Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics

Teaching in Slovak language

Courses in Slovak language:

Compulsory courses:

Compulsory optional courses (only in Slovak language):

Postgraduate study (only in Slovak language):

Specialization 1 year study programme for medical doctors and dentists "Zdravotnícky manažment a financovanie" (Healthcare Management and Financing"

Research activities, grants

The focus of research activities

  • systematic review
  • burden of diseases
  • sociology of health and illness
  • health care management
  • health financing and healthcare management
  • healthy lifestyle of high school adolescents
  • juridization of medicine, medical law, legal responsibility in health care
  • communication in the medical profession
  • paliative medicine
  • moral attitudes of medical students to selected ethical problems of medicine
  • socio-economic determinants of health
  • social determinants of health and health-related behavior of children and youth
  • quality management in health care
  • suicidal behavior
  • functional self-sufficiency of patients after CVA (cerebrovascular accident)
  • Slovak and general history of medicine and health care
  • the history of Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University in Bratislava

 National scientific cooperation

Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice

Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies, Slovak Medical University in Bratislava

Faculty of Healt Sciences and Social Work, Trnava University in Trnava 

Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava

Department of Sociology of St. Elizabeth College of Health and Social Work in Bratislava

Department of Slovak History, Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava

Department of General History, Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava

Faculty of Medicine of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice 

Slovak League against Cancer 

The Faculty of National Economy at the University of Economics in Bratislava

Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava

Regional Public Health Authority in Košice 

International scientific cooperation

Czech Center of Evidence-Based Health Care: Affiliated Center Joanna Briggs Institute. Institute of  Social Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Palacký University in Olomouc

Centrum Badań nad Historią i Kulturą Basenu Morza Śródziemnego i Europy Południowo-Wschodniej im. prof. Waldemara Cerana, Studia Ceranea - Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poľsko

Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia “A. Gemelli”, Istituto di Bioetica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Taliansko

Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University in Warsaw, Faculty of Social Sciences and Pedagogy in Katowice, Katowice, Poľsko

Kharkov Institute of Trade and Economy of Kharkov National Technical University, Kharkov, Ukrajina

National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, State Institution of V.T. Zaytsev, Institute of General and Urgent Surgery, Ukrajina

Právnická fakulta, Masarykova Univerzita v Brně, ČR 

The John Paul II. Catholic University in Lublin, Off-Campus Faculty of Law and Social Sciences in Stalowa Wola, Stalowa Wola, Poľsko

The University of Scranton, USA

Ústav etiky, 3. lékařská fakulty Univerzity Karlovy, ČR

Projects and Grants

VEGA 1/0860/21 History of Medieval Medicine in Slovakia. Institutions, Personalities, Knowledge. Duration: 1. 1. 2021 – 31. 12. 2023. Principal researcher: Matej Gogola, MA, PhD. Members of the research team from the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Assoc. prof. MUDr. Vojtech Ozorovský, MD, PhD., Adam Mesiarkin, MA, PhD.

APVV-18-0070. Generation Z - new challenges in youth development. Duration: 1.7.2019-30.6.2023. Principal Investigator: prof. Mgr. Andrea Madarasova Geckova, PhD. Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice. Deputy of principal investigator: Michaela Kostičová, MD, PhD, MPH.  Investigators from Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Silvia Capíková, MA, LLM, PhD., Eva Dobiasova, MA, PhD.

APVV-18-0333 Database of Historical Terminology to the History of Central Europe. Duration: 1. 7. 2019 – not specified 2023. Principal researcher: Assoc. prof. Martin Hurbanič, MA, PhD. Department of General History of the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. Researchers from the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Matej Gogola, MA, PhD., Adam Mesiarkin, MA, PhD.

COST Action CA 17117: Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research (EVBRES). Duration: 17.10.2018 - 16.10.2022. Members of Management Committee from Slovak Republic: Michaela Kostičová, MD, PhD, MPH., Jana Babjaková, MD, PhD, MPH.

VEGA 1/0459/18 History of the Faculty of Medicine of the Comenius University in Bratislava 1938 – 1948. Faculty, Doctors, Students and Science from the Declaration of Autonomy to the Consequences of the February Coup d´état. Duration: 1. 1. 2018 – 31. 12. 2021. Principal researcher: Assoc. prof. MUDr. Vojtech Ozorovský, MD, PhD. Members of the research team from the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Matej Gogola, MA, PhD., Adam Mesiarkin, MA, PhD.

VEGA 1/0814/18 History of Diplomacy in the Early Middle Ages. Duration: 1. 1. 2018 – 31.12. 2020. Principal researcher: Assoc. prof. Vincent Múcska, MA, PhD. Department of General History of the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. Members of the research team from the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Matej Gogola, MA, PhD., Adam Mesiarkin, MA, PhD.

VEGA č. 2/0100/16  Health Care in Slovakia 1948 – 1966.Duration: 1.1.2016-31.12.2019.  Principal Investigator: PhDr. Anna FALISOVÁ, PhD., Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.  Investigators from Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Assoc. prof. Vojtech Ozorovský, MD, PhD., Silvia Capíková, MA, LLM, PhD.

VEGA 1/0641/14 Current Trends in Development of Sociology in Slovakia – Paradigmatic Premises, metodological Inovations, Science Personalities. Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2016.
Principal Investigator: PhDr. Eva Laiferová PhD. Investigator from Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Silvia Capíková, MA, LLM, PhD.

VEGA 1/0895/14 Psycho-Social Development of School-Aged Children with Disabilities. Duration: 1.1.2014 - 31.12.2016. Principal Investigator: Assoc. prof. Andrea Madarasová Gecková, MA, PhD. Investigator from Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Michaela K o s t i č o v á, MD, PhD., MPH.

Health Behavior in School Aged Children (HBSC) study.

International cross-sectional study adopted by WHO in 1983, deals with health related behavior of 11-, 13- a 15-years-old children in social context. More than 40 countries cooperates on the study and data are collected every four years. Coordinators: Regional office of WHO for Europe, Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU) at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and University in Bergen (Noreway). National coordinator: Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice

For more informations about HBSC study visit: http://www.hbsc.org/

National reports summarizing the findings of each datta collection in Slovakia can be found HERE.

MPH (Master of Public Health) Study Programme Development at the Comenius University in Bratislava in English Language.

Project was funded by European Social Fund - Operation Programme Education (ESF - OPE).

ITMS code of the Project: 26140230009

01.01.2013 - 31.10.2015

Principal Investigator: prof. Ľudmila Ševčíková, MD, PhD. Investigators from Institute of Social Medicin and Medical Ethics: assoc. prof. Vojtech O z o r o v s k ý, MD, PhD., Michaela K o s t i č o v á, MD, PhD., MPH, Silvia Capíková, MA, LLM, PhD., PhDr. Iveta G r e ž ď o v á, PhD., MUDr. Mária M o j z e š o v á, PhD., PhDr. Miriam P o l h o r s k á, PhD.

https://sites.google.com/site/mphprojekt/project-definition 

VEGA  2/0144/13.  Societal Context of Environment Protection in Slovakia from Industrial Revolution to WWII). Duration: 1.1.2013 - 31.12.2015. Principal Investigator: PhDr. Hallon Ľudovít, PhD. Investigator from Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics: Silvia Capíková, MA, LLM, PhD.

Multimedia Didactic Aid in Web Area of History - "Slavs and Europe in Early Middle Ages" for High Schools.

The result of the project is this website - http://www.ukm.ff.ukf.sk/slovania - which offers in the Slovak language a comprehensive view on history and life of the Slavs and Byzantine Empire in the Early Middle Ages. The project is based on the newest scientific knowledge from several scientific disciplines. In addition to informative texts of the particular topics, archaeological and literary sources and bibliography, the website also contains PowerPoint presentations that can enhance and improve the quality of school education or it can simply enliven self-study of texts presented on the website. The released information will help students to understand a variety of the Middle Ages themselves, it will also allow to perceive historical events that happend in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the European context. The target group will learn how to work with archeological and literary sources, search for relevant information, verify its discovered knowledge, and integrate it into the historical and chronological framework. There are several quality publications units that were created within the project besides the aforementioned website.

 

 

 

Publications

The most significant publications of the last two years

Bittó-Urbanová, Laura - Madarasová-Gecková, Andrea - Dankulincová-Veselská, Zuzana - Capíková, Silvia - Holubčíková, Jana - van Dijk, Jitse Pieter - Reijneveld, Sijmen, A. Technology supports me: Perceptions of the benefits of digital technology in adolescents. Frontiers in psychology, roč. 13, 2023, s. 1-11.

Novák, Bohuslav - Matajs, Marek - Sangalli, Allesandro, E. - Pruts, Halina - Korpášová, Anna - Leptos, Nikos - Stanko, Peter - Tinák, Michal - Kostičová, Michaela. Evaluation of mobile and community dental service use among people experiencig holelessness. International journal of environmental research and public health, roč. 20, 2023, č. 1, s. 1-8.

Capíková, Silvia - Škoda, Alexander - Nováková, Mária. Chirurgia a telemedicína - právne a praktické aspekty. Slovenská chirurgia, roč. 19, 2022, č. 1, s. 37-38.

Gogola, Matej - Mesiarkin, Adam (eds.). Historia Medicinae Slovaca VII. Osobnosti, inštitúcie a poznanie. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, 2022, 158 s.

Štvrtina, JánAlchýmia a alchymistická symbolika v prvej polovici 20. storočia. Bratislava: SAP, 2022, 196 s.

Boršová, Kristína - Paul, Evan, D. - Kováčová, Viera - Radvánszka, Monika - Hajdu, Roman - Čabanová, Viktória - Sláviková, Monika - Ličková, Martina - Lukačiková, Ľubomíra - Belák, Andrej - Roussier, Lucia - Kostičová, Michaela - Líšková, Anna - Maďarová, Lucia - Štefkovičová, Mária - Reizigová, Lenka - Nováková, Elena - Sabaka, Peter - Koščálová, Alena - Brejová, Bronislava - Staroňová, Edita - Mišík, Matej - Vinař, Tomáš, Nosek, Jozef - Čekan, Pavol - Klempa, Boris. Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in Slovakia using a novel, multiplexed RT-qPCR assay. Scientific Reports, roč. 11, 2021, č. 1, s. 1-12.

Capíková, Slivia - Burda, Eduard - Nováková, Mária. Measures introduced in the Slovac Republic in response to the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Medicine, Law & Society, roč. 14, 2021, č. 2, s. 321-350.

Capíková, Silvia - Kollárová, Margita (eds.). Spoločenské dimenzie zdravia a zdravotníctva - pocta prof. PhDr. Jozefovi Matulníkovi, PhD., MPH pri príležitosti jeho životného jubilea. Bratislava: Sekcia sociológie zdravotníctva Slovenskej sociologickej spoločnosti pri SAV, 2021, 74 s.

Capíková, Silvia - Trizuljaková, Jana. COVID-19 ako choroba z povolania? Paliatívna medicína a liečba bolesti, roč. 14, 2021, č. 1-2e, s. 16-20.

Dankulincová-Veselská, Zuzana - Husárová, Daniela, Kostičová, Michaela. Energy drinks consumption associated with emotional and behavioural problems via lack of sleep and skipped breakfats among adolescents. International journal of environmental research and public health, roč. 18, 2021, č. 1, s. 1-10.

Falisová, Anna - Ozorovský, Vojtech. Venerické choroby na Slovensku v minulosti a efekt "Akcie PN". Historický časopis, roč. 69, 2021, č. 1, s. 99-118.

Gogola, Matej - Mesiarkin, Adam - Daniš, Miroslav (eds.). Historia Medicinae Slovaca. Endémie, epidémie a pandémie v dejinách. Zborník vydaný k životnému jubileu Vojtecha Ozorovského. Bratislava: Hlbiny, 2021, 267 s.

Ozorovský, Vojtech (ed.) Dejiny Lekárskej fakulty Univerzity Komenského v Bratislave 2. časť. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 2021. 456 s.

Older publications of the Institute
Scientific Monographs

Pavol Kádek. Právna zodpovednosť v medicíne a zdravotníctve. Bratislava: Wolters Kluwer, 2017. 220 s. ISBN 978-80-8168-650-4.

Pavol Kádek. Súčasné dimenzie právnej zodpovednosti v medicíne a zdravotníctve. 1. vyd.  Bratislava: Wolters Kluwer, 2014. 182 s. ISBN 978-80-8168-124-0.

Večeřa M.,Urbanová M., Klusoňová M., Kokeš M., Capíková S., Brožovičová K.: Právní vědomí v teoreticko-empirickém pohledu. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, Právnická fakulta, 2015. 194s. Spisy Právnické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, řada teoretická, Edice Scientia č. 512. ISBN 978-80-210-7783-6.

Beňo, P., Tarcsiová, D.,Capíková, S. Komunikácia so sluchovo postihnutými v zdravotníctve a sociálnej práci. Trnava : Trnavská univerzita, 2012, 182 s. ISBN 978-80-8082-510-2.

Textbooks

Vojtech Ozorovský a kol.: Sociálne lekárstvo. Bratislava: SAP, 2018. 225s

Grežďová, I., Polhorská, M. Professional nursing procedures 1. Textbook for general medicine study programme. First edition. Slovak Academic Press s.r.o., Bratislava, 2018. 110 p.

Polhorská, M. Grežďová, I., Professional nursing procedures 2. Textbook for general medicine study programme. Fisrs edition. Slovak Academic Press s.r.o., Bratislava, 2018. 104 p.

Trizuljaková J. a kol. Medicínska etika I. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, 2017.

Pavol Kádek. Trestné právo v zdravotníctve. 2.dopl. a akt. vyd. Bratislava: Wolters Kluwer, 2017. 196 s. ISBN 978-80-8168-652-8.

Ozorovský V., Vojteková I. a kol. Zdravotnícky manažment a financovanie zdravotníctva. Bratislava: Wolters Kluwer, 2016.

Vojteková,I., Grežďová, I., Polhorská, M., Dobiášová, E., Mazalánová, A. Ošetrovateľské postupy pre študentov všeobecného lekárstva. Bratislava: SAP, 2016.

Pavol Kádek. Trestné právo v zdravotníctve. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Wolters Kluwer, 2016. 199 s. ISBN 978-80-8168-358-9.

Ozorovský V. (ed.). Health Promotion and Health Communication. Bratislava: Comenius University in Bratislava, 2015.

Kostičová M. (ed.). Social Medicine. Bratislava: Comenius University in Bratislava, 2015.

Mojzešová M. (ed.). Public Health Ethics: Selected Issues. Bratislava: Comenius University in Bratislava, 2015.

Ozorovský V. a kol. Sociálne lekárstvo. Bratislava: Asklepios, 2011. 166 s. ISBN 978-88-7167-158-9

Kostičová M., Ozorovský V., Badalík L., Fabian G. An Introduction to Social Medicine Bratislava: Asklepios, 2011. 150 s. ISBN 978-80-7167-153-4

Vojteková I. a kol. Vybrané kapitoly z ošetrovateľstva pre študentov všeobecného lekárstva. Bratislava: Asklepios, 2010. 124 s. ISBN 978-80-7167-152-7

Beňo P., Capíková S. Teoretické, praktické a právne aspekty komunikácie s pacientmi a klientmi s postihnutím sluchu. 1.vyd. 156s. Bratislava : Samosato, 2013, ISBN 978-80-89464-21-0.

Diploma theses

General information about diploma thesis requirements

The specific topics of diploma theses offered by our Institute are published in AIS2 each academic year in November. Here are the areas of topics our teachers are specialised in and can be offered as topics for diploma thesis. In case of interest contact the responsible teacher.

Topics:

Michaela Kosticova, MD, PhD, MPH michaela.kosticovafmed.uniba.sk Health and health care of homeless people; Health and health behavior of school-aged children; Sleeping habits in children and adolescents and their impact on health; Social determinants of health and health inequalities - international and regional comparisson (differences in health status between countries, regions and specific group of population in relation to their social and economic status) ; Social aspects of risk behavior (suicides, addictions); Burden of diseases, Demography and health; Health systems; Quality in healthcare; Clinical guidelines development.

Silvia Capikova, LLM et MA, PhD silvia.capikova@fmed.uniba.sk Patiens safety, corporate safety culture. Human resources in healthcare and their management (e.g. gender, regional and international disparities and trends in labor market, work migration, job satisfaction, wages of healthcare workers, motivation of employees); Medical profession (e.g, Professional training systems, career planning); Health and health behavior of school-aged children and the youth (e.g. body art); Heath care for vulnerable groups (children, victims of home violence, in-work poor, persons with life limiting disease, persons with disabilities); Fake/counterfeit medicines; Medical malpractice, legal liability in medicine; Legal aspects of biomedicine and healthcare; Patients in health system, their rights and organizations; International collaboration in healthcare. Digital health.

Matej Gogola, MA, PhD. matej.gogola@fmed.uniba.sk History of Slovak and general medicine and health care from the formation of first civilizations to the 20th century (selected chapters, for example personalities or movements in health care history, development of individual medical branches, etc. 

Adam Mesiarkin, MA, PhD. adam.mesiarkinfmed.uniba.sk History of Medicine and Health Care in the Territory of Slovakia; Medicine in Ancient History; Medicine of European and Slovak Middle Ages, Early and Late Modern Period; Events; Biographies; Institutions; Phenomena; History of Sciences, Disciplines and Research; Thought and Education.

Maria Kolesarova, MA, PhD. maria.kolesarovafmed.uniba.sk;  artificial intelligence in medicine, gene editing, biobanks a genetic research, prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis, infertility treatment options, surrogate motherhood, research on human embryos, ethics consultation in clinical practise, ethical dilemmas in intensive care, in neonathology, in palliative care, advanced directives and advanced care planning, human experimentation and biomedical research, resource allocation in medicine, medical anthropology, philosophy of medicine, ethical theories in bioethics

Iveta Grezdova, MA, PhD. iveta.grezdovafmed.uniba.sk The impact of lifestyle factors on the incidence of cancer diseases. The impact of lifestyle risk factors on the course of cancer treatment. Lifestyle changes in cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment. Lifestyle in cancer survivors. Influence of lifestyle risk factors (overweight and obesity, tobacco smoking, unhealthy diet, alcohol use, physical inactivity) on the prognosis and recurrence of cancer diseases. Lifestyle habits among university students. Occurrence of modifiable risk factors for cancer in lifestyle of medical students. Communication in healthcare.

Miriam Polhorska, MA, PhD. miriam.polhorskafmed.uniba.sk Health-related quality of life. Multidimensionality of quality of life. Evaluation quality of life in patients with various diagnoses (neurological, metabolic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, skin, musculoskeletal). Specifics of quality of life measurement in old age, in children. Importance of quality of life evaluation in clinical practice. Quality of life of a family with chronically ill patient. Quality of life of medical staff and the issue of burnout.

Theses in Progress

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: VANESSA HILLOVÁ: NEDOSTATOK SPÁNKU A JEHO VPLYV NA DUŠEVNÉ ZDRAVIE ADOLESCENTOV

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: OZAN GÖKMEN: INSUFFICIENT SLEEP, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND THEIR IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH IN ADOLESCENTS

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: CONSTANZE MÜNNIGHOFF: COVID-19 AND RESILIENCE OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: PHILIP PAUL SCHWEITZER: DEVELOPMENT OF FINANCING AND ORGANIZATION OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN GERMANY

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MARTIN VAĽAK: VZŤAH MEDZI FYZICKOU AKTIVITOU A SPÁNKOVÝMI NÁVYKMI ADOLESCENTOV

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: KONSTANTINA-VASILIKI TOPALIDOU: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON MENTAL HEALTH OF HOMELESS PEOPLE

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: NILS GABBERT: EXCESSIVE INTERNET USE AND SLEEP PROBLEMS IN ADOLESCENTS

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: RADOSLAVA KOPECKÁ: DOSTUPNOSŤ ZDRAVOTNÍCKYCH SLUŽIEB V OBLASTI PERINATÁLNEJ PALIATÍVNEJ STAROSTLIVOSTI

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. JANA TRIZULJAKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: LUCIA GAŠPAROVIČOVÁ: POUŽÍVANIE LIEKOV NA NEMEDICÍNSKE ÚČELY V POPULÁCII ADOLESCENTOV

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. EVA DOBIÁŠOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: LAURA LEPJAK: ETICKO-NORMATÍVNE PROBLÉMY NÁHRADNÉHO MATERSTVA

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MÁRIA KOLESÁROVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: PETRA TURČEKOVÁ: ETICKÉ ASPEKTY ROZHODOVANIA O NEÚČELNEJ LIEČBE V PRÍPADE DETSKÉHO PACIENTA

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MÁRIA KOLESÁROVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: FLORENTINE GRINSCHGL: ETHICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE APPLICATION OF CRISPR-CAS/9 TECHNOLOGY

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MÁRIA KOLESÁROVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: JANKA UHLÍKOVÁ: PROBLEMATICKÉ ASPEKTY PREDIMPLANTAČNEJ DIAGNOSTIKY V PROCESE UMELÉHO OPLODNENIA

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MÁRIA KOLESÁROVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: EVA DÚBRAVSKÁ: KVALITA ŽIVOTA ŽENY V MENOPAUZE

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. MIRIAM POLHORSKÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: NICOLE MARTINA ANNA BACHMEIER: MENOPAUSE

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. MIRIAM POLHORSKÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: VIKTÓRIA KRUŽICOVÁ: UŽÍVANIE TABAKU, KONZUMÁCIA ALKOHOLICKÝCH NÁPOJOV A SPÁNKOVÉ NÁVYKY U ŠTUDENTOV MEDICÍNY

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. IVETA GREŽĎOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: PETER DOMČEK: DOPADY KYBERŠIKANY NA ZDRAVIE DETÍ

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: HARUKA ISHIYAMA: EFFECTS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE ON HEALTH OF CHILD VICTIMS

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: CARINA HELFENSCHNEIDER: THE ROLE OF ANAESTHETISTS' "NON-TECHNICAL" SKILLS IN PREVENTION OF MEDICAL ERRORS

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: FRANCESCA ELISA VERNI: ADHD IN MEDICINE AND SOCIETY

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: CLARA JOSEFINE PULLMANN: THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EATING DISORDERS IN ADOLESCENCE

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: PHILIPP BERNARD SCHMITTER: THE PHARMACOLOGIC NAD NON-PHARMACOLOGIC APPROACHES TO TREATMENT OF ADHD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. JÁN ŠTVRTINA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: DENISE DANESH: THE USE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE IN CONSERVATIVE MEDICINE. ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE HERBS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. JÁN ŠTVRTINA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: DOMINIKA DEMČÁKOVÁ: FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AKO VÝZNAMNÁ OSOBNOSŤ DEJÍN OŠETROVATEĽSTVA

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: RAFAEL MARTINEZ GARCIA: THE JUSTINIANIC PLAGUE. EPIDEMIOLOGY, CHRONOLOGY, CONTEXT

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: OSKAR: KULICH: IMPLANTÁTY V DEJINÁCH ZUBNÉHO LEKÁRSTVA

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

Defended Theses

Academic Year 2022/2023

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: JAKOB EBERL: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF NURSING HOME STAFF: A SCOPING REVIEW

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: STEFAN GERHARD SCHÖN: HEALTH SYSTEMS BENCHMARKING AND PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: ALEXANDER JAKUBÍK: ZNALOSTI LAICKEJ VEREJNOSTI O PALIATÍVNEJ STAROSTLIVOSTI

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. JANA TRIZULJAKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: KARIN BAHELKOVÁ: RIZIKOVÉ FAKTORY ŽIVOTNÉHO ŠTÝLU A ICH VPLYV NA ZDRAVIE ADOLESCENTOV

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. EVA DOBIÁŠOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: KILIAN ALEXANDER CLEMENS: DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN SENIORS

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. MIRIAM POLHORSKÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: BARBORA: ŠTELMACHOVÁ: DETERMINANTY KVALITY ŽIVOTA SENIOROV

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. MIRIAM POLHORSKÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: LEA ANGELIKA DEUBLER: EARLY MODERN MEDICINE IN THE CONTEXT OF NATURAL SCIENCES

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ADAM MESIARKIN, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: KORBINIAN EBERL: BLACK DEATH IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ADAM MESIARKIN, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: DANYEL-DENIZ OZAN: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MEDIEVAL MEDICINE

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ADAM MESIARKIN, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: LENKA BUCHTOVÁ: DEJINY DOPINGU V KONTEXTE VÝVOJA TELOVÝCHOVNÉHO LEKÁRSTVA. ANABOLICKÉ STEROIDY V KULTURISTIKE V MINULOSTI A SÚČASNOSTI

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: JURAJ BELÁK: FENOMÉN ZUBNÉHO ČERVA V DEJINÁCH ZUBNÉHO LEKÁRSTVA

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

Academic Year 2021/2022

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: KATARÍNA KRAJČIOVÁ: VZŤAH MEDZI NEDOSTATKOM SPÁNKU A OBEZITOU U ADOLESCENTOV: SYSTEMATICKÝ PREHĽAD SÚČASNÝCH VEDECKÝCH POZNATKOV

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: CHARLOTTE KATONOVÁ: SOCIÁLNE DETERMINANTY ZDRAVIA RÓMOV

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: DOMINIKA ŽIAKOVÁ: PERINATÁLNY HOSPIC – NOVÁ VÝZVA V STAROSTLIVOSTI O ŽIVOT LIMITUJÚCIM A/ALEBO OHROZUJÚCIM OCHORENÍM

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. JANA TRIZULJAKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: ALEXANDER VOLLMER: JOB SATISFACTION OF HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: DOROTA VÁŠÁRYOVÁ: PRÁVNE A ORGANIZAČNÉ OTÁZKY POSKYTOVANIA ZDRAVOTNEJ STAROSTLIVOSTI DETSKÝM OBETIAM FYZICKÉHO NÁSILIA PÁCHANÉHO V RODINE

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: YUKI SENOO: FACTORS AFFECTING GENDER INEQUALITY IN MEDICAL PROFESSION

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MAGDALENA SOPHIA REINER: ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY TO VICTIMS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MICHAL KOLÉNY: VÝZNAM PORADNÍ ODVYKANIA OD FAJČENIA

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. IVANA VOJTEKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: VERONIKA TÓTHOVÁ: VPLYV PRAVIDELNEJ POHYBOVEJ AKTIVITY NA PACIENTA POČAS A PO UKONČENÍ ONKOLOGICKEJ LIEČBY

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. IVETA GREŽĎOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MARTIN SELICKÝ: LEKÁRSKE POVOLANIE V STAROVEKOM GRÉCKU A RÍME

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: RADOSLAVA PODKRIVACKÁ: CORPUS HIPPOCRATICUM A JEHO VPLYV NA STAROVEKÚ A STREDOVEKÚ MEDICÍNU

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

Academic Year 2020/2021

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MICHAL MRAŽÍK: EDUKAČNÁ ROLA LEKÁRA V PREVENCII CHORÔB

SUPERVISOR: DOC. MUDR. VOJTECH OZOROVSKÝ, CSC.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MAGDALÉNA DRLIČKOVÁ: ZDRAVIE A ZDRAVOTNÁ STAROSTLIVOSŤ O ĽUDÍ BEZ DOMOVA

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: NICOLAI SCHLEGEL: HEALTH CARE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE. THE CASE STUDY FROM GERMANY

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: CHRISTINA PIMSCHAYAKAN WOLFF: SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR IN PHYSICIANS: A NARRATIVE REVIEW

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: DAŠA TURŇOVÁ: VPLYV SOCIÁLNYCH FAKTOROV NA ZDRAVIE DETÍ

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: JOANNA CIEŁUSZECKA: HEALTH OF HOMELESS PEOPLE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM: THE CASE STUDY FROM SPAIN

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: ALEXIA MARIA GOULIANOU: SELF-REPORTED HEALTH IN SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN A CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARISON

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: SOFIA WERNEROVÁ: HODNOTENIE PARAMETROV KVALITY ŽIVOTA U PACIENTOV S CELIAKIOU

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. MIRIAM POLHORSKÁ, PHD.

 

Academic Year 2019/2020

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: LENKA ŠROMOVSKÁ POSTAVENIE ZDRAVOTNÝCH POISŤOVNÍ V ZDRAVOTNÍCKOM SYSTÉME SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. EVA CHANDOGOVÁ, CSC.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MICHAL TINÁK: THE ORAL HEALTH OF HOMELESS PEOPLE

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: OLIVER KLOSTERMANN: THE IMPACT OF NUTRITIONAL BEHAVIOUR ON ORAL HEALTH

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: JÁN VRBA: FAMILY FACTORS AND THEIR IMPACT ON  CHILDREN´S ORAL HEALTH

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MICHAELA KOSTIČOVÁ, PHD., MPH

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MICHAELA SÝKOROVÁ: ETICKÉ DILEMY V LIEČBE PORÚCH PRÍJMU POTRAVY

SUPERVISOR: MUDR. MÁRIA MOJZEŠOVÁ, CSC.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: FLORIAN CLAUS LUCAS SCHNEIDER: HEALTH EDUCATION IN DIABETIC PATIENTS

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: JAKUB JASENOVEC: ZUBNÉ LEKÁRSTVO A ZDRAVOTNÁ DOKUMENTÁCIA - PRÁVNE ASPEKTY

SUPERVISOR: MGR. ET MGR. SILVIA CAPÍKOVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: MONIKA KUBÁNIOVÁ: KVALITA ŽIVOTA DETÍ S ATOPICKOU DERMATITÍDOU

SUPERVISOR: PHDR. MIRIAM POLHORSKÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: PAVOL ŠALATA: ETICKÉ ASPEKTY EDITOVANIA ĽUDSKÝCH GÉNOV

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MÁRIA KOLESÁROVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: ANASTÁZIA KARÁSKOVÁ: PRIRODZENÉ METÓDY PLÁNOVANIA RODIČOVSTVA: FAKTY, UŽÍVATELIA A INFORMOVANOSŤ LEKÁROV

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MÁRIA KOLESÁROVÁ, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: SAMUEL MANDÁK: VPLYV DYCHOVÝCH CVIČENÍ NA ĽUDSKÝ ORGANIZMUS A ICH POTENCIÁL V MEDICÍNE

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: ROMAN BELICA: DEJINY LEKÁRSKEJ FAKULTY UNIVERZITY KOMENSKÉHO V BRATISLAVE DO ROKU 1938

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: ALICA DÚBRAVSKÁ: ČIERNA SMRŤ. EPIDÉMIA MORU V STREDOVEKEJ EURÓPE V ROKOCH 1347 – 1351

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD.

 

STUDENT AND THESIS: JAKUB POLERECKÝ: VZNIK A VÝVOJ ANATOMICKÉHO ÚSTAVU LEKÁRSKEJ FAKULTY UK DO ROKU 1945

SUPERVISOR: MGR. MATEJ GOGOLA, PHD. 

History of the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics

prof. Vavro Šrobár, MD
prof. Evald Tománek, MD
assoc. prof. Ivan Stodola, MD
prof. Pavol Macúch, MD
assoc. prof. Jozef Dedek, MD
prof. Milan Beniak, MD, D.Sc.
assoc. prof. Vojtech Ozorovský, MD, CSc.

1919 - The Formation of Institute of Social Medicine of Comenius University in Bratislava

 

1919 - 1935 - Chosen Lectures from Social Medicine 

          1935 - 1937  prof. Vavro Šrobár, MD 

          1937 - 1939  assoc. prof. Evald Tománek, MD

          1939 - 1944 Interruption of Teaching

          1944 - 1948 Chosen Lectures from Social Medicine

          1948 - 1950 assoc. prof. Ivan Stodola, MD

 

1952 - Institute (Department) of Health Care Organization

             1952 - 1960 prof. Pavol Macúch, MD

 

1966 - Department of Social Medicine 

          1960 - 1982 assoc. prof. Jozef Dedek, MD

 

1990 - Institute of Social Medicine

          1982 - 2000 prof. Milan Beniak, MD, D.Sc.

 

2002 - Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics            

2001 - 2022 assoc. prof. Vojtech Ozorovský, PhD.

2022 - until now assoc prof. Michaela Kostičová, MD, PhD., MPH

 

Medical Ethics 

1927 - Institute of Medical History, Philosophy and Hodegetics

          1927 - 1938 prof. Antonín Spilka, MD

          II. World War, beginning of a new political system

          - Institute cancelled

 

1991 - Department of Medical Ethics of the Institute for Continuing Education in Health Care.

 

1992 - Institute of Medical Ethics later Institute of Medical Ethics and Bioethics

           1992 - 2001 prof. Ladislav Šoltés, MD, D.Sc.

 

2002 - Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics            

2002 - 2022 assoc. prof. Vojtech Ozorovský, MD, PhD.

2022 - until now assoc. prof. Michaela Kostičová, MD, PhD., MPH

 

The Institute of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava has gone through rather complicated stages of development since its establishment in 1919. The fact that it existed only de iure at the time of the formation of the first clinics and theoretical institutes, can be considered as a peculiarity. It was mainly due to the lack of financial resources needed for the staffing, as well as the space, to build up the Institute. Despite the efforts of the Czech professors - the founders of Comenius University, as well as the interest of Vavro Šrobár in teaching at the faculty, subject social medicine eventually did not start in the first academic year 1919/20. 

Although the programme for the construction of the Medical Faculty, Comenius University in the academic year 1921/22, submitted by the Minister of Education and National Enlightenment, Professor Kristian Hynek, the first Rector of the University, included a requirement for premises for the Institute of Social Medicine and the History of Medicine, it could not be realised in the 1920s. The problem of the Institute's location was solved in the following decade by allocating a temporary space in the Dean's Office building on Špitálská Street.

The course social medicine was preceded by lectures in preventive medicine and public health, which in the academic year 1921/22 were provided for three hours a week by the first head of the Institute of Hygiene Professor Stanislav Růžička.

The teaching of the subject of social medicine was dealt with by the faculty's Professorial staff on several occasions. Despite the efforts of Professor Hynek and Professor Jiří Brdlík, who proposed that social medicine should be taught as a compulsory subject, the Faculty of Medicine adopted the opinion of Professor Stanislav Kostlivý and Professor Vítězslav Chlumský in May 1927. According to them, a teacher's chair and an institute were to be created for social medicine - as an optional subject.

After Stanislav Růžička, the teaching of social medicine was taken over by Vavro Šrobár, who became the first professor of social medicine in Slovakia in 1935. Even before his arrival at the faculty, he had already been studying some aspects of the social conditioning of diseases and health-educational action on the population of Slovakia. He expressed his interest in teaching at the faculty in the very first years after its establishment, but due to the exercise of high state functions, he could not realize his intention according to the laws of the time.

From the study The Tasks of Social Medicine in Slovakia, which Vavro Šrobár published in 1936 in the Bratislava Medical Journal, the tasks for the Institute of Social Medicine also emerged. They concerned the following problems: 1. the development of health statistics and their evaluation, 2. the focus of scientific activity on the most current problems of social diseases, epidemic diseases, nutrition of the people and occupational hygiene, 3. the development of educational work and pedagogical activity. However, he participated in the implementation of the above tasks for only a short time, because due to his old age (70 years), he retired in 1937.

Before the departure of Professor Vavra Šrobár from the faculty, still in 1935, the habilitation of Ewald Tománek took place. Evald Tománek was habilitated in the field of social medicine and medical administration. In addition to teaching, he actively participated in scientific research and organizational activities of the Institute in 1936 - 1938. In 1938 he left Bratislava involuntarily and moved to Brno, where after World War II he became the founder of social medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University.

Teaching of social medicine was resumed only from the winter semester of the academic year 1944/45. Lectures (two hours per week) were provided by Ladislav Straka. According to the decision of the professorial board of the Faculty of Medicine of the Slovak University (name for Comenius University in 1939 - 1954) in June 1945, the subject social medicine and medical administration was a compulsory subject for graduation.

In the summer semester of 1946/47, two hours a week of selected chapters of social medicine was lectured by associate professor Ivan Stodola, and in the following school year, social medicine and medical and health administration was lectured by associate professor Ivan Stodola. However, lectures for fifth year students were optional.

On the basis of a proposal of the professorial staff of the Bratislava Medical Faculty, on 1 October 1948 the Education Directorate established the Institute of Social Medicine under the direction of Ivan Stodola. The Institute was given temporary premises in the building of the State Institute of Health at 40 Benešova Street (today's Špitálska Street).

Despite the fact that the subject of social medicine did not have adequate conditions at the faculty until the 1950s, one cannot overlook the fact that such graduated experts as Professor Vavro Šrobár, Professor Evald Tománek, Ladislav Straka and Associate Professor Ivan Stodola actively participated in the teaching of medics. After the retirement of Ivan Stodola in August 1950, the faculty management was again faced with the problem of securing the activities of the institute.

The situation was resolved in September 1952, when the Board of Education approved, on the basis of a proposal by the Scientific Council of the Faculty, the establishment of the Institute of Health Organisation, whose head was appointed Pavol Macúch, then Director of the Institute of Hygiene at the Board of Health in Bratislava.

The Institute of Health Organisation was incorporated together with the Institute of Hygiene and the Institute of Forensic Medicine into the Department of Public Health, which was headed by academician Vojtech Mucha. Further organisational changes took place in 1955, when the Department of Theory and Organisation of Health Care was created, renamed the Department of Social Medicine in 1966. This was headed by Professor Pavol Macúch from 1960.

From 1960 to 1982, Associate Professor Jozef Dedek was appointed head of the Department. In addition to teaching and educational activities, the staff of the Department in this period were engaged in solving scientific and research tasks in the field of organization and management of health care, social and social problems of disabled citizens, methodology of studying the health status of the population, methodology of health education, history of medicine and health care, legal aspects of health and social policy, problems of childhood and gerontology.

Since 1982 the Department of Social Medicine, which was renamed eight years later to the Institute of Social Medicine, has been headed by Professor Milan Beniak. The staff of the Institute provided teaching of the subject in the fourth year, in the scope of 10/20 hours in Slovak and English. During this period, the Institute's research staff dealt with the health status of the population, the development of health care and the health care system (management, economics, health and social issues, statistics, demography, sociology, law and informatics). The results of scientific research work were presented at scientific events at home and abroad, as well as by publication in scientific journals and proceedings.

Since 1990, the Section of History of Medicine and Healthcare, headed by Associate Professor Miloslav Tichý, has been a part of the Institute. Since 1996, after Miloslav Tichý's retirement, the department was headed by the then head of the Institute, Milan Beniak.

From 2001 until 2022, the Institute was headed by Associate Professor Vojtech Ozorovský. In 2002, the Institute was renamed the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics. Its focus is on a wide range of problems related to social medicine, medical ethics, law and legal responsibility in medicine, communication in health care, health education and the history of the history of medicine and health care in the territory of contemporary Slovakia and the world.

From 1 September 2022, the Institute of Social Medicine and &Medical Ethics is headed by Associate Professor Michaela Kostičová.

Section of the History of Medicine and Health Care

First staff of the Section, from the left: Head of the Institute Milan Beniak, Ľudmila Pavlíková, Darina Heřmanová, Eulália Sedláčková and head of the Section Miloš Tichý, 7th February 1995
From the left: Matej Gogola, Adam Mesiarkin, 29th April 2019
First volume of HMS
The History of the Faculty of Medicine, CU in Bratislava, tom. II.

Chosen publications

The History of the Faculty of Medicine, CU in Bratislava, tom II. (in Slovak)

Scientific peer reviewed volume Historia Medicinae Slovaca

Historia Medicinae Slovaca I.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca II.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca III.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca IV.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca V.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca VI.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca VII.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca VIII.

 

Contact:

Sasinkova 2

813 72 Bratislava

4. floor, telephone number/fax: 59357 616, VoIP 31  616

e-mail: socialne.prednosta@fmed.uniba.sk

The Head of the Section

Assoc. prof. Vojtech O z o r o v s k ý, MD, PhD.

telephone number: 59357 616, VoIP 31 616

e-mail: vojtech.ozorovsky@fmed.uniba.sk

Staff:

Matej G o g o l a, MA, PhD.

telephone number: 59357 377, VoIP 31 377

e-mail: matej.gogola@fmed.uniba.sk 

Adam Mesiarkin, MA, PhD.

telephone number: 59357 377, VoIP 31 377

e-mail: adam.mesiarkin@fmed.uniba.sk

 

Section of the History of Medicine and Health Care, Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, CU in Bratislava (1990 - 2023)

The Section of the History of Medicine and Health Care was founded on 1 April 1990, as part of the then Department of Social Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University. However, the founders of the university, the first professors of the Faculty of Medicine, when building theoretical institutes, had already considered a workplace dedicated to the history of medicine, thus following the contemporary European and global trend.

This intention was partially fulfilled in 1927, when the Institute for Medical Philosophy, History and Hodegetics was founded on the initiative of Professor of Anatomy, Antonín Spilka. The pedagogical scope of the institute included lectures that provided an introduction to the history of medicine and health care, individual medical and related natural science disciplines. With the forced departure of professor Spilka from the faculty in 1938, the institute ceased to exist, but history of medicine (in a general sense) was cultivated individually, without an institutional base, thanks to the interest of physicians and historians. Let us mention as one example the long-time head of the Institute of Histology and Embryology, Ivan Stanek, who was also the first chairman of the Slovak Society for the History of Science and Technology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (1965 – 1972) and also published works about the history of the theoretical institutes of the faculty.

The realizer of the original idea to establish a section focused scientifically and pedagogically on the history of medicine was Miloslav Tichý, who, as a member of the Institute of Social Medicine, devoted twenty years to the research of history of the faculty and the Faculty Hospital in Bratislava. Very quickly after the change of the socio-political system, in January 1990, a proposal for the establishment of the Section of the History of Medicine and Healthcare, with the support of the Dean Jozef Buchvald and the Head of the Department Milan Beniak, was submitted to the Rector of the University Miroslav Kusý. A month later Miloslav Tichý was appointed the first head of the Section and his first colleagues were Eulália Sedláčková, Ľudmila Pavlíková, Darina Heřmanová, Helena Drappanová and Elena Biščová.

From September 1994 to the end of 2000, the Section was headed by the head of the Institute of Social Medicine, Milan Beniak, and when Vojtech Ozorovský was appointed head of the Institute in 2001, he also became the head of the Section of the History of Medicine and Healthcare. The history of medicine stands at the intersection of disciplines and spans several medical fields. The Section of the History of Medicine has therefore first and foremost established cooperation with the staff of individual clinics and institutes of faculty. Among the collaborators and contributors of the section who participated in the research even before its establishment were professors Jozef Buchvald, Zoltán Oláh, Rudolf Moravec, Gustáv Čatár, Karol Kapeller, Alica Kapellerová, Jozef Čársky, Michal Horňák, Michal Valent and many others. Together with colleagues from the Faculty of Pharmacy, historians from the scientific departments of the Slovak Academy of Sciences or members of the Bratislava Association of Medics, they participated in monthly seminars, the tradition of which was founded by Miloš Tichý as early as 1990. In addition to long-standing contacts with colleagues from the medical faculties of Košice and Martin, or doctors and historians from the Czech Republic (Prague, Plzeň, Brno), communication was also developed with historians of medicine in Germany (Lübeck, Frankfurt am Main). Recently, cooperation with the Department of Slovak History, the Department of General History of the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University, the Historical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and abroad with historians from Poland (Krakow, Warsaw) has effectively increased.

Among the organizational activities of the Section, the series of Slovak-Czech scientific symposia on the history of medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine stands out. The first four (1992 in Plzeň, 1994 in Stará Lesná, 1996 in Benešov, 1999 in Bratislava) the original intention to organize meetings alternately in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic, ideally in a two-year periodicity, was verified and for the time being the last, twelfth symposium was organized in Bratislava, in June 2018. Members of the Section participate in foreign lecture stays within the Ceepus exchange programme (Prague, Cracow), and within the same scheme or other bilateral inter-university agreements, they welcome lectures of foreign colleagues in Bratislava.

Within the framework of pedagogical activities during the first decades of its functioning, the Section participated in the assessment of dissertations, provided professional consultations to colleagues and students not only from the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University, but also from other faculties, from secondary medical schools and from several scientific institutions in Slovakia and abroad. Currently, its members are supervisors of diploma theses in Slovak and English languages and they provide part of the compulsory subject Social Medicine (fifth topic - The History of Medicine), compulsory optional subject Introduction to the History of Medicine for students of general and dental medicine in Slovak language and compusory optional subjects Introduction to the History of Medicine (its English version) and History of Medicine in Slovakia for foreign students in English.

The scientific activity of the Section is naturally presented in publications. Since the establishment of the Section and even before it, research has been focused mainly on the history of the faculty, its departments and personalities, as attested by monographs on the history of the faculty in the years 1919 – 1938, or, for example, on the clinics of surgery and dentistry, the Faculty Hospital in Bratislava, František Švec, Emanuel Filo or Karol Matulay.

The work of the original members of the Section has been followed up by recent research on the history of the faculty between 1938 – 1948, associated with the Vega grant project. In recent years, the scientific focus of the Section has also expanded, based on other research projects, to the analysis and interpretation of particular areas or topics (e.g. the network of hospitals, the Black Death epidemic, historical treatises) of the history of medicine in Slovakia in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. A manifestation of scientific activity and cooperation with foreign colleagues and experts from other scientific establishments in Slovakia is the publication since 2017 of Historia Medicinae Slovaca, which is the only periodical peer-reviewed volume focused on the history of medicine and healthcare in Central Europe.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca

Historia Medicinae Slovaca is a peer-reviewed scientific periodical of the Section of History of Medicine and Health Care, Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics. It has been published since 2017, when its first edition became a collection of scientific papers presented at the conference Ján Jessenius (1566 - 1621) - People and Times.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca is the only periodical peer-reviewed proceedings focused on the history of medicine and healthcare in Central Europe.

Published volumes:

Historia Medicinae Slovaca I.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca II.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca III.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca IV.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca V.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca VI.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca VII.

Historia Medicinae Slovaca VIII.

Institute of Medical Law

Institute of Medical Law is an independent legal person, which carries out its activities in accordance with its statutes and generally binding legal regulations in the Slovak Republic and operates throughout the territory of the Slovak Republic. It operates at the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics of the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University in Bratislava as a scientific research and editorial workplace in the form of a civil association.

 

For more information see: www.imedp.sk 

Gallery

Selfie from the visit of Assoc. prof. Tomáš Alušík from the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, 20th April 2023.
Visit from the University of Padua. Medical historian and paleopathologist Dr. Alberto Zanatta from the Department of Cardio-Thoraco-Vascular Sciences and Public Health, Unit of Medical Humanities, Università degli Studi di Padova, 21st March 2023.
Opening ceremony of 12. International Symposium on the History of Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, 18th June 2018. From left: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Viera Štvrtinová, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Juraj Šteňo, Rector of the Comenius University Karol Mičieta, Head of the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics Vojtech Ozorovský, Ivana Vojteková.
Vojtech Ozorovský, Head of the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, at the opening of the interdisciplinary scientific conference Ján Jessenius (1566 - 1621) - People and Times, 8th December 2016. Conference was organized by the Section of History of Medicine and Health Care, Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava and the Department of General History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava.
Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics in December 2015.
Visit of prof. Maria Casini, PhD. (fourth from the left) from Istituto di Bioetica, Facolta di Medicina e Chirurgia „A. Gemelli“, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma at Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, April 2014.
The team after successful completion of Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program at Czech Republic (Middle European) Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: An Affiliated centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, Dept. of Social Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palackeho University Olomouc. From the left: Vanda Výrosteková (Institute of Epidemiology FM CU), Miriam Polhorská (ISMME FM CU), Silvia Treterová (Tomáš Baťa University in Zlin), Martina Kotrbancová (Institute of Epidemiology FM CU), Iveta Grežďová (ISMME FM CU), Miloš Klugar (director of Czech Republic Centre for Evidence Based Health Care), Jitka Klugarová ( Czech Republic Centre for Evidence Based Health Care), Jana Marečková (zech Republic Centre for EBHC), Petra Mandyšová (Pardubice University), Silvia Capíková (ISMME FM CU), Michaela Kostičová (ISMME FM CU). Training was realised within the project funded by ESF-OPV: „Development of MPH study programme (Master of Public Health) at Comenius University in Bratislava) in English language.“ ITMS code: 261402300093.
Department of Social Medicine in 1982. Third from the left Milan Beniak, fifth from the left Jozef Dedek, sixth from the left Eva Chandogová, first from the right Vojtech Ozorovský. Second from the left Gustáv Čatár, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava.
Institute of Social Medicine in seventies of the 20th century. From the left: Ján Krekáň, Viera Kántorová, Miluše Remišová, Rudolf Wunder, Anna Volná, Vojtech Ozorovský, Miloslav Tichý, Elena Hostýnová, Margita Moravcová, Jozef Dedek, Milan Beniak