PhD degree in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine
General Objectives of the CourseBiology, especially in its translational and interdisciplinary aspects is a fundamental Science in the 21rst Century, and all indicators point to an increased investment in related fields in the next decades, namely in terms of Experimental Biology and Biomedicine. Given the critical mass at the University of Coimbra (including Faculty of Science and Technology, Pharmacy and Medicine, as well as Research Centers and Hospitals) this is a niche of excellence that urges further development. Scientific training in this field must be flexible and involve researchers with different backgrounds and approaches in order to train excellent professionals that can then enter different job markets (academia, services, biotechnology).
The Program is open to candidates wit ha Life and Health Sciences background (Masters, Bologna version; or B.Sc preBologna), or other candidates with a recognizable CV that the Board for the Program considers relevant. Admission and selection/ranking criteria are ratified by IIIUC, following initial proposals from the Program Board, and following general UC indications.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Professional GoalsLecturers in Academia,Specialized technicians in clinical, biological or research settings, bioentrepreneurship.
Mode of StudyFull-Time with the possibility of Part-time
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)English and Portuguese
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy. Succesful conclusion of all courses. Thesis delivery and defense following rules and procedures of the University.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsFollowing conceptual and methodological training in different areas of Experimental Biology and Biomedicine the students should have developed critical thinking and organizational skills, and be able to perform innovative and original outsanding Doctoral , thus becoming autonomous and highly specialized scientists.
João Ramalho de Sousa Santos
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
António Xavier de Barros e Cunha Pereira Coutinho
Recognition of Prior LearningThe recognition of prior learning is carried out according according to the Credits for Previous Learning and Work Experience Policy of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording
Succesful conclusion of all courses. Thesis delivery and defense following rules and procedures of the University.
Access to Further StudiesTraining at a Post-Doctoral level.
- Common core
- PhD degree in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine
- Areas of expertise
- Biotechnology and Health
- Development of Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Neurosciences and Disease
3rd Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 5812
Qualification Awarded: Doutor
Duration: 8 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 240.0
Annual Fee: 2750.0
Call for Applications
- 1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2019
End date: 21-12-2019
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2020
End date: 30-05-2020
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