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ABOUT THE FACULTY...

Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, is a state-owned educational and scientific institution, founded on May 18, 1960, after the decision of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. The principal activities of the Faculty and study programs it realizes are:

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Integrated academic studies (of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy) and study programs of basic professional studies.

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Study program of specialist professional studies.

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Doctoral studies

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Special education and training as continued medical education

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Scientific/research work in the form of fundamental, developmental and applied research

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Publishing activity

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Specializations and health care work in association with the Institutes and Clinics

Education of doctors of medicine and dentists has been performed since the foundation of the Faculty. Up to July 2008, there had been 6600 graduations in medicine and 1860 in dentistry. The first generation of students was admitted to the integrated studies of pharmacy in the school year 2003/04 (56 students), and up to June 2008 there were 28 graduates in pharmacy. In the school year 2003/04 the first student generation was admitted to the study program of professional studies, with 122 graduations so far.

Specialist studies are performed in 33 medical fields, 8 fields of dentistry and 2 fields for health care associates, with an ever increasing number of subspecializations. In the period from 1975 to October 1, 2008, 4368 specialist candidates completed their specialist studies. Up to the present, there have been 663 M.Sc degrees and 518 PhD degrees awarded in various fields of medicine and dentistry. Our current study programs of academic PhD studies have been designed in accordance with the corresponding EU programs in the following domains: molecular medicine, clinical medicine, and public health. In the school year 2007/08 PhD programs in dentistry and pharmacy have been initiated.

Since 2005 to the present, our Centre for Continued Education in Health Care organized 87 seminars, with 876 lecturers and 3766 participants. The lecturers were the teachers of our Faculty, faculties of medicine in Belgrade and Novi Sad, eminent experts of our health care institutions and our visiting professors from abroad.

The Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection has approved financing of 5 research projects  for the period 2006/2010. In these and in other projects, 84 researchers from our Faculty have been engaged. Two international projects are also being realized at the Faculty.

Our teachers and associates perform their research and educational activity at the educational bases of the Faculty: Clinical Centre Nis, Institute for the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Rheumatic and Cardiovascular Diseases Niska Banja, Institute for Public Health, Dentistry Clinic, Military Hospital Nis, Centre for Occupational Protection Nis, Special Psychiatric Hospital in Gornja Toponica, Health Care centres in Pirot, Soko Banja, Zajecar, Leskovac, Vranje etc. We also effectuate co-operation with the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade.

Publishing activity of the Faculty is reflected in the preparation and publishing of textbooks, monographs, abstract books, practical guides, CDs, audio and video publications and scientific journals (Acta medica Mediane, Acta Facultatis Medicae Naissensis i Acta stomatologica Naissi.)

Our Organizational Unit for Research and Health Care Work is composed of the Lab for Electronic Microscopy, Dept. of Experimental Surgery and Pathology, Lab for Biologic, Biochemical and Molecular Research, General-purpose Lab, Lab for Cell Culture and Vivarium. In the Organizational Unit for Professional Services legal, HR, accounting, administrative, library, IT and other affairs are taking place.

Basic tasks and objectives of the Faculty of Medicine University of Nis

Mission of the Faculty of Medicine is to contribute to the health care of the population and welfare of the society through organization, realization and permanent improvement of all the types and levels of higher education and research in medical sciences, and realization of health care in accordance with high national and international standards.

The Mission is realized through:

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Innovation, development and transfer of knowledge through education and research,

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Preparation of the students to acquire, appraise and adopt scientific achievements, and to develop their own careers,

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Support to the economic and general development of the southeastern Serbia (identification of the problems and help to resolve them constructively),

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Transfer of the academic spirit, creativity and inventiveness to its immediate societal surroundings.

 

Vision

The Faculty is fully dedicated to the causes that should promote the acquisition of educational and scientific experience, especially to the knowledge and skills necessary to those active and well-informed members of the society for further intellectual and technologic advancement in a constantly changing environment. Our intention is to become a fully integrated member of the European area of medical education and research, upholding the following fundamental principles:

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To preserve autonomy and assume the responsibility for development of all its resources;

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To provide its students with professional knowlegde in accordance with constantly changing demands of the local, national and international communities;

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To adopt international standards, educating students which could easily be incorporated into global community, providing the mobility of staff and students;

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To adopt, implement and develop the system of quality assurance, following the principles of continual improvement and implementation of latest achievements;

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To promote excellence in research, including multidisciplinary areas, in order to preserve and improve knowledge, especially when the region of Nis and the southeastern Serbia are concerned.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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