PhD in Health and Technologies

Academic Year 2021-2022
Subject area Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences
Cycle 37
Coordinator Prof. Marco Viceconti
Language English, Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions 21 positions. More information in the PhD Programme Table.
Application deadline May 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2021
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 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 Legal Studies - DSG
Mobility abroad
3 months
Research topics
  • Biomechanics
  • Neurocognitive system
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
  • Methodologies
  • Devices and services
  • Analysis of processes and artificial intelligences
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
We imagine three possible careers for candidates achieving PhD: academic, industrial, managing. The Doctoral programme is set for the obtainment of expertise in the area of: academic and industrial research or managing organisations in the area of health technology.
Admission Board

Surname Name University / Institution Role email
Borghi Carlo Angelo Università di Bologna Member
Capellari Sabina Università di Bologna Member
Diemberger Igor Università di Bologna Member
Lotti Nadia Università di Bologna Member
Martini Carla Università di Bologna Member
Bevilacqua Alessandro Università di Bologna Substitute
Cenacchi Giovanna Università di Bologna Substitute
Chesani Federico Università di Bologna Substitute
Cicero Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Università di Bologna Substitute
Cristofolini Luca Università di Bologna Substitute
Learning outcomes
The objective of the new Doctoral Program in Health Sciences and Technologies is to create the new generation of scientific and professional leaders with a remarkable experience in industrial, clinical, and academic research. Our goal is to develop an research programme at the interface between technology and health, which is inspired by a dual quantitative approach involving both medical, biochemical and engineering research leading to the most important areas of biomedical discoveries. The doctoral programme will prepare candidates in conducting translational research which includes human physiology and pathology, physical and chemical mechanisms, and how these mechanisms can react to the processes of health and disease with the aim to develop new technologies relevant to human health, including prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The PhD candidates will have an intense cultural activity, that will be largely self-managed. The main activity for the first year will be based on a yearly seminar focused on the principles of bio-medical and technological research. This will be integrated by a comprehensive seminars programme, involving many different areas that can be selected by the candidates with the aim to achieve a specific numbers of teaching credits (> 6/year) that must be formally documented. Every year each candidate is expected to present an update of their research, with a discussion and critical revision with the supervisors, the other candidates of the programme. The seminars will also be used to rehearse conference presentations of particular importance.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
- Lectures
- Teaching seminar on the basic principles of biomedical and technical research (first year)
- Attendace of seminars by national and international experts (second and third years)
- Attendance of laboratories
- Participation in national and international conferences with attendance of specialised 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 organised, 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 PhD programme. Tutors will stimulate and support the involvement of the candidates to calls for national and international programmes, for the allocation of research funds by planning international research programmes 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 students graduated in foreign Universities. The identification of applicants from abroad is supported by the development of research projects that involve international institutions and a teaching programme that include international scientists.
Expected research results and products
As results of the PhD programme we expect the achievement of original results in terms of relevance and importance. The expected tools will be scientific publications, patents design and realisation of innovative applications and software systems in the domain of health science and technology.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
Bevilacqua Alessandro Università di Bologna Ricercatore Confermato
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 Professore Associato
Castellani Gastone Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Cenacchi Giovanna Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Chesani Federico Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Chiari Lorenzo Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Cicero Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Università di Bologna Professore Associato
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 Professore Associato
Diemberger Igor Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Faldini Cesare Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Focarete Maria Letizia Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Lotti Nadia Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Martini Carla Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Neretti Gabriele Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Pasquinelli Gianandrea Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Romei Vincenzo Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Sambri Vittorio Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Schiavina Riccardo Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Stagni Rita Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Viceconti Marco Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario