A person responsible for the delivery, development, and quality of the study programme:
Department of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery FM CU, Heydukova 10, Bratislava
Teachers of the profile subject:
Study advisor of the study programme:
doc. MUDr. Dušan Hirjak, PhD., e-mail: hirjak.dusangmail.com (personal contact after agreement via e-mail)
List of the supervisors:
prof. MUDr. Peter Stanko, PhD., doc. MUDr. Ladislav Czakó, PhD., doc. MUDr. Dušan Hirjak, PhD., doc. MUDr. Andrej Thurzo, PhD., doc. MUDr. Juraj Zajko, PhD.
Place/s of realisation of the study programme:
The Medical Faculty, Comenius University in Bratislava and its parts seat, including clinical workplaces, which are part of university hospitals providing an education of students at Faculty of Medicine, CU in Bratislava, with which the university has concluded ‘Contracts on practical training’ (University Hospital Bratislava, National Institute for Children's Diseases, Merciful Brothers University Hospital, St. Elizabeth Cancer Institute, National Oncological Institute, National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease).
Awarded academic degree: doctor ("philosophiae doctor", in short, "PhD. ")
The language in which the programme is organised: Slovak, English
The standard length of study in academic years: four years (internal form) / five years (external form)
Graduate profile and learning objectives:
The content of the PhD. study programme 'Dentistry' is focused on studying the dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. During the doctoral study, a student in this study programme acquires knowledge in conservative dentistry, periodontology, oral pathology, dental prosthetics, orthodontics, dentoalveolar and maxillofacial surgery. In the study, the students learn independently to formulate a scientific problem, formulate a scientific hypothesis, prepare and realise a scientific experiment, use the most current methods in the research, objectively assess obtained results and their statistical analysis. The main aim of these activities will be theoretical and practical management of methods in the dentistry. The graduates from the study programme will be focused on analyses of some of the subdisciplines of dentistry. The requirement for the completion of the study programme is also the ability to present the research results to experts at conferences and scientific events and publish the papers in professional journals. The results of creative, experimental work contribute to scientific progress and knowledge. Still, their good scientific value allows their application in various branches of medicine, for example, internal medicine, surgery, radiology, paediatrics, gerontology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, dermatovenerology, neurology, rheumatology, immunology, and so on.
Graduates of the doctoral studies are sought at the healthcare workplaces (clinics or departments of dentistry resp. stomatology and maxillofacial surgery). They might find employment in the frame of education as university teachers or scientific research workers at universities focused on general medicine, dentistry, healthcare science, public healthcare and revisional medicine.
Graduates from the study programme Dentistry at the Faculty of Medicine CU in Bratislava master a broad spectrum of scientific methods used in genetic and molecular and biological research, which they can creatively apply in their work and contribute to the development of the scientific knowledge. They are qualified for successful employment in the team leading on a broader spectrum of scientific and research institutions focused on medical, veterinary, or pharmaceutical sciences. They are professionally prepared to work creatively in scientific institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at various research levels.
Among their other possible occupations that, however, for independent performance require also accredited specialisation education in the dentist occupation – orthodontist, maxillofacial surgeon.
Evaluation of the study programme quality by employers:
A request to assess the quality of the submitted study programme was sent to selected employers to express their opinion on the need for a new doctoral study programme focused on medical biology and clinical genetics. Delivered letters are available at the Department of scientific-research activities, doctoral studies and international relationships of the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava.