Our 4 Year Dual award PhD in Integrative Biomedical Sciences is a training programme focused on common human diseases, the goal of which is to advance knowledge, expertise, and skills by bridging the gap between fundamental biomedical science discoveries through to translation in humans. By 'Training to Translate', this programme draws on unique research strengths in biomedical sciences from The University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University.
Understanding the functioning of the human body at the molecular, cellular, organ and system levels in health and disease is the aim of biomedical science.
Biomedical scientists integrate knowledge gained from research across a range of related disciplines and apply it to the analysis of disease mechanisms. The basic research carried out by biomedical scientists is fundamental for new developments and innovation in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Biomedical scientists develop individual scientific, experimental and critical skills that have the potential to facilitate major contributions to improvements in human health and the treatment of illness.
This programme brings together the knowledge and expertise of staff from the School of Basic Medical Sciences, Zhejiang University and The University of Edinburgh Medical School. This is a new and exciting collaboration, and the first of its kind for both universities, making this a unique opportunity for students of biomedical sciences. The programme provides English-taught lectures and research projects, which is beneficial to the growth and all-round development of students. Excellent students will have the chance to get dual PhD degrees of Zhejiang University and the University of Edinburgh.