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What is a research track?
A research track includes courses (specific to one or several tracks), thematic events and international conferences. Once the concept has been fully realised, a thematic event is arranged every second year for each track. The basic idea behind research tracks as part of doctoral-level education is to give doctoral students a greater opportunity to meet and interact with other doctoral students and researchers at the two faculties of the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Purpose of the research tracks
A research track is interdisciplinary and should contain every aspect of research within the disciplinary domain, such as drug development, pathology and pathogenesis, diagnostics, functions and explanatory models, use of medicine, care and treatment.
To fulfil the requirements and obtain credits for participation in a research track, the following is required:
- Participation in two thematic events
- Participation in an international conference within a field relevant to the research track
- Formal courses under the theme of the track totalling at least 5 credits
A completed track is formalised as a course bearing the name of the track (for example “Cancer research track”) and provides 1.5 credits.
In order to have a completed research track reported in Ladok the PhD administration at the department needs a basis. There is a form for each research track that should be filled out and signed by the track leader. The track leader certifies that the requirements for a completed research track has been fulfilled. The completed form should be sent to the PhD administration at the department where the doctoral student is registered.
The PhD administration will register 1,5 credits which should then be certified by the doctoral student´s examiner.
When applying for the degree certificate, completed research track should be stated. It will then be documented in the Diploma Supplement, the description of the degree in English.