LF DPFMP Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Name in Czech: Pathology and Forensic Medicine
doctoral full-time specialized
Included in the programme: LF D-MIKRO_A Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

Obtaining sufficient results and preparing the dissertation in the phase where these results can be presented.
Obtaining theoretical knowledge and practical clinical skills in the subject of General and Specializace Pathology and/or Forensic Medicine, focusing on the topic of dissertation.
Obtaining the knowledge of statistical data processing and the basis of the methodology of scientific work,
The State Doctoral Exam consists of an Examining Board.
A necessary prerequisite for the submission of the final state doctoral examination application is the fulfilment of all the requirements determined by the doctoral board. At the latest, on the date of submitting the application, the student must submit the doctoral thesis statements (if they are determined by the decision of the doctoral board). The state doctoral examination will then proceed within one year after the submission of the application. Commonly, a part of the state doctoral examination is the discussion regarding the statements of the doctoral thesis, unless stated otherwise by the doctoral board or doctoral committee.
The state doctoral examination and the defense of the doctoral thesis are carried out according to the MU SZŘ, Articles 31, 32 and 33.
Doctoral studies are completed by writing the dissertation thesis and its defense. The following study and research duties must be fulfilled before defense of the dissertation.
The preparation of the dissertation includes especially participation in educational events, literature studies, preparation of an own project, work on an own project, data collection, sample processing, lecture presentation and clinical practice.
Partial results of the dissertation are presented in clinical seminars.
The standards of dissertation theses at LF MU are regulated by the Dean's Directive No. 5/2021 "Guidelines on the formal requirements of dissertation theses prepared at the MU Faculty of Medicine"

Requirements of the study

The basis of the doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the MU is the procedural pursuit of preparation of the doctoral thesis in close and regular interaction with the tutor and supplemented by the faculty-wide applicable terms for completing the postgraduate studies.
Before the defence of the doctoral thesis is performed, the following conditions need to be met:
- fulfil the requirements of the given individual study plan
- complete at least 4 courses of a common basis
- complete at least 4 subject-area courses (within the competence of the doctoral board)
- meet the publication activity requirements at least in the specified range (see below)
- undergo an internship abroad (with the duration of at least one month)
- present original data at an international conference
- submit the doctoral thesis
- pass the final state doctoral examination
- acquire the total amount of 240 credits over the course of studies (in case the MU study and examination regulations change, the credit system may be bypassed at the discretion of the doctoral board).
The participation in teaching can then only reach the maximum of 150 hours/4 years
The common courses encompass the stated fields of scientific knowledge and capabilities. They can be completed as a part of the organised courses at the MU (with cooperation with CEITEC, Faculty of Science, etc.).
Every doctoral student enrolled at LF MU after 1 September 2023 is required to take an online course FR_p2023 FRESHERS: Skills for Research Careers.
Completion of the course DSEBRa Ethics of Biomedical Research is highly recommended for all Ph.D. candidates of the Faculty of Medicine.
1. Scientific Information, medicine based on evidence
2. Ethical and legal aspects of research
3. Organisation of research projects and clinical trials
4. Data analysis (e.g. the Analysis of Clinical Data courses)
5. Publication, presentation and grant-related skills
6. Computer Network User

The Indicative List of the Required and Elective Courses:
- General Pathology
- Special Pathology 1, 2 - (theoretical preparation, based on individual organ systems)
- Practical Pathology 1 - anatomical autopsy, the procedure, interpretation of the results, correlation to the clinical findings, complete autopsy
- Practical Pathology 2 - the biopsy segment: harvesting, describing, and processing the material, interpreting the findings
- Basic Histopathology Methods: special staining, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry
- Molecular Pathology
- Specialised Study Programme - Pathology (elective courses), at least one of the following:
- Histology and Embryology
- Morphometrics, Documentation (Macro and Micro Photography)
- The Analysis of Microscope Imagery)

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Prognostic immunohistochemistry of soft tissue sarcomas
archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/h651e/

Identification of cancer stem cells in selected childhood tumors
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/azhy8/

Correlation between prenatal diagnosis and findings of fetal autopsy
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/crv71/

Analysis of the nestin expresion in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/d8gdq/

Post-mortem diagnosis of anaphylaxis after bee stings

Recommended progress through the study plan


The study plan does not contain any courses.