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 ISM;
  3. Validation of planned PhD thesis coordinated by a local or foreign scientific consultant;
  4. Passport with copy;
  5. Previous education documents (Diploma) with notarized copy;
  6. Copy of foreign languages certificate (if available);
  7. List of scientific and methodological researches (if available) ;
  8. 6 photos, size 3,5×4,5 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. Interview on the substantiation of the planned research.
  15. 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 November 1, 2017 – until December 26, 2017.

Date of entrance examination:
From December 28 – until January 5, 2018.

Entrance examinations

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




  1. Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
  2. The concept of human rights. Human rights: civil, political, economic, social, and cultural.
  3. The essence of the reform “Manas,” “Manas Taalimi” program and the “Den-Sooluk”.
  4. Determinants of health, their classification
  5. Regulations on family planning and management of human reproductive function in KR
  6. Objectives of Health Economics as a science
  7. Measurement of quality of life
  8. The health insurance organizations (CHIOs) and CHI Fund (HIF), functions and tasks. Models of the organization of CHI in Kyrgyzstan.
  9. Fundamental principles of management.
  10. Quality of Life Index QALI. Indicators included in QALI
  11. Ethical dimensions of public health
  12. Differences of compulsory and voluntary health insurance
  13. QALI in Kyrgyzstan according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  14. Medical Services. Classification of medical services. Standard and individual health care services
  15. Basic concepts of control theory: subjects and objects of management methods and control mechanisms; management objectives, control parameters
  16. Health risk-factors
  17. Primary care
  18. Marketing in health care
  19. Determinants of quality of life
  20. Health policy and planning issues
  21. Insurance risk and insurance case
  22. The basic components of quality of life
  23. Statistics of live birth
  24. Sources of financing health care. Mechanisms of functioning of the health system
  25. Measurement of quality of life
  26. Migration and Health
  27. Two forms of providing health care to citizens
  28. The quality of life in medicine
  29. The principles of the compulsory health insurance. The health insurance organizations (CHIOs) and CHI Fund (HIF), functions and tasks. Models of the organization of CHI in Kyrgyzstan
  30. Service as a main economic category. Economic characteristics of health services
  31. Methodology for assessing the quality of life. SF-36
  32. Statistical data on births, Statistics of live birth and fertility
  33. Hospital as an organization. The model of medical institutions
  34. Demography as a science. Population pyramid
  35. Technology of Medical examinations: – initial medical examinations; – Periodic medical examinations; – Targeted medical examinations
  36. Field methods of market research
  37. Statistical indicators of mortality. Infant mortality
  38. Comparison of the strategic and operational management
  39. Poverty and health. Inverse care law
  40. Medical demography. Trends in the statistical reproduction of the population
  41. Market surveys of consumers. The choice of a method of interrogation. Justification of the sample size
  42. Fundamental principles of management
  43. Morbidity as a component of a comprehensive assessment of public health. Sources of information about the disease. Accounting for morbidity. Accounting forms of disease
  44. Physical development – an indicator of health
  45. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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