Curriculum at the Poznań Doctoral School of Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PDS IPAS)

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The education programme within the PDS IPAS leads to the achievement of educational results at level 8 of the Polish Qualifications Framework in order to obtain a doctoral degree and prepares for research, research and development and didactic work.

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  1. Within education at the PDS IPAN, the doctoral student is obliged to:
    1. implement an individual research plan agreed with the supervisor;
    2. obtain at least 35 ECTS credits by:
      a)   participation in obligatory classes and seminars within the scope of their own discipline; a doctoral student should obtain a total of at least 14 ECTS credits.
      b) participation in optional classes organized by the PDS IPAS in selected scientific disciplines conducted by the PDS IPAS and, with the consent of the supervisor, outside the PDS IPAS; a doctoral student should obtain a total of at least 8 ECTS credits.
      c) participation in classes which shape universal competences; a doctoral student should obtain a total of at least 6 ECTS credits.
      d) conducting didactic and popularizing activities; a doctoral student should obtain at least 2 ECTS credits in total.
  2.  A detailed curriculum including a list of monographic lectures, workshops, exercises, internships and other activities carried out in the Institutes that participate in the PDS IPAS in a given academic year, along with the corresponding number of ECTS points, is available on the PDS IPAS website at least one month before the beginning of the year academic.
  3. The implementation of the education programme is documented by the doctoral student in the Course Card, a template of which is attached to this programme.

Template of the Course Card for PDS IPAS

The programme of the Poznań Doctoral School of Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences
(DISCIPLINE: MEDICAL SCIENCES)

Topics  ECTS amount Number of hours Type of class Pass
YEAR I
Genetics of human development

(mandatory)

3 90

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Lecture Written exam
Systems biology

(optional)

2 60

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Lecture Oral exam
Seminar: discussing current scientific literature or research projects including participation in the Institute’s seminars 3 75

(1ECTS 25 hrs)

Seminar Pass
Modern language 1 25

(1ECTS 25 hrs)

Conversation Pass
TOTAL ECTS 9 300+lab
YEAR II
Epigenetics

(mandatory)

3 90

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Lecture Written exam
Bioinformatics and statistics

(optional)

2 60

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Lecture Oral exam
Seminar: discussing current scientific literature or research projects including participation in the Institute’s seminars 3 75

(1ECTS 25 hrs)

Seminar Pass
Modern language 1 25

(1ECTS 25 hrs)

 

Conversation Pass
TOTAL 9 300+lab
YEAR III
Molecular basis of tumorigenesis 3 90

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

 

Lecture

Written exam
Seminar: discussing current scientific literature or research projects including participation in the Institute’s seminars 3 75

(1ECTS 25 hrs)

Lecture Oral exam
Philosophy with elements of ethics and legal issues related to genetic tests 2 60

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Seminar Oral exam
Modern language 1 25

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Final oral exam
TOTAL ECTS 9 300+ lab
YEAR IV
Variability of the genome in the context of human diseases

(mandatory)

3 90

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Lecture Written exam
Modern methods in molecular human genetics

(optional)

2 60

(1ECTS 30 hrs)

Lecture Oral exam
Seminar: discussing current scientific literature or research projects including participation in the Institute’s seminars 3 75

(1ECTS 25 hrs)

Seminar Pass
Modern language 1 25

(1ECTS 25 hrs)

Conversation Pass
TOTAL ECTS 9 300+lab

36 ECTS (provisions provide 30-45 ECTS)

According to art. 165 para. 2b PSW, 1 ECTS credit corresponds to the learning outcomes, which require from the student an average of 25-30 hours of work, while the number of student’s work hours includes classes organized by the university, in accordance with the study plan, and his individual work.