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Graduate Studies

At the School of Medicine, students are educated to be general medical doctors, i.e., doctors in primary health care. After completing their study, the students attain the Doctor of Medicine degree.

The studies in medicine last six years, i.e., twelve semesters, and can only be attended as a full-time study.

The education consists of mandatory general courses (so-called pre-medicine) and four basic groups of mandatory professional courses: basic medicine, pre-clinical, clinical, and public health courses. Classes are conducted to a lesser extent in the form of lectures, and mostly through exercises, seminars, demonstrations, consultations, clinical rounds, work in clinical departments and in health centres, on-call and field practice, i.e., practical teaching.

Practical teaching at the School includes exercises, hospital activities, teaching rounds, clinical and clinical-pathological conferences, traineeship, field work and other forms of teaching that enable the acquisition of prescribed knowledge and skills.

Students have the right and obligation to participate in all forms of teaching in the manner prescribed by the Academic Regulations of Graduate Programmes.

The number of students in the group for particular forms of teaching is determined by the Academic Regulations of Graduate Programmes.

The total obligations of full-time students at the School can be on average at least 20 hours and not more than 30 hours of teaching per week.

Practical clinical teaching is organised and conducted outside the above-mentioned hourly rate.

Teaching and extracurricular activities of students in Physical and Health Education are performed outside the above-mentioned hourly rate and are obligatory in the first and second years of study, and as an elective course in other study years.