PhD thesis project
Instance: 2015/2016 - 2S
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
Suitable for English-speaking students
The curricular unit aims student works more independently and allows to guide the student in his process of research and data analysis and project planning.
Learning outcomes and competences
We expect students to be able to undertake and conclude a research project, justifying its academic relevance
based on the critical review of the literature. So, students are expect to demonstrate broadbased
knowledge of the fundamentals acquired through coursework , as well as developing skills inherent in the development of a research project, such as library research, interpreting data, synthesis, research management and planning, and scientific communication.
Student should discuss with the supervisor and cosupervisor
1. The formal requisites applied to a dissertation;
2. The structure of a dissertation;
3. Define research issue and objectives;
4. The process of selection of the experimental strategy/methodology;
5. THe time planning of a dissertation;
6. The selection of the bibliography.
Supino, P. G., & Borer, J. S.; Principles of research methodology: A guide for clinical investigators., Springer Science & Business Media., 2012
Comments from the literature
The bibliography is specific to each thesis project and should include the main studies that characterise the state of the art in the research field.
Teaching methods and learning activities
The assessment of students of this course shall consider his/her performance in the regular meetings of the
course as well as the quality of the outputs delivered during the course, in particular the final report on the
Distributed evaluation without final exam
Calculation formula of final grade
The evaluation is done through analysis of the project delivered in writing by students.