Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Duration of the programme: 4 years (8 semesters)

Programme description:

Doctoral students will gain specialists knowledge and skills, including state-of-the-art techniques and research methodologies by carrying out scientific research. The acquired knowledge and skills can be used by doctoral students in the implementation of doctoral projects, often in cooperation with leading Polish and foreign research units. The program consists of compulsory courses and electives, including practical classes in basic, clinical and public health sciences, as well as other types of courses that promote effective learning and the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

The study program covers the following main research areas: anatomical and physiological determinants of organism functioning, analysis of pathological changes in selected organs in the course of infectious and invasive diseases and poisoning, research in the field of pharmacokinetics, immunopharmacology, the influence of xenobiotics on the functioning of animal organisms, research on the use of insect protein in nutrition of farm animals, improvement of methods of diagnosis of viral and bacterial diseases in animals with the use of immunological methods and molecular biology, the use of modern techniques of clinical diagnosis in veterinary medicine, etiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, prevention and control of infectious and parasitic diseases in farm and companion animals, reproduction and pet neonatology, safety of the animal origin food products and public health protection.

The study program offers a wide variety of courses on interdisciplinary research issues and focuses on encouraging doctoral students to develop their creativity, including creative problem-solving, innovation, and commercialization of research results.

 

Career opportunities:

The graduates have the advanced and specialized knowledge and skills in the fields of veterinary medicine. They can find employment as clinicians or veterinary administrators, leaders and managers in various sectors of the economy, including specialist companies and laboratories providing services in the agricultural, agri-food processing and animal husbandry sectors. Graduates are also prepared to continue their professional careers in academia and research institutions in Poland and abroad.

 

Keywords:

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Animal pathophysiology
  • Animal pharmacology
  • Animal histology
  • Animal internal diseases
  • Animal reproduction
  • Animal surgery
  • Animal infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Animal immunology
  • Animal microbiology
  • Veterinary prevention
  • Hygiene of animal origin products
  • Public health protection

Candidates for PhD Supervisors

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-7340-0991
Department/Chair/Institute: Department of Epizootiology
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Telephone: +48 604591361
Email: a.szczerba@uwm.edu.pl
Personal Website: Anna Szczerba-Turek
ResearchGate Account: Anna Szczerba-Turek
Academic Discipline: Veterinary

Academic Achievement Indicators:

  1. Number of Publications (WoS/Scopus): 37/39
  2. Number of Citations (WoS/Scopus) Without Self-Citations: 242/335
  3. Hirsch Index (WoS/Scopus): 11/12
  4. Number of Citations (Google Scholar): 463
  5. Hirsch Index (Google Scholar): 14
  6. Number of Promoted Doctors: 0
  7. Number of Supervised Doctoral Students: 0

Supervision Availability:

  • Polish Doctoral Student: Yes (1) / No
  • Foreign Doctoral Student: Yes (1) / No

Scientific Interests/Research Topics Offered to Candidates:

  1. Epidemiology in Practice.
  2. Free-Living Animals and Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli – From Reservoir to Product.
  3. Papillomaviruses – Never-Ending Story.
  4. New Reservoirs of Zoonotic Agents in Poland.

Funding and Resources for Doctoral Project:

  1. Is there funding available to cover the cost of research?
    Yes 
  2. Is the infrastructure and adequate resources available in the Laboratory/Chair to serve the planned research tasks?
    Yes 

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-7405-6328
Department/Chair/Institute: Department of Microbiology and Clinical Immunology
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Telephone: 502-580-780
Email: brandy@uwm.edu.pl
Personal Website: Not available
ResearchGate Account: Roman Wójcik
Academic Discipline: Veterinary

Academic Achievement Indicators:

  1. Number of Publications (WoS/Scopus): 65/74
  2. Number of Citations (WoS/Scopus) Without Self-Citations: 471/741
  3. Hirsch Index (WoS/Scopus): 12/14
  4. Number of Citations (Google Scholar): 851
  5. Hirsch Index (Google Scholar): 16
  6. Number of Promoted Doctors: 0
  7. Number of Supervised Doctoral Students: 0

Supervision Availability:

  • Polish Doctoral Student: 1
  • Foreign Doctoral Student: 1

Scientific Interests/Research Topics Offered to Candidates:

  1. Immunostimulator or immunosuppressor – evaluation of the effect of the popular preservative TBHQ (tert-butylhydroquinone) on immunocompetent cells of selected animal species.
  2. The influence of postbiotics and parabiotics on selected immunological parameters in animals.

Funding and Resources for Doctoral Project:

  1. Is there funding available to cover the cost of research?
    Yes
  2. Is the infrastructure and adequate resources available in the Laboratory/Chair to serve the planned research tasks?
    Yes

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-1643-026X
Department/Chair/Institute: Department of Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Faculty: Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
University: University of Warmia and Mazury
Telephone: +48 89 5233937
Email: tkam@uwm.edu.pl
Personal Website: Not available
ResearchGate Account: Tadeusz Kaminski
Academic Discipline: Biological Sciences, Veterinary Sciences

Academic Achievement Indicators:

  1. Number of Publications (WoS/Scopus): 117/117
  2. Number of Citations (WoS/Scopus) Without Self-Citations: 1019/1019
  3. Hirsch Index (WoS/Scopus): 23/23
  4. Number of Citations (Google Scholar): 2181
  5. Hirsch Index (Google Scholar): 27
  6. Number of Promoted Doctors: 7
  7. Number of Supervised Doctoral Students: 2

Supervision Availability:

  • Polish Doctoral Student: Yes
  • Foreign Doctoral Student: Yes

Scientific Interests/Research Topics Offered to Candidates:

  1. Animal physiology, endocrinology of reproduction
  2. The Proposed Topic of PhD Thesis: “The effect of omentin on angiogenesis process and secretion of cytokines in endometrium of the pig (Sus scrofa domestica L.)”

Funding and Resources for Doctoral Project:

  1. Is there funding available to cover the cost of research?
    Yes
  2. Is the infrastructure and adequate resources available in the Laboratory/Chair to serve the planned research tasks?
    Yes

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-0856-3644
Department/Chair/Institute: Department of Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
Faculty: School of Medicine, University Medicum, University of Warmia and Mazury
Telephone: +48502039553
Email: joanna.wojtkiewicz@uwm.edu.pl
Personal Website: Joanna Wojtkiewicz on Scopus
ResearchGate Account: Joanna Wojtkiewicz
Academic Discipline: Medical Sciences, Veterinary Science, Biological Sciences

Academic Achievement Indicators:

  1. Number of Publications (WoS/Scopus): 120/127
  2. Number of Citations (WoS/Scopus) Without Self-Citations: 1,195
  3. Hirsch Index (WoS/Scopus): 21
  4. Number of Citations (Google Scholar): 1969
  5. Hirsch Index (Google Scholar): 25
  6. Number of Promoted Doctors: 4
  7. Number of Supervised Doctoral Students: 3

Supervision Availability:

  • Polish Doctoral Student: Yes (4) 
  • Foreign Doctoral Student: Yes (1) 

Scientific Interests/Research Topics Offered to Candidates:

  1. Animal models (large and small) – pathomechanisms of selected diseases
  2. Bioethical and legal aspects in medicine, veterinary medicine, and education
  3. Epidemiological studies and human health – selected aspects
  4. Impact of selected harmful factors on living organisms (human, animal)
  5. Possibility of discussion and development of research topics according to the doctoral student’s interests (within the scope of my competencies)

Funding and Resources for Doctoral Project:

  1. Is there funding available to cover the cost of research?
    Yes 
  2. Is the infrastructure and adequate resources available in the Laboratory/Chair to serve the planned research tasks?
    Yes 

ORCID Number: 0000-0001-8031-1869
Department/Chair/Institute: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Telephone: +48 722 227 301
Email: jerzyj@uwm.edu.pl
Personal Website:
ResearchGate Account: Jerzy Jaroszewski
Academic Discipline: Veterinary Science

Academic Achievement Indicators:

  1. Number of Publications (WoS/Scopus): 126/125
  2. Number of Citations (WoS/Scopus) Without Self-Citations: 1210/1360
  3. Hirsch Index (WoS/Scopus): 19/22
  4. Number of Citations (Google Scholar): Not provided
  5. Hirsch Index (Google Scholar): Not provided
  6. Number of Promoted Doctors: 7
  7. Number of Supervised Doctoral Students: 0

Supervision Availability:

  • Polish Doctoral Student: 1
  • Foreign Doctoral Student: 1

Scientific Interests/Research Topics Offered to Candidates:

  1. Pharmacokinetics and drug interactions
  2. Regulation of uterine contractions

Funding and Resources for Doctoral Project:

  1. Is there funding available to cover the cost of research?
    Yes
  2. Is the infrastructure and adequate resources available in the Laboratory/Chair to serve the planned research tasks?
    Yes

ORCID Number: 0000-0002-3807-0149
Department/Chair/Institute: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Telephone: +48 89 524 6145
Email: tomasz.maslanka@uwm.edu.pl
Personal Website:
ResearchGate Account: Tomasz Maślanka
Academic Discipline: Veterinary Science

Academic Achievement Indicators:

  1. Number of Publications (WoS/Scopus): 73/61
  2. Number of Citations (WoS/Scopus) Without Self-Citations: 415/573
  3. Hirsch Index (WoS/Scopus): 12/13
  4. Number of Citations (Google Scholar): 840
  5. Hirsch Index (Google Scholar): 15
  6. Number of Promoted Doctors: 3 (2x as a promoter; 1x as an auxiliary promoter)
  7. Number of Supervised Doctoral Students: 1

Supervision Availability:

  • Polish Doctoral Student: Yes / 1
  • Foreign Doctoral Student: No

Scientific Interests/Research Topics Offered to Candidates:

  1. Pharmacological manipulation of induction/generation and activity of T regulatory cells
  2. Studies on novel therapeutic strategies in allergic asthma treatment

Funding and Resources for Doctoral Project:

  1. Is there funding available to cover the cost of research?
    Yes
  2. Is the infrastructure and adequate resources available in the Laboratory/Chair to serve the planned research tasks?
    Yes