The general goal of the study programme Nursing is to meet the needs for highly qualified nurses and other health professionals who will be competent to perform the most demanding tasks in the field of nursing, to lead the nursing teams, to participate in the healthcare and interdisciplinary teams, to work as health education/promotion specialists, and to be actively involved in education and research within the relevant field. The programme includes the knowledge from nursing theories, information technology, didactics, research methodology, social sciences, ethics, law, systems management, quality in health care, interprofessional cooperation and some other discipline-specific fields (district nursing, gerontological nursing, prehospital emergency care, mental health, intensive care in paediatrics and neonatology). The study comprises lectures, seminars, seminar and clinical practice. A three week practical training takes place in the third semester within the scope of elected modules. It is performed in a variety of health and social institutions depending on the modules chosen.
The aim of the master study programme Physiotherapy is to qualify advanced specialists who are able to apply up-to-date scientific evidence-based methods in targeted, organised and professional treatment of health conditions and perform the most demanding tasks in planning, organising, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of the physiotherapy processes at all levels of health care within a multidisciplinary team. They contribute to discipline development and the development and quality of the national health system. They are actively involved in health promotion and health education, and act as researchers and habilitated teachers. The programme is based on international achievements in fundamental and applied interdisciplinary sciences and technologies and provides knowledge in specific domains of physiotherapy profession. The study lasts two years and comprises lectures, seminars, and laboratory practice.
The goal of the master study programme Radiologic technology is to qualify specialists in one of the three areas of radiologic technology. The students deepen and broaden their knowledge in the field of research methodology, radiologic technology and higher education didactics and/or enhance their professional competence through other disciplines. In the first semester the students acquire knowledge of research methodologies in their discipline and design the structure and disposition of their master thesis under the guidance of professionals from various fields. The second semester focuses on acquiring an in-depth knowledge of radiologic technology. In the third semester the students choose one of the elective modules (diagnostic and interventional, nuclear medicine and radiotherapeutic technologies).
The main goals of the master study programme Sanitary engineering are to provide the graduates of the programme the knowledge and skills to empower them for work in the fields of hygiene, epidemiology and health ecology and to train them to manage processes of hygiene in the work and living environment, to protect humans from harmful environmental effects and to improve the quality of the environment in order to foster human health and well-being. The study programme has been designed in a way that the compulsory subjects enable students to upgrade basic knowledge in risk assessment and risk management and research methods, which can be applied to a particular case in one of their elected subjects and in master’s thesis. Completion of a one-year second cycle degree study programme adds to the student’s knowledge and competencies, thus rendering them on par with European experts in the field. The programme is composed of lectures, seminars, and laboratory and field practice.
The master study programme Industrial pharmacy is designed and accredited with the objective provide the graduates who have completed the first cycle of Bologna natural (chemical, biotechnical, biotechnological, etc.) and technical science programmes (mechanical engineering, electrotechnology, etc.) with an appropriate second cycle education that will empower them to work in the field of medicinal product manufacture within the pharmaceutical industry.
The master study programme Laboratory medicine is provided to train skilled professionals for analytical jobs in medical laboratories of different specific fields within laboratory medicine, in research institutions and in laboratory medicine related fields of activity, such as agencies, industry and national authorities. Graduates will be qualified to independently follow new findings and use them in the field of laboratory medicine, and adapt to the requirements of laboratory diagnostics. They will also gain applicative knowledge from the fields of research work and management fundamentals, administration and legislation. The programme provides the basics for lifelong technical training. Graduates will be qualified to continue their studies in the doctoral programme Biomedicine or in laboratory oriented specializations (e.g. medicinal biochemistry).
The master study programme Community mental health examines various aspects of mental health in community. Students expand and build up their knowledge in the area of mental health with emphasis on life in the community. Students acquire an analitical view on European processes of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization. They become acquainted with contemporary directions in the field of mental health with an emphasis on developing social services in the community. Theories and concepts that shape the ideas and practices of community mental health are discussed. Research methodologies and training for multifarious work with people in mental distress are offered, based on the social model and emphasising experiential learning. The student must complete: compulsory subjects (Mental health in everyday life perspective, Innovation and the system of community mental health and Field work), four optional subjects from the list (Risk analysis, Personalized planning and Coordination of the services, Advocacy and others).
The master study programme Diversity studies: social inclusion and justice in the field of handicap, ethnicity and gender focuses on in-depth knowledge of critical research in social work and theoretical knowledge in the field of study of disability, ethnicity, migration, social work perspectives and the history of social work ideas. The course aim is for students to understand the various dimensions of discrimination, inequality and exclusion in pluralist societies, with special emphasis on the inclusive welfare system based on social justice. By enabling students to understand the historical development of social work methods and social welfare institutions students develop greater social openness for the integration of disabled people, ethnic minorities and refugees and strive for more gender equality in social and other public, private and governmental institutions. Key themes covered by individual classes are migrations and ethnic minorities, violence against women and children in private and public spheres, trauma, recovery and advocacy and the international perspective on history of ideas and development of professional social.
The Social work master study programme graduates integrate their so far gained knowledge and skills with competences of social work in the field of education. Those competencies encompass social work theories, methods and procedures as well as skills of professional conduct and research. Combined with ethical sensibility, values and critical reflection, they provide a foundation of social workers' significant contribution to a more just society and a world of increased inclusion, lesser inequalities and successful co-creative collaboration of actors in the context of education. The competences include counselling, selected pedagogy and andragogy, developmental psychology, educational psychology knowledge and skills of their use in different collaborative projects, e.g in international and transnational social work contexts. The master programme graduates are able to do research, co-create solutions and develop innovative social work approaches in processes of learning, support and helping children, youth, adults, families etc. with multiple challenges. They are qualified to work as school counsellers in educational institutions, from kindergartens to educational institutions for adults.
The master study programme Social work with the elderly is based on modern concepts of social work and introduces to students current demographic trends and their impact on societal attitudes towards aging and old age. The goal of the programme is to introduce students to an in-depth and independent study of social work with older people, train them for work with older people in community and institutions and enable them to provide counselling services to all generations that are entering the aging process. Students learn about contemporary theoretical concepts and practices within social work with older people and their application to concrete, practical work. They also learn to work with people with dementia and people who need long-term care at home or in institutions for older people. Post-graduates are trained to recognize, analyse, seek solutions and develop innovative approaches in solving older people’s problems in a manner specific to social work. The student must complete the obligatory courses, the practicum – field work, two optional courses, two elective courses from another master programme offered by the Faculty of Social Work, or by other faculties of the University of Ljubljana or other universities in Slovenia and abroad, and the master's thesis.
The master study programme Social work with the family provides knowledge for efficient social work with families, based on projects of support and care. It offers experiences of working relationships in which unique projects of help are jointly created, and of participation in the research of changes a family needs to achieve the sought outcomes. The students are trained for social work with families in various fields (such as separation or foster care) and in various institutional contexts (such as centres of social work or non-governmental organisations). The student must complete: two compulsory courses, practicum-field work, two elective subjects from the list of elective subjects of the study programme Social Work with Families, two open elective subjects and the Master’s thesis. Elective subjects are: Working with family in the context of separation and divorce, Foster care and adoption, Social protection of the family and family law protection of its members, Dialogical practice in family social work, Solution focused family social work, Trauma and recovery.