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Palacký University

Master degree programmes

Except for the fact that practicals, seminars and lectures are conducted in English, the curricula of the 2 study programs, General Medicine and Dentistry, are identical to the coursework pursued by Czech medical students.

They conform to the European Union standards. The six-year General Medicine program has been also accredited by US, Canada and Malaysia, to name only the countries most students come from. The five-year Dentistry course is offered to applicants since the academic year 2010/2011.

The teaching method is traditional and most medical schools in Central Europe are conducted the same way.

The first four semesters of the General Medicine study program encompass mostly theoretical subjects (anatomy, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, histology, physiology). Preclinical subjects (pathology, microbiology, pharmacology) are taught in semesters 5-7. Instruction in clinical subjects begins in the following semesters (internal medicine,surgery, pediatrics, obstetric and gynecology, neurology) together with subjects connected with public health care (social medicine, medical law). The whole sixth year is devoted to bedside training in internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics. The study is concluded in the 11th and 12th semester with final state examinations in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive medicine and pediatrics.

Similarly, the study of Dentistry is divided into three basic parts: theoretical subjects (anatomy, physiology, histology and embryology, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics), preclinical and clinical subjects (microbiology, pharmacology, pathological physiology, surgery, internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry). Main emphasis is placed on special subjects such as preventive dentistry and cariology, preclinical dentistry, prosthetic technology, dental radiology, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, preservative dentistry or oral surgery. A crucial part of the study is devoted to practical trainings. The study plan also includes courses of management, ethics, legislation and social aspects of dentistry. The Dentistry study program is concluded with final state examinations in preservative dentistry, orthodontics and prosthetics, and oral surgery.

All theoretical and preclinical disciplines are taught in the Theoretical Institutes building located on the University Hospital campus. Clinical disciplines are taught in the University Hospital. Equipment of the Hospital meets all contemporary standards required for quality medical education.


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Last update: 24. 02. 2011, Daniel Agnew