :

  1. Savinova E. Dictionary for reading of scientific literature in English.
  2. Yablochkov T. Handbook of international scientific conferences participant: English.
  3. Stupin L. Scientific conference: Russian-English phrasebook.


Electron media

  1. Multimedia English Platinum.
  2. Multimedia Diamond
  3. Multimedia Ignatova T. English for communications.
  4. Multimedia
  5. Multimedia encyclopedia Britannica


Internet sources

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  4. www.cnn.com