A special case: exercise theses
The theses of practice are defended within the framework of certain health courses for the obtaining of a state diploma of doctorate in the following disciplines:
- Dental Surgery
- Veterinary Medicine.
This State diploma therefore gives the right to practise the professions of doctor, pharmacist, dentist or veterinary surgeon. However, it should not be confused with the doctoral diploma obtained after a thesis defence in the framework of the LMD university course (Licence, Master, Doctorate): it does not allow you to teach at the university, nor does it allow you to obtain a habilitation to conduct research. On the other hand, it can be completed by the preparation of a doctorate.
Practising theses are not subject to the same regulations as doctoral theses. They are governed by article R632-23 of the Education Code. Their archiving, their reporting in bibliographic tools, as well as their online dissemination, are not compulsory and depend on the policy of the institutions that award the diplomas. If the institution chooses to report the theses it has defended, it uses the Sudoc, theses.fr which is dedicated solely to the reporting of doctoral theses.
Abes Provides it to the institutions:
- the instructions for reporting exercise theses
- a model of thesis registration formto be completed by the candidates
Note: institutions are free to reappropriate this model and to rework it according to their needs.