Experimental Medicine and Therapy: organization and educational program
Experimental Medicine and Therapy (MTS/EMT) aims to optimize students’ professional, scientific, and personal development. The PhD missions are to increase inter-professionality at the national and international levels and to favor networking across biomedical science disciplines that share scientific, translational and statistical methods and approaches
As one of the doctorate platform of the PhD School of the University of Torino, the MTS/EMT’s goal is to enable students to become qualified researchers with a comprehensive knowledge base specific to biomedical disciplines, to acquire advanced training, and to enhance students research dissemination skills.
The MTS/EMT PhD General Program
For more information about MTS/EMT Organization, please refer to the downloadable pdf file here attached.
MTS/EMT’s didactic governance
The MTS/EMT board is composed by qualified professors of biological and medical disciplines, with outstanding curriculum vitae. The board elects the Coordinator, nominates the MTS/EMT Steering Committee and Tutors, and approves the activities of these and of PhD students. The Board meets at least once a year to discuss about the governance of the doctorate and evaluate the activities of students.
The Coordinator has the duty to implement, monitor, and execute the activities and designed strategies decided by the MTS/EMT Steering Committee, in which the Coordinator acts as chairman.
The MTS/EMT’s didactic governance is led by a Steering Committee consisting of at least 3 representative professors (1 for each MTS/EMT curriculum), the vice-coordinator and the PhD coordinator. The representative professors are nominated by the MTS/EMT Doctorate Board. The Coordinator can invite experts to participate to the Steering Committee tasks.
Steering Committee tasks: the Committee, guided by international and national guidelines, as well as by contextual factors, evidences and University rules, decides on program strategies, evaluates the quality of the proposed initiatives and optimizes their approaches. The aim of the Steering Committee is that each PhD student is well integrated into a research group and complies with mandatory University PhD rules regarding Publications plus European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) equivalent or Credits.
The PhD Tutor and the Steering Committee monitor the PhD student program and her/his progress (toward completion). The Steering Committee has no direct supervisory role, which pertains to Tutors.
During the annual Progress Report or whenever necessary, the PhD Tutor/Committee and the Doctorate Board will take action to deal with any significant issues such as potential delays and related financial discussions or problems in the supervision of a PhD project.
Tutors are nominated by the MTS/EMT Doctorate Board among researchers with an outstanding curriculum. PhD Tutor(s) directly supervises each PhD student. The Tutor(s) and PhD student make sure that student’s program is composed primarily of research-based training, implemented by structured training activities provided by the MTS/EMT, the University of Torino PhD School and other educational infrastructure selected by the Steering Committee (see Educational activities).
The MTS/EMT program is officially organized in three different curricula:
- Patologia generale e dei processi molecolari di ossido-riduzione (redox)
- Anatomia, Fisiologia e Fisiopatologia cardiovascolare redox correlata
- Terapia a bersaglio molecolare, nei settori
- Fisiopatologia del cavo orale
- Fisiopatologia endocrino-metabolica
- Malattie infettive
- Oncologia sperimentale e clinica