PhD in General Medical and Services Sciences

Academic Year 2023-2024
Subject area Medical, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Medical Sciences
Cycle 39
Coordinator Prof. Susi Pelotti
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Application deadline: Jun 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM (Expired)

PhD Call for Applications, with scholarships funded by NRRP and other funds

Enrolment: From Jul 20, 2023 to Aug 01, 2023

Doctoral programme start date: Nov 01, 2023

39 PNRR PhD Call for Applications
Operating centre
Main Department
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences - DIMEC
Associated Departments
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences - DIBINEM
Research topics
  • Ultrasound in Human Medicine
  • Public health and occupational medicine
  • Maternal and child medicine
  • Pathophysiology of sexual development
  • Onco Hepatology
  • Medical Statistics
  • Oncological Genetics
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Bio-medico-legal Sciences
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
- Private Practice Medical Professional
- Employees or professionals of the Pharmaceutical / Biomedical Diagnostics Industry
Admission Board

Appointed by RD n. 709/2023 Prot n. 149534 on Jun 02, 2023

Surname and Name University / Institution Role email
Negri Eva Vanna Lorenza Università di Bologna Member
Pelotti Susi Università di Bologna Member
Rucci Paola Università di Bologna Member
Simonazzi Giuliana Università di Bologna Member
Zama Daniele Università di Bologna Member
Boffetta Paolo Università di Bologna Substitute
Cordelli Duccio Maria Università di Bologna Substitute
Fais Paolo Università di Bologna Substitute
Lenzi Jacopo Università di Bologna Substitute
Pilu Gianluigi Università di Bologna Substitute
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 which will be held also (and mainly in the COVID pandemic period) from remote
  • Attendance of seminars by national and international experts - Attendance of laboratories
  • Participation in national and international conferences with attendance of specialized courses of study (virtual partecipation from remot during the COVID period)
  • 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 (hopefully at least three months), to conduct and / or complete research projects. Foreign teachers will conduct seminars and classes as part of the educational doctorate. A cotutelle agreementi with the University of Cluj Napoca for exchange of teachers and student has been signed. The PhD coordinator Prof. Piscaglia is Visiting Professor for doctoral studies at this Rumenian University. 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. One PhD Student funded by the European grants of the funded Training towards Innovative Personalized Antibiotic Therapy (TIPAT) project (Marie Curie projects) has been registered for the 36 Cycle of the PhD program.

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).