Educational Plan for Academic PhD Candidates

                    Specialty:           Biophysics             

                    Specialty code:            071011          

 

I. Objectives

a. Possess sound professional ethics, strict, diligent, pragmatic and innovative scientific attitude, and possess the ability to undertake independent scientific research;

b. Have a solid theory foundation and systematic and in-depth professional knowledge;

c. Make innovative achievements in the specialty field or expertise.

II. Main Research Fields:

1.Molecular biophysics                                            2.Neuronal biophysics

3.Cellular and membranous biophysics              4.Imaging and signal analysis of biomolecules

5.Drug screening                                                      6.Systematic biophysics

7.Biophysical apparatus and techniques             8.Proteomics

III. Educational Duration

       The normative time for full-time PhD students is 3-5 years. The duration for MD-PhD students is 4-6 years.

 

IV. Credits Requirement

     Credits for common PhD students with Master degree 29. Credits for MD-PHD and direct PHD students 53.

Category

MD-PhD and direct PhD students

Common PhD students

Total credits

53

29

Courses credits

≥ 34 credits, (including credits for  advanced international courses ≥ 6)

Compulsory public courses ≥ 9 credits:

  • Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics: 2 credits
  • Chinese Marxism: 2 credits
  • Dialectics of Nature (science/engineering/medical science)/Marxism and social scientific methodology (liberal arts): 1 credit
  • Foreign language for postgraduate students: 2 credits
  • English thesis writing: 2 credits

Optional public courses ≥ 1 credit

≥10 credits

(including credits for  advanced international courses ≥ 2)

Compulsory public courses ≥ 4 credits:

  • Chinese Marxism: 2 credits
  • English thesis writing: 2 credits

 

 

Discipline basic courses and professional courses ≥ 24 credits:

  • 1st-level discipline basic courses: 8 credits (compulsory)
  • 2nd-level discipline basic courses: 4 credits (restricted optional)
  • Professional courses for postgraduate students: 4 credits (optional)
  • Cross 1st-level disciple courses: 4 credits (optional)
  • Professional course for PhD students: 4 credits (optional)
  • 1st-level Cross disciple courses: 2 credits (optional)
  • Professional course for PhD students: 4 credits (optional)

No credit for make-up courses and other optional courses, grades only.

Research

≥19 credits

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

 

Literature review and thesis proposal: 1 credit

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission: 1 credit

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission: 1 credit

Dissertation interim progress report: 1 credit

Dissertation interim progress report: 1 credit

Academic paper publication: 1 credit

Academic paper publication: 1 credit

Doctoral dissertation: 15 credits

Doctoral dissertation: 15 credits

             

Remark: Education plan for students with an equivalent education level is in accordance with the education plan for MD-PhD and direct PhD students. Courses exemption will be granted upon finding conformity with the course exemption provision. 


 

V. Courses Curriculum and Credits Allotment

Courses

Course code

Course name

Hours

Credits

Season

Department

Notes

Degree courses

Compulsory public courses

408.602

Dialectics of Nature

18

1

Spring/Autumn

College of Marxism

Compulsory

≥ 6 credits (at the postgraduate phase)

408.601

Study on theory and practice of Chinese characteristics

36

2

Spring/Autumn

College of Marxism

411.500

Foreign language (English)

32

2

Autumn,

Spring

School of foreign languages

 

Optional public courses

 

1

 

 

408.810

Chinese Marxism

36

2

Autumn

College of Marxism

Compulsory for PhD students  ≥ 4 credits

411.800

English thesis writing

32

2

Autumn

School of foreign languages

1st-level discipline basic courses

170.501

Frontiers in Life Sciences

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

Compulsory  ≥8 credits (at the postgraduate phase)

170.502

Progress of Bioscience and Biotechnology

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

170.503

Research Methodology in Life Sciences

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

170.504

Introduction of Bio-Industry

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

2nd-level discipline basic courses

170.551

Advanced Biophysics (Advanced international courses)

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

Restricted optional  ≥ 4 credits (at the postgraduate phase)

170.552

Advanced Neurobiology (High-level course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

Optional professional courses for postgraduate students

170.550

Cellular Electrophysiology

32

2

Autumn

School of Life Science and Technology

≥ 4 credits  (at the postgraduate phase)

 

Select other courses from  relating specialty

 

 

 

 

Professional course for PhD students

170.911

Advances in Life Science and Technology

40

2

Autumn

School  of Life Science and Technology

≥ 4 credits

170.904

The Frontier in Biophysics(Advanced international courses)

32

2

Autumn

School  of Life Science and Technology

 

Select the  advanced international courses ≥2 credit

 

 

 

 

 

Cross 1st-level discipline courses

 

Cross 1st-level discipline courses (PhD can choose courses of MD)

 

2

 

 

Compulsory for PhD students ≥ 2 credits

Non-

degree courses

Make-up courses

 

Assigned by supervisor

 

 

 

 

Compulsory for Non-biological major undergraduates

Research

650.801

Literature review and thesis proposal (PhD)

 

1

 

School  of Life Science and Technology

 

650.802

Participation in international academic conferences or international academic conference held in China, and paper submission (PhD)

 

1

 

 

650.803

Dissertation interim progress report (PhD)

 

1

 

 

650.804

Academic paper publication (PhD)

 

1

 

 

650.805

Doctoral dissertation (PhD)

 

15

 

 

650.501

Literature review and thesis proposal (MD)

 

1

 

 

650.502

Academic Report in academic conferences (MD)

 

1

 

 

650.503

Degree Dissertation (MD)

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI. Specific Requirements for PhD Candidates Education

1. The education mode for PhD students employs the supervisor-responsible system, by establishing the supervisor-headed instruction group. The supervisor is responsible for the cultivation and assessment of the PhD candidates.

2. Restriction of Cross1st-level discipline courses

(1)Cross 1st-level discipline courses refer to the other postgraduate courses in the same level. Students are required to attend class and take the examination of the course.

(2)Cross 1st-level discipline courses selected should be different from the courses completed in the postgraduate phase.

3. Dissertation Proposal (1 credit) should include:

(1) The source and significance of the topic

(2) Literature review of the research at home and abroad regarding the topic;

(3) The research content, planned research method and technical skills;

(4) The anticipated innovative achievements in theoretical and practical aspects;

(5) Anticipated results;

(6) References

4. Dissertation interim report

PhD candidates are supposed to report to the instruction group or experts the research results of the degree dissertation, and listen to advice and make revision. The dissertation shall not be started before acceptance of the innovative achievements of the research.

5. Application for doctoral dissertation defense and qualification review

The supervisor or the instruction group conducts doctoral dissertation qualification review.

Basic requirements of dissertation defense application:

(1) get all the required credits;

(2) complete the dissertation proposal;

(3) complete the dissertation interim report;

(4) publish the required number of papers in journals;

(5) complete the dissertation writing;

(6) pass the experts review both inside or outside the university.