Státní doktorská zkouška a obhajoba disertační práce
REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE DOCTORAL EXAM:
Obtaining sufficient results and preparing the dissertation in the phase where these results can be presented.
Obtaining theoretical knowledge and mastering the basic subject of Neurosciences, 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.
FORMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISSERTATION:
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
The curriculum-specific courses are the following: Neuroanatomical Studies, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychology and Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychopharmacology, Pathophysiology of the Nervous System, Neurology, Psychiatry, Behavioural Pharmacology, Animal Testing Models of CNS Disorders, General Psychology, Processing and Analysing Signals and Images, and Computer Neuroscience.
The final state doctoral examination requirements:
Completing the primary discipline - Neuroscience
Detailed knowledge of the partial issues of the discipline relevant to the chosen doctoral thesis topic
The necessary requirements for the admittance of the doctoral students to the defence of their doctoral thesis are at least THREE publications published in international journals with a measured impact factor. Two of the publication must have the first authorship of the student, and one of them must be original. The minimum impact factor for all three publications is 1.00. One of the original first authorship publications must rate higher than the median of the discipline. An alternative to the above would be 2 first authorship publications ranking in the 3rd quartile of the Web of Science category, which is relevant to the topic of the doctoral thesis (see Faculty-Wide conditions)
The doctoral committee of the Neuroscience discipline allows the students partaking in the CEITEC-MU research groups to receive individual study plan conditions, to make sure the "CEITEC PhD School" requirements are met.
Studijní a výzkumné povinnosti
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 5 fields of study courses of a common basis
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.) or through the analogical external courses (e.g. The Course in the Fundamentals of Research Work Administered by the CAS).
THE FIELDS OF STUDY COURSES OF A COMMON BASIS:
1. Scientific Information, medicine based on evidence (e.g. the Medicine Based on Scientific Proof course)
2. Ethical and legal aspects of research (e.g. the Bio-medicinal Research Ethics, Law, Ethics and Philosophy in Science courses)
3. Organisation of research projects and clinical trials (e.g. the Planning, Organisation and Evaluation of Clinical Studies courses)
4. Data analysis (e.g. the Analysis of Clinical Data courses)
5. Publication, presentation and grant-related skills (e.g. the Art of Research and Scientific Writing courses)
6. Computer Network User
- 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), alternatively participate in an international project (attendance at the regular project team meetings is mandatory)
- 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
Návrh témat kvalifikačních prací a témata disertačních prací
The effect of rTMS on cognitive functions in patients with neurodegenerative diseases
Advanced Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Clinical and Basic Neuroscience Applications
Modern pattern recognition methods for image data analysis in neuropsychiatric research
fMRI data processing with usage of simultaneously acquired EEG
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) For Structural Connectivity And White Matter Microstructure Mapping