Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health
Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health represents the highest level of education in the education cycle of a scientist for work in scientific research in the scientific field of biomedicine and health. It is the foundation for a future academic, scientific and/or scientific-teaching career.
Biomedicine and health
Basic medical sciences, clinical medical sciences, public health and healthcare, other branches of clinical medicine.
Requirements for enrolment
Requirements and criteria for selection of candidates for enrolment in the first year of Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health are determined by the study program.
Enrolment of students in the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health is performed based on a classification procedure. The issuing of a public invitation for application for the study, the classification procedure and the enrolment of students is performed in accordance with the Statute of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University and of the Faculty of Medicine in Osijek, Regulation on Studies and Studying at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University and the Rules for Performance of Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health.
A candidate becomes entitled to enrol based on achieved score in the classification procedure. Candidates for the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health who meet the requirements for enrolment will be selected in the classification procedure based on the following criteria: success in the graduate study, demonstration of results and motivation for scientific research and additional points for medical specialization and professional master's thesis. Each of these criteria will be awarded a certain number of points based on several elements presented in Table 1 of the Rules for Performance of Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health. Applications for the public invitation and the candidate's meeting of the requirements for enrolment in the doctoral study are evaluated by the Committee for Postgraduate Studies.
Duration of the study
In accordance with the Act and the Statute, as well as with the recommendations of the Rector's Conference, the full-time Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health lasts for at least 3 years or 6 semesters, while the part-time study generally lasts at least 5 years or 10 semesters.
The study is organized in two forms:
- Full-time study (for assistants and junior researchers employed in the science and higher education system);
- Part-time study (doctoral candidates employed outside the science and higher education system).
Total number of ECTS credits
Total number of ECTS credits in the study program is 180 ECTS credits.
Distribution of total 180 ECTS credits
Academic title acquired upon completion of the study
Upon completion of the study, one acquires the academic title of Doctor of Science in the field of Biomedicine and Health and in relevant scientific fields.
Competencies students acquire upon completion of the study
Knowledge, understanding and skills:
- Demonstrating of systematic knowledge, understanding and mastering of contemporary methodology, techniques and skills specific for the scientific discipline of biomedicine and health, the field and branch in which one is active;
- Demonstrating creativity and originality in interpretation of knowledge in the scientific discipline of biomedicine and health, the field and branch in which one is active.
Application of knowledge and understanding:
- Ability to conduct research and apply skills for the creation of new concepts, hypotheses and projects that will generate new knowledge and/or result in its implementation in the discipline of biomedicine and health, field and branch in which one is active;
- Ability to apply knowledge, understanding and research in order to contribute to the overall body of knowledge, which is verified by publishing in reputable national and international publications in the discipline in which one is active.
Making conclusions, judgements and decisions:
- Ability of open-minded, objective and critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex scientific ideas and results, whether one's own or other people's;
- Ability to judge and make decisions regarding complex issues which involve relevant scientific, ethical and social responsibility.
Presentation and communication:
- Ability to present one's own ideas, thoughts, concepts and results, as well as clarity and efficacy in communicating the results of one's research to the scientific, professional and general public.
- Ability of continuous/life-long advancement in theoretical and practical (methodological) sense, in the discipline of biomedicine and health, field and branch in which one is active;
- Ability to prove the quality and skill required for employment and self-employment.
Guide for students (.doc)