Aims of the doctoral training

Good practices in the implementation of the doctoral training  

  • supportive mentoring including well functioning follow up committee
  • continued advanced course instruction throughout the graduate curriculum and high quality seminar programs
  • implementation of measures to support the student's independence and increased responsibility for the thesis project, including annual progress reports and well organized thesis committee 

Specific goals 

  • skills to perform clinical studies independently 
  • ability to critically assess existing scientific knowledge of human diseases, their causes and therapy, and to design relevant research proposals to obtain lacking data good knowledge of statistical methods and of the principles of register-based research familiarity with the legislation and ethical norms regulating clinical research 
  • acquaintance with the principles of clinical drug trials (GCP etc) 
  • sufficient knowledge of the biological basis of the student´s own research field and methodology (genetics, molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology etc.) 
  • participation in high quality courses on relevant methodology, and national and international visits to research groups and laboratories providing essential new skills within the research field in question 
  • effective oral and written communication skills 
  • emphasis on the principles of scientific reasoning and logic as well as the importance of ethics 
  • familiarity with intellectual property and technology transfer acquaintance with  science policy and funding of research​
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