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Doctoral Programme in Medicine

Programme code: 3139

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Health sciences

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Organised by:Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participant Universities:Universitat de València Estudi General

Programme coordinator:Dr Pilar Codoñer Franch

1st year available places:200 places

Aims: The overall objective of the Doctoral Programme is to provide training in biomedical research to Graduates in Sciences and Health Sciences through the scientific method and the systematic process of an increasingly multidisciplinary, intersectoral and multi-person research. For this, and in order to optimise the research activity, the doctoral students will be integrated into one of the many and consolidated lines of research and resources of the Departments of the Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospitals attached to it. Thus, the futures researchers are encouraged by the establishment of a flexible and dynamic system combining their professional activity and their doctoral studies. The doctoral studies shall, at minimum, guarantee the acquisition by the doctoral students of the basic competencies which are in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, specifically: systematic understanding of a field of study of legal sciences, and mastery of its skills and methods of research; ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adapt a substantial process of research and creation; ability to make a critical and assessment analysis, and synthesis of new and complex ideas, as well as communication with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their fields of knowledge; and and ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advance in a knowledge-based society.

Description: Biomedical research is a crucial element for human health because it will allow to obtain new knowledge for improving the prevention and diagnosis of diseases, as well as a greater certainty in the application of drugs and therapies and an increased efficiency in the use of health resources. The Doctoral Programme represents an appropriate way to train new researchers in the field of Medicine, as a logical continuation of the current undergraduate degrees in Medicine that allows them to join the research lines of the faculty’s departments. Also, after the proper levelling, other graduates in Sciences and Health Sciences who whish to obtain the doctoral qualification will be able to access to the doctoral programme.

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