Graduate Education

Graduate Education
发表时间:2014-11-22 阅读次数:5171次

1. The Objective
To train graduates to be researchers who possess research capacity, honesty and integrity, a good mastery of basic medical sciences, a great learning ability, a keen awareness of innovation, a positive spirit of self-renewal and a competitive ability in the world.


2. Majors, Courses and Systems
The School confers MS and PhD degrees in 14 disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology, physiology, genetics, pathogenic biology, immunology, human anatomy and histoembryology, pathology and pathophysiology, forensic medicine, neurobiology, pharmacology, basic integration of TCM and western medicine, molecular medicine, biomedical engineering and medical informatics. Both MS and PhD candidates undergo three-year schooling, and those who move directly from MS to PhD program and those who continue to pursue a PhD degree from their outstanding completion of undergraduate studies experience five-year schooling.
The graduate degree courses are composed of general courses, fundamental courses, and major-related compulsory and selective courses. The general ones are offered at the scale of Fudan University; the fundamental ones are set based on the five first-level disciplines of biology, basic medical sciences, basic integration of TCM and western medicine, biomedical engineering and pharmacology; the major-related ones are arranged according to the requirements of the second-level disciplines; and major-related selective ones are established in the direction of research. As the school policy, graduates are required to take some cross-discipline courses and at least one that crosses a first-level discipline.  


3. The Requirements for Graduation and Degree
A diploma is conferred on those who have completed the required course credits, with a pass in a thesis defense. A degree is issued to those who have met the requirements as follows:
MS candidates who have published at least one major-related paper as the first author with Fudan University as the first affiliation, in one of Type A journals of as indicated by Fudan University Degrees and the List of Authoritative and Core Journals in China.
Three-year schooling PhD candidates who have published at least one paper as the first author with Fudan University as the first affiliation, in one of SCI journals; five-year schooling PhD candidates who have published at least two papers or one high quality paper (evaluated and defined by the discipline-based panel) as the first author with Fudan University as the first affiliation in SCI journals, which are/is academically related with the dissertation.


4. Dissertations
The school-based graduates have published papers in the high impact international peer-reviewed journals; four PhD candidates have been nominated for One Hundred Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations in China; nine PhD candidates have been municipally recognized for their outstanding doctoral dissertations; and three MS candidates been municipally recognized for their outstanding dissertations.


Table 1. School-based 100 National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations Nominated

No. Year Student Major Title Mentor
1 2009 TIAN Xiaochen Pathogen 
The effect of the surface antigen of hepatitis
B virus on the function of   LEF-1and CyPA 
and its implications
WEN Yumei
2 2009 LIU Qiong TCM &
The changes in the adult rats’ hippocampal
neurons in treating their  experimental depression
with acupuncture
WU Gencheng
3 2011 XU Jiejie Pathogen
The effect of HBx on the regulation and function 
of  Notch1 and Snail
WEN Yumei
4 2011 ZHANG Weijuan Immunology The new mechanism of ALD-DNA inducing 
SLE—macrophage polarization and its role
XIONG Sidong

5. Graduate Student Recruiting
In recent years, the “application-examination” system has already been implemented in the university, which stresses testing the student’s actual abilities, yielding the recruitment decisions to the supervisors and entrusting teachers with more complete independence. For more details please see: Graduate Student Recruiting Network of Fudan University.

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