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Biomedical Technology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (ARWU) Maribor, Slovenia
The goal of the 3rd-cycle (doctoral) study programme in Biomedical Technology 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 3rd-cycle study programme in Biomedical Technology 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 Semester

  • Biomedical Informatics (9)
  • Scientific Research Methods (3)
  • Individual Research Work 1 (9)
  • Elective course 1 (9)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Individual Research Work 2 with Seminar Work (12)
  • Elective course 2 (9)
  • Elective course 3 (9)

Electives (1&2):

  • Biophysics (9)
  • Biochemistry (9)
  • Molecular Biology (9)
  • Genetics (9)
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (9)
  • Research in Clinical Practice (9)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Transferable Knowledge (3)
  • Elective course 3 (6)
  • Individual Research Work 3 (21)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Elective course 4 (6)
  • Individual Research Work 4 (24)

Electives (3&4):

  • 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)
  • Selected Topics in Medicine Cell Biology (6)
  • Microbial Pathogenesis (6)
  • Human Microbiome (6)
  • Cell Physiology (6)
  • Methods in Cell Physiology (6)
  • Mathematical Physiology (6)
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (6)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (6)
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics (6)
  • Toxicology of the Pharmaceutical Treatment (6)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics (6)
  • Biomedical Signal Processing (6)
  • Artificial Intelligence Methods (6)
  • NMR in Biomedicine (6)
  • Research Methods in Pathology (6) 
  • Neurosurgery (6)
  • Biomechanics, Osteology, Osteosynthesis (6)
  • Therapeutic Methods in Anaesthesiology (6)
  • Gynecologic Oncology (6)        
  • Nephrology (6)
  • Chosen Chapters from Cardiology (6)
  • Clinical Immunology (6)           
  • Infectious Diseases (6) 
  • Chosen Chapters on Paediatrics (6)
  • Chosen Chapters from Ophthalmology (6)
  • Selected Topics from Psychiatry (6)
  • Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology (6)
  • Ethics of Bio-Medical Research (6) 
  • Carcinogenesis and Tumor Biology (6)
  • Molecular Biophysics (6)
  • Pharmacogenomics (6)
  • Vascular Implants (6)
  • Assessment of Cardiac and Circulatory Function (6)
  • New Technologies in Family Medicine (6)
  • Nutraceuticals and Technology (6)
  • Functional Cell Models (6)
  • Breast Oncology (6)
  • Urogynecology and Pelvic 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)
  • Corporate Governance in Health Care (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)
  • Selected Chapters from Gastroenterology and Hepatology (6)
  • Interdisciplinarity of Dentistry (6)

Year 3: 5th Semester

  • Individual Research Work 5 – Presentation of the Doctoral Dissertation (30)

Year 3: 6th Semester

  • Preparation and Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation (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/studij/podiplomski-studij/Documents/MF_EN_20-21.pdf.

 

The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at https://www.um.si/en/Study/about/Pages/call-for-enrolment-postgraduate-2020-21.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.
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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

The public call for co-funding of doctoral studies is expected to be published in July.

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