University of Ostrava - Faculty of Medicine


About University of Ostrava

The University of Ostrava (UO), with over 10,000 students, offers a very high quality level of education and research in the humanities, social and natural sciences, health studies, medicine and the fine arts. Its 6 faculties (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Social Studies, Pedagogical Faculty) offer an extremely wide range of fields of study as well as unconventional combinations of majors.

As well as being dynamic and intellectually challenging, UO also offers an international environment in which to study, with the university campus spread primarily throughout the old city centre, providing a stimulating environment to contemplate the living arts and sciences. Teaching at UO is research-driven, and its programmes are often taught by active researchers.

The university also proudly presents itself as a university full of leading figures in their fields of expertise who are not only scientists, but also inspirational and open-minded personalities with a vivid sense of creativity.

The small size of the university and its relative youth (founded in 1991) allows for a strongly individual approach to our students and flexible reactions to the needs of an up-to-date society and labour market. The university offers not only top quality education, but also many other possibilities for those who wish to fulfil their visions: whether it is the possibility to study other languages, found a student organisation, or gain other practical experience. The university actively searches for opportunities for students to raise their qualifications and help them kick off their careers.

At this point the University of Ostrava has established cooperation with several local organisations (for example the public Czech Television studio) that provide students with valuable work experience. But the effort to offer more doesn’t only limit itself to our students and academicians. UO also puts emphasis on its 3rd role – after the first two roles – education and research – it is also an active player in the field of local social life and culture. UO and its faculties, student organisations and scientific institutes establish and promote hundreds of public events every year. These include free workshops, lectures, seminars, discussions, experiential events, scientific adventures, cultural festivals, charitable events, international gatherings, sports and cultural events, art exhibitions, happenings, alumni reunions, concerts, theatre plays, etc.

The university is an essential part of the city and its social life, and continues to cooperate with a steadily increasing number of cultural organisations and local institutions.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian
  • Czech

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Medicine Doctor 6 years (M.D.)

Campus Full time 6 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

This six-year full-time field of Master studies prepares the graduates for the profession of a doctor. It is completed with the degree of Doctor of General Medicine. [+]

Key learning outcomes Graduates acquire knowledge of biomedical disciplines, the structure and functions of individual body organs, diagnostic and preventive procedures, ability to set a plan of treatment and carry it out. Graduates must demonstrate profound knowledge of biomedical disciplines, causation of diseases of individual body systems, sepsis and antisepsis, ability to organise and prove the preventive treatment, medical ethics, legal standards in accordance with the medical profession. They demonstrate knowledge of pharmacotherapy, first aid in case of the sudden failure of organs, mainly on an infectious and inflammatory basis, failure of the immune system, diagnosis and treatment of tumours and genetically-determined diseases. Graduates are able to carry out examination, indicate, and interpret results, which are necessary for setting up the correct diagnosis, provide young and adult patients with medical care, communicate with patients and their relatives, and cooperate with other medical specialists, use methods of electronic communication and information technologies in at least one world language, evaluate the date provided to the patients, and carry out the overall examination. Also, graduates use knowledge of modern technologies in medical practice, set the steps of examination leading to diagnosis. They make a use of modern communication tools to acquire new information and apply it into the practice, and present results at medical conferences. Specific admission requirements Secondary school leaving certificate + Admission procedure Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. Qualification requirements and regulations Secondary school leaving certificate (Bachelor's degree programme), Bachelor Diploma (Master's degree programme) + Admission Procedure. Regulations: Higher Education Act, Regulations on Study and Examinations, Regulations on Admission Procedure. Profile of the programme This six-year full-time field of Master studies prepares the graduates for the profession of a doctor. It is completed with the degree of Doctor of General Medicine. In the course of the first two years, curriculum principally includes theoretical courses (Biochemistry, Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, etc.). The 3rd year of studies comprises preclinical courses and is preparatory for the study of clinical courses. In the course of the 4th and 5th year the student gradually passes through internships at the individual clinics and departments. The last year of studies is devoted to a pre-graduation practical training during which students work at clinics and departments under the supervision of experienced doctors. In the course of the studies students also complete nine weeks of a vocational practical training during which they gradually become acquainted with the management and running of health-care facilities and practical procedures. Studies are completed with a rigorous state examination in five subjects. Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Graduates find employment in government and private health facilities. Graduates should be able to independently perform, indicate and interpret the results of examinations, which are necessary for making diagnosis. Graduates are able to use modern communication means to obtain new information related to their profession and acquired knowledge in practice. Programme director or equivalent Prof. Jan Lata, MD, PhD [-]