A Qatari woman obtains a doctorate degree in medical sciences from Qatar University.
01 May 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
This is a historic milestone for the College of Medicine, with the first Ph.D oral defense taking place in the College for Ms. Manal Musallam Othman, Director of Diabetes Education in Hamad Medical Corporation.
As a doctorate candidate of Qatar University’s College of Medicine (QU-CMED), Othman successfully completed the oral defense of her Ph.D. thesis on April 11th, 2022.
The Qatar University Health Ph.D. program provides students with a broad foundation of biomedical, clinical, and pharmacy-related interdisciplinary training, followed by intensive training in advanced aspects of medical sciences, research philosophy, and modern techniques.
Her thesis titled “Development of a Problem and AttRibutes bAsed DIabetes self-manaGeMent (PARADIGM) intervention” critically evaluated the structure of existing diabetes self-management interventions and their impact on different levels of outcomes such as knowledge, physical activity, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and quality of life.
This project outlined the importance of developing a robust DSME intervention program. This could result in increased uptake by PWD of an effective intervention that can help maintain successful DSM with consequent improvements in their quality of life. We hope this is the beginning of more achievements and success in the field