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Integrated studies

 

Integrated studies of medicine with 360 ECTS credits, a 6-years' program in 12 semesters lead to the title
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE.

Integrated studies of dentistry with 300 ECTS credits, a 5-years' program in 10 semesters lead to the title
DOCTOR OF DENTISTRY.

Integrated studies of pharmacy with 300 ECTS credits, a 5-years' program in 10 semesters lead to the title
MASTER OF PHARMACY.

TEACHING FORMS

The teaching takes the following forms: lectures, practical teaching (instruction), seminars, demonstrations, case reports, consultations, mentorship, professional practice, professional visits to other institutions.
Education takes place at the Faculty of Medicine itself and in its educational bases.

EXTENT OF THE STUDIES

"The value" of each course from the program is expressed through the ECTS credits, and the extent of the studies is the sum of ECTS credits collected during the studies. The value of 60 ECTS credits expresses the average total engagement of a student for a workload of 40 hours a week during one school year.

Total student engagement consists of:
bullet Active teaching/learning (theoretical/practical, instruction, seminars etc.)
bullet Independent student work (homework, projects, seminar papers, field work, etc.)
bullet Colloquia
bullet Exams
bullet Graduation paper
bullet Other forms of engagement

One ECTS credit describes 27 hours' student workload. The hours of active teaching cannot be lower than 600 nor higher than 900 per a school year. Exceptionally, when a study program stipulates an increased number of hours for practical teaching, the total number of hours of active teaching is allowed to exceed the abovementioned maximums.

GRADES

Only the student who fulfills all the planned pre-exam requirements can take the exam. Student workload is constantly monitored and has to be expressed in points. After the fulfillment of all pre-exam requirements and after passing the exam a student can earn the maximum of 100 points. Out of the total number of points, at least 30 and maximally 70 points are planned to be earned through the fulfillment of pre-exam requirements (activities; knowledge check-ups during the semester). The number of points to be earned per a school year is defined individually per each course.

Repeated knowledge check-ups are performed regularly throughout the semester (school year), and final grade is established after exam. These check-up take the form of colloquia, seminars, tests etc.

In cases of combined-type exams (written, practical, oral), those already passed parts of the exam are acknowledged in the future exam terms for pre-clinical courses and only the written part for clinical courses till the end of the school year in question.
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If an exam is both written and oral, the result at the written part makes up at least 50% of the final grade.

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If an exam is written, practical and oral, the result at the written part makes up at least 20% of the final grade.

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In the point structure for core courses, the final exam could account for 50% at the most of the total number of points.

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In the point structure for other courses, the final exam could account for 30-40% at the most of the total number of points.

The list of the core and other courses is adopted by the Assembly for Education and Science after the suggestion of the Board for Undergraduate Studies.

The proportions of the points earned before the exam, forms and types of knowledge assessment and number of colloquia are established by the Regulations on the Final Grade Structure, adopted at the beginning of each school year by the Assembly for Education and Science after the suggestion of respective departments/courses.

Student accomplishment is expressed by grades as follows:

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10- extraordinary

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9- excellent

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8- very good

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7- good

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6- sufficient

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5- exam failure

The final grade at an exam is influenced by the structure of the total point number earned by a student during the course.

Student accomplishment can be expressed in a non-numerical way, usually for the purpose of international recognition:

A+

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10

A

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9

B

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8

C

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7

D

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6

F

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5

EXAMS AND EXAM TERMS

An exam is a final assessment of the knowledge acquired in the education process in one or several (related) courses.
The exam terms are as follows: January, April, June, September and October. The October term is generally organized before the start of the following school year. The exam calendar is published at the beginning of each school year. Only after the fulfillment of all pre-exam requirements a student is allowed to take the exam. The exams are open to public and examiners are obliged to make provisions for that. Exams are performed by teachers or exam commissions on the premises of the Faculty of Medicine or in some of its educational bases after the previously defined and timely published schedule. If a student fails his exam (earns less than 55 points), the grade 5 is entered into the exam records and exam application of that student.

CONSEQUENCES OF EXAM FAILURE

A student may take the same exam three times at the most. As an exception to the rule, a student with only one exam from the study program of the school year in question, has the right to take that exam in the additional exam term till the beginning of the next school year. A student who fails the exam in one of the core courses, is registered for the same course in the next school year. A student who fails the exam in one of the elective courses, may register for the same course next year or he may choose another.

ADMISSION TO THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

At the beginning of each school year a student chooses the courses from the study program. A student may register for the next school year upon fulfillment of all the program requirements, earning at least 37 ECTS credits in the courses chosen for the current school year. A student who did not fulfill the program requirements may register for the respective courses and resit the failed exams.

GRADUATION PAPER

Integrated studies of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, are completed with graduation paper and public defence of the paper.

 

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