Degree programme objectives

The primary objective of the programme is to prepare the finest specialists in the scientific fields related to Oncology and Haematology. The graduates should be ready to continue their scientific careers in academic institutions and medical facilities.

In case the graduate chooses to further their scientific career, they receive support in taking part at long-term post-doctoral internships abroad. The individual departments involved in the course of the studies cover a wide spectrum of topics from the fields of Oncology and Haematology, which are also taught to the doctoral students.

The connecting element between the individual laboratories, academic institutions, and medical facilities, are the shared technologies, joint workshops, academic seminars, conferences, and the mutual mentoring of PhD candidates. The students are motivated by the high quality of the specialised research in a competitive - yet open to collaboration - environment. The performance of individual students is not only rewarded financially but also e.g. through the means of admittance to prestigious international conferences.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
LF: E- application for PhD programmes in English language spring 2022
Submission deadline until midnight 31/10/2021

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme
    The admission procedure takes place in two rounds: 1st round: The admission committee evaluates the materials which the applicant has attached to the application: - curriculum vitae - an essay / a motivation letter - a diploma and transcript of courses taken - two letters of recommendation from previous teachers. It is recommended to prepare these documents very carefully, as it is on the basis of these documents that the applicant will be invited to the second round of interviews. 2nd round: The entrance examination in the form of an interview conducted before the admission committee; upon prior agreement, it can be held using videoconferencing technology. In the admission process, the applicant can obtain a maximum of 100 points. To be accepted, it is necessary to receive at least 80 points. An admission committee evaluates a presentation of an applicant during the exam. However, the final decision has to be made by the dean of faculty. If the result is "accepted", the administrator of the Office for Quality prepares admission documents. These admission documents are sent directly to the applicant. In the case of a visa application, admission documents are required for the procedure. For more information regarding admission procedure in general go to https://www.med.muni.cz/en/research-and-development/phd-studies For more information regarding the programme, please see https://biology.med.muni.cz/en/phd-program/application-process

Studies

  • Objectives

    The primary objective of the programme is to prepare the finest specialists in the scientific fields related to Oncology and Haematology. The graduates should be ready to continue their scientific careers in academic institutions and medical facilities.

    In case the graduate chooses to further their scientific career, they receive support in taking part at long-term post-doctoral internships abroad. The individual departments involved in the course of the studies cover a wide spectrum of topics from the fields of Oncology and Haematology, which are also taught to the doctoral students.

    The connecting element between the individual laboratories, academic institutions, and medical facilities, are the shared technologies, joint workshops, academic seminars, conferences, and the mutual mentoring of PhD candidates. The students are motivated by the high quality of the specialised research in a competitive - yet open to collaboration - environment. The performance of individual students is not only rewarded financially but also e.g. through the means of admittance to prestigious international conferences.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • work academically and independently in the fields of Oncology and Haematology
    • work academically and independently in the fields of laboratory and experimental oncology, cancer biology, and haematology.
    • apply the knowledge of the field of Cancer Biology in independent academic work
    • understand the theories, concepts, and methods, which represent the current trends in the topical area of their Oncology and Haematology oriented doctoral thesis
    • prepare a competitive application for the research project grant
    • design the concept of their own research project and then consecutively realise it in cooperation with other team members
    • interpret the results of their own research as well as the results of all research in their discipline
    • compose scientific articles and publish them in international journals
    • work as a post-doctorate scientist both in the Czech Republic and abroad
    • professionally lead the students during their scientific preparation
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates of the doctoral degree programme are able to use their acquired qualification especially at research institutes and medical facilities in the roles of researchers, university lecturers etc. They are authorised to conduct independent science and research practice in the fields of basic and applied research. In a larger context, they are prepared to perform any activities related to scientific work, i.e. solve conceptual problems, perform science-management activities, and lecturing.

  • Practical Training

    Practical experience is obtained through practical work performed by the research group the student belongs to, and also inside the shared infrastructure, or at CEITEC. For students specialising in clinical studies, the practical training takes place in the partner medical facilities (MMCI, The Faculty Hospital in Brno, the Faculty Hospital U sv. Anny).

  • Goals of Theses

    The standards for the doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Medicine of the MU are regulated by the Dean's directive no. 3/2013 "The instructions regarding the formal requirements regarding the doctoral thesis composed at the Faculty of Medicine of the MU"

    https://is.muni.cz/do/med/uredni_deska/pravni_normy/smernice_dekana/2013/3-2013-smerniceLFMU_disertacni_prace_final.pdf

Basic information

Abbreviation
D-ONHE_A
Type
doctoral degree programme
Degree
Ph.D.
Length of studies
4 years
Language of instruction
English English

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