The PhD Program on Animal Health, under the auspices of the National Center for Animal and Plant Health (CENSA), is assigned to the Agrarian University of Havana (UNAH). Its aims are to ensure graduates to become scientists with a solid academic background, who will be capable of performing and conducting researches, communicating and interpreting their results both orally and in writing. They will be able to supervise theses and participate in postgraduate teaching activities on Animal Health.The program, approved by the National Commission for Scientific Degrees (CNGC) of the Republic of Cuba and in 2016 was acredited as certify programm by The National Acreditatio Join (JAN). Furthermore, it has a teaching staff of specialists from CENSA and other research centers and universities, recognized nationally and internationally. Besides, CENSA is the Headquarters of the Permanent National Board on Animal Health.

Coordinator: DMV María Antonia Abeledo García, PhD.

Scientific degree granted: PhD on Veterinary Sciences.

Modalities: Tutelary, theoretical-methodological or curricular training.

Duration: 3-4 years, extensible in one more year in exceptional cases.

Research lines

[censa_lists columns=”two”][censa_item title=”Diagnostic, characterization and mangement of animal diseases.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Reduction of risk in animal disasters.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Preventive veterinarian medicine and public health veterinarian.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Development and evaluation of drug and others products for veterinarian use.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Quality management, biosafety and good practices applied to veterinarian medicin.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][/censa_lists]

Specialties

[censa_lists columns=”three”][censa_item title=”Genetics and Animal Breeding” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Microbiology and Immunology” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Veterinary Parasitology” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Veterinary Morphology and Pathology” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Veterinary Zoohygiene and Epidemiology” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Animal Reproduction” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Internal Medicine” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Food Hygiene” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][/censa_lists]

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Admission requirements

[censa_lists columns=”two”][censa_item title=”To be a university graduate from a career related to the program.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”To be linked to a research topic on Animal Health.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”To demonstrate knowledge of the English language, through a reading comprehension test.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”To demonstrate enough knowledge of the Spanish language, for not Spanish-speaking candidates.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Accredited basic knowledge on Computing and Statistics.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][/censa_lists]

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Syllabus

[censa_lists columns=”two”][censa_item title=”Thesis project.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Foreign Language Proficiency Test (English, French, German or Russian and Spanish for not Spanish- speaking foreign candidates).” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Test on Social Issues in Science and Technology.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Specialty Test.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Basic and specialized courses.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][/censa_lists]

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Requirements for obtaining the scientific degree

[censa_lists columns=”two”][censa_item title=”To accumulate the credits required in the program (curricular).” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”To have, at least, two papers published as first author in a refereed international journal, where the research work carried out during the PhD studies is the substantial element.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Presentation of the results of the thesis in two national or international scientific events.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”An essay on Social Issues in Science and Technology applied to the specialty.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”To pass the Foreign Language Proficiency Test (English, French, German or Russian and Spanish for not Spanish- speaking foreign candidates).” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”To pass the Specialty Test.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”A thesis with the results obtained during the development of the research Project.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”To discuss the results of the thesis at the appropriate Technical Advisory Committee, and then, at the Board intended for such purposes.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][censa_item title=”Defense of the thesis at the appropriate Permanent Board of Animal Health, of the National Commission for Scientific Degrees of Cuba.” icon=”fa fa-angle-right”][/censa_lists]

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For further information

Lic. Sandra Cuello Portal, PhD.

Ing. Aleika Iglesia Lozano, PhD.

Teléfono: 53 47 863677

PhD Program on Animal Health
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