PhD in Physiology and Pathological Physiology

General

Program Description

Postgraduate study in Physiology and Pathophysiology is focused on the investigation of functions of organs and organ systems during responses and adaptations to changes in the external and internal environments in health and disease. The transition from studies of indirect manifestations of certain functions to their own functional and regulatory mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels predominates. The acquired knowledge is fundamental for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases.


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).

Minimum of points for admission is 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 1997

Pavel Sobotka et al.: Pathophysiology Laboratory Exercises, Karolinum Praha 2006


Graduate Profile/Career Prospect

The specialization in Physiology and Pathophysiology is focused on studies of the functions of organs and organ systems during body responses and adaptations under external and internal environmental changes in normal and pathological conditions. In the course of study, the graduate obtains a broad theoretical basis of human physiology and pathophysiology. Experimental training in the field of cardio- and neurophysiology and pathophysiology of mammals allows him to acquire highly specific practical skills and original scientific results. The graduates are then ready for careers in health-related research or as university lecturers.

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