The graduates of the professional bachelor study programme Laboratory dental prosthetics are qualified to design and produce removable, fixed and combined prosthodontics and other orthodontic appliances. The programme comprises the discipline-specific contents and the subjects which help develop appropriate attitudes and approaches towards the patients in the process of their dental restoration. The students acquire knowledge of the basic medical sciences (anatomy, physiology and pathology), biophysics, and biochemistry, the basics of clinical medicine and first aid, and functional anatomy. The programme offers a number of general elective subjects (inter-professional collaboration, social sciences in health care, safety at work). Students may also increase their knowledge and skills in the specialty areas involving dental lab technology through other professional elective subjects. The theoretical instruction and practical training take place at the Faculty of Health Sciences and the relevant clinics and institutes. The students gain experience in clinical placements, which involve supervised practice in approved clinical situations.
The professional bachelor study programme Midwifery aims to qualify specialists in the field of reproductive health, health promotion, family planning counselling and health education. The students acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills for quality performance of midwifery care, enabling them to work as autonomous and responsible professionals. The programme is comprised of lectures, seminars, and seminar, laboratory and clinical practice and training. Students acquire knowledge from the field of general medicine with special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and language and IT literacy. The programme includes modules focusing on midwifery and gynaecological care, the care of infants and their families. Along with theoretical instruction, the programme requires intensive practical training which takes place in differentparts of Slovenia and abroad within the student exchange programmes. The programme comprises 50% of theoretical instruction and 50% of practical training.
The study programme Nursing is based on EU sectoral directives, Bologna Declaration and other Slovenian regulations. It consists of theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for quality performance of nursing interventions. During the first study year the students acquire basic knowledge from natural, social, psychological and health sciences which is gradually deepened and broadened in subsequent study years. The second and the third study years address the development of practical skills required for a nursing career. The theoretical subjects focus on special topics in nursing, such as health promotion and health education, emergency, community, psychiatric, paediatric and gynaecologic nursing , and nursing in internal and surgical wards, etc. The programme comprises 50% of theoretical instruction, and 50% of practical training and independent learning. Practical training takes place at the faculty, i.e. in laboratories specially esigned for teaching/learning purposes, in health and social institutions, such as hospitals, health centres, nursing homes and community health centres, etc.
The goal of the professional bachelor study programme Occupational therapy is to empower the graduates to autonomously perform the duties of the profession, make decisions and solve professional problems. Graduates can apply critical thinking skills and judgement in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the occupational therapy process and evidence-based theory from various fields to practical experience. The graduates of this programme possess a broad range of profession-specific and generic enabling skills for work with patients and also for continuation of studies at post-graduate level. The programme consists of medical, natural, social and humanistic sciences subjects providing the students with the fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of human organism. The largest proportion of the programme is devoted to occupational therapy proper, where all the aforementioned knowledge is integrated. The first-cycle degree professional higher education study programme occupational therapy comprises lectures, seminars, seminar practice, and laboratory and clinical training.
Graduates of the professional bachelor study programme Orthotics and prosthetics integrate knowledge and skills from technical and health sciences and are employed in workshops for fabrication and application of orthopaedic and rehabilitation devices, rehabilitation centres, centres for vocational guidance of the disabled, pharmacies and major hospitals. They act as autonomous and equal members of a health care team. They help the physically impaired individuals to restore their functional abilities. The students acquire the fundamental knowledge of physiology, biophysics, and special biomechanics, neurology, functional anatomy and prosthetics. They study principles of technical devices and computer-aided technologies (CAD/CAM), orthotics, spinal biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering. The programme includes also medical psychology, social sciences, research methodology and the development of orthotics and prosthetics. A number of professional and general elective subjects are offered. The programme and the laboratory practice are provided by and at the Faculty of Health Sciences, in clinics and some other relevant locations.
Graduates of the professional bachelor study programme Physiotherapy apply the acquired theoretical knowledge and skills in the development, maintenance and restoration of movement as well as functional abilities of individuals of all ages. The aim of the programme is to empower the graduates to autonomously devise and execute physiotherapy processes, to use holistic approach in the treatment of individuals whose movement and functional ability have been threatened, limited, affected or deteriorated due to a disease or injury, and to critically evaluate, analyse and solve problems, adopting the scientific and research-based approach. The programme includes knowledge from the field of anatomy, functional anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, neurophysiology, clinical medicine, and fields of physiotherapy. The study comprises lectures, seminars, seminar practice, and laboratory and clinical practice.
The objectives of the professional bachelor study programme Radiologic technology are to educate a professional to qualify in diagnostic and interventional, nuclear medicine and radiotherapeutic technology.
The first study year introduces general knowledge of natural and social sciences which present the basis for discipline-specific subjects. These courses are followed by the basics of conventional diagnostic radiologic technology which are studied in more detail in subsequent study years. In the second and third study years the students acquire the knowledge of nuclear medicine and radiotherapy. Each theoretical instruction unit is followed by practical training where the students apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to practical experience, increase their understanding of theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills. The programme consists of lectures, seminars and seminar practice (78% ECTS), and practical training (laboratory practice, clinical practice and clinical training (22% ECTS).
The primary goal of the academic bachelor study programme Sanitary engineering is to provide students with knowledge and a broad range of enabling skills in the field of hygiene, epidemiology and health ecology. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are empowered to control hygienic processes in the working and living environment, protect people from environmental risk factors and protect the environment against harmful human interference. The programme provides the students with advanced knowledge of theoretical bases which they apply into practice. Within the scope of medical subjects, they learn about the structure and function of the human organism, the management of biological, chemical and physical agents, as well as communal hygiene, hygiene of establishments and processes. An important part of the programme is the technical body of knowledge which enables a sanitary engineer in the preparation and management of technical and technological solutions of environmental and health problems. The programme is composed of lectures, seminars and practical training, i.e. laboratory, field and professional practice.
The essential goal of the single-cycle master study programme Dental Medicine is to train an expert to perform professional duties and tasks in the field of dental medicine, and also give him a sound basis for further professional training in the field of specializations and continuing the study onto the PhD level.
Studies in the programme lead to practicing a regulated profession. The essential goal of the single-cycle master study programme Medicine is to educate graduates who will be able to upgrade their basic knowledge through speciality training and develop the sience of medicine. This aim is achieved through a programme that integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Teaching is done through group work, seminars, lectures and own, mainly research projects. Theoretical teaching takes place at the institutions of the Medical faculty. Practical clinical training takes place in teaching hospitals and in primary care, where students participate in the daily practical work with patients under the supervision of specialist doctors, who are trained educators.
The single cycle master study programme Pharmacy is designed in line with the EU directives regarding professional qualifications in pharmacy and with the objective to educate and train skilled personnel for the implementation of professional works and tasks in the pharmaceutical field (pharmacy services, industry, clinical biochemical and other diagnostic laboratories), and at the same time provide them with an adequate fundamental knowledge to continue the studies at the doctoral level.
The academic bachelor study programme Cosmetology is designed and composed to train skilled professionals for jobs in cosmetic industry, regulation and inspection services, research institutions, representative offices with cosmetic products, and in cosmetic product consultation and marketing within different institutions. Graduates will be able to follow independently scientific achievements in the field of cosmetology and adapt them to the needs in their professional and research areas. The programme provides foundations for further studies at master’s and/or specialist level and for lifelong technical and scientific training. It also provides knowledge about biological bases of the human body, types, composition and production of various cosmetic products, their effects on the skin or outer body parts, control of their quality, safety and efficiency as well as the regulations relating to the cosmetic product supervision, marketing and advertising.
The academic bachelor study programme Laboratory Biomedicine is designed and accredited with the objective to train skilled professionals for jobs in medical laboratories of different specific fields within laboratory medicine, in research institutions and in laboratory medicine related fields of activity. The programme provides the basics for further studies at master’s and/or specialist level, and for lifelong technical and scientific training.