The doctoral curriculum of neurosciences at the University of Tartu was launched in September 2001. The distinguishing features of the curriculum of neurosciences are its focus on the nervous system, interdisciplinarity, belonging to the Network of European Neuroscience Schools, and the fact that compulsory subjects are conducted in English. The curriculum includes an integrated approach to the nervous system and closely related subjects, in which aspects of molecular, preclinical, clinical and translational medicine are systematically represented.
The structure of all doctoral curricula at the University of Tartu is similar. The duration of doctoral studies is four years, totalling 240 ECTS, of which studies with a doctoral thesis amount to 180 ECTS, 60 ECTS credits are divided between compulsory subjects (36 ECTS), university-level electives (12 ECTS) and optional courses (12 ECTS).
The publication of at least three articles in international pre-reviewed journals is a prerequisite to defending a doctoral thesis on the basis of a series of publications equipped with a summarizing article. The doctoral thesis is defended via a public dispute in front of the Joint Council for the Curriculum of Neurosciences.
Prof Allen Kaasik: Mitochondrial biogenesis, dynamics and mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases
Prof Anti Kalda: Biomarkers and therapeutic targets of psychostimulant-induced drug addiction
Prof Janika Kõrv: Stroke in young adults
Prof Eduard Maron: Neurobiological, genetic and psychological markers of the treatment response in schizophrenia and mood disorders
Prof Eero Vasar: Translational research for improvement of diagnostics and treatment of psychiatric diseases
Li Tian: Unravelling mind-immune connection for mental disorders
Liina Haring: Characterization of first-episode psychosis
Kersti Lilleväli: Molecular and cellular factors and mechanisms in the development of nervous system
Hendrik Luuk: Therapeutic mechanisms of hypothermia
Mari-Anne Philips: Characterization of IgLON familiy genes
Mario Plaas: Characterization of Wolframin-1 deficient rat
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