PhD in Cell Biology and Pathology Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine
Cell Biology and Pathology is a field of biomedical science concerned with the build-up and functional characteristics of particular cells and their interaction in the construction of tissues and organs. The content matter of the study is, above all, the cell itself at various levels of its functional organization, also concerning the interconnection of structural-functional levels that maintain the cell as the basic structural and functional unit of multicellular organisms including the human.
The goal of the studies in the study program Cell Biology and Pathology is to train the student for independent scientific research work aimed at understanding dynamics, mutual connections, and functional-structural characteristics of cells and tissues under normal – physiological conditions and in pathologic processes as well as in their modeling.
The program is carried out without any specialization.
Graduates in the Ph.D. program acquired a good knowledge of cell biology and of the biological background of basic cell pathology processes. They have a deep understanding of the Thesis subject and are familiar with basic methodical procedures in cell biology. The graduates acquire an independent scientific mode of thinking are able to collect and critically evaluate the existing status of knowledge and suggest solutions including experimental designs. The graduates should manage all selected methods for scientific studies oriented to their dissertation. They should interpret the achieved results and present them as well as discuss them at scientific meetings. The graduates are able to teach both pre and postgraduate courses in cell biology and pathology.