Escuela Internacional de Doctorado

Coordination

Dr. Mª del Rocío Ruiz de Ybáñez Carnero

Facultad de Veterinaria

E-mail: rocio@um.es

Tel.: +34 868 88 4719

Fax: +34 868 88 4147

 

General Information

Presentation

The Official Doctoral programme of Veterinary Sciences, belonging to the International School of Doctoral Studies of the University of Murcia, is adapted to the European Higher Education Area, as it complies with Royal Decree 1393/2007 establishing the management of official university education. In addition, the Programme has been verified according to the procedures in Royal Decree 99/2011, which regulates the official doctoral education.

This Doctoral Programme results of the merging of three previous Doctoral Programmes: Ecopathology of Wildlife and its Implications in Animal Health and Public Health, Technology of Reproduction and Veterinary Medicine, and Professional and Scientific Pig Farming. In these 3 programmes, 25, 18 and 19 graduates respectively have obtained the title of doctor in the last 5 years. The quality of doctoral theses is backed by 5 extraordinary doctoral awards and 140 articles published in journals included in the Journal Citation Report.

 The objective of the Programme is the training of university graduates in research , in the field of Veterinary Medicine, in any of the following areas: Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Health and Production of domestic and wild animals. It is, therefore, a comprehensive and multidisciplinary programme structured in distinctive research lines, so that each student can adjust his/her research training to his/her vocation. Each offered research line counts on one or more university research team (s) with accredited experience in a particular area, as well as external collaborators from prestigious research centers.

The doctoral research training includes the development of skills and competences related to research that allow doctorates to design and execute a research project and to analyze, interpret, apply and disseminate the results, firstly under a director, and autonomously later on in their professional life. The Programme aims to promote the mobility among future doctors, collaboration and transfer relations between organizations and/or companies, as well as a continuous updating and participation in scientific forums, all this within a scientific context and under an ethical commitment.

Programme Guidelines

  • Research teams and lines
  • Training activities
  • Training complements
  • Access profile and admission criteria
  • Academic Committee
  • Quality Assurance
  • Grants and scholarships

 

Research teams and lines

Research team No. 1. Veterinary medicine

Research team No. 2. Animal Reproduction

Research team No. 3. Zootechnics, pathology and xenotransplantation and donation

Research team No.4. Ecopathology of wild and domestic animals

 

Research team No. 1. Veterinary medicine

Research line nº1: Veterinary medicine

The research activity is centered in the field of domestic and exotic animal medicine. Our fields of specialization include cardiology, pulmonology, hematology and biochemical analysis, ophthalmology, anatomy of domestic animals and diagnostic imaging, exotic animal medicine, veterinary anesthesia and internal medicine.

 

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Cerón Madrigal, José Joaquín

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Fernández del Palacio, María Josefa

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Agut Giménez, Amalia

Status: Professor. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Montes Cepeda, Ana María

Status: Professor. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Laredo Álvarez, Francisco Ginés

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Gutiérrez Panizo, Candido

Status: Professor. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Vázquez Autón, José María

Status: Professor.University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

 

PhD. Ramírez Zarzosa, Gregorio

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

 

PhD. Tecles Vicente, Fernando

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Ayala de la Peña, Ignacio

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Bayón del Río, Alejandro

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Martínez Subiela, Silvia

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Talavera López, Jesús

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Soler Laguía, Marta

Status: Contracted lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery.

 

PhD. Belda Mellado, Eliseo

Status: Contracted lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery.

 

PhD. Gutiérrez Montes, Ana María

Status: Assistant lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

Research Team No. 2. Animal Reproduction

Research Team No. 2. Animal Reproduction

This line includes the specialization in reproductive biotechnologies applied to livestock, especially porcine. Sperm biotechnologies include cryopreservation, separation of spermatozoa X and Y by flow cytometry, development of new artificial insemination procedures and techniques, and identification of seminal plasma fertility markers. As for those procedures and techniques applicable to embryos, we deal with the in vitro production of embryos as well as the vitrification and transfer of the embryos produced in vivo and in vitro.

 

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Martínez García, Emilio

Status: Professor.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Roca Aleu, Jordi

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Vázquez Rojas, Juan María

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia (Currently on leave). Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Gil Corbalán, María Antonia

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Lucas Arjona, Xiomara

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Cristina Cuello Medina

Status: University lecturer

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Parrilla Riera, Immaculada

Status: University lecturer

University/Institution: University of Murcia

Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery

Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Almiñana Brines, Carmen

STATUS: Marie Curie Agreement

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Medicine and Animal Surgery. Field of ​​knowledge: Medicine and Animal Surgery

 

PhD. Garde López Brea, Julián

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Castilla La Mancha. Department: Science and Technology in Agroforestry and Genetics. Field of ​​knowledge: Science and Technology in Agroforestry and Genetics

PhD. Calvete Chornet, Juan José

Status: Researcher CSIC

University/Institution: CSIC. Department: Laboratory of Venomics and Proteinomics of the Institut of Biomedicine of Valencia.

 

PhD. Sanz Sanz, Libya

Status: Researcher CSIC.

University/Institution: CSIC. Department: Laboratory of Venomics and Proteinomics of the Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia.

 

Research Team No. 3. Zootechnics, pathology and xenotransplantation and donation

Research Team No. 3. Zootechnics and pathology

This line includes the completion of the doctoral thesis on issues related toanimal production, including aquaculture. Specifically, research projects can focus on economics, management and new technologies in animal production, genetics and breeding and health, nutrition or animal disease.

PhD. Ramírez Romero, Pablo

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Field of ​​knowledge: Surgery

 

PhD. Bernabé Salazar, Antonio

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

 

PhD. Carrasco Otero, Librado

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

PhD. Martínez Miró, Silvia

Status: Contracted lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production

 

PhD. Muñoz Luna, Antonio

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

 

PhD. Orengo Femenia, Juan

Status: Contracted lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production

 

PhD. Hernández Ruipérez, Fuensanta

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

 

PhD. Megías Rivas, María Dolores

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

 

PhD. Pallarés Martínez, Francisco José

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

PhD. Seva Alcaraz, Juan

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Pathology. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

PhD. Madrid Sánchez, Josefa

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

 

PhD. Ramis Vidal, Guillermo

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

PhD. Ríos Zambudio, Antonio

Status: Associate contracted doctor. University/Institution: Servicio Murciano de Salud. University Hospital Vírgen de la Arrixaca. Department: General Surgery and Digestive System

 

PhD. Rouco Yañez, Antonio

Status: University lecturer. University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

 

Research line n.4: xenotransplantation and donation

The line on xenotransplantation develops research projects on the baboon pig model. Studies include circumstances related to rejection and tolerance derived from this therapy, and new ways of producing suitable donors to reduce the phenomena of immune rejection and functional incompatibility.

The line on organ donation focuses on the study of attitudes towards donation and xenotransplantation in different population segments.

 

Teachers-Researchers:

 

PhD. Ramírez Romero, Pablo

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Field of ​​knowledge: Surgery

 

PhD. Muñoz Luna, Antonio

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

 

PhD. Pallarés Martínez, Francisco José

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

PhD. Seva Alcaraz, Juan

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

 

PhD. Ramis Vidal, Guillermo

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Production. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Production

 

PhD. Ríos Zambudio, Antonio

Status: Associate contracted doctor.

University/Institution: Servicio Murciano de Salud. University Hospital Vírgen de la Arrixaca. Department: General Surgery and Digestive System

 

Research Team No.4. Ecopathology of wild and domestic animals

Research line n.5: ecopathology of wildlife species

Description of the line. In this line, research projects relate to strategies, management plans and programmes for the preservation and sustainable production of wildlife species, with particular attention to issues related to ecopathology and ecotoxicology of game and protected wild species.

 

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Barbosa Alcón, Andrés

Status: CSIC Scientific Researcher.

University/Institution: National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC, Madrid) Department: Evolutionary Ecology. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Buendía Marín, Antonio Julián

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy

 

PhD. Berriatua Fernández de Larrea, Eduardo

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Campillo González, Juan Antonio

Status: Researcher.

University/Institution: Spanish Institute of Oceanography. Oceanographic Center of Murcia. Department: Marine Environment and Environmental Protection Area

 

PhD. Caro Vergara, María Rosa

Status: Professor.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Del Río Alonso, Laura

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health.

Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health.

 

PhD. García Fernández, Antonio Juan

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. González Candela, Mónica Eva

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Granados Torres, José Enrique

University/Institution: Environment and Water Agency of Andalucía. Department: Gerencia de Granada. Field of ​​knowledge: Technical Department of the Sierra Nevada National Park.

 

PhD. López Beceiro, Ana María

Status: Contracted lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Santiago de Compostela. Department: Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Clinical Veterinary Sciences

 

PhD. Martínez López, Emma

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Martínez-Carrasco Pleite, Carlos

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Giuseppe Meneguz, Pier

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Turin. Department: Veterinary Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Wildlife Management.

 

PhD. Moreno Mañas, Eulalia

Status: CSIC Research Teacher.

University/Institution: Experimental Station of Arid Zones (CSIC, Almería). Department: Evolutionary Ecology, Behavior and Preservation

 

PhD. Motas Guzmán, Miguel

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Muñoz Ruiz, Pilar

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health.

Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health.

 

PhD. Ortiz Sánchez, Juana María

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Pérez Jiménez, Jesús María

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Jaén. Department: Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology. Field of ​​knowledge: Zoology

 

PhD. Pérez López, Marcos

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Extremadura. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Romero García, Diego

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Ruiz de Ybánez Carnero, M. Rocío

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Salinas Lorente, Lázaro Jesús

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Sánchez Campillo, Joaquín

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Veterinary Pathological Anatomy

 

PhD. Soler Rodríguez, Francisco

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Extremadura. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Soriguer Escofet, Ramón Casimiro

Status: Permanent CSIC Scientist.

University/Institution: Doñana Biological Station (CSIC, Seville). Department: Ethology and Biodiversity Preservation. Field of ​​knowledge: Ecology

 

PhD. Valera Hernández, Francisco

Status: CSIC Permanent Scientist.

University/Institution: Experimental Station of Arid Zones (CSIC, Almería). Department: Evolutionary Ecology, Behavior and Preservation.

Research line n.6: Animal health and public health

This line deals with research projects on all aspects of Animal Health and Public Health such as epidemiological studies, field and laboratory diagnosis, as well as the prevention and control of infectious and xenobiotic agents that can affect pets, livestock and humans.

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Berriatua Fernández de Larrea, Eduardo

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Buendía Marín, Antonio Julián

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy.

 

PhD. Caro Vergara, María Rosa

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Del Río Alonso, Laura

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health.

Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health.

 

PhD. García Fernández, Antonio Juan

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. González Candela, Mónica Eva

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. López Beceiro, Ana María

Status: Contracted lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Santiago de Compostela. Department: Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Clinical Veterinary Sciences

 

PhD. Martínez López, Emma

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Martínez-Carrasco Pleite, Carlos

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Motas Guzmán, Miguel

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Muñoz Ruiz, Pilar

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health.

Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health.

 

PhD. Ortiz Sánchez, Juana María

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Romero García, Diego

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Social and Health Sciences. Field of ​​knowledge: Toxicology

 

PhD. Ruiz de Ybánez Carnero, M. Rocío

Status: University lecturer.

University/Institution: University of Murcia Department: Animal Health Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Salinas Lorente, Lázaro Jesús

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Animal Health. Field of ​​knowledge: Animal Health

 

PhD. Sánchez Campillo, Joaquín

Status: Professor

University/Institution: University of Murcia. Department: Compared Anatomy and Pathological Anatomy. Field of ​​knowledge: Veterinary Pathological Anatomy

 

International staff:

We count on specific cooperation agreements with other foreign research centers. Some of these agreements include the staff participation in our doctoral programme.

Some international experts who have participated and are expected to continue to do so in the future are the following:

 

Research line n. 2: Animal Reproduction

Prof. Rodríguez-Martínez, Heriberto

(DVM, MSc, PhD, European Diplomate-ECAR) Professor of Reproductive Biology Director, Center for Biomedical Resources (CBR). Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Faculty of Health Sciences. Campus HU / US, Developmental biology. Linköping University, Sweden

 

Prof. Ziecik, Adam

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Science Olsztyn (Poland)

 

Research line n. 4: Zootechnics and Pathology / Research line n. 5: Xenotransplants and Donation

 

Prof. Groenen, Martien

(DVM, MSc, PhD) Professor of Animal Genetics Animal Breeding and Genetics Group (Director). Wageningen University, The Netherlands

 

Prof. Richard Crooijmans, Richard

(DVM, MSc, PhD) Professor of Animal Genetics, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group. Wageningen University, The Netherlands

 

Prof. PhD. Med. Vet. J. Zentek

Institut für Tierernährung Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

PhD. Lescoat, Philippe

Team: Dynamiques Nutritionnelles, Unité de Recherches Avicoles, Center INRA de Tours-Nouzilly 37380, Nouzilly, France.

 

PhD. Carre, Bernard

Unité de Recherches Avicoles, Center INRA de Tours-Nouzilly, 37380 Nouzilly, France

 

Prof. Schiavone, Achille

Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie. Facultà di Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy.

 

Research line No. 5: Ecopathology of Wild and Domestic animals and Zoonosis / Research line No. 6: Animal Health and Public Health

 

Prof. Pier Guiseppe Meneguz.

Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, University of Turin, Italy.

 

PhD. Sacase, Honrad

Friedich Loeffler, Institut Jena, Germany.

 

PhD. Verheyden, Hèléne

Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) - Comportement et Ecologie de la Faune Sauvage (CEFS), Toulouse, France

 

Training activities

In order to defend their doctoral thesis, students must take a minimum of 75 hours of transversal training activities. On the other hand, specific training activities must all be taken with the exception of the "Mobility", as it will be at the discretion of the thesis director and of the student’s himself (depending on the type of doctoral degree, international or not, and availability of funds for mobility).

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DOCTORAL STUDIES. UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA.

- LABORATORY SAFETY FOR DOCTORANDOS

Type: Optional

- ETHICS AND INTEGRITY IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. CODES OF GOOD SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES

Type: Optional

- DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS OF DATA ANALYSIS

Type: Optional

- ELECTRONIC RESOURCES. BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGERS

Type: Optional

- RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: HEALTH SCIENCES

Type: Optional

- SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: WRITING AND PUBLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES. PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESULTS

Type: Optional

-LANGUAGES FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: ENGLISH APPLIED TO HEALTH SCIENCES

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 50

-DISCLOSURE OF SCIENCE

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 10

 

-EVALUATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 10

-ELABORATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF RESEARCH PROJECTS

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 12

-TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 10

-DOCTORAL SESSIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA (CAMPUS MARE NOSTRUM)

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 25

 

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES OF THE PROGRAMME

-BASES FOR ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

Type: Mandatory

Number of Hours: 15

 

-STATE OF THE ART OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH FOR DOCTORAL THESIS

Type: Mandatory

Number of Hours: 30

 

-PRESENTATION OF OWN RESULTS. NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL AREA MEETING

Type: Mandatory

Number of Hours: 50

 

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE

Type: Mandatory

Number of Hours: 50

 

MOBILITY

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 480

 

Complementary Training

Students who are not in one of the cases listed in the section “Access Profile” below will nevertheless be able to access the programme –if the Academic Committee agrees so- with the commitment to attend the courses necessary to acquire the required competences to carry out the doctoral program.

The courses that students must complete as training complements in order to be accepted will be subjects integrated in Official Masters’ and will depend on doctorate’s research line:

Subject: applied sciences to pig farming. Master's degree in Professional and Scientific Pig Farming

Name of the subject: Basic Sciences Applied to Pig Farming. Code: 5520 Type: Mandatory. Modality: face-to-face. ECTS: 6. Estimated student workload (ECTS): 6 credits (150 hours: attendance (60 hours) and personal work (90 hours)). Semester in which it is taught: 1º. Languages ​​in which it is taught: Spanish

 

Presentation

 

This subject brings together basic scientific aspects that are relevant to pig farming. On the one hand, there is a statistical module which deepens into the knowledge on statistical analysis of data, especially when applied to the analysis of parameters related to pig farming. It will also focus on statistical designs applied to the different experiments that may be carried out in the field of pig production and health, as well as the analysis of production data on pig farms. There is also a highly practical module on swine anatomy that pays particular attention to the anatomical characteristics that influence porcine production (skeletal, muscular, visceral, vascular and nervous conformation). There is also a module on Physiology that deepens into the knowledge of digestive, respiratory and reproductive pig physiology as key points to understand and improve pig production and health. This last module is too an advanced reminder of the physiological parameters (in particular hematological and biochemical ones) that can be useful for the diagnosis of pig diseases and productive alterations. This subject consolidates a knowledge that allows the doctorate to reach the proposed competences in the other subjects.

More information about the course (in Spanish)

Subject: Infectious and parasitic diseases of wild fauna. Traumatic pathology (Master’s in Wild Fauna Management).

For students interested in doing their doctoral thesis in the line Ecopathology of Wild Fauna.

Temporary unit: 3 weeks. Semester/Credits: 1st semester / 6 ECTS

Presentation.

The subject " Infectious and parasitic diseases of the wild fauna. Traumatic pathology" is mandatory. This subject consists of advanced contents addressed to students who intend to deepen into the ecopathology of the wild species; it is also a recommended subject for all students who wish to follow doctoral studies in the field of Animal Health and is an important training support for professionals in the field of wildlife health management. The student, after completing the course, will be able to use the scientific terminology proper to infectious diseases of wild animals, and to know all aspects of these diseases, with special attention to the most serious and bountiful (especially in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe). In addition, the student will acquire training on the traumatic pathology usually associated with synanthropic modifications of the habitat and procedures for catching, managing or exploiting endangered and threatened species. More information about the course (in Spanish).

Subject: zoonoses transmitted by wildlife. Emerging Diseases (Master in Wildlife Management).

 

For students interested in doing their doctoral thesis in the line Animal Health and Human Health

 

Temporary unit: 1.5 weeks. Semester/Credits: 2nd semester/3 ECTS

Presentation

The relationship of pathogenic microorganisms, viruses, bacteria and parasites emerging or reemerging in wild animals is provoking a growing interest because of their increased distribution, incidence and virulence. Particularly relevant are the ones that can be transmitted to man and threaten human health, i.e. those that give rise to zoonoses. The main objective of this course is the student to understand the transmission mechanisms of these pathogens from wild to human species, their impact on animals and the environment, how to control them and how to get national and international legislation concerning animal trade and animal products trade. More information about the course (in Spanish)

 

Access Profile and Admission Criteria

Access requirements

Article 7 of Rector's Resolution 42/2012, dated February 6, ordering the publication of the Doctorate Regulation of the University of Murcia, establishes the requirements to access a doctoral program:

1. In accordance with what is established in article 6 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, in general, in order to access an official doctoral program, the student will be required to be in possession of the official Spanish Bacherlor’s and Master’s degrees, or equivalent.

2. In addition, students who are in any of the following cases may also access:

a. Have an official Spanish university degree, or of another country belonging to the European Higher Education Area, giving access to a Master’s programme and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS of official university studies, of which, at least 60, must be at Master's level.

b. Have an official Spanish Graduate Diploma consisting of at least 300 ECTS, as established by the EU law. These graduates must compulsorily complete the training supplements referred to in article 7.2 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, unless the syllabus of the corresponding degree includes credits in research training that are equivalent in training value to research credits in master's programmes.

c. University graduates who, after obtaining a training place in the corresponding test to access specialised health training, have successfully passed at least a two years training in a programme to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences.

d. Have a diploma obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems –no need to have it officially recognised, after the General Doctorate Committee has verified that this certificate accredits a training level equivalent to that of the official Spanish Master's degree and giving access to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. This admission does not imply, in any case, either the official recognition of student’s previous degrees or its recognition for purposes others than accessing doctoral education.

e. To be in the possession of another Spanish title of doctor obtained according to previous university regulations and related to the areas of Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences and Enginneering.

Admission profile

The recommended admission profile is a candidate who has previous research training and therefore the skills and abilities to perform a doctoral thesis, either by:

    -Having a Master's degree in Health Science, Experimental Sciences or Engineering, related to the breeding, management, management or health of domestic or wild animals, or

    -Having a degree in Health Sciences with recognized research training credits.

In short, students must have completed previous giving the following competencies:

    -Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to the experimental or health sciences.

    -Ability to conceive, design, implement and adopt a substantial research process with academic and scientific rigor.

Students should show interest in scientific research and dissemination. In addition they must speak and write perfectly in Spanish, being recommended to have a good level of spoken and written English (Level B1) that allows to understand the scientific texts needed to carry out the research tasks.

Admission Criteria

Notwithstanding the provisions in article 7 of R.D. 99/2011 January 28, the selection and admission process will be carried out by the Academic Commission of the doctoral programme.

For a student to be admitted to the doctoral programme, he/she must previously be accepted by any of the research groups responsible for the delivery of the programme.

The criteria considered in the student selection process are as follows:

  1. Academic training and academic records, particularly of degrees with competences and knowledge related to Veterinary Sciences, will be evaluated. In addition, other qualifications in Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences and Engineering will be considered as closely related to the programme. The weighted value of this criterion will be 40%.
  2. Master's degrees related to the lines of specialization in the doctoral programme will be valued too. The weighted value of this criterion will be 40%.
  3. The Academic Commission will also value other merits related to the applicant’s research training, being the weighted value of this criterion 20%. Among these merits, the following will be considered:

-knowledge of English.

            -Research experience.

            -Motivation letter.

            -Presentation of a thesis project on topics related to the programme.

            -Recommendation letters.

In addition, when required by the Academic Commission, a personal interview might be conducted with the applicants in order to provide more information for the selection process.

At the time of admission, each student will be assigned a University tutor, who may be the thesis director or another PhD lecturer of the doctoral programme who is involved in the thesis research topic.

The list of students admitted to the doctoral programme will be published in the Center (Veterinary Faculty/Doctoral School) and on the TOUM virtual bulletin board of the University of Murcia.

According to RD 99/2011, students with specific educational needs related to disabilities will have, in the admission process, an academic adviser who will evaluate the need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies.

Number of places offered: 25

 

Regulations and oral defense of doctoral theses (Doctoral programme in Veterinary Sciences)

The University of Murcia in its Regulation on the official teaching of Doctoral Studies, in Chapter II of BORM 11-02-2012 (approved by Governing Council of 27 January 2012 and modifications approved in Governing Council of 26 July 2013), establishes the rules for the presentation and defense of Doctoral Theses.

All updated information can be consulted on: http://www.um.es/web/vic-estudios/contenido/doctorados/tesis

 

Academic Committee (Doctoral programme in Veterinary Sciences)

Composition of the Academic Committee

• Ms. María del Rocío Ruíz de Ybáñez Carnero (Program Coordinator)

• Mr. Gregorio Sánchez Gómez (Director of the International PhD School of the University of Murcia)

• Ms. Josefa Madrid Sánchez

• Mr. Guillermo Ramis Vidal

• Mrs. Inmaculada Parrilla Riera

• Mr. Carlos Martínez-Carrasco Pleite

• Ms. Fuensanta Hernández Ruipérez

• Mr. Fernando Tecles Vicente

 

Quality Assurance System (Doctoral programme in Veterinary Sciences)

The Governing Council of 6 July 2012 approved the quality assurance system of the doctoral programmes of the University of Murcia, whose documentation is attached, and which reaches all the doctoral programmes that are implemented in it.

This system includes the contents foreseen for this point in Royal Decree 99/2011 of January 28, which regulates the official doctoral education.

Guide for its implementation and for the revision, improvement and results of the doctoral programme

 

Presentation

Royal Decree 1393/2007 establishing the management of official university education (as amended by Royal Decree 861/2010) establishes the general framework for regulating the verification, monitoring and accreditation processes to which the University teaching.

Royal Decree 99/2011, which regulates the official teaching of doctorates, is the frame of reference for the organization of doctoral studies. This legislation incorporates recommendations that refer to the strucre and organization of the doctorate, competencies to be acquired by doctoral students, the conditions of access and the development of the research career in its initial stage, the fundamental role of supervision and supervision of training Researcher, to the insertion of this training in a research environment that encourages communication and creativity, internationalization and mobilization.

System of Quality Assurance of doctoral programmes at the University of Murcia

The system of quality assurance for doctoral programmes at the University of Murcia is based on the collection of information on key development aspects of the programmes and a thorough analysis thereof to reach the appropriate conclusions. It aims at the solution of possible deviations with proposals for improvement. This analysis is the cornerstone of the system and it is therefore essential that it is accurately reflected in the various minutes of the Quality Assurance Committee (section 3). This way, the minutes will show the programme performance in all its areas.

Our doctoral programmes are developed according to a previous planning based on the report prepared for the verification process at national level. The results of the development must become the input for the Quality Assurance Committee analyses.

 

Responsibilities for the management, coordination and follow-up of the programme Quality Assurance System

Quality coordinator of the doctoral programme: The coordinator is responsible for the implementation of all actions included in the programme quality assurance system.

Quality assurance committee of the doctoral programme: The programme academic committee will count on the possible participation of other agents involved in the doctoral programme: faculty, doctoral students, academic staff, support staff and other external agents, at the Committee's own decision. To this purpose, it will take into account the features of each doctoral programme and the relationship with other research institutions, such as the CSIC, companies or entities of recognized prestige, other research and innovation centers, etc. The function of this Committee will be to analyze the results of the different procedures that make up the quality assurance system and, based on the resulting analysis, to elaborate the proposals of action the Committee deems convenient and to carry out the follow-up.

If the doctoral programme is attached to a Center, the QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE will report the results of the analyses to the Quality Assurance Committee of the Center. In case the programme is attached to the International School of Doctoral Studies, the Committee will inform the Board of the School.

University: It commits itself to keep the norms on submission and oral defense of doctoral theses permanently updated. It also guarantees the availability of mechanisms for the recognition of the authorship and direction of the thesis.

Satisfaction of the groups involved

In order to know the satisfaction, needs and expectations, the QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE will elaborate a multi-year plan of surveys that will take into account target groups to be consulted (doctoral students, academic staff, graduates, etc.), the key information to be transmitted, the right time to do so (timeline) and how to do it (surveys, focus groups, etc.). Said plan must be approved and recorded by the Committee.

The results of the satisfaction survey will be analyzed by the Committee itself and the results will be recorded.

Development of the doctoral programme

The doctoral programme will count on a planning of training activities, including duration and schedule and organizing part time students’ participation. The QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE will monitor the development of the doctoral programme on a quarterly basis, with respect to the monitoring procedure of training activities as held in the verification report.

Likewise, the Quality Assurance Committee will ensure that the guide of good practices for the management of doctoral theses is permanently updated and will verify too that a university tutor and thesis director is always appointed as planned. The Committee, based on the “doctorate file”, will also guarantee that the doctorate’s portfolio of activities is thoroughly examined, that the data therein contained are certified and the student’s research plan and activities are assessed.

Given the interest of the programme in the participation of international experts, it will be promoted to the extent allowed by the circumstances and the available resources. Evidence of this participation will be collected and analyzed by the Committee.

Mobility Programmes

The doctoral programme is concerned with the mobility of its doctoral students. Consequently, it establishes relationships and agreements with companies and other entities, reporting to the Quality Assurance Committee to analyze its convenience and accordingly, to establish participation and selection criteria. Likewise, the Committee will be responsible for guaranteeing that the doctoral students are properly informed, will carry out the selection of the participating doctoral candidates and will monitor and evaluate the activity carried out by each doctoral candidate.

Follow-up of PhD graduates

During the five years following the oral defense of the doctoral thesis, students having obtained the title of doctor will be followed up in order to check their insertion in the labour market. The survey method will be used and applied the 3rd and 5th year after the date of qualification so that their employment status, their access to scholarships or any other type of grant as well as their satisfaction with the programme can be assessed.

Graduated doctors linked to the University of Murcia will be required to report annual information. Surveys and the corresponding reports will be carried out by the Employment Observatory at the University of Murcia.

Scholarships and grants

If you have Spanish nationality or your permanent residence is in Spain, please visit the following site.

http://www.um.es/web/eidum/contenido/estuddios/doctorados/artes/becas

If you are a foreigner, please visit our Service of International Relations and try one of our exchange programmes or just contact the Office of International Relations for further information.

General information about the call for scholarships

    Http://www.um.es/web/estudiantes/contenido/becas/

    Http://www.um.es/academic/sec-becas/