Research education possibilities

At our department we offer the following educational possibilities within research.


Pre-graduate Research Training: Project Protocol (2th semester of Master's Degree Programme in Medicine)

The Project Protocol (DA: projektprotokol) at the 2th semester of the Master's Degree Programme in Medicine is an element in the Individual Programme (DA: det individuelle forløb), which consists of

  • 2th semester: A project protocol (5 ECTS) + an Elective Course (5 ECTS), which is not a part of your programme here at our department
  • 3th semester: Research Project Course (10 ECTS) or Clinical Project Course (10 ECTS)
  • 4th semester: Master's Thesis (10 ECTS)

At 2th semester it is possible to choose an Elective Course of 5 ECTS points plus to do a research project protocol (5 ECTS) as opposed to two Elective Courses of 5 ECTS points each. At Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery we offer the option of doing the project protocol at our department, which can be the first step into the Individual Programme. However, if you choose to write a research project protocol, it does not necessarily has to be a part of the following Individual Programme at our department.

Project Protocol at Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

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Pre-graduate Research Training: Project Course (3th semester of Master's Degree Programme in Medicine)

The Research Project Course (DA: forskningsforløb) at the 3th semester of the Master's Degree Programme in Medicine is an element in the Individual Programme (DA: det individuelle forløb), which consists of

  • 2th semester: A project protocol (5 ECTS) + an Elective Course (5 ECTS), which is not a part of your programme here at our department
  • 3th semester: Research Project Course (10 ECTS) or Clinical Project Course (10 ECTS)
  • 4th semester: Master's Thesis (10 ECTS)

Our department offer the possibility to choose either the Research Project Course or the Clinical Project Course at 3th semester of the Master's Degree Programme in Medicine. The Clinical Project Course is a pre-graduate clinical training programme, which you can read more about under our clinical educational possibilities. If you choose to do your Project Course at our department, it does not necessarily has to be a part of the Individual Programme at our department.

Research Project Course at Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

We offer 8 weeks of introduction to research.

Pre-graduate Research Training: Master's Thesis (4th semester of Master's Degree Programme in Medicine)

The Master's Thesis (DA: speciale) at the 3th semester of the Master's Degree Programme in Medicine is an element in the Individual Programme (DA: det individuelle forløb), which consists of

  • 2th semester: A project protocol (5 ECTS) + an Elective Course (5 ECTS), which is not a part of your programme here at our department
  • 3th semester: Research Project Course (10 ECTS) or Clinical Project Course (10 ECTS)
  • 4th semester: Master's Thesis (10 ECTS)

It is possible to write your Master's Thesis at our department as a part of the Individual Programme of the Master's Degree Programme in Medicine. However, it is not mandatory that you did your preceding Individual Programme at our department.


Master's Thesis at Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Writing your Master's Thesis at Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery will provide you with the opportunity to learn about research. It is absolutely your choice to decide what you want to gain from it, whether it is just to have a quick glimse at research or it is as an introduction to research.


Possible Master's Thesis projects in the autumn semester 2022

Below you will find a list of possible projects for a Master's Thesis. You are welcome to contact the listet contact person(s) of the projects. Please note, it is possible that a project has already been appointed to another student. However, it is possible for up to 3 students to work together on the same project 


PROJECT 1
Antibiotic prophylaxis in relation to coronary artery bypass grafting

Antibiotics are administered before, during, and after surgery to prevent infections related to the surgical penetration of the skin, defined as surgical site infections (SSI). In coronary artery bypass grafting, infections can arise after removal of the vein graft used to bypass a coronary stenosis, or after surgical access to the mediastinum by sternotomy or thoracotomy. Knowledge of different antibiotics and dosing regimens used to prevent these infections, as well as incidences and outcomes after SSI, is of interest for cardiothoracic surgeons.

The student will be a part of the research environment at the department, and it will be possible to have an office space while the student is here. Your co-supervisor will be accessible on a nearly daily basis.

Supervisor(s)

PROJECT 2
Treatment of deep sternal wound infection following open heart surgery

Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a serious complication to open heart surgery associated with increased short- and long-term mortality. Treatment consist of vacuum assisted closure (VAC)/negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and secondary closure of the wound. Information on the best surgical treatment of this complication is crucial.

The student will be a part of the research environment at the department, and it will be possible to have an office space while the student is here. Your co-supervisor will be accessible on a nearly daily basis.

Supervisor(s)

Pre-graduate Research Training: Research & Innovation Honours Programme

Pre-graduate Research Training: Research Year Programme

Postgraduate/Ordinary PhD Programme

For more information on open calls and application procedures, go to Graduate School of Health.