PhD Course in Clinical and Experimental Sciences


Corso di Dottorato in Scienze cliniche e sperimentali

PhD Course in Clinical and Experimental Sciences


Prof. Alberto Ferlin


The 3-yr Doctoral School in Clinical and Experimental Sciences of the University of Padova offers a very competitive Ph.D. Program that provides all the necessary skills needed to perform cutting edge researches in the spectrum of disciplines pertaining its four Curricula. The Ph.D. Program fosters a multidisciplinary approach with particular emphasis on Biomedical Sciences, combining with Genetic Epidemiology, Anatomic Pathology, Molecular Biology, Transplantation Medicine, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapy.

The main theme of the Phd course is to identify new biomarkers of acute and chronic diseases through translational approaches to physiopathology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in order to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms and prognostic models with relevant impacts for the public health

The PhD program includes:

  1. An initial training course concerning common basic methodologies for all Curricula, in particular focusing on Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology fields.
  2. A second stage that trains top-level individuals to understand clinical processes and experience laboratory techniques. Participation to training Courses, Conferences and Meetings in the specific sectors of their specialization is encouraged.
  3. A final stage that provides the methodology to carry out high level research. The doctoral students will take part of a research project issued by the different Departments, but they will be encouraged to manage, coordinate and conclude their own basic and/or translational research project. Students may also have the opportunity to do a research stay abroad for a variable period of 6-18 months. The Ph.D. program ends drawing up a Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of an experienced researcher and successfully defending it.

The Course in Clinical and Experimental Sciences is organized in four curricula:

Clinical Methodology, Metabolism, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Exercise

Hematological and Geriatric Sciences

Hepatology and Transplantation Sciences

Rheumatological and Laboratory Sciences

Multidisciplinary approach to rare diseases

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 Admission Examination Board for PhD in Clinical and Experimental Sciences - Grant 38th cycle

The Results of the oral examinations on 15/12/2022 are available for download

The list of those admitted to the oral examination is available for download

For those who have not received the access password by email, please contact the Didactic Office Department of Medicine via email:

Phone ++39/0498216112;

For those who have requested to take the test remotely, on Thursday 15/12 from 9.00 a.m. (Italy time) they will connect via Zoom, through the following link:

For all in-person candidates, the appointment is on Thursday 15/12 from 9.00 a.m. in Room 9P,  Building Monoblocco Via N. Giustiniani 2 Padova



Referente Amministrativo

Domenico Mallardo - Laszlo Rinaldi

tel 0498214375 - 0498216112