doctoral study in biomedicine and health sciences in Osijek

STRUCTURE OF postgraduate DOctorAL study IN BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES IN UNIVERSITY OF JOSIP JURAJ STROSSMAYER OSIJEK, CROATIA

Barbić J, Tvrdeić A., Drenjančević- Perić I., Včev A and Filaković P

Faculty of medicine Osijek University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

The study programme of the Postgraduate Doctoral Study in Biomedicine and Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine in Osijek is based on and consists of organized tuition (core courses and elective courses) , direct individual scientific and research work of the doctoral candidate on the doctor's thesis together with the mentor, and in extracurricular, scientific activities. In the application of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in the Postgraduate Doctoral Study in Biomedicine and Health Sciences, in compliance with the University Act and Statute, we commence from the agreement, recognized in the entire European area of higher education, that the work necessary to finish one academic year of study accounts for 60 ECTS points. Accordingly, to finish the study and all required obligations in 3 years minimum, every student acquires at least 180 ECTS points in total. The total of 180 ECTS points is divided in the following way:

organized tuition accounts for 45 ECTS points, i.e. º of the total number of points; individual scientific and research work of the doctoral candidate on his/her doctor's thesis verified through his/her scientific and research publications related to the doctor's thesis accounts for 90 ECTS points, i.e. ? of the total number of points; extracurricular, scientific activity accounts for 45 ECTS points, i.e. º of the total number of points.

Optimally, the doctoral degree can be obtained in four years of full-time study. However, it is still possible to complete the doctoral degree on a part-time basis-seven years.