Purpose and Outlook:
The objective of the Ph.D program is to educate students with interdisciplinary knowledge in life sciences. The courses include in the fields of medicine and life sciences. With the research of basic science and cross-field integration of clinical medicine, we can progress the breakthrough of medical technology, improve the biotech and medical industry, and put professional knowledge into industrial practice. The current development of the biotech and medical industry is also in urgent need of high level scientific and technological professionals. Therefore, the purpose of the Ph.D program is to create the interdisciplinary learning environment, cultivate students with cross-field research abilities. The perspective of basic science is to explore the diagnosis and treatment that can prevent diseases beforehand, such as infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancer diseases. We expect to bring the research techniques and development strategies together in applied industrial areas, as to meet the high-end industrial demands.
The program includes three divisions such as Biomedical Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Clinical Medicine. Students who choose the field of Biomedical Chemistry must take interdisciplinary courses in the field of Biological Sciences or Clinical Medicine and vice versa. Students allowed to take classes from different professional areas. To strengthen and enhance the background knowledge of students in the professional fields, basic natural science and biological science courses are compulsory. Students can choose different modules of elective courses according to their interests on post-graduation career as well. The courses also emphasize theoretical and practical foundation of knowledge, and focus on the development and research of life medicine. Students will be guided to explore the biological application and integration of relevant research development.
Career perspectives and prospects:
The Ph.D graduates will acquire the competitiveness and abilities in the field of Life Medicine, being biomedical and industrial professionals. Graduates can choose to enter the job market directly, for instance, the southern district of Tainan Biotech Park, Pingtung agricultural biotechnology industries and Kaohsiung biotech companies, etc. There are a lot of excellent employment opportunities and good prospects in domestic or foreign medical related institutions.