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 disability, ethnicity and gender focuses on critical social work research in the area of disability studies, ethnicity and migration and gender studies in social work. The students are encouraged to understand various dimensions, types and forms of discrimination, inequality and exclusion in neoliberalism and compare them with models of inclusive welfare systems based on social justice. The students are supported to analyse the consequences of trauma and the processes of recovery. They learn about ethical dilemmas in social work in a global perspective and become familiar with global ethical standards in social work. The medical-asylum based approach still prevail in the treatments of persons with disabilities, therefore social workers need to learn about evidence-based research which can replace this model with a social and psychosocial transdisciplinary approach. Ethnicity and gender equality are primarily overlooked when the person enters social welfare institutions, or is treated by different welfare organisations. Therefore, the program addresses critical social work knowledge in order to change harmful social norms and make sure that the students understand theories and methods of social work in their historical and contextual dimensions.
• Long term care for elderly
• Psychosocial support and help
• Community care
• Social justice and radical perspectives in social work
• Social work in education
The main aims of the Social Work master study programme is to enable students to learn the ground values, theories, concepts, principles, mandates, methods, skills and procedures of social work in the fields of long-term care for elderly, psychosocial support and help for individuals and families, community care, social justice and radical perspectives, as well as education, and practically qualify for work in respective areas. Graduates will gain competences to do research, organise, analyse, co-create solutions and develop innovative approaches to the processes of support and help to the people in distress in the special, social work manner, different from the approaches of other professionals who are working with people in distress. The main aim of the Social Work master study programme is to upgrade the so far gained knowledge and skills with additional necessary competences for social work. Those include social work theories, methods, procedures and skills of professional conduct and research, and above all ethical sensibility and values by which social workers make significant contribution to building a society with less social inequalities and more social justice and inclusion along with successful co-creative collaboration among actors in different areas of social work.
The master study programme Social work with the older people 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 goals of the programme are: 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 master study programme Social work with families provides knowledge for efficient social work with families, based on co-creative processes of support and help. It offers experiences of working relationships in which individual working projects of help are jointly created, and of participation in the research of changes a family needs to achieve the desired 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 of the study programme 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.