Doctoral Programme Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Medical and Health Sciences is offered in disciplines in which the Jagiellonian University has the authority to award a doctor’s degree.
The education in DSMHS lasts for six semesters and following the Doctoral Programme on the basis of the Study Programme and the Individual Research Plan constructed by PhD student and supervisor. The Study Programme consists of four modules: module I: Methodological education (obligatory part); module II: Education in secondary scientific competences (obligatory part); module III: Specialist education in the discipline in which the Individual Research Plan is implemented (elective courses); module IV: Complementary professional and soft skills education (elective courses).
The number of ECTS credits assigned to the programme is at least 30 ECTS credits, of which: minimum 20 ECTS credits are related to preparing a PhD student to conduct and publish scientific research, including 15 ECTS credits obtained by the end of the III semester.
The number of obligatory courses:11
The number of elective courses in discipline health science: 17
Within 3 months from the beginning of education at the Doctoral School, the PhD student has to apply to the Board of the Scientific Discipline in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Jagiellonian University for supervisor assignment. The supervisor should be the same person who proposed the research topic chosen by the PhD student in the course of application.
At the beginning of 4th semester, according to current legal regulation, the mid-term evaluation is conducted, during which external committee is formed to assess the PhD student course of education and Individual Research Plan fulfilment. The education at the DSMHS finished with submission of PhD dissertation.
I feel honored and happy to study at Doctoral School of Medical and Health Sciences for several reasons. Firstly, I learn from the best. The professors are very open to discussing any scientific ideas and readily share their knowledge and skills with me. Secondly, I feel a lot of support from a doctoral school administration. They are always in touch and ready to help. And finally, the atmosphere of Jagiellonian University and Krakow gives me true inspiration to do my research. It is a great pleasure to immerse myself in Polish culture in such a magic place.
Olha Shuklinova, PhD Student, PhD Programme in the discipline of pharmaceutical sciences