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  Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies
Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
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Postgraduate Study
 

  • As defined in Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on higher education and amending other acts, as amended, postgraduate study is the third tier of higher education. The degree programme should give graduates the highest level of education in a given subject field, and prepare them for independent scientific research through extensive theoretical knowledge and a firm grasp of scientific methods of project work.
  • The Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies offers postgraduate study in the accredited study programme of 7.4.1 Nursing
  • Postgraduate study may be attended full-time, for a time of at least 3 academic years and at most 4 academic years, or part-time, for no longer than 5 years. 
     


Arrangement of Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate study is carried out under an individual study plan with a tutor based on the credit system. The arrangements of postgraduate study are directed by the Directive of the Faculty Dean – Postgraduate Study at the Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies. 

Completion of Postgraduate Study

Candidates may complete their postgraduate study if they acquire sufficient credits, successfully complete their dissertation examination, and defend their dissertation thesis. Formal matters and content regulations of the thesis are given by Directive No. 1/2010 on theses (accessible through www.szu.sk)

 

International Students

International students may be admitted based on intergovernmental agreements or at their own expense.

Outline of Study

  • The scope, content and form of full-time undergraduate study in Nursing and Midwifery is harmonized with directives of the European Union on regulated occupations so that graduates may receive qualification to practice as a nurse or midwife.
  • The scope, content and form of full-time undergraduate study in Physiotherapy, Radiological Science, and Urgent Medical Care is harmonized with directives of the European Union on regulated occupations so that graduates may receive qualification to practice their occupation.
  • Part-time undergraduate study in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Radiological Science, and Urgent Medical Care expands the qualification of graduates and imparts them with a higher level of education.
  • Part-time graduate study in Nursing is offered to graduates of full-time or part-time undergraduate Nursing graduates with at least one year of practice in the field.
  • Study programmes are credit-based.
  • Graduate study graduates may
    • request a rigorous examination in their study programme to receive the academic title of “PhDr”.
    • continue in postgraduate study in Nursing to receive the academic title of “PhDr”

Graduate Prospects of Employment

  • Graduates of undergraduate study in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Radiological Science, Urgent Medical Care, and Social Work with emphasis on social and health care for senior citizens will find employment in primary, secondary and follow-up health care as nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, medical rescue workers, radiological technicians, and social workers. Acquiring a specialization will enable them to practice specialized occupations.
  • Graduates of part-time graduate study in Nursing will find employment in the fields of health care, management, education and scientific work, in prevention and health education, in public health, health insurance, and public service. Acquiring a specialization will enable them to practice specialized occupations
     
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