Pathological Physiology: Pathogenetic Mechanisms of Contemporary Diseases

Pathological Physiology: Pathogenetic Mechanisms of Contemporary Diseases

Mode of study
Level of study
Postgraduate Course
Direction of preparation
Fundamental Medicine

Training period
3 Years
Language of study
The contact person
Head of V.A. Frolov Department of General Pathology and Pathological Physiology
Cost of education
It is shown that the cost of tuition for one year
For Russia and CIS citizens
For the citizens of the countries of "far abroad"
6890 5915

About the profession

On December 17-18, 2015 at the Plenum of the Board of the Society of Pathophysiologists of the Russian Federation, a decision was made to consider pathological physiology as a fundamental and simultaneously practical scientific specialty and an academic discipline that uses the results of scientific research in solving important and urgent applied problems. Specialists with higher medical, biological or pharmaceutical education wishing to fulfill their intellectual potential in the field of fundamental science, choose postgraduate studies on the specialization "Pathological physiology: pathogenetic mechanisms of contemporary diseases" in English. PhD graduates acquire a full set of universal, general professional and professional competences that allow them to independently conduct research and teaching activities within the framework of this specialty.

Training process

Already in the first year of study, the students are intensively immersed into the specialty. In the process of training, postgraduate students study a full range of educational disciplines, undertake educational and on-the-job internships. Postgraduates, who successfully mastered the programme, present a scientific report on the main results of scientific work and pass the state examination as part of the state final certification, which allows them to receive a qualification “Researcher. Research Instructor”.


Foreign Language, History and Philosophy of Science, Higher Education Pedagogy, Methodology of Scientific Research, Pathological Physiology, Typical Pathological Processes, General Pathological Processes, Pathophysiology of the Cardio-Vascular System.


During the training, postgraduate students undertake scientific-research and teaching internships and conduct scientific research as part of the thesis work under the guidance of the professors of the department.


Having successfully mastered the educational programme, you will be able to conduct scientific research, teach major-specific and applied disciplines in Russian and foreign universities, will acquire professional competences in the creation, translation, abstracting, editing, examination of scientific publications of various types. The status of the expert will enable to hold key positions in educational, state and commercial organizations; continue to develop research activities. In scientific research activities, in the field of fundamental medicine the following tasks of professional activity are solved: fundamental research in the field of medicine, development and improvement of mathematical, physico-chemical (instrumental) methods of scientific analysis (in accordance with the specialization), applied research based on fundamental methods of analysis.

In the field of teaching activities on educational programmes of higher education: the development of training courses in the areas of professional activity, including based on results of the conducted theoretical and empirical research, including the preparation of methodological materials, teaching aids and textbooks; teaching disciplines upon higher education programmes in accordance with the specialization and performing teaching and guiding work on the areas of professional activity; conducting research in an educational organization, including the supervision of students’ research work.