PhDs in Medicine & Health



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Biomedicine studies theoretical aspects of medicine and puts biological and natural science concepts into practice. Biomedicine Bachelors and Masters gather knowledge from a number of related disciplines such as biochemistry, zoology, anatomy, genetics, physiology, pathology, botany, chemistry and biology.

Biomedical science graduates will acquire practical and analytical skills. They also have to be IT literate, to know how to use different software for special analyses. Another important ability would be the numerical skills; a biomedicine expert often uses mathematical and statistical means for research. Students will also develop important qualities like time management, project management and organisational skills. Biomedical degrees offer courses on topics such as tumour biology, genetics, epidemiology and biomedical research, immunology and pathology, biomathematics.

Career opportunities include areas that interact with medicine and health, such as engineering-based fields that solve biological and medical problems. Biomedical scientists work out a range of analytical and practical laboratory tests in order to contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Graduates are qualified to also work in academic research, pharmaceutical industry.

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PhD Biomedicine

The PhD Programme in Biomedicine provides graduate students a framework to develop a research project and complete a doctoral thesis in the fields of health and life sciences.

PhD Biomedicine

One of the objectives of the Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine of the University of Porto is to endow students with a diverse training, along with a methodological and theoretical training in the domain of biomedicine, according to the interest of each student and the specific characteristics of the research project which will be carried out.

PhD Biomedicine

The aim of the doctoral programme in Biomedicine is to train professionals in the field of health who are aware of the fundamental role that research and the scientific method have in their professional future whether or not they are involved in research as a career. Appropriate training in research enables problems to be solved logically and systematically and, at the same time, provides opportunities for lifelong learning.