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

prof. Štefan Durdík, MD, PhD., MPH

Department of Oncological Surgery FM CU, Heydukova 10, Bratislava



Teachers of the profile subject:

Assoc. prof. Ľudovít Danihel, MD, PhD.

Assoc. prof. Michal Hulman, MD, PhD.

Assoc. prof. Andrej Šteňo, MD, PhD.

Jozef Babala, MD., PhD.


Study advisor of the study programme:

doc. MUDr. Ľudovít Danihel,PhD., (personal contact after agreement via e-mail)


List of the supervisors:

prof. MUDr. Štefan Durdík, PhD., MHA, doc. MUDr. Michal Hulman, PhD., doc. MUDr. Ľudovít Danihel, PhD., doc. MUDr. Andrej Šteňo, PhD., doc. MUDr. Jozef Babala, PhD., doc. MUDr. Martin  Boháč, PhD., MPH, MHA, FEBOPRAS, doc. MUDr. Ladislav Czakó, PhD., MPH, doc. MUDr. Marek Čambal, PhD., PHH, MHA, doc. MUDr. Jozef Fedeleš, CSc., doc. MUDr. František Horn, PhD., prof. MUDr. Ján Koller, CSc., doc. MUDr. Eliška Kubíková, PhD., MPH, prof. MUDr. Peter Labaš, CSc., prof. MUDr. Viktor Matejčík, CSc., doc. MUDr. Augustín Prochotský, CSc., doc. MUDr. Martin Sabol, PhD., doc. MUDr. Milan Schnorrer, CSc., prof. MUDr. Juraj Šteňo, DrSc., IFAANS, doc. MUDr. Ján Trnka, CSc., doc. MUDr. Marián Vician, CSc., doc. MUDr. Luděk Vrtík, CSc., doc. MUDr. Roman Záhorec, CSc.


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 graduate masters the knowledge at the level of the current state of scientific knowledge in the field of surgery and masters scientific research methods. He acquired these skills through study and independent creative scientific activity under the guidance of a trainer.

The graduate is able to orientate in the latest knowledge of his field, he can scientifically formulate a professional problem, assess the ethical side of scientific work, plan and carry out scientific research, statistically and document the obtained data, interpret them correctly and present them and design their application in practice. Graduates in the field of surgery have the ability to contribute to the development of their field through scientific, pedagogical and publishing activities


Graduates of the submitted doctoral study program are currently in demand mainly at the departments of the Ministry of Health (Department of Surgery I, Department of Surgery II, Department of Surgery III, Department of Surgery IV, Department of Oncological Surgery OUSA and Faculty of Medicine, NOU, NUSCH, NÚDCH, NÚDCH). Graduates of doctoral studies can apply within the Ministry of Education as university teachers or researchers at universities with a focus on medicine, health sciences, public health and biology.

Graduates of the presented study program at the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava master a wide range of scientific methods used in biomedical research, which are able to apply creatively in their work and thus contribute to the development of scientific knowledge. They have the prerequisites for successful application in leading teams in a wide range 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 levels of research. Other professions, which, however, require the completion of an accredited study program of specialized studies in the medical profession, include physicians - surgeons, oncosurgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiac surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons.

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