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Specialist professional studies

 

Specialist professional studies with 60 ECTS credits, a year's program in 2 semesters lead to the title
PROFESSIONAL NURSE/TECHNICIAN - SPECIALIST.

Specialist professional studies with 60 ECTS credits, a year's program in 2 semesters lead to the title
PROFESSIONAL SANITARY AND ECOLOGICAL ENGINEER - SPECIALIST.

Specialist professional studies with 60 ECTS credits, a year's program in 2 semesters lead to the title
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENT NURSE/TECHNICIAN - SPECIALIST.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The only requirement for admission is the completion of a program of basic professional studies with at least 180 ECTS credits.

The admission list is formed based on the average grade at basic professional studies.

COURSES

The curriculum of specialist professional studies contains the groups of core and elective courses with their description. The description refers to the course title, study year and semester, number of ECTS credits, requirements for taking certain courses, aims and contents of courses, teaching/learning outcomes, relevant literature, knowledge assessment methodology and exam information.

STUDIES

These studies take place in a school year, usually starting on October 1 and lasting for 12 months. A school year consists of 42 working weeks, out of which 30 weeks of teaching and 12 weeks for consultations, exam preparation and exam itself. A school year is composed of two semesters, 15 teaching weeks each, with 6 weeks for consultations, exam preparation and exam itself. The studies are performed in accordance with the Plan suggested by the Assembly for Education and Research and adopted by the University Senate. Each course is expressed by ECTS credits and the extent of the studies by the sum of ECTS credits. The total of 60 credits describes total average student workload, including theoretical, practical teaching and graduation paper during two semesters.

DURATION AND EXTENT OF THE STUDIES

The studies last one year ie. two semesters.

CREDITS

Credit value of courses expressed in ECTS credits is given in the course description. Within courses, credits are allocated in accordance with total student engagement (lectures, practice, seminars etc.), independent work, field work, learning, exam and colloquia preparation. Credits express total student workload and students earn them after the success at exams, ie. after successful completion of a portion of the study program.

Credit value of graduation paper is defined in the study program curriculum. Students are expected to prepare a paper on a chosen topic based on the mentor-guided project lasting at least 4 weeks.

TEACHING METHODS AND FORMS

Courses are taught for one or two semesters each, pursuant to the study plan. The teaching takes the following forms: lectures, practical teaching (instruction), seminars, demonstrations, case reports, consultations, mentorship, field work, conferences, clinical practice (groups of 5-10 students), professional visits to other institutions, in almost all clinical courses.

Education takes place at the Faculty of Medicine itself and in its educational bases. During the process of education students interact with patients, learn the fundamentals of patient-nurse communication, acquire diagnostic and patient care skills, study medical ethics, acquire skills necessary for the management of the wounded and diseased, learn to critically evaluate the professional literature and demonstrate problem-solving abilities in clinical practice.

KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT AND GRADES

Continued knowledge assessment is performed (presence and activity at lectures and practical teaching, results at practice, seminars, tests, colloquia) and final grade is given at the exam. A student earns points during the course, the number of which has an impacts on the final grade. The value of pre-exam requirements and exam if successfully passed is maximally 100 (grade 10). The points earned for pre-exam requirements are recognized until the exam is successfully passed (in the same school year). Exam colloquium is a detailed knowledge check-up after a larger portion of the course. Up to two colloqua may be organized per semester. The portion of the course assessed at colloquia is not evaluated again at exam. As for combined exam forms (written, practical, oral) all previously passed forms (written and practical) are recognized in the following exam terms for pre-clinical courses, and only the written part for clinical ones till the end of the school year.
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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. Grades are given based on publicly known and constantly applied criteria and procedures.

GRADES

Student accomplishment is expressed by grades as follows:
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10 - extraordinary (95-100 points)

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9 - excellent (85-94 points)

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8 - very good (75-84 points)

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7 - good (65-74 points)

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6 - sufficient (55-64 points)

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5 - exam failure (0-54 points)

The Faculty keeps the registry of successfully passed exams. "Passing" grades are entered both in student documents and the registry, while the grade 5 (fail) is entered in the registry only.

TEACHERS AND ASSOCIATES

The Faculty employs the appropriate number of teachers and associates (with adequate scientific and professional qualifications) according to the plan of teaching.

LITERATURE

Relevant literature is adapted to the study programs, and for certain courses with the extent of the studies expressed in ECTS credits.

 

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