The Department of Physiology offers master’s degrees in two areas of study: Animal and Human Physiology and Neurobiology.
Students with general knowledge of biology and a foundation in the exact sciences will attain expertise in physiology with an emphasis on more in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms of physiological processes at a molecular and cellular level, including integral physiological functions of organisms and their regulation. Animal and Human Physiology specializes for example in the physiology of muscles, thermoregulatory function, environmental physiology, molecular endocrinology, pharmacology and toxicology. Neurobiology specializes primarily in the physiology of the nervous system, electrophysiology, the neurobiology of memory and behavioral pharmacology.
As graduates master specialized methodologies in physiology, electrophysiology and molecular biology, they are able to independently conduct basic and targeted scientific research, work with scientific literature, plan, prepare, carry out and assess experiments and publish their results. Because of this, graduates find work conducting basic or targeted research at scientific institutions, schools, clinics or other health care facilities, or as managers in the pharmaceutical industry or in government. Naturally, they are well prepared to continue their studies in doctoral programs, especially in biomedicine.
We recommend that undergraduate students complete the courses listed in the recommended study plan (® Recommended undergraduate curriculum for those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in the field of Animal Physiology) as these subjects are essential for the master’s program.
MASTER’S THESIS TOPICS
Upon consultation with the supervisor, other master’s thesis topics may be assigned. Students who would like to arrange an alternative master’s thesis topic with an external supervisor are requested to promptly notify department secretary Dr. Žurmanová, submit their name, preliminary thesis title, and the name and workplace of the supervisor.
Information concerning master’s theses
The student submitting the work is responsible for the final form of the thesis and for complying with the prescribed content and scope; the supervisor or consultant may only be used by the student in the role of consultant and evaluator.
- Rules for writing a master’s thesis
- Instructions for submitting a master’s thesis
- Instructions for defending a master’s thesis
- Rules for publishing
- Assessment form for the master’s thesis supervisor
- Assessment form for a master’s thesis reader
CURRENT INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENSE OF MASTER’S THESES AND STATE FINAL EXAMINATIONS
SUBJECT AREAS OF STATE FINAL EXAMINATIONS
Schedule of state master’s examinations – autumn term of the 2014/2015 academic year
MASTER’S THESIS DEFENSE
Current program of seminars available here.