PhD in Human Physiology and Pathophysiology

General

Program Description

Functionally defined discipline that studies regulatory functions of organs in response and adaptation of specific systems of the organism to changes in the external and internal environment in normal and pathological states. There is a dominance of transition from studies of indirect manifestations of certain functions to studies of their own functional and regulatory mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level in order to use the acquired knowledge for the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of human diseases.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for a doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. The project is assessed by the expert committee.


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: 01.07.2019 Until: 10.07.2019


Recommended literature, sample questions

Readings are recommended by individual potential supervisors and are based on professional issues of the potential dissertation and the chosen particular discipline. In particular, monographs and respected IF magazines. Suggested literature and resources can be viewed within the profiles of the specific supervisors.


Career Prospect

Doctoral (Ph.D.) study program in Human Physiology and Pathophysiology provides an introduction into the methodology of scientific work with special interest at the characterization of function and regulatory mechanisms of the human body in the healthy and diseased organism. Study of molecular mechanisms predominates with the aim to use theoretical findings in the prevention, therapy, diagnostics, and rehabilitation of human diseases and disorders. Standard and international alignment is confirmed by the state examination in the field of specialization and the defense of thesis which reflects graduate's knowledge in his specialization, level of mastering modern methodology, and his invention in the solution of scientific problems. The program is linked to many fields of clinical medicine. The standard length of study is four (4) years.

Last updated April 2019

About the School

The Vinohrady health care campus started its development in the beginning of the 20th century, by then at the city periphery. In 1902, the Emperor Franz Joseph I inaugurated the Vinohrady Hospital as ... Read More

The Vinohrady health care campus started its development in the beginning of the 20th century, by then at the city periphery. In 1902, the Emperor Franz Joseph I inaugurated the Vinohrady Hospital as the primary hospital for citizens of Královské Vinohrady and Žižkov districts. Read less