The Postgraduate Studies Program “Research in Female Reproduction” provides the opportunity for students to attend lectures via the Internet in the form of
ANNOUNCEMENT In the recent internal evaluation of 50 postgraduate study programs (26 active and 24 new) of the School of Medicine, National University of Athens, the Postgraduate Studies Program “Research in Female Reproduction” received, under the Commission graduation Graduate School of Medicine, the ninth place with a score of 40.63 out of 50. The evaluation of Postgraduate Studies Programs was based on the following criteria:
- Need for training in the area
- Selection criteria (other than the typical ones)
- Prospects for the graduates
- Partnerships in education with Universities / Research Centres
- Program structure – Courses
- International recognition of the P.S.P Headmaster / Executive Committee
- P.S.P sustainability
- Tuition fees
- Conditions for obtaining degree
Over the past few decades, the field of Female Reproduction and Endocrinology has seen extraordinary growth in Research in Biology and Medicine. In Western societies today, human reproduction and the function of endocrine systems are being seriously impacted by certain aspects of technological progress (e.g. environmental pollution, unbalanced diet, radiation, etc.) and, in general, due to many features of our modern urban lifestyle (stress, sedentary jobs, lack of exercise). Added to this, women’s equal participation in the work force during the second half of the 20th century has led to an increase in the average childbearing age. The consequence of the combination of these factors has been an inevitable reduction of birthrates.
Athens Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in collaboration the Midwifery Department, University of West Attica accordingly decided to implement the P.S.P. “Research in Female Reproduction” with the aim of contributing to research into and consequent alleviation of this problem through the selection and training of health professionals who would possess a strong research background in the field of Female Reproduction and Endocrinology. We are confident that among the students attending this program there will be many future academic teachers and researchers in this domain.
Aim The aim of the “Research in Female Reproduction” is to promote education in research concerning issues of female reproduction and endocrinology in depth through the process of high quality instruction by experienced specialists in basic and clinical research.
Who it is aimed at The P.S.P. “Research in Female Reproduction” is aimed at graduates of the University Departments of Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry and relevant Departments of Midwifery. Duration of studies The P.S.P. “Research in Female Reproduction” is a two-year program. It comprises three semesters of studies, including both theoretical and laboratory classes (6 laboratory exercises), with exams at the end of each semester and the preparation of a research project that will be executed in Greece or abroad within the frametime of the fourth semester.
What the P.S.P. “Research in Female Reproduction” offers
- The opportunity to conduct high-level research work and to publish in English-language scientific Journals.
- Annual scholarship at the end of the third semester (announcement for up to two places plus interview) for the preparation of a diploma research project with equivalent academic departments at overseas partner universities, this following pre-arrangement between the two departments (University of Oxford, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital / Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and others).
- The possibility for all students located at a distance to attend all the theoretical lectures in the form of webinars.
- The possibility to attend, also via webinars, lectures/courses by renowned experts who teach in equivalent University Departments both in Europe and the U.S.A.
- Constant scientific updates on issues of Female Reproduction and Endocrinology through our website: Seminars, Scientific Meetings organized annually by the P.S.P. (each November and May), Congresses on related issues, etc.
The fee per student for participation in the P.S.P. is 1,800.00 Euros for each year of study (900.00 Euros per semester). Total: 3,600.00 Euros for the two-year period of the P.S.P.. Compliance with financial obligations is a prerequisite for the continuation of studies and their completion is contingent on the presentation of a thesis.