The higher doctoral degree is the highest academic degree that can be awarded at a Danish university on the basis of a dissertation which is defended at a public, oral defence. The doctoral degree is awarded as the university’s acknowledgement of the author’s considerable scientific insight and maturity, and on the basis that the dissertation has contributed substantially to the advancement of science.
Health can award the higher doctoral degree in: Medical Science – doctor medicinae (dr.med.) and Odontology – doctor odontologiae (dr.odont.).
Anyone who has acquired a Master’s degree or a PhD degree within the subject area concerned is entitled to submit a higher doctoral dissertation for assessment. The institution may allow others to submit a dissertation.
Health may refuse to consider a dissertation for assessment, if