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Palacký University



Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc
Dean's Office
Hněvotínská 3
775 15 Olomouc

Jana Osmani (Registrar)
tel.: +420-58 563 2017

Ing. Petra Nakládalová (Registrar)
tel./fax: +420-58 563 2015

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in its present form has been presenting instruction since 1947. There are about 540 teachers, 1750 pregraduate students, 400 postgraduate students, and 200 students are taught pregraduate programme in the English language.

The graduates of General Medicine are awarded the degree MUDr. “Medicinae Universae Doctor” (M.D., Doctor of General Medicine). Possession of this degree enables the holder to practice medicine in the Czech Republic and in Europe without restriction. This degree also enables the holder to practice medicine in other countries where our Faculty is recognized and to apply for locally required licensing examinations.

In the USA, the Faculty was approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs and is listed in the Directory of Postsecondary Institutions published by the U.S. Department of Education. In Canada, the Faculty is approved in a similar way as in the U.S. by the Canadian Ministry of Education and Training and is listed under the code QUSF.

The Faculty is highly active in research both in theoretical and clinical subjects. The main research areas are:
1. Molecular aspects of the formation, diagnosis, and treatment of tumors
2. Study of allergies and immune-pathological processes with an inflammatory factor
3. Experimental pharmacology of natural and synthetic agents with cytoprotective, antiphlogistic and cytostatic effects
4. Development of the Medical Faculty Transplant Programme
5. Molecular disorders of saccharide and lipid metabolisms in formation, development and treatment of cardiovascular diseases
6. Pre-conception and prenatal prevention of inborn developmental defects and hereditary diseases and their intra-uterine and postnatal medical solutions. Reducing the risks of multiple pregnancy.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry provides studies in the following study programmes and study fields:

Study Programme

Study Field

Degree Awarded

Language of Instruction

General Medicine

General Medicine










Master Degree Programmes

General Medicine and Dentistry (6 years, 5 years respectively)
The first four semesters encompass mostly theoretical subjects (Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Histology, Physiology). Preclinical subjects (Pathology, Microbiology, Introduction to Internal Medicine, Surgery) are taught in semesters 5-7 (General Medicine) or 5-6 (Dentistry). Instruction in clinical subjects begins in the following semesters in both programs (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology) together with subjects connected with public health care (Social Medicine, Medical Law). The clinical disciplines are taught in the Faculty Hospital, a large teaching institution with 1396 beds. The equipment of the Hospital meets all contemporary standards required for a quality medical education.
The Dentistry programme combines education in general medicine with special education in theoretical and practical dentistry, such as Pre-clinical Dentistry, Prosthetic Technology, Preventive Dentistry, Oral, Jaw and Facial Surgery.
Students of both programs also take examinations in Medical Ethics, Latin, English/German or Czech and go through practical placements at hospital departments.
Studies of General Medicine are concluded in the 11th and 12th semester with state examinations in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public Health and Pediatrics. Studies of Dentistry end in the 10th semester with state examinations in Operative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.

Scientific and professional postgraduate study

This type of study prepares experts for creative research work. They should be able to solve research tasks independently, gather original scientific information, and to develop a scientific way of thinking. The study is concluded with a state examination, graduates are awarded the degree PhD.

The Faculty has accreditation for the following branches of postgraduate doctoral study:
- Anatomy, Histology and Embryology;
- Cellular and Molecular Biology;
- Surgical Disciplines;
- Physiology and Pathological Physiology
- Hygiene and Preventive Medicine;
- Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry;
- Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine;
- Internal Medicine;
- Screening Methods;
- Dentistry;
- Paediatrics
- Psychiatry;
- Gynaecology and Obstetrics;
- Pharmacology;
- Medical Genetics;
- Medical Microbiology;
- Neurology;
- Medical Immunology

Goals of instruction in General Medicine

The student will become familiar with subjects, which are concerned with the recognition of causes and progression of illnesses, with their prevention, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation.
The student will be capable after graduating of independent, expert specialization and holistic intuitive observation of the human being and the problematics associated with the processes of health and illness. In addition to the biomedical approach, each student should be enriched by a social view of the human being seen in the context of lifestyle having a social status within a group and the capability to adapt to a changing environment.


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Last update: 09. 09. 2016, Tomas Kopecny