First cycle studies

MEDICINE

Graduate academic studies (integrated study) in Medicine last for six academic years. Lectures consist of basic and elective courses. The programme is performed through 44 compulsory and elective courses, as well as the diploma thesis. By completing this study cycle, students receive the academic title DOCTOR OF MEDICINE – 360 ECTS. During the first years of study, basic biomedical courses are studied in order to learn about the structure, organisation and function of organs, organ systems and humans which allows the students to easier enter the world of clinical medicine. The teaching process consists of lectures, a large number of mandatory exercises, seminars and consultations.  

 

DENTAL MEDICINE

Graduate academic studies (integrated study) in Dental Medicine last for six academic years, and the lectures consist of basic and elective courses. The Dental Medicine Study Programme yields the educational profile DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE – 360 ECTS. During the first semesters, students are expected to gain knowledge in basic natural sciences (which are significant for the Dental Medicine studies) and basic medical sciences, while the lectures during the senior years of study are more oriented towards professional and professional-applied courses in dental medicine. In the 11th and 12th semester, professional practice is conducted through block teaching, necessary for future professional work, as well as preparation for the final thesis.  

 

PHARMACY

Graduate academic studies (integrated study) in Pharmacy last for five academic years, and the lectures consist of basic and elective courses. The Pharmacy Study Programme yields the educational profile MASTER OF PHARMACY – 300 ECTS. During the first 4 semesters, students are expected to gain knowledge in basic natural sciences (which are significant for the Pharmacy studies) and basic medical sciences, while the lectures during the senior years of study are oriented towards pharmaceutical professional and professional-applied courses, as well as courses in the field of social pharmacy. In the 9th and 10th semester, the preparation of the final thesis and professional student internship are planned, which are necessary for future professional work of students. 

 

MIDWIFERY

Graduate academic studies in Midwifery last for four academic years and consist of basic classes and elective courses. The total number of courses on the study programme (including the final thesis) is 49, which include 44 mandatory courses, 5 elective courses and the thesis. The Midwifery Study Programme yields the educational profile BACHELOR OF MIDWIFERY- 240 ECTS. The main goal of the academic studies is to provide the necessary theoretical and clinical training in the field of midwifery. The midwife is recognised as a responsible and reliable professional, who works in partnership with women, provides support, care and advice during pregnancy, birth and midwifery, monitors childbirth independently and provides care for new-borns and infants. The care involves preventive measures, promotion of natural birth, recognition of complications in mothers and children, access to health care and other forms of appropriate support, as well as implementation of emergency procedures in case of danger.  

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Graduate academic studies in Physiotherapy last for four academic years. Students who complete this study cycle receive the academic title BACHELOR IN PSYSIOTHERAPY –240 ECTS. The Physiotherapy Study Programme enables students to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills through basic, medical, health and specific professional teaching content, as well as gaining knowledge in IT, research, problem solving and independent decision-making, in addition to decisions in the health and rehabilitation teams. 

 

MEDICAL LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS

Graduate academic studies in Medical Laboratory Diagnostics last for four academic years. The Medical Laboratory Diagnostics Study Programme yields the educational profile BACHELOR OF MEDICAL LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS– 240 ECTS. The studies on this programme provide a basis for a better understanding of clinical medical conditions, in addition to the application of laboratory methodology and instrumental techniques. The goals and competencies of certain courses such as immunology, clinical biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, transfusiology, molecular biology, cytology, but also other subjects which are closely related to medical laboratory science, have one common goal, which is prevention, detection, treatment and disease monitoring. 

 

RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY

Graduate academic studies in Radiological Technology last for four academic years. Lectures on this study programme consist of basic and elective courses. The total number of courses on the study programme including the final thesis is 44, which include 38 mandatory courses, 5 elective courses and the thesis. The Radiological Technology Study Programme yields the educational profile BACHELOR OF RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY 240 ECTS. The Radiological Technology Study Programme enables students to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills through certain basic, health and specific professional teaching content, as well as gaining knowledge in IT, research, problem solving and decision-making in teams for radiological technology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine.  

 

SANITARY ENGINEERING

Graduate academic studies in Sanitary Engineering last for four academic years. Lectures on this study programme consist of basic and elective courses and is performed through a total of 44 courses including the final thesis. The Sanitary Engineering Study Programme yields the educational profile BACHELOR OF SANITARY ENGINEERING – 240 ECTS. During the Sanitary Engineering Study Programme, students gain skills necessary for performing complex tasks in the field of health care and prevention of individuals, families and the society by applying hygienic-sanitary and epidemiological measures. 

 

NURSING

Graduate academic studies in Nursing last for four academic years. The programme consists of basic courses and is performed through a total of 45 mandatory courses (with the final thesis). The Nursing Study Programme yields the educational profile BACHELOR OF NURSING – 240 ECTS. The Nursing Programme enables students to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills through basic, medical, health and specific professional teaching content, as well as gaining knowledge in IT, research, problem solving and decision-making in health care teams. The nursing profession is constantly evolving and becoming more challenging. 

 

HEALTH CARE

Graduate academic studies in Health Care last for four academic years. The Health Care programme in Banja Luka, performed at the Faculty of Medicine, consists of basic courses and is performed through a total of 45 mandatory courses (with the final thesis). The Health Care Programme yields the educational profile BACHELOR OF HEALTH CARE– 240 ECTS. Upon the completion of the studies, students obtain comprehensive knowledge in health care, providing the health care graduates the opportunity to more easily navigate in the different areas in life which require good knowledge of health care and high-quality knowledge to perform tasks of various levels of complexity. 

  • Health Care and Nursing; educational profile – Bachelor of Health Care and Nursing; Radiological Technology was licensed as part of this programme for the educational profile of Bachelor of Health Care and Nursing – Radiologic Technologist (this educational profile was part of the Health Care and Nursing as of 2007, while since 2018, it has functioned as an independent study programme);

 

DENTISTRY

Graduate academic studies (integrated study) in Dentistry last for six academic years and consist of basic and elective courses. The Dentistry Programme yields the educational profile DOCTOR OF DENTISTRY – 360 ECTS.

During the first semesters, students are expected to gain knowledge in basic natural sciences (which are significant for the Dentistry studies) and basic medical sciences, while the lectures during the senior years of study are more oriented towards professional and professional-applied courses in Dentistry. In the 11th and 12th semester, professional practice is conducted through block teaching, necessary for future professional work, as well as preparation for the final thesis.