LF DMEBIO Medical Physics
Name in Czech: Medical Physics
doctoral combined specialized, language of instruction: English English
Included in the programme: LF D-ZOBR_A Imaging Methods and Medical Physics

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 skills in the subject of Medical Physics, focusing on the topic of dissertation.
Obtaining the knowledge of
statistical data processing
the basis of the methodology of scientific work
basics of scanning and processing of major types of biosignals
the basics of processing digitized image information.
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 formal requirements for the dissertation are modified according to directive of the dean Nařízení děkana LF MU 3/2013 s platností od 1. 10. 2013 is.muni.cz/do/med/uredni_deska/pravni_normy/smernice_dekana/2013/3-2013-smerniceLFMU_disertacni_prace_final.pdf

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

Required: Medical Biophysics
Elective: Imaging Methods for Non-Medical Students, Optometry and Orthoptics, Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Applied Instrumental and Analytical Techniques in Laboratory Medicine
The doctoral students will also attend the recommended specialist seminars hosted by academic societies, especially the CMS JEP. Furthermore, they will also be provided with the opportunities to attend training workshops relevant to their doctoral thesis topic, especially during the "Dny Lékařské Biofyziky" event.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

The importance of lens densitometry performed on Pentacam for cataract surgery
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/v1r4j/

Binocular correction in patients with central retinal impairment
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/nmtbe/

Infrared thermography of lower limbs
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/tcait/

Binocular vision correction, measurement and correction of heterophoria using MKH method
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/dosli/

Interpretation and yield of Pentacam imaging modules for the diagnosis and evaluation of keratoconus
Archiv: http://is.muni.cz/th/omn9f/

Recommended progress through the study plan


The study plan does not contain any courses.