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    PhD Course

    Clinical and translational medical sciences

Clinical and translational medical sciences

The doctoral course in 'Clinical and Translational Medical Sciences' meets the need in the biomedical and health sciences disciplines for the training of researchers and health professionals with a high scientific profile, who pursue excellence in biomedical science and care practices in order to generate far-reaching benefits. 

The main aim of the doctoral course is the training of professionals (physicians, biologists, biotechnologists, healthcare professionals, experts in the field of movement sciences) who are able to independently manage research projects and who, therefore, exhibit the following characteristics:

1. Ability to formulate relevant scientific questions and to design, conduct and complete appropriate studies.

2. Ability to conduct routine medical practice activities in the light of the scientific aspect. This will be relevant both for conducting studies in facilities that are not properly scientifically oriented (e.g. non-university hospitals) and for introducing innovative aspects into overall patient management.

The training objectives are generally expressed as disciplinary and transversal knowledge and skills. As far as knowledge is concerned, doctoral students are required to make an original contribution in terms of research in different medical and clinical areas considering their respective interactions through an interdisciplinary approach. Specific knowledge will be verified by measuring productivity in terms of peer-reviewed publications. 

PhDs are also expected to acquire knowledge and skills that can be used for employment prospects in extra-academic settings, such as public and private healthcare facilities.

    • BIO/09 - Fisiologia
    • M-EDF/01 - Metodi e didattiche delle attivita motorie
    • MED/03 - Genetica medica
    • MED/09 - Medicina interna
    • MED/17 - Malattie infettive
    • MED/19 - Chirurgia plastica
    • MED/23 - Chirurgia cardiaca
    • MED/25 - Psichiatria
    • MED/26 - Neurologia
    • MED/29 - Chirurgia maxillofacciale
    • MED/30 - Malattie apparato visivo
    • MED/33 - Malattie apparato locomotore
    • MED/35 - Malattie cutanee e veneree
    • MED/36 - Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia
    • MED/38 - Pediatria generale e specialistica
    • MED/40 - Ginecologia e ostetricia
    • MED/41 - Anestesiologia
    • MED/42 - Igiene generale e applicata
    • MED/43 - Medicina legale
    • MED/45 - Scienze infermieristiche generali, cliniche e pediatriche

The educational activity of the PhD course in 'Clinical and Translational Medical Sciences' determines the construction of a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge in the medical field that can be transferred to different types of structures.

The PhD course will be involved in a number of technology transfer activities managed by some of the College's lecturers, which allow for a network of relationships and collaborations with research bodies and companies, both national and international, favouring the employment of new PhDs.

Employment and professional outlets can be outlined as follows
- Scientific research in academia or in other public structures primarily dedicated to this mission (e.g. CNR). In this regard, the college lecturers will place great emphasis on training the ability to obtain funds for independent research.
- Scientific research in private structures such as pharmaceutical or medical device industries. - Health and care activities in public and private facilities. In fact, the faculty consists of lecturers from various clinical disciplines, both medical and surgical, laboratory disciplines, public health, health sciences and movement sciences.

Research collaborations

  • AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza Torino
    Associazione Italiana Ricerca sul Cancro 
    Astana Medical University, Humanitas Research Hospital (Kazakistan)
    Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Monash University (Melbourne)
    Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Mater Domini, Catanzaro
    Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana
    Center of Sports, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, (Brazil)
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro
    Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, (United Kingdom)
  • Dept. of Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, (Slovenia)
  • Dept. of Biomedical Science, University of Padua
  • Dept. of Exercise Physiology and Muscle Bioenergetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagellonian University Medical College, Krakow, (Poland)
  • Dept. of Kinesiology, Auburn University, Auburn (Alabama), (USA)
  • Dept. of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste
  • Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla (California), (USA)
  • Dept. of Molecular Medicine, University of Pavia
  • Dept. of Physiology, Nutrition & Biomechanics, Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm, (Sweden)
  • Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Physiology & Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance (California), (USA)
  • Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (ESEL) (Portogallo)
  • European Institute of Oncology of Milan
  • Federal Research and Clinical Center of Resuscitation and Rehabilitation, Moscow (Russia)
  • Institute for Kinesiology Research, Science and Research Center, Koper (Slovenia)
  • Institute of Physiology, Medical University of Graz, (Austria)
  • International School for Advence Studies (SISSA) of Trieste
  • IRCCS Cardiologico Monzino
  • IRCCS S. Raffaele di Milano
  • IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano
  • L’Hôpital Neurologique "Pierre Wertheimer" CHU Lyon (Francia)
  • Laboratory of Ergonomy, Italian Auxological Institute, Milano and Piancavallo
  • Lega Italiana Tumori
  • Ljubljana University Medical Center, (Slovenia)
  • Medical University of Lublin (Polonia)
  • Montreal Neurological Institute della Mc Gill University di Montreal (Canada)
  • Ospedale di Lodi
  • Ospedale di Merano, Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
  • Ospedale San Donà di Piave
  • School of Dental Medicine University of Belgrade (Serbia)
  • South East Technological University (Irlanda)
  • TecnoCampus Mataró Barcelona (Spagna)
  • ULSS 4 Veneto Orientale
  • Università di Verona, l’Université di Montpellier, (Francia)
  • Università di Zurich (Svizzera)
  • University of Girona (Spagna)
  • University of Ioannina (Grecia)
  • University of Lincoln (Regno Unito)
  • University of Maribor (Slovenia)
  • University of Pécs (Ungheria)
  • University of Thessaly (Grecia)
  • V.Negovsky Reanimatology Research Institute, Moscow (Russia)

University of Udine, Department of Medical Area (DAME) –via Colugna 50, 33100 Udine, ITALY (tel. +39 0432 494301).