A person responsible for the delivery, development, and quality of the study programme:

prof. Peter Turčáni, MD, PhD.

1st Department of Neurology FM CU a UHB, Mickiewiczova 13, Bratislava



Teachers of the profile subject:

prof. Branislav Kollár, MD, PhD.

prof. Peter Valkovič, MD, PhD.

Assoc. prof. Karin Gmitterová, MD, PhD.


Study advisor of the study programme:

prof. MUDr. Branislav Kollár, PhD., e-mail:, (personal contact after agreement via e-mail)


List of the supervisors:

prof. MUDr. Peter Turčáni, PhD., prof. MUDr. Peter Valkovič, PhD., prof. MUDr. Branislav Kollár, PhD., doc. MUDr. Karin Gmitterová, PhD., doc. MUDr. Pavel Šiarnik, PhD., doc. MUDr. Stanislav Šutovský, PhD., doc. MUDr. Gabriela Timárová, PhD., doc. MUDr. Michal Minár, PhD., MUDr. Zuzana Košutzká, 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 graduates from the study programme Neurology are qualified for the profession of researcher in neurology. They master the general principles and rules of scientific activity and the scientific methods used in experimental and clinical neurological research. Based on a good orientation in the field of neurology, they are able to identify the scientific problem, create working hypotheses, choose appropriate methods, perform statistical analysis of results, and analyze the results obtained in the context of the actual state of knowledge. They have a basic understanding of the legal, ethical, and methodological aspects of research and are informed about the principles of administrative provision of research grants. They are computer-literate and they are able to gather information from the scientific literature and present their results in publications and lectures. They know the basic principles of pedagogical work and command at least one foreign language. To a sufficient degree, they are capable of clinical diagnosis and therapy of neurological disorders. They focus on collecting new theoretical information on the function of the nervous system, mechanisms responsible for the development of neurological disorders, and possibilities of pharmacological interventions. Their creative research work contributes to a better understanding of the nervous system and to further progress in clinical neurology.



Graduates are sought at the healthcare workplaces - clinics or departments of neurology and also private outpatient departments (for independent performance accredited specialization education is needed). Graduates from doctoral studies might find employment in the frame of education as university teachers or scientific research workers in universities focused on medicine and healthcare science.

Graduates from the study programme Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine CU in Bratislava master a broad spectrum of scientific methods used in neurological research, which they can creatively apply in their work and contribute to the development of scientific knowledge. They are qualified for successful employment in a 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.


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.