PhD in General Medical and Services Sciences

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Fabio Piscaglia
Language Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 11 positions of which 9 positions with scholarship and 2 reserved positions
Application deadline May 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
Main Department
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences - DIMEC
Associated Departments
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences - DIBINEM
Curricula and Research topics
  • Ultrasound in Human Medicine
  • Public health and occupational medicine
  • Dentistry for the disabled
  • Maternal and child medicine and Pathophysiology of sexual development
  • Onco Hepatology
  • Medical Genetics
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
- In Italian and foreign Universities as researchers and / or teachers
- National Health Service as medical Director or Affiliated Physicians
- Free Medical Professional
- Employees or professionals of the Pharmaceutical / Biomedical Diagnostics Industry
Admission Board

Members
Maria Pia Fantini Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie Docente di I fascia
Susi Pelotti Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Docente di I fascia
Gabriela Piana Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie Docente di II fascia
Fabio Piscaglia Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Docente di II fascia
Giuliana Simonazzi Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Ricercatore
Substitutes
Fabrizio De Ponti Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Docente di I fascia
Alessandro  Granito Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Ricercatore
Stefano Mattioli Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Docente di II fascia
Luigi Ricciardiello Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Docente di II fascia
Paola Rucci Università di Bologna Dip. Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie Ricercatore
Learning outcomes
The PhD scholar will acquire knowledge in epidemiology and biostatistic, including the acquisition of statistical skills and methods for the quantitative analysis of the variability in biological phenomena, with particular emphasis on epidemiological studies and the use of statistical packages which enable researchers from different disciplines to deal with statistical issues of their future career. The scholar will acquire knowledge and planning skills by participating into research works finalised to become able to organise and manage independently a clinical trial. The educational mission is achieved by didactic training, scientific research, scientific and technical education and organizational and managerial training. In some projects context, the scholar will also acquire specific knowledge in molecular biology and he will become able to manage and accomplish experimental tests on cell cultures and small animals, including the management of requirements for ethics committee.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
- Basic research in the laboratories of the different projects of PhD
- Clinical Research on the basis of clinical activities performed by the students supported by their tutor
- Literature search through databases and medical-scientific search engines available to graduate students for creation of original research projects.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
- Lectures
- Frequency of seminars by national and international experts
- Frequency of laboratories
- Participation in national and international conferences with attendance of specialized courses of study
- Preparation and exhibition of scientific presentations at national and international conferences
- Critical review of scientific articles published in international journals.
Internationalization features
Periods abroad will be organized, optionally, for a minimum of one months (recommended at least three months), to conduct and / or complete research projects. Foreign teachers will conduct seminars and classes as part of the educational doctorate. The establishment of a cotutelle with the University of Cluj Napoca for a student of the 32 cyles is ongoing. The PhD coordinator is Visiting Professor at this University, with which also a general agreement for the exchange of teachers and students is under development (already approved, administrative rules to be written). Tutors will stimulate and support participation of the students in calls for national and international research, for the allocation of research funds by planning international research programs with research groups abroad. The PhD training activities can be found on the websites and will be disseminated at international scientific meetings in order to promote the participation of foreign graduate students. The registration of a PhD Student funded by the European grants of the funded TRASNMIT project is already settled.
Expected research results and products
- Participation in national and international scientific conferences as speakers with the publication of abstracts of congress (1-2 per year)
- Publication of book chapters or monographs
- Publication of scientific papers related to the research activities in international journals with international selection committee (1 year).
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
BOLONDI LUIGI Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
CESCON MATTEO Università di Bologna Professore associato
CORVAGLIA LUIGI TOMMASO Università di Bologna Professore associato
CUCCHETTI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna Ricercatore
DE PONTI FABRIZIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
FALDELLA GIACOMO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
FANTINI MARIA PIA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
FESTI DAVIDE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
GRANITO ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna Ricercatore
MATTIOLI STEFANO Università di Bologna Professore associato
MERIGGIOLA MARIA CRISTINA Università di Bologna Professore associato
PELOTTI SUSI Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
PIANA GABRIELA Università di Bologna Professore associato
PISCAGLIA FABIO Università di Bologna Professore associato
RICCIARDIELLO LUIGI Università di Bologna Professore associato
RIZZO NICOLA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
RUCCI PAOLA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
SERACCHIOLI RENATO Università di Bologna Professore associato
SIMONAZZI GIULIANA Università di Bologna Ricercatore
VIOLANTE FRANCESCO SAVERIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
ZOLI MARCO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario