First-cycle studies

First-cycle studies

A. General requirements

First-cycle studies last no less than six semesters. Number of hours shall not be less than 3.000. Number of ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) shall not be less than 180.

B. Qualifications of the graduates

The graduates shall have general knowledge in the field of social sciences and specialist knowledge, as well as skills in the area of medical science – in particular medical rescue actions performed in states of emergency health hazards for adults and children, regardless of their cause.
The graduates shall have the skills to independently perform medical rescue operations, including: evaluation of patient health condition in order to determine the procedure; placing a patient in the correct position depending on the type of disease or injuries; conducting basic and advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adults and children; basic restoration of airway patency; instrumental restoration of airway patency, using: oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal tubes; administration of oxygen; assistance of breathing or replacement ventilation, using: facemask, respiratory valve, self-inflating bag and transport ventilator; endotracheal intubation in direct laryngoscopy in sudden circulatory arrest by mouth, without the use of muscle relaxants and replacement ventilation, using a valve and resuscitator; endotracheal intubation in sudden circulatory arrest by double lumen tube; performing the emergency tracheotomy in the absence of the possibility of intubation; performing the manual defibrillation under the control of the ECG; performing the automatic defibrillation; performing the ECG; monitoring of the respiratory function; monitoring activities of the circulatory system; performing the cannulation of peripheral veins of upper and lower limbs; administration of medicaments by intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intratracheal, inhalation and intramedullary route – using an automatic needle; assessment of the patient’s awareness of the scale of Glasgow and evaluation of the width of pupils and their reaction to light; pleural puncture in metered thriving conformed by physical examination; bladder catheterization; establishment of gastric probe; collection of venous and capillary blood for laboratory tests; determining the concentration of glucose using gleucometer; wound care; immobilization of fractures, dislocations and sprains; immobilization of the spine and especially cervical segment; sudden delivering outside hospital; medical segregation in the case of mass events and disasters; taking preventive measures to reduce the health impact of events and preparation of the patient, as well as providing medical assistance during transport.
The graduates shall know a foreign language at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe. The graduates shall be prepared to start the second-cycle studies.

C. Content and learning outcomes

Basic content:

  1. Education in the field of introduction to law
  2. Education in the field of sociology
  3. Education in the field of psychology
  4. Education in the field of biophysics
  5. Education in the field of biochemistry
  6. Education in the field of public health
  7. Education in the field of hygiene and epidemiology
  8. Education in the field of anatomy
  9. Education in the field of physiology
  10. Education in the field of pathophysiology
  11. Education in the field of biology and microbiology
  12. Education in the field of first aid
  13. Education in the field of pharmacology
  14. Education in the field of toxicology
  15. Education in the field of teaching
  16. Education in the field of research methodology

Directional content:

  1. Education in the field of qualified first aid
  2. Education in the field of emergency medicine
  3. Education in the field of medical rescue operations
  4. Education in the field of methodology of teaching first aid and qualified first aid
  5. Education in the field of disaster medicine
  6. Education in the field of internal diseases
  7. Education in the field of basics of surgery
  8. Education in the field of pediatrics
  9. Education in the field of neuroscience
  10. Education in the field of traumatology of motor organs
  11. Education in the field of intensive care
  12. Education in the field of forensic medicine
  13. Education in the field of psychiatry
  14. Education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology

Content to choose from:

In the course of six semesters of studies, the students obtain not less than 30% of ECTS credits mastering the learning content to choose from, on the principles established by an educational unit that teaches classes. Subjects to choose from include:

  1. Biostatistics
  2. Sign language
  3. Interpersonal Communication
  4. International aspects of public health
  5. Organization of the integrated emergency medicine
  6. Basics of sanitary and epidemiological supervision
  7. Basics of environmental protection
  8. Basics of social security
  9. Basics of environmental health
  10. Basics of nutrition
  11. Health promotion and health education
  12. Crisis management
  13. Demographics

General content

The curriculum includes classes in the field of ethics, philosophy, economics and health organization, ergonomics, occupational health and safety, information technology, physical education and foreign language.

D. Traineeships

An important element of the educational process is student traineeships.
Students are required to complete 12-weekly traineeships (480 hours in total):

  1. Hospital traineeships in the Hospital Emergency Department – 160 hours (4 weeks)
  2. Hospital traineeships in the Hospital Ambulance Station – 80 hours (2 weeks)
  3. Interim traineeships in the State Fire Service – 80 hours (2 weeks)
  4. Interim traineeships in the Intensive Care Unit or Cardiac Care Unit – 80 hours (2 weeks)
  5. Fitness camp – 80 hours (2 weeks)

Professional traineeships in the field of emergency medicine will continue for not less than 10 weeks. Professional traineeships are aimed at practical familiarizing with the scope of activities of:

  • Hospital Emergency Department and resuscitation procedures performed in the case of victims.
  • Emergency Medical Service; familiarizing and practical application of procedures for extinguishing fires, conducting evacuation and decontamination; getting familiar with the principles of cooperation in the field of rescuing people and animals in cooperation with the PSP.
  • Department of Intensive Medical Care and Cardiac Care

Practical preparation also includes mandatory fitness camps (summer and winter), the purpose of which is to master the skills in the field of life, mountain and high-altitude guarding by familiarizing: life, mountain and high-altitude guarding, water sports (rowing, canoeing, sailing), team sports (football, volleyball), cross-countries, winter sports (skiing) and climbing.