Criteria for knowledge evaluation at the admission examinations for PhD doctoral studies

Criteria for  knowledge evaluation at the admission examinations for PhD doctoral studies

In order to ensure objectivity and uniformity in knowledge evaluation at the admission examinations for doctoral studies, it is proposed to use the following unified criteria for evaluating knowledge:

  1. Knowledge evaluation criteria applied in admission exams on specialty 14.02.03 (Public Health and Health care)


1.1. Knowledge and understanding of major problems of the relevant healthcare sector.

1.2. Knowledge of the current system of sources in the scientific specialty.

1.3. Knowledge of the main scientific schools and works of leading specialists of the KR, as well as selected works of foreign scientists, especially West European, public health scientists.

1.4. The ability to correctly and clearly state their thoughts, formulate conclusions, have their own point of view on discussion issues.

1.5. Proficiency  in terms, concepts and factual materials.

1.6. Demonstration of analytical abilities, ability to find and substantiate interdisciplinary approaches to problem solution

1.7. The presence of interest in a particular specialty (knowledge of publications on the specialty, participation in scientific trainings, conferences, round tables and other scientific events).



Criteria for knowledge evaluation during admission  examinations in foreign languages

1.1. Written translation of a scientific text on a specialty from a foreign language into Russian was carried out successfully (positive result), if the examiner showed full understanding of the original special text, that is, the translation was executed in full without distortion of meaning, terminological inconsistencies (incorrect translation of concepts) and other lexical inaccuracies. Translation should also convey the functional-stylistic features of the original text: match to the lexical-stylistic grammatical norms of the scientific text. The examination is actually not to checkprofessional interpretationskills , but normal understanding and retelling  of special texts read in Russian.

1.2 When referencing a scientific article,  what gets checked is the ability to determine the range of issues considered in the article for a short time and to determine the main provisions of the author, also the volume and correctness of the information extracted are estimated.

The answer should be presented in the form of a well-written statement, that is, contain terminological units, correspond to the norms of grammar and lexical compatibility rules, and have a clear composition structure. It is desirable that the examiner expresses his/her opinion on the issue discussed in the newspaper article.

1.3 During the conversation with the examiners about scientific interests are assessed the content, as well as structural and semantic completeness of the statement. The answer should be, first of all, local and competent from a terminological and lexical-grammatical point of view. The examiner must to  demonstrate proficiency in the terminology of the industry he is studying, and also conduct a scientific discussion in a foreign language.