Lab Rotation and/or Advanced Course
Instance: 2021/2022 - SP (of 13-09-2021 to 31-07-2022)
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
Obs.: Português, eventualmente inglês se a rotação laboratorial for no estrangeiro (ou o curso for internacional)
The students will have the opportunity to acknowledge different lab environments, with the purpose of obtaining technical and scientific skills helpful for his/her thesis development.
It will also enable the students to access the state-of-the-art in specific areas of their thesis, by participating in advanced courses, in which they may assist to clinical case reports, workshops and round tables by experts.
Learning outcomes and competences
The purpose of the unit is to provide students with technical and scientific skills useful for their thesis. Lab rotations will be a means to identify innovative methodologies that are ongoing in distinct laboratories in the area of metabolism. Participation in advanced courses will enable the student to obtain a broad perspective regarding a specific topic, as well as to contact with international experts in topics relevant to their thesis.
The syllabus will be chosen by the student, through the acceptance by the scientific commission of the programme.
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Teaching methods and learning activities
Students will participate in international lab rotations. Several institutions and researchers have already accepted to host students in their labs, namely several departments from other faculties and associated labs of the University of Porto; Center of Neurosciences, University of Coimbra; University of Cambridge; University of Cordoba, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The students can further suggest to the scientific commission an institution of his/her interest. The PI or Head of department must sign a reportregarding the activity of the student in the lab.
A certificate is required for the participation in advanced courses signed by the scientific committee of the course.
Assessment will be done by a short written report by the student, with the whole activities performed within the unit (either lab rotations and/or advanced course participation), and e letter by the PI/head of department and a certificate ensuring the participation of the student in the advanced course.
Distributed evaluation with final exam
|Trabalho prático ou de projeto
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
|Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese
|Realização de Estágio
Eligibility for exams
Students must participate in a minimum of 9h (75%) of the fellowship / advanced course schedule.
Students must present a declaration signed by the tutor, researcher or professor repsonsible for the lab rotation / advanced course, confirming the participation of the candidate in at least 75% of the program.
Calculation formula of final grade
Evaluation Formula: 0.80*report + 0.20*Continuous evaluation and attendance
At the end of the lab rotation or advanced course, the student writes a report with the methodology and skills gathered in the unit. This report will be evaluated by the scientific commission of the PhD program.