PhD in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

General

Program Description

Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology study program includes classical systematic macroanatomy, topographic anatomy, modern clinical anatomy, microscopic anatomy, histology (light microscopy and electron microscopy), immunohistochemistry and cytology (morphology, biology, and pathology of the cell). Embryology is also included with special emphasis on the effect of environment congenital developmental defects.


This study program is without specialization.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination takes the form of an interview in which technical and language skills are examined primarily as well as the readiness of candidates for independent scientific work in their chosen field.

Interviews comprise:

  1. English language (0-20 points)
  2. Specialized topic (0 -40 points)
  3. Examination from the field (0-30)
  4. Publications, lectures (0-10 points).

The passing of an entrance interview with at least 70 points.


Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 01.06.2019 until: 30.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 08.07.2019 until: 22.07.2019


Recommended literature, sample questions

Eric P. Widmaier et al.: Vander's Human Physiology, The Mechanisms of Body Function, McGraw-Hill 2013
Gary D. Hammer and Stephen J. McPhee: Pathophysiology of Disease, An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, McGraw-Hill 2014
Ivan Hulín et al.: Pathophysiology, SAP 1997Pavel Sobotka et al.: Pathophysiology Laboratory Exercises, Karolinum Praha 2006.


Graduate Profile

Anatomy, histology, and embryology belong to the basic morphological field. During their studies, Ph.D. graduates acquire basic research skills and a broad background of experimental work at the level of organs, tissues, cells and even on the subcellular level. The Ph.D. graduate will be able to produce his own research results, he/she will be able to summarize the results of his/her own scientific work, to analyze them statistically, to publish them in research journals, to present them to an expert audience and the broad public and also to translate them to clinical praxis or to other fields of applied research.


Career Prospect

Successful completion of postgraduate fellowship/study in Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology enables work in this fields, and also enables participation in clinical practice, for example in the research of cardiovascular system, apparatus of locomotion or peritoneal membrane. Structural and biochemical analysis of extremity bones will be used for example for evaluation of bone fractures (in the cooperation with the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty Hospital in Pilsen). Scientific experiences/erudition of postgraduate students will enable them successful involvement in research planning and also in international research projects (for example the study of histology changes in abdominal aorta aneurysm specimens). Among the specific features of this study program belong macro- and microanatomy including new methods (stereology methods - quantitative histology; immunohistochemistry and others).

Last updated April 2019

About the School

The Faculty of Medicine, CU in Plze? is one of seventeen faculties of the venerable Charles University in Prague. It was established by Decree No. 135 of 27th October 1945 issued by President Edvard B ... Read More

The Faculty of Medicine, CU in Plze? is one of seventeen faculties of the venerable Charles University in Prague. It was established by Decree No. 135 of 27th October 1945 issued by President Edvard Beneš. Read less