Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

Doctoral degree in combined form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

What will you learn?

After the students complete all of the required courses from the first year of studies, their individual study plans are further designed to ensure they will focus on literary research and compose the theoretical segment of the doctoral thesis in the second year and also to ensure they are involved in pedagogical activities.

Furthermore, the individual plans are eventually allowing them to complete some of the elective courses and apply for the final state doctoral examination. In the third year of studies, the primary focus is the collection of data for the practical segment of the doctoral thesis and also the presentation of partial results at academic conferences. Simultaneously, the students are encouraged to become involved in pedagogical activities.

In the fourth year, the students are expected to focus on the publication of their results, for the reason that the acceptance of an article by academic journals, especially those with a measured impact factor, usually takes at least one year from its submission. They should also complete their doctoral thesis and, after their publications are accepted, apply for the admission to the defence of the doctoral thesis, and thus successfully finish their doctoral studies.

Practical training

Students of Doctoral Studies do not have compulsory compulsory internships. If the topic of doctoral work is close to a particular type of practice, students are ad hoc at the appropriate field workplaces.

Career opportunities

Scientific Researcher at Institutions e.g. the National Health Institute

Teacher - academic worker at the university or college

Laboratory researcher

Worker in management focused on health protection and support (eg Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Food Chamber, etc.)

Applied research supervisor in the private sector (eg food industry)

Head of medical equipment management with a focus on epidemiology of infectious diseases

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Medicine
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time No
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
Doctoral board and doctoral committees
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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