StudyQA — Bachelor: General Medicine — Comenius University in Bratislava

General Medicine

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 9 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 25, 2023
1001+ place StudyQA ranking:2401 Duration:36 months

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The undergraduate study programme General Medicine provides general natural science education that is based on human and ethical basis. The education includes theoretical basics of anatomical structure of the organism and its physiological functions. On this base is set the further education of basic principles of etiology and pathogenesis of pathological state and ways of treatment. The study is completed with complex education focused on diagnostics, differential diagnostics, therapy and prevention of diseases. During undergraduate education a student of the Faculty of Medicine Comenius University acquires sound theoretical and practical knowledge which enables him/her to think medically and to deepen his/her education in any specialization.

Profile of a Graduate

The task of undergraduate education at the Faculty of Medicine is to provide the students with general medical education. Continuation of this undergraduate education is postgraduate education that prepares doctors in particular specialization.

In the course of undergraduate education students of the Faculty of Medicine are expected to acquire comprehensive theoretical knowledge, which enables them to think scientifically and to deepen their education in any specialized branch. They are expected to master:

  • Basic principles, aims and organization of our health system.
  • Morphology and function of particular organs of the human body so that he/she can comprehend physiological and pathological processes.
  • Knowledge of the origin and cause of morphological and functional changes in the diseased organism to the extent necessary for rational treatment.
  • Physical examination methods in particular medical branches and correct interpretation of results of basic laboratory methods.
  • Diagnostics and differential diagnostics of pathological units that could emerge in our population.
  • Principles of treatment and practical performances of essential therapeutic procedures.
  • Diagnostics of life-threatening conditions required for providing qualified help.
  • Influence of social factors and the environment on the general health of the population, principles for prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases and their practical application.
  • Basic principles of assessing working ability of patients suffering from various diseases and injuries.
  • Basic principles of legislatures regulating the demanding and responsible practice of medicine.
  • Basic principles of methodology of research work. Principles of medical ethics that a doctor must observe in relation to patients during the course of his/her professional life.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline May 25 Tuition fee
  • EUR 9000 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 9000 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

General Medicine

1st class

  • Anatomy 1
  • Anatomy 2
  • Biophysics
  • Biology and Human Genetics 1
  • Biology and Human Genetics 2
  • Histology and Embryology 1
  • Medical Chemistry for General Medicine
  • Latin Medical Terminology
  • First Aid
  • Physical Training 1
  • Physical Training 2
  • Slovak Language 1
  • Slovak Language 2

TOGETHER 60 ECTS credits

General Medicine

2nd class

  • Anatomy 3
  • Medical Biochemistry for General Medicine 1
  • Medical Biochemistry for General Medicine 2
  • Physiology 1
  • Physiology 2
  • Histology and Embryology 2
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology 1
  • Basics of Nursing
  • Physical Training 3
  • Physical Training 4
  • Slovak Language 3
  • Slovak Language 4

TOGETHER 60 ECTS credits

General Medicine

3rd class

  • Pharmacology 1
  • Surgical Propedeutics 1
  • Surgical Propedeutics 2
  • Internal Medicine 1
  • Internal Propedeutics
  • Medical Psychology
  • Microbiology 2
  • Pathological Anatomy 1
  • Pathological Anatomy 2
  • Pathological Physiology 1
  • Pathological Physiology 2
  • Physical Training 5
  • Physical Training 6
  • Slovak Language 5

Compulsory practice

  • Internal Propedeutics
  • Surgical Propedeutics

TOGETHER 60 ECTS credits

General Medicine

4th class

  • Anaesthesiology and Int. medicine 1
  • Anaesthesiology and Int. medicine 2
  • Pharmacology 2
  • Hygiene
  • Surgery 1
  • Surgery 2
  • Internal Medicine 2
  • Internal Medicine 3
  • Medical Ethics 2
  • Neurology 1
  • Neurology 2
  • Oncological Propedeutics
  • Paediatric Propedeutics
  • Paediatrics 1
  • Psychiatry 1
  • Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
  • Social Medicine
  • Dental Medicine
  • Sport Medicine
  • Diploma seminars
  • Diploma work 1

Comp. optional subject

Compulsory practice

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery

TOGETHER 60 ECTS credits

General Medicine

5th class

  • Dermatovenerology 1
  • Dermatovenerology 2
  • Epidemiology
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics 1
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2
  • Surgery 3 incl.
  • Urology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgery 4 incl.
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Orthopaedics-Traumatology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Infectology
  • Internal Medicine 4
  • Internal Medicine 5 incl.
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Physiatry
  • Phthiseology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics 2
  • Paediatrics 3
  • Psychiatry 2
  • Urgent medicine
  • Diploma work 2
  • Diploma work 3
  • Family Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine

Compulsory optional subject

Compulsory practice

  • Gynaecology and Obstet.
  • Paediatrics

TOGETHER 60 ECTS credits

General Medicine

6th class

  • Internal Medicine 6
  • Surgery 5
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics 3
  • Paediatrics 4

TOGETHER 60 ECTS credits


Qualified graduates of established high school or colleges are eligible for taking entrance examination to the first year of the medical curriculum. The applicant have to submit the application form, together with all the necessary enclosures to the address:

tudijné oddelenie - referát pre zahraniných tudentov
Dekanát LF UK
pitalska 24
813 72 Bratislava

Required Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • signed Application Form
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) - with official translation into Slovak language. Please note that the School report should include all grade results obtained during your studies,
  • Birth Certificate (with official translation into Slovak Language),
  • Certificate about vaccination against hepatitis B (Under Article 25 (2), In accordance with Study rules of the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava regarding health safety and health protection, student must undergo obligatory vaccination against B hepatitis.
  • photocopy of the Passport,
  • 3 pictures passport size,
  • Validation of GCE

Entrance Examination Fee

The applicants have to pay for the Entrance Examination administration. The payment is 70 . After receiving Application Form - duly completed and signed, the Study Office will send the invoice for 70 together with all details for bank transfer to each applicant by post and by e-mail. Each applicant has to provide the confirmation of the payment latest one week before the Entrance Examination by mail (scanned copy).

Entrance Examination Topic

Chemistry and Biology (multiple choice tests, MCQs)

The test is in the written form in English language and consists 100 questions on Biology and 100 questions on Chemistry. Test questions will be chosen randomly by the computer and the set of questions (in the sealed envelope) will be distributed randomly to the applicants. The examination answer sheets will be scaned and evaluated by the computer at CUFM avoiding any personal interference during evaluation. Proficiency in English language is one of the entry requirements at the Faculty of Medicine. We would like to remind you that the acceptance to the studies at Comenius University Faculty of Medicine is conditioned by successful passing of the entrance examinations.

The accepted applicants have to pay the deposit of 1.000 . The deposit guarantees your place for the coming academic year, it is not refundable but it will be subtracted from the tuition fee for the first academic year (all the other necessary information will be given on the day of Entrance Examination and by e-mail).

Booklet with questions for Entrance Examination

The revision booklet to the applicants for General Medicine and Dentistry studies at Comenius University Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava contains 500 biology example questions and the 500 chemistry example questions that are recommended to revise for meeting the Entrance Examination requirements. The prize for the booklet is 15 Euro.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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