PhD in Health and Technologies

Academic Year 2018-2019
Subject area Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences
Cycle 34
Coordinator Prof. Claudio Borghi
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions 8 positions with scholarship
Application deadline May 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Jun 22, 2018 to Jul 02, 2018
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2018
Operating centre
Bologna
Main Department
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences - DIMEC
Associated Departments
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences - DIBINEM
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES
Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" - CHIM
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology - FaBiT
Department of Physics and Astronomy - DIFA
Department of Computer Science and Engineering - DISI
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering - DICAM
Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI
Department of Industrial Engineering - DIN
Department of Psychology "Renzo Canestrari" - PSI
Department of Management - DiSA
Department of Economics - DSE
Department of Legal Studies - DSG
Mobility abroad
Yes (3 months)
Curricula and Research topics

- biomechanics
- neurocognitive system
- diagnostics
- therapeutics
- methodolologies, devices and services

Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
We foresee three possible careers for holders of this PhD: academic, industrial, entrepreneurial. The doctoral program is set for the preparation of expert with expertise in the fields of: accademic and industrial research or enterprise organization in the area of health technology.
Admission Board

Cognome Nome Istituzione Componente e-mail
Borghi Carlo Angelo Università   di Bologna effettivo ca.borghi@unibo.it
Cenacchi Giovanna Università   di Bologna effettivo giovanna.cenacchi@unibo.it
De Iaco Pierandrea Università   di Bologna effettivo pierandrea.deiaco@unibo.it
Focarete Maria Letizia Università   di Bologna effettivo marialetizia.focarete@unibo.it
Stagni Rita Università   di Bologna effettivo rita.stagni@unibo.it
Capellari Sabina Università   di Bologna supplente sabina.capellari@unibo.it
Fabbri Paola Università   di Bologna supplente p.fabbri@unibo.it
Martini Carla Università   di Bologna supplente carla.martini@unibo.it
Ricci Alessandro Università   di Bologna supplente a.ricci@unibo.it
Schiavina Riccardo Università   di Bologna supplente riccardo.schiavina3@unibo.it
Di Tella Silvio  Policlinico S.Orsola-Malpighi Rappresentante di Ente   finanziatore silvio.ditella@aosp.bo.it
Landini Maria Paola IRCCS   Rizzoli di Bologna Rappresentante di Ente   finanziatore mariapaola.landini@unibo.it
Learning outcomes
The objective of the new interdepartmental Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences and Technologies is to train the next generation of leaders in industrial, clinical, and academic research.Our goal is to develop an organic research programme at the interface between engineering and medicine, which is inspired by the quantitative and integrative approach of physical sciences, and by the latest development in biomedical research, drive the development and clinical translation of disruptive health technologies. The doctoral training programme will prepare students in conducting research which:-how human physiology and pathology work in term of physical and chemical mechanisms, and how these mechanisms respond when perturbed, changes in life style, and environmental factors;-develop new technologies that by leveraging on this mechanistic understanding pursue a wide spectrum of applications relevant to human health, including prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The PhD students will have an intense cohort activity, that will be entirely self-managed by the students themselves. The main element will be a seminars programme, where all students are expected to attend, and where each student is expected to present an update to their research at least once per year, where their work can be discussed and critically revised with all the other students of the programme, and with the supervisors attending. The seminars will also be used to rehearse conference presentations of particular importance.
Another cohort activity will be the participation to the Doctoral Development Programme. This is a cycle of seminars specifically tailored for researchers in training, that provide hands-on training on relevant research skills such as bibliographic research, fundamental statistics, scientific writing, scientific presentation.
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 three months, to conduct and / or complete research projects. Foreign teachers will conduct seminars and classes as part of the educational doctorate. Tutors will stimulate and support the involment of the students to calls for national and international programs, for the allocation of research funds by planning international research programs in collaboration with other 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.
Expected research results and products
As resalts of PhD programme we expect the achievement of original resalts in terms of relevance and imprtance. The expected tools will be scientific publications, patents design and realization of innovative applications and software systems in the domain of health science and technology.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
BORGHI   CLAUDIO   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
BORGHI   CARLO ANGELO   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
CALZA'   LAURA   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
CANESTRARI     STEFANO   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
CAPELLARI     SABINA   Università di Bologna Ricercatore 
CASTELLANI     GASTONE   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
CENACCHI     GIOVANNA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
CHESANI     FEDERICO   Università di Bologna Ricercatore 
CHIARI   LORENZO   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
COLOMBO     VITTORIO   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
CRISTOFOLINI     LUCA   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
DE IACO     PIERANDREA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
DICIOTTI     STEFANO   Università di Bologna Ricercatore a t.d. (art. 24 c.3-b L. 240/10) 
DIEMBERGER     IGOR   Università di Bologna Ricercatore a t.d. (art. 24 c.3-b L. 240/10) 
FABBRI   PAOLA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
FABBRI   DANIELE   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
FALDINI     CESARE   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
FOCARETE     MARIA LETIZIA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
LADAVAS     ELISABETTA   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
LOTTI   NADIA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
MARTINI     CARLA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
MASCIA   DANIELE   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
PARENTI   CASTELLI   VINCENZO   Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
PASQUINELLI     GIANANDREA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
RICCI   ALESSANDRO   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
RICCIARDIELLO     LUIGI   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
SCHIAVINA     RICCARDO   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
STAGNI   RITA   Università di Bologna Professore Associato
VICECONTI MARCO University of   Sheffield Professore di Univ.Straniera