Studying matters

Educational outcome with respect to KNOWLEDGE – PhD candidate /graduate:

  • provides detailed and advanced explanation of the studied processes and mechanisms in the area of cell and molecular neurobiology, biochemistry, cell biology, neurophysiology or neuropsychology, bioinformatics or neuroinformatics,
  • disseminates among the society reliable information regarding science and its achievements, without ignoring its limitations,
  • considers scientific output to be the personal good of its author, but at the same time the common good,
  • identifies current problems in biology based on the knowledge gained from scientific publications,
  • identifies current scientific problems, especially still unsolved in the area of biology,
  • explains the relationship between biology, medicine and science and between individual biological disciplines,
  • is able to describe the methodology and research techniques of the studied discipline,
  • knows how to apply for funding for scientific research from various sources at the regional, national and international levels,
  • knows scientific terminology,
  • is able to characterize philosophical schools and views.


Educational outcome with respect to SKILLS – PhD candidate/graduate:

  • plans and conducts scientific research,
  • applies biological theories to his/her scientific research,
  • conducts scientific research without violating human dignity and humanitarian principles,
  • uses various sources of information,
  • interprets the results of own research using statistical analysis,
  • uses novel research techniques,
  • promotes the principles of solid research work, never compromising scientific reliability or violating decency,
  • is sufficiently fluent in his/her mother tongue and in English to write scientific articles, present the results of scientific work in presentations and posters and communicate with foreigners,
  • prepares his/her PhD thesis and following positive reviews presents the results during a public defence,
  • is able to independently design scientific research, draft an application for financing and execute a research project,
  • prepares applications to finance his/her participation in scientific conferences, workshops, etc.,
  • is able to explain scientific knowledge in academic as well as popular discourse in his/her mother tongue as well as in English.


Educational outcome with respect to SOCIAL COMPETENCIES – PhD candidate/graduate:

  • understands the need for intensive self-education, especially in his/her discipline,
  • acknowledges the need to update his/her knowledge regarding laboratory and research techniques and their application in scientific research,
  • understands the social implications of being a researcher,
  • is able to critically evaluate his/her own scientific work and achievements as well as the input of others,
  • ensures that criticism, discussion and scientific discourse is conducted in a respectful, matter-of-fact and reliable manner,
  • observes the principles of research ethic and good practise in scientific work,
  • strengthens team work, especially in research,
  • accepts responsibility for the safety of own work and the work of others,
  • is involved in the activities of his/her scientific community and develops contacts with the international research community,
  • observes the international rules and conventions regarding common responsibility of researchers.

Prof. dr hab. Daniel K. Wójcik
Head of the PhD Studies

Prof. Daniel K. Wójcik


PhD Studies Office
mgr Karolina Wysowska, mgr Diana Szymańska
tel: +48 22 5892554

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