PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology


Program Description

Doctoral (Ph.D.) study program in „Pharmacology and Toxicology” is suitable for physicians and non-physicians, graduates of magister studies with biological and biochemical orientation, who want to specialize in pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and will work in these disciplines in medical institutions, on clinics, in research laboratories, research institutions and on universities. By defending the Ph.D. dissertation the graduates substantiate that they are able to work independently. The standard length of study is four years. Graduates will receive the Ph.D. title and fulfill the conditions for further carrier growth in disciplines, which deal with remedies and their therapeutic and toxic effects.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance procedure must be undergone by each applicant. The entrance examination is held in the form of an interview before a board and it checks the student’s capacity for scientific work in the given field. The board evaluates:

  1. Quality of the draft abstract of the dissertation thesis
    The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points
  2. Previous publishing activity in the field of Pharmacology and/or Toxicology, preferably the publishing activity: for a journal with IF – 20 points, for SCOPUS – 14 points, for a reviewed journal or presentation in a Student Scientific Conference or another conference – 8 points. The applicant will receive the full number of points as the first author, or 50 % as a co-author.
    The maximum score for the whole item – 20 points
  3. 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 item 1 and 2 with 0-20 points each, item 3 with 0-10 points. The highest score achievable is, therefore, 50 points. From the scores given by particular board members, the arithmetic means will be calculated. This will be rounded to a whole number – for the decimal values between 0.0 and 0.49 downwards to the closest whole number, for the values between 0.50 and 0.99 upwards to the closest whole number. The standing of the applicants will be set according to the resulting number of 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: 05.06.2019 Until: 05.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 19.06.2019 Until: 19.06.2019
Last updated Dec 2018

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