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

Introductory information / Instructions

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).


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 CURRICULUM-SPECIFIC COURSES: 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)


The study plan does not contain any courses.