The Medical Faculty offers PhD degrees in the following subjects. PhD programs support the PhD education additionally.
Recommended PhD Programs
Health Sciences (PPHS), Medicine or a related discipline
Health Sciences (PPHS) or a related discipline
Duration: 3-4 years
Requirement: Master’s degree relevant to the discipline
The PhD students benefit from a high level training during the PhD and are prepared for their careers at an advanced level. The required coursework of 12 ECTS will provide the students with the necessary theoretical background and the supervised thesis will offer the students hands-on experience on how to conduct challenging research.
Description of Disciplines
Biomedical engineering is the application of natural science principles and techniques to the medical field. It seeks to close the gap between basic science and clinical applications leading to challenging interdisciplinary research. As a result, successful PhD-projects in biomedical engineering have generally a high impact on the technological developments in patient treatment.
The PhD in Biomedical ethics is a specialized program in bioethics. It offers advanced training in empirical bioethics through tailored activities and is aimed at providing students with the methodological tools used to approach and resolve ethical and policy-related biomedical questions and dilemmas that arise in medicine and the life sciences.
The PhD in Clinical Research is a program that includes a wide variety of clinical disciplines. Students carry out clinical studies in established clinical research groups to answer questions about therapy, prevention, diagnosis or prognosis of patients. Basic and advanced training in clinical epidemiology/health research methodology complement the empirical work.
The PhD Program in Medicine Development focuses on the discovery and development of new medicines, clinical trial methodology, good clinical practice and ethics, pharmacovigilance and epidemiology, biostatistics, regulatory affairs, health economics, project management, marketing and new therapeutic approaches. Research projects are conducted in a theoretical framework.
The PhD Program in Nursing Science offers training in advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods to prepare academic nurse leaders meet the healthcare challenges of tomorrow. The program builds on strong multidisciplinary educational and research infrastructures available at the University of Basel. Research at the Institute of Nursing Science focuses on: patient self-management, genomics in nursing, patient safety and quality, and new models of care.
The PhD Program in Epidemiology/Public Health addresses dynamic clusters of cross-cutting public health topics. It focuses on a range of methods, diseases, environmental and ecological, genetic and biological, and socio-cultural topics, life styles, and health systems to efficiently approach public health and prevention.
Sport Science includes a variety of disciplines such as sports medicine, exercise physiology, human movement science, sport and exercise psychology, sport pedagogy, etc. Research can be basic or applied, target healthy or clinical populations, take place in general, clinical, occupational or educational settings, and focus on primary, secondary or tertiary prevention.