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 PhD Chronic Diseases and Ageing

  
The PhD in Chronic Diseases and Ageing is a unique training opportunity that results from a partnership between the School of Medicine at the University of Minho, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra and the Nova Medical School of Lisbon. The program design includes advanced training opportunities in all three institutions and the theses projects are developed in cooperation, hence the degree is obtained from the three universities. This structure promotes synergies and maximizes the complementarity of existing resources, both technic and methodological. The curricular units and the thesis projects' themes are focused on emerging and priority areas that are challenging to the society, such as ageing and chronic diseases.

This program lasts 4 years (240 ECTS) full-time and it is targeted to master holders in the areas of sciences, biomedicine and medicine.

In 2013 this program was recognized as FCT PhD Program, and scholarships were given for four editions, in the period 2014-2021. Students have been selected for all editions already.

2016/2017

General


Academic degree:
  • Doctorate
ECTS:
240
Duration:
8 curricular semesters
Regime:
Normal
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga
Main Scientific area:
  • Health

Contacts


    School of Medicine
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: 253604832 Fax: 253604847
    E-Mail: nac@med.uminho.pt
    URL: https://www.med.uminho.pt

Description


This doctoral program aims to contribute to the training of doctoral excellency in scientific fields considered strategic such as the aging and chronic diseases , promoting synergies and maximizing the complementary nature of technical and methodological resources existing in the involved institutions.
In 2013 FCT recognized the quality of the PhDOC with the allocation of nine annual grants under the FCT Inter-university doctoral program in Ageing and chronic diseases.

Access to higher education


The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level.

Careers


- Pursue studies at postdoctoral level;
- Pursue a career in scientific research.

Access


9

Vacancies

0

Minimum

Access forms


Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the Health Sciences School of the University of Minho.

STEP 1: contact the program secretariat (nac@ecsaude.uminho.pt) to manifest their interest and to schedule an interview with the program director;

STEP 2: send the requested documents and information to the program secretariat;

STEP 3: the course comission will evaluate the application and appoint an interview with the candidate.Approval by this committee precedes submission for evaluation at the scientific council.

Formal requirements


Holders a master degree, conferred following a 1st or 2nd cycle of studies, organized in accordance with the Bologna principles and holders of "licenciatura" degree with interest in developing research in aging and chronic diseases.

Application deadlines


Submission of applications for PhD Interuniversity Program in Aging and Chronic Diseases runs from May 5 to May 26, 2016.

Registration deadlines


Registration for the 1st year
- 30 days after admission

Renewals registration
- In September each year

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Laboratory Rotation I SAU 10
S1 Laboratory Rotation II SAU 10
S1 Research Methods and Techniques SAU 10
S2 Aging and Chronic Diseases I SAU 5
S2 Aging and Chronic Diseases II SAU 5
S2 Aging and Chronic Diseases III SAU 5
S2 Laboratory Rotation III SAU 10
S2 Thesis Project SAU 5
Year 2 3 4 180
TA Thesis SAU 180

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
17-12-2013
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 158/2013
Registry Date:
28-02-2014
Accreditation validity:
16-12-2019


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