PhD in Cell Biology and Pathology

General

Program Description

Graduate in the Ph.D. program acquired a good knowledge of cell biology and of biological background of basic cell pathology processes. He/she has a deep understanding of the Thesis subject and is familiar with basic methodical procedures in cell biology. The graduate acquired independent scientific mode of thinking, is able to collect and critically evaluate the existing status of knowledge and suggest solutions including experimental designs. The graduate should manage all selected methods for scientific studies oriented to his dissertation. He/she should interpret the achieved results and present as well as discuss them at scientific meetings. The graduate is able to teach both pre- and postgraduate courses in cell biology and pathology.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance procedure

  1. must be undergone by each applicant;
  2. is held in the form of an interview before a board and its aim is to check the student’s capacity for scientific work in the given field.

The board evaluates:

  1. The motivation for studying:
    • the student shall present the reasons that made him/her decide to study (max. 5 points), and
    • tells the board about his/her view of the prospects following the completion of the studies (max. 5 points) The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points
  2. Previous professional/scientific activity in the field – to evaluate previous activities relevant to the project. Preferably, publishing activities are considered:
    • for an article in a journal with IF – 20 points
      The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    • for an article in the SCOPUS/ERIH database – 15 points
      The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    • for an article in a reviewed journal – 10 points
      The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    • for an active presence in a Student Scientific Conference or another conference – 5 points The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points (the points are not added up)
  3. Quality of the thesis project and quality of its presentation: the student shall submit the draft abstract of the thesis-hypothesis and plan of a solution of the project. Both the presentation and response to board members’ questions are evaluated.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points
  4. Relation of the topic to the intended Supervising Tutor’s orientation and his/her research projects:
    • The accord of the proposed topic with the Supervising Tutor’s research orientation must be clear.
    • For the Supervising Tutor’s grant beyond the University – 5 points,
    • For the accord with the Supervising Tutor’s research orientation – 5 points.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points
  5. The way of presentation of the project by the applicant:
    • quality of the presentation (0-5 points);
    • response to board members’ questions (0-5 points).
    The maximum score for the whole item – 10 points


Each member of the examining board will score the applicant according to the above key.
The maximum score given by one board member is 70 points.
From the scores given by particular board members, the arithmetic means will be calculated.
The standing of the applicants will be set according to the resulting number of points.
The board shall set the minimum score necessary for admission to studies in the given academic year.


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: 03.06.2019 Until: 06.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 13.06.2019 Until: 20.06.2019
Last updated April 2019

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