Study credits in the CVM program

How can I obtain a "PhD in Life Sciences" with special mention/ certification in Cardiovascular and Metabolism Sciences? | How do I validate my study credits?
 

How can I obtain a "PhD in Life Sciences" with special mention/ certification in Cardiovascular and Metabolism Sciences?

PhD candidates can receive a certificate in Cardiovascular and Metabolism Sciences attesting their courses and study credits obtained once they have chosen this special track and registered for it upon enrollment as PhD candidate in the Life Science Doctoral School of the FBM-UNIL. 

  • Overall, candidates have to obtain 12 ECTS study credits as in the "free study option" Life Science program.
  • 2 ECTS (out of the 12)  must be obtained by participating to tutorials within the first year of doctoral studies as in the "free study option" Life Science program. These can be related to CVM functions in health and disease or not.
  • 4 ECTS (out of the 12) must be obtained by participating to CVM mini-symposia organized twice a year (or equivalent events co-organized and announced by the CVM program). The CVM mini-symposia are a fundamental educational part of the programaiming to train candidates to conduct innovative research at the interface of basic science and clinical applications. The mini-symposia strongly promote interactions of the PhD candidates with renowned invited experts in the field. CVM candidates and thesis directors are welcome to suggest topics and speakers of their interest.
  • 9 ECTS (out of the 12) should be obtained by participating in events related to research on cardiovascular and metabolic functions in health and disease, as well as techniques and methodologies. These can be
    • Seminars and journal clubs
    • National and international conferences and symposia
    • Courses and workshops
    • CVM mini-symposia
    • CVM-related tutorials
    • Other types of meetings outside the department to which the PhD candidate is attached.
  • Remaining study credits (e.g. 3 ECTS out of the 12 obligatory ones) may be obtained by participating in scientific events, but also in transversal skills and comptences (scientific writing, science communication, career planning).

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CVM coordinator: ulrike.toepel AT unil.ch.

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How do I validate my study credits?

Apart from the validation of tutorial participation (which is done directly by the secretary of the FBM doctoral school once she received feedback from the tutor regarding your performance in her/his tutorial), all other study credits have to be validated by the CVM coordinator. To do so, please fill out the respective form below and send it by post or scan attached to an e-mail to: Ulrike Toepel, Amphipole building, office 316, UNIL-Sorge, 1015 Lausanne (ulrike.toepel AT unil.ch). 

The current status of your study credits can be found in your MyUNIL account.

For external courses, workshops, conferences etc. please send a program (or at least a link) so that event duration can be translated into ECTS. If you had a presentation or poster, send a proof as this will increase the # of ECTS you will get.

  • For the validation of study credits for congress and symposium participation (except for the CVM mini-symposia), please fill out the form here.
  • For the validation of study credits for seminar participation, please fill out the form here.
  • Forms for validating courses and other events are also available here.
  • For the validation of study credits for the participation in CVM Mini-Symposia (for other symposia please use the congress/symposium participation form above), please fill out the form below: 

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