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General information

High quality education of medical students is central to our mission. Currently the Comenius University Faculty of Medicine offers two main undergraduate study programmes: General Medicine and Dentistry both in 6 year day-time doctoral study in Slovak or in English languages. No external undergraduate doctoral programmes are offered.

After passing the state examination the graduate is conferred the degree MUDr. - Medicinae universae doctor (Doctor of Medicine) and MDDr. – Medicinae Dentale Doctor (Doctor of Dentistry) respectively.

Since the academic year 2001/2002 the credit system has been introduced that is compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

First to third year’s courses provide theoretical and pre-clinical lectures, labs and practical classes, the remainder of the fourth and sixth years include diverse clinical experiences.

The tuition fee in undergraduate programme for one academic year is 9.500 € for General Medicine and 11.000 € for Dentistry.

For detailed information follow the Study regulation bulletin.

 

The list of accredited study programmes

Study programme   Level of StudyForm of StudyLength of StudyTitle
General Medicinejoint 1st and 2nd degreefull time6 yearsMUDr.
Dentistryjoint 1st and 2nd degreefull time6 yearsMDDr.

Study Programme General Medicine

Study branch: General Medicine

Study programme: General Medicine
Level of Study: joint 1st and 2nd degree
Lenght of Study:  6 years
Form of Study:  full time

Guarantee: prof. Juraj Šteňo, MD, DrSc.
                   
Characteristics of the Study branch

The undergraduate study branch General Medicine provides general natural science education that is based on human and ethical basis. The education includes theoretical basics of anatomical structure of the organism and its physiological functions. On this base is set the further education of basic principles of etiologic and pathogenesis of pathological state and ways of treatment. The study is completed with complex education focused on diagnostics, differential diagnostics, therapy and prevention of diseases. During undergraduate education a student of the Faculty of Medicine Comenius University acquires sound theoretical and practical knowledge which enables him/her to think medically and to deepen his/her education in any specialization.

Profile of a Graduate

The task of undergraduate education at the Faculty of Medicine is to provide the students with general medical education. Continuation of this undergraduate education is postgraduate education that prepares doctors in particular specialization. In the course of undergraduate education students of the Faculty of Medicine are expected to acquire comprehensive theoretical knowledge, which enables them to think scientifically and to deepen their education in any specialized branch.

They are expected to master:
Basic principles, aims and organization of our health system.
Morphology and function of particular organs of the human body so that he/she can comprehend physiological and pathological processes. Knowledge of the origin and cause of morphological and functional changes in the diseased organism to the extent necessary for rational treatment. Physical examination methods in particular medical branches and correct interpretation of results of basic laboratory methods. Diagnostics and differential diagnostics of pathological units that could emerge in our population. Principles of treatment and practical performances of essential therapeutic procedures. Diagnostics of life-threatening conditions required for providing qualified help.
Influence of social factors and the environment on the general health of the population, principles for prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases and their practical application. Basic principles of assessing working ability of patients suffering from various diseases and injuries. Basic principles of legislatures regulating the demanding and responsible practice of medicine. Basic principles of methodology of research work. Principles of medical ethics that a doctor must observe in relation to patients during the course of his/her professional life.   

According to the Directive 2005/36/EC, graduate of Study programme General Medicine is fullfil the conditions to work in any EU country.

Study Programme Dentistry

Study branch: Dentistry

Study programme:  Dentistry
Level of Study: joint 1st and 2nd degree
Lenght of Study:  6 years
Form of Study: full time

Guarantee: prof. Peter Stanko, MD, PhD.
                    

Characteristics of the Study branch

Dentistry  is  an  independent  medical  branch,  which  includes  diagnostics,  prevention and treatment of the diseased states of oral cavity and teeth. It includes mainly the two most commonly occurred chronic infectious diseases of the population – dental caries and periodontal diseases and their complications, as well as other states that affect oral cavity  and  maxillofacial  part.  The  extent  of  general  medical  knowledge  is  in  the content required for health prevention with special orientation for health and diseases of oral cavity in connection with the whole organism.

Profile of the Graduate

A  graduate  of  the  Dentistry  study  branch  acquires  sufficient  theoretical  and  practical knowledge,   required   skills,   so   that   he   could   after completion   of   the   study independently carry out basic tasks in preventive and therapeutic dental care. In  theory  he  masters  the  required knowledge  of  theoretical  and  pre-clinical  subjects and clinical branches of medicine and mainly dentistry in the context with integrity of the whole organism. In practice he learns the basic diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive  methods, so that he will be able to carry out independently all common practical tasks and operations in oral cavity and he will apply this knowledge in his profession and practice. He  applies  general  medical  view,  multidisciplinary medical  approach  and  follows  the scientific  basics  of  medicine.  Knows  the connections  between  the  diseases  of  the whole  organism  and  the  diseases  of  oral  cavity  and face  according  to  the  study  of general medical clinical subjects.  He is able to make complex preventive treatment plan of patient care and realizes it on the  basis  of  contemporary knowledge  from  the  whole complex  of  dental  medicine subjects and organization of a dentist’s work. The required level of his ability and knowledge is in accordance with the Regulation of the Council of member states of EU No. 78/686/EEC accepted by ME SR.