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

prof. MUDr. Milan Kokavec, PhD.

Orthopaedic department FM CU , Limbová 1, Bratislava

e-mail: milan.kokavecnudch.eu 


Teachers of the profile subject:

doc. MUDr. Boris Šteňo, PhD.

doc. MUDr. Radoslav Zamborský, PhD.


Study advisor of the study programme:

Assoc. prof. Boris Šteňo, MD, PhD., personal contact after agreement via e-mail: boris.stenofmed.uniba.sk 


List of the supervisors:

prof. MUDr. Milan Kokavec, PhD., doc. MUDr. Boris Steňo, PhD., doc. MUDr. Radovan Zamborský, 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 Orthopaedics is focused on studying Otrthopaedic surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic prosthetics, spinal surgery, rheumatology and traumatology of musculoskeletal system. During the study programme, student will deepen the knowledge of prevention, diagnosis making, investigation and treatment of diseases and injuries of locomotor apparatus.

In the study, the students learn independently to formulate a scientific problem, formulate a scientific hypothesis, prepare and realise a scientific experiment, objectively assess obtained results and their statistical analysis. The main aim of these activities will be theoretical and practical management of methods for processing of material for relevant analyses

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. 



Graduates from the doctoral studies might find employment in the frame of education as university teachers or scientific research workers at universities focused on medicine, healthcare science, and public healthcare.

Graduates from the study programme at the Faculty of Medicine CU in Bratislava master a broad spectrum of scientific methods used in 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.


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.