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Document Typology: University training course
Target groups: Health Workers,Students
country Where It Took Place: Slovakia
Name of compiler: Juraj Dúbrava
name of institution: TRANSFER Slovensko, s.r.o.
role: project manager
language Of The Description: English
title: Slovak Medical University in Bratislava – Faculty of nursing and professional health studies – care and nursing study, care management study, care in community
description Of The Best Practice:
The Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies began lectures in the academic year of 2003/2004, and is incessantly working to aid the mission of the University and to fulfill its goals. The Faculty organizes educational, scientific, and other specialized activities in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Radiological Science, Urgent Medical Care, Social Work with emphasis on social health care for senior citizens, as well as in the field of specialized health studies. These activities work in cooperation with contracted health care facilities. Accreditated study programmes care and nurthing bachelor degree - 6 semesters- daily study, master degree - 4 semesters,- external form, postgraduate study PhD in daily form - 3 years- in v external form – no more that 5 years
Bachelor study graduate of teh nursing care major, delivery asstistance, physiotherapy, radiological technology, urgent health care and social work will find use in primary, secundary and folowing health care areas as nurses, delivery assistants, physioterapeuts, paramedics, radiology technics and social workers. After obtaining a specialization they will find use in in praxis of specialized activities. External master study graduates in the nurisng care major and physiotherapy will find use mostly in areas of helath care, in management and control, eduaction and in scientific work, prevention and education ton health, heelath insurance, public and private management, After receiving the specialization they will find use in specialized activities.
Quality indicators:
Use of methodologies in order to involve the citizens in the field of training and education health system
More information about University on
The Slovak Institute for Postgraduate Education of Physicians, established on May 1st, 1953 in Trenčín, laid the foundations of education of healthcare professionals in Slovakia. From July 7th, 1966, the Institute moved into new premises in Bratislava, under a new name – The Institute of Further Education of Physicians and Pharmacists, which remained until 1991. On July 1st, 1991, the name was changed to the Institute for Further Education of Professionals in Healthcare, and later, resulting from requirements in practice, the last change on November 1st, 1998 transformed it into the Slovak Postgraduate Academy of Medicine in Bratislava.

On September 1st, 2002, the Slovak Medical University was founded in Bratislava by Act No. 401/2002 Coll. of the National Council of the Slovak Republic on the establishment of the Slovak Medical University, as a state university of higher education.

The Slovak Medical University in Bratislava is the only university in Slovakia that provides monothematic education for healthcare professions in all three degrees of higher education, and at the same time, the only institution that has guaranteed complex education of healthcare workers in Slovakia under various names since 1953.

The Slovak Medical University is a public institution of higher education acting under the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, with the following four faculties
• Faculty of Medicine
• Faculty of Public Health
• Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies
• Faculty of Health

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