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Biomedical Technology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (ARWU) Maribor, Slovenia
The goal of the doctoral study programme is to deepen researching knowledge about new biomaterials, usage of the up-to-date information technologies, electronics, robotics, etc, as well as development of the modern technology accompanying fields. 
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Overview

The "Biomedical Technology" 3rd-cycle study programme leads to "doktorat znanosti" (PhD degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Medicine. 

Having completed doctoral studies, candidates are competent to carry out independent research and acquire new scientific recognitions, to develop new diagnostic and treatment methods in depth, and are qualified for faster application of diagnostic and treatment methods from abroad.

Candidates are also able to conduct research clinical work, as well as applicative and fundamental research work in depth.

COURSES (ECTS)

Year 1: (1st & 2nd Semester)

  • Biomedical Informatics (9)
  • Scientific Research Methods (3)
  • Individual Research Work 1 (9)
  • Individual Research Work 2 with Seminar Work (12)
  • Elective course 1 (9)
  • Elective course 2 (9)
  • Elective course 3 (9)

Electives:

  • Biophysics (9)
  • Biochemistry (9)
  • Molecular Biology (9)
  • Genetics (9)
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (9)
  • Research in Clinical Practice (9)
  • Year 2 (3rd & 4th Semester)
  • Transferable Knowledge (3)
  • Individual Research Work 3 (9)
  • Individual Research Work 4 (12)
  • Elective course 1 (6)
  • Elective course 2 (6)
  • Electives:
  • Bioceramics (6)
  • Nanoparticles in Biomedicine (6)
  • Nutraceutics and New Trends in Nutrition (6)
  • Synthesis, Structure and Characteristics of Polymers (6)
  • Bioactive Oriented Polymers (6)
  • Synthetic Biopolymers (6)
  • Membrane Mass Transport Phenomena (6)
  • Polymeric Membranes in Medicine (6)
  • Selected Topics in Cell Biology (6)
  • Microbial Pathogenesis (6)
  • Microbiological Typing Methods (6)
  • Cell Physiology (6)
  • Methods in Cell Physiology (6)
  • Mathematical Physiology (6)
  • Rheology of Biological Systems (6)
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (6)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (6)
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics (6)
  • Chosen Chapters from Toxicology (6)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics (6)
  • System Theory (6)
  • Telematics (6)
  • Biomedical Signal Processing (6)
  • Simulations and Virtual Environments for Medical Training (6)
  • Artificial Intelligence Methods (6)
  • NMR in Biomedicine (6)
  • Biomedical Electronics and Photonics (6)
  • Research Methods in Pathology (6)  
  • Endoscopy and Ultrasound in Gastroenterology (6)  
  • Neurosurgery (6)
  • Biomechanics, Osteology, Osteosynthesis (6)
  • Therapeutic Methods in Anaesthesiology (6)
  • Gynecologic Oncology (6)         
  • Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography in Neurology (6)
  • Nephrology (6)
  • Tissue Oxygenation, Metabolism and Microcirculation (6)
  • Cardiology (6)
  • Clinical Immunology (6)            
  • Infectious Diseases (6)  
  • Chosen Chapters on Paediatry (6)
  • Chosen Chapters from Ophthalmology (6)
  • Selected Topics from Psychiatry (6)
  • Care of Elderly People in a Field of Gerontology Technology (6)
  • Biomechanics Load of Low Back (6)
  • Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology (6)
  • Ethics of Bio-Medical Research (6)  
  • Carcinogenesis and Tumor Biology (6)
  • Molecular Biophysics (6)
  • Materials for Controlled Drug Delivery (6)
  • Pharmacogenomics (6)
  • Vascular Implants (6)
  • Assessment of Cardiac and Circulatory Function (6)
  • New Technologies in Family Medicine (6)
  • Nutriceuticals and Technology (6)
  • Functional Cell Models (6)
  • Breast Oncology (6)
  • Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery (6)
  • Maxillofacial Surgery Introduction to Stomatology (6)        
  • Tuboperitoneal Infertility (6) 
  • Mechanisms and Biomechanics of Injury in Trauma (6)
  • Clinical Pathophysiology of Emergencies (6)
  • Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine (6)
  • Applied Biostatistics in Clinical Research (6)
  • Applications of Molecular Immunology in Clinical Practice (6)
  • Modern Surgical Techniques and Applied Surgical Anatomy (6)
  • Experimental Surgery (6)
  • Dermatovenerology (6)
  • Chosen Chapters on Dermatooncology (6)
  • Comprehensive Approach Towards Health Problems (6)
  • The Role of Family in Health and Illness of Individual Person (6)
  • Doctor Patient Communication (6)
  • Corporate Governance in Health Care (6) 
  • Urology – Selected Topics (6)
  • Telemedicine (6)
  • Molecular Allergology (6)
  • Female and Male Infertility (6)
  • Reproductive Biology and Embryology (6)
  • Advanced Multidisciplinary Analytics in Biomedicine (6)
  • Chosen Chapters from Emergency Medicine (6)
  • Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine (6)
  • Selected Chapters from Gastroenterology and Hepatology (6)

Year 3 (5th & 6th Semester)

  • Individual Research Work 5 – Presentation of the Thesis (30)
  • Individual Research Work 6 – Elaboration and Defense of the PhD Thesis (30)

Accreditation

The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. In the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Documents/1920MFEN.pdf.

 

The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/CALL-FOR-APPLICATION-INTO-POSTGRADUATE-STUDY-PROGRAMMES-OF-THE-UNIVERSITY-OF-MARIBOR-FOR-THE-ACADEMIC-YEAR-2019-20.aspx. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4802 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4802 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4802 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4802 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The enrolment fee and contributions for compulsory health insurance are not included within the tuition fee.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

You may find the Public Call for Applications for the Co-Funding of Doctoral Study Programmes for Students of the University of Maribor – 2019/2020 Academic Year at https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/CO-FUNDING-OF-DOCTORAL-STUDIES-2019.aspx.  

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