Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

What will you learn?

The Doctoral Study Program Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology is a four-year program based on the study and the acquisition of the ability to understand the relationship between man and the environment and their mutual interactions, the importance of adapting and strengthening them to promote positive development of the health of individuals and populations. Emphasis is placed on mastering the broad context leading to the ability to deduce the importance and weight of the environment and lifestyle in protecting and supporting health and priorities in the field of primary prevention. During the PhD studies, the student learns to acquire scientific information, to work with them when deciding on specific prevention options for selected non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular, oncological, metabolic, immune, respiratory and other diseases. Students will acquire the ability to critically analyze used methodologies, the ability to interpret their results and their presentation. In the field according to the specific focus of his dissertation, the student should be able to further develop his / her field of study at the end of his / her studies.

Practical training

Students of Doctoral Studies do not have compulsory compulsory internships. If the topic of doctoral work is close to a particular type of practice, students are ad hoc at the appropriate field workplaces.

Career opportunities

Scientific Researcher at Institutions e.g. the National Health Institute

Teacher - academic worker at the university or college

Laboratory researcher

Worker in management focused on health protection and support (eg Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Food Chamber, etc.)

Applied research supervisor in the private sector (eg food industry)

Head of medical equipment management with a focus on epidemiology of infectious diseases

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Medicine
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction Czech
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

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