The duration of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine is four years (240 ECTS credits), and according to the Bologna guidelines this represents the third cycle of the educational scheme. The programme has been conceived in agreement with all the requirements and legislation of the Republic of Slovenia and meets all criteria for doctoral study established by the EUA. In this way, the direct inclusion of programme components in an international exchange with universities from other countries using the ECTS system is rendered possible.
The programme consists of organised classes (60 credits) and individual research work for the doctoral dissertation (180 credits).
The programme leads to the degree of Doctor of Science in the following fields:
Basic Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Biomedicine, Clinical Medicine, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacy, Public health, Toxicology and Veterinary Medicine.
The programme is organised by the University of Ljubljana through its faculties and three Slovene research institutes which contribute teachers who take part in organised courses, mentors and the research infrastructure for executing the experimental part of doctoral work.