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Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine and Pharmacy

Programme code: 3103

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Health sciences

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Organised by:Department of Pharmacology

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participating Universities:Universitat de València Estudi General

Programme Coordinator:Dr Matilde Merino Sanjuán

Places available for new students:20 places

Aims: The doctoral programme involves advanced training methods and techniques in the area of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Technology research. The aim is the defence of a doctoral thesis and obtaining a doctoral degree. The main objectives of the Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine and Pharmacy are: to get the skills required for laboratory work and for the use of scientific instruments; to get the appropriate skills to propose an experimental design and to develop it properly, to analyse the results formulating reasonable assumptions and to have the ability to discuss them; to handle bibliographic sources correctly, and develop the necessary critical thinking to analyse and evaluate the abundant information existing in scientific literature; to be aware of the advances in research and in the rational use of medicines.

Description: It is very important to increase the scientific advances in the understanding of disease, methods of diagnosis and, above all, the introduction of new drugs carried out by pharmaceutical companies. The basis of these advances is the biomedical research to be conducted by research and scientific staff properly trained. Since the University is solely responsible for postgraduate training institution, this Doctoral Programme poses to train researchers and scientists in the field of medicine that can subsequently increase the critical mass of researchers at the University itself or at Biomedical Research Centres, both Public or Private, in the technical and scientific aspects of regional, national and international health administration bodies, as well as the departments of research, development and innovation in the pharmaceutical companies. On the other hand, the factors that accompany the development of new drugs and medicines sometimes makes the existing information about them can reach the mediated society, or biased at least. So, professionals of the health area develop their work in public bodies which can act independently, providing adequate information for proper training of future professionals by instilling in them the ability to screen, select and discern in order to use their judgment to apply (wise use) the most appropriate care patterns in each case. On the basis of the need to train specialists in medicine has been developed in this Doctoral Programme in “Biomedicine and Pharmacy”. The programme is a merger of these doctoral programmes: Pharmacology with Quality Award and Pharmaceutical Technology (RD.778/1998). The doctoral programme in Pharmacology obtained the Quality Award in 2004, renewed each year. The Universitat de València Estudi General teaches the doctoral programme in Biomedicine and Pharmacy since 2006-2007 with Quality Award RD.56/2005, and it has been taught uninterruptedly until today. This programme has obtained recently the Award for Excellence (2012).

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