Study

Pregradual

Bachelor degree

Duration: 3 years

Language: Czech

About the study: The study program provides transdisciplinary theoretical knowledge and skills of effective case management , prevention and treatment of substance use and reducing related health damage.

Requirements for admission: secondary education, preferably in humanities and general education graduation exams

The programme is offered on a full-time basis or in a combined form. The combined form of study provides an effective combination of full-time and distance learning, and besides, self-study also brings students into direct contact with their teachers.

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each followed by an exam period. The winter semester starts at the end of September and lasts 15 weeks. It is interrupted by a 2-week Christmas vacation and followed by a 4-week examination period. The summer semester lasts 15 weeks and is followed by an examination period and the summer vacation.


Master degree

Duration: 2 years

Language: Czech

About the study: The study program focuses on individual risk factors, use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs, such as the area of ​​law enforcement, social norms or a biomedical context, and equips students with the skills to assess their significance. The program also prepares students to communicate effectively in practice and prepares them for management of addiction services.

Requirements for admission: graduate Bc. degree field of addiction or at least adequate Bc. study program at another university

The programme is offered on a full-time basis or in a combined form. The combined form of study provides an effective combination of full-time and distance learning, and besides, self-study also brings students into direct contact with their teachers.

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each followed by an exam period. The winter semester starts at the end of September and lasts 15 weeks. It is interrupted by a 2-week Christmas vacation and followed by a 4-week examination period. The summer semester lasts 15 weeks and is followed by an examination period and the summer vacation.

 

Postgradual

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PH.D. IN ADDICTOLOGY

The main goal of the Ph.D. study programme in Addictology is to prepare students to become independent investigators in both academic and non-academic research environments. During the course of the studies the contribution to theory, public health science and translational science is emphasised.

Ph.D. in Addictology

Duration: 4 years

Application deadline: April 30

Language: Czech or English. English-speaking students are not required to master the Czech language. Czech-speaking students will be strongly encouraged to use English language during their studies.

The programme is offered on a full-time basis or in a combined form. The combined form of study provides an effective combination of full-time and distance learning, and besides, self-study also brings students into direct contact with their teachers.

The academic year is divided into two semesters, each followed by an exam period. The winter semester starts at the end of September and lasts 15 weeks. It is interrupted by a 2-week Christmas vacation and followed by a 4-week examination period. The summer semester lasts 15 weeks and is followed by an examination period and the summer vacation.

 

1. Basic Information

The web pages of the 1st Faculty of Medicine include general information on the application procedures for academic study programmes. The links below present information about entrance exams, terms, conditions for Czech (and Slovak) applicants and for applicants from abroad (e.g. visa conditions).

If you are a Czech or Slovak applicant, please go to:

http://www.lf1.cuni.cz/doktorske-studijni-programy-phd?f=pro-doktorandy

If you are an international applicant, please go to:

http://www.lf1.cuni.cz/en/doctoral-studies-3554?f=for-students

 

2. Characteristics of the Ph.D. Study Programme in Addictology

The main goal of the Ph.D. study programme in Addictology is to prepare students to become independent investigators in both academic and non-academic research environments. During the course of the studies the contribution to theory, public health science and translational science is emphasised.

The Ph.D. programme in addictology presents a trans-disciplinary scientific perspective on addictology and prepares students to independently design and conduct studies and interventions related to various aspects of the risk environment of substance use and addictive behaviours—from the individual to the policy level. Aimed at furthering evidence-based decision making in drug policy and practice, the core of the programme is in clinical work and public health research with a participatory community focus. Central to the programme are methodological guidance and support towards the development of trans-disciplinary theory and empirical studies in addictology, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods from various disciplines into a common epistemological framework.

 

3. Graduate’s Profile

Graduates of the doctoral programme in addictology receive a comprehensive education aimed at: (i) transdisciplinary research excellence in addictology; (ii) advanced knowledge and skills in clinical practice in addictology, and (iii) a comprehensive theoretical and empirical understanding of the public health perspective in addictology. Through the trans-disciplinary study of addictive behaviours within their risk environment, students of the doctoral programme will have gained an in-depth understanding of the ramifications of addictology for theory, policy and interventions.

Aimed at furthering evidence-based decision making in drug policy and practice , the core of the programme is in clinical and public health translational research with a participatory community focus. Central to the programme is improvement of knowledge, skills and competencies in methodological guidance and support towards the development of trans-disciplinary theory and empirical studies in addictology, combining quantitative and qualitative research methods from various disciplines into a common epistemological framework.

Within their scientific work, graduates of the Ph.D. programme in addictology are well prepared for:

  • conducting a systematic literature review and processing its results towards educational and research purposes
  • conducting independent research; designing basic or applied studies in the field of addictology
  • publishing study results in domestic and international (English-language) scientific journals and other types of scientific writing
  • teaching students at the undergraduate level
  • presenting the results of their scientific work at conferences and in workshops and scientific meetings
  • assessing new paradigm contributions to substance use and addictive behaviour
  • addressing complicated ethical dilemmas
  • planning and implementing educational activities and strategies in addictology
  • the acquisition of funding and grant writing

 

4. Requirements

Interested Ph.D. applicants must have a master’s degree (or equivalent: M.D., Ing. etc.) in addictology or a related field prior to their application. Those who are awaiting their master’s degree (or equivalent) within two months may also apply.

It is strongly suggested that the interested Ph.D. applicants contact their potential Ph.D. supervisor and his/her research groups working within the applicant’s field of interest in the process of their application.

Available Ph.D. positions may also be announced on the department’s website.

 

5. Entrance Exams

The applicant has to follow the Entrance Exams Procedure as stated by the 1stMedical Faculty, Charles University in Prague (see linkshttp://www.lf1.cuni.cz/doktorske-studijni-programy-phd?f=pro-doktorandy (Czech)

OR

http://www.lf1.cuni.cz/en/doctoral-studies-3554?f=for-students (English)).

The Entrance Exam for the Ph.D. programme in Addictology is in English and has two phases:

1)  The following documents are to be sent with the Application Forms (as required by the institution for all Ph.D. programmes)

a.  Up-to-date Professional CV

b.  A list of publications

  1. Proofs of education completed at the Master’s degree programme level (or an affidavit oconfirming they are a student in the last year of their studies at the faculty)

d.  Extended synopsis of the proposed Ph.D. research project (maximum 10,000 characters with spaces)

e.  Other relevant documents (e.g. certificates of State Examinations in the Czech or English language [note: if other than Czech or English,  these should be translated into English and notarised], proof of practical experience, references from supervisors, etc.)

  1. Extended Synopsis of the Ph.D. Project (max. 1,000 words)
  2. Letter of Acceptance from the Advisor (intended Ph.D. supervisor)

2)  Oral Exam

a.  Presentation of the Ph.D. Project (max. 7 minutes)

b.  Colloquium (approx. 10 minutes)

  1. i.     Discussion about the applicant’s Ph.D. Project
  2. ii.     Demonstration of adequate knowledge of contemporary theories and methodology of the subject, and skills in the chosen study programme
  3. May also be performed as a conference call (e.g., Skype, FaceTime) in legitimate and previously agreed cases (e.g. a student from abroad).

d.  The student’s anticipated supervisor is also present.

 

6. Supervisors, Teachers, and Trainers

Supervisors are resident faculty members:

Prof. PhDr. Michal Miovský, Ph.D.

http://www.adiktologie.cz/en/users/detail/11/Michal-Miovsky

Doc. MUDr. PhDr. Kamil Kalina, CSc.

http://www.adiktologie.cz/en/users/detail/10/Kamil-Kalina

Jean-Paul Grund, Ph.D.

Mgr. Roman Gabrhelík, Ph.D.

http://www.adiktologie.cz/en/users/detail/4/Roman-Gabrhelik

PharmDr. Magdalena Šustková, Ph.D.

MUDr. Viktor Mravčík, Ph.D.

PhDr. RNDr. Hana Voňková, Ph.D. et Ph.D.

Courses are taught by resident faculty members along with internationally known visiting scholars – experts in their specialty areas.

 

7. English language

There are no strict requirements regarding the command of the English language. However, most conceptual documents (e.g. individual study plans), courses, literature and communication with the supervisor are in English. Ph.D. students should prove they have a fairly good command of English (reading, writing and speaking).

 

8. State Exam

Is taken at the end of the Ph.D. study programme. Successful students receive their Ph.D.

The student has to defend a written doctoral thesis. Theory may be examined during the defence of the doctoral thesis.

Copy from: http://www.adiktologie.cz/en/articles/detail/513/4601/GENERAL-INFORMATION-ABOUT-THE-PH-D-IN-ADDICTOLOGY

Publisher: Mgr. Roman Gabrhelík Ph.D. | Last update: 29.03.2013