Biomedicine

Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry

 

CONTACT AND ADDRESS

University of Zagreb Faculty of Pharmacy and BiochemistryFaculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry
A. Kovačića 1
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: + 385 1 48 56 201
Fax: + 385 1 63 94 400
E-mail: dekanat@remove-this.pharma.hr
Website: http://www.pharma.hr/

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS: 15
CENTRES: 2
CHAIRS: 17
TEACHING STAFF: 99
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 68
STUDENTS: 1350

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Associate Professor Anita Hafner, PhD, ECTS coordinator and International Relations Office
Phone: +385 1 63 94 765
@: ahafner@remove-this.pharma.hr

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry is the only faculty in Croatia dedicated entirely to teaching and research in pharmacy and medical biochemistry. Pharmacy studies were started at the University of Zagreb in 1882. The name Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry was adopted in 1963, and since 1986 the Faculty has organised two study programmes, one in Pharmacy and the other in Medical Biochemistry.
Today, the Faculty offers graduate programmes in Pharmacy and in Medical Biochemistry, a postgraduate (PhD) programme in Pharmaceutical-Biochemical Sciences and postgraduate specialist programmes. In addition, the Faculty offers continuing education for Masters of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemistry.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

The five-year master programmes of Pharmacy and Medical Biochemistry (10 semesters, 300 ECTS points) are divided in three areas of academic focus: basic, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences and basic, biomedical and medical biochemistry sciences, respectively.
The goals and objectives of Master of Pharmacy programme are to educate students for competent participation in the design, development and delivery of medications for safe and efficient therapy.
The programme emphasizes problem solving, critical thinking, and latest scientific findings related to medicines and modern medical treatments. Students learn to practice as patient-oriented healthcare professionals who will work as team with other health care providers.
The goals and objectives of Master of Medical Biochemistry programme are to train students to examine human life in health and disease from the chemical, biochemical and molecular-biological aspects. The programme emphasizes problem solving, critical thinking, and latest scientific findings related to the molecular mechanisms underlying a multitude of diseases as well as novel diagnostic methods. The aim of this programme is to educate professionals who will be able to help physicians to diagnose the disease and follow up the therapy by choosing appropriate procedures and interpreting the obtained results.
Graduate programmes constitute the basis for postgraduate extension of knowledge and acquisition of special skills and competences. Postgraduate specialist studies at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, are a form of continuing education, or life-long learning, for pharmacists, medical biochemists and related professionals seeking to perfect their knowledge in one area of their specialty. The goal of PhD programme in Pharmaceutical-Biochemical Sciences is to prepare independent, creative scientists to excel in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and other research institutions.

CAREER PROSPECTS

In our modern educational, research, and practice settings, student are prepared to excel in a variety of pharmaceutical careers such as working in community and hospital pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry (research, development, production, control and marketing of drugs), Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, research and educational institutions, and drug distribution enterprises.
Masters of Medical Biochemistry get mainly employed in the health care system (medical-biochemistry laboratories in primary health care, polyclinics, hospitals and clinical hospital centres), research and academic institutions, and bio-research and diagnostic products distribution enterprises.

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

The research carried is of a high international standard and is world-leading in several areas, such as basic, biomedical, pharmaceutical and medical biochemistry sciences (drug development, drug delivery, nanotechnology, pharmacogenomics, chronic diseases, glycobiology, pharmacobotanics, drug resistance, food and diet therapy, biomedical potential of natural resources, pharmaceutical analysis).

STUDY PROGRAMMES

INTEGRATED BA&MA STUDY PROGRAMMES

INTEGRATED BA&MA PROGRAMMES

DURATION(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Pharmacy
10
300
Croatian
Medical Biochemistry 10 300 Croatian

 

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMMES

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMMES
DURATION
(semesters)
ECTS
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Pharmaceutical-Biochemical Sciences 6
180
Croatian

 

STUDY COURSES DELIVERED IN ENGLISH

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

CONTACT AND ADDRESS

University of Zagreb Faculty of Veterinary MedicineFaculty of Veterinary Medicine
Vjekoslava Heinzela 55
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: + 385 1 23 90 111
Fax: + 385 1 24 41 390
E-mail: info@vef.hr
Website:  www.vef.unizg.hr

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS AND CHAIRS: 26
TEACHING STAFF: 160
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 170

STUDENTS: 900

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Prof Juraj Grizelj, Assistant Dean for International Cooperation and Veterinary Studies in English
phone: +385 1 23 90 323
@: jgrizelj@remove-this.vef.hr

Prof Alen Slavica, Head of Office for International Cooperation
phone: +385 1 23 90 156
@: slavica@vef.hr  

Renata Purgar, Referee for international cooperation
phone: +385-1-2390-229
@:    renata.purgar@vef.hr

Assist. Prof. Zoran Vrbanac, CEEPUS coordinator
phone: 01-2390-407
@: zoran.vrbanac@vef.hr

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1919. The mission of the Faculty is to provide high standard veterinary education and to achieve excellence in veterinary science. Those tasks are carried mostly through projects and funds which support the Faculty's scientific and teaching strategy. The Faculty has also developed international activities through active participation in exchange programmes, such as VetNEST, ERASMUS+ and various others. Striving to achieve international, high teaching standards, the Faculty has been successfully evaluated and approved by EAEVE (The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education) since 2002. The changes appointed by the EAEVE expert team are included in the new curriculum. Beside EAEVE, the Faculty is regularly evaluated by the National Agency for Higher Education. Moreover, all the ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas criteria concerning quality control have been met and the Faculty holds a valid certificate. The Faculty actively participates in the national, European and American centres of excellence. In this context, the Faculty is part of the National Centre of Excellence in Surgery, and has established several resident programs within the European College of Veterinary Pathology, the European College of Zoological Medicine and the European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Since 2016 the Faculty has been offering Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in English.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

The Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate University Study of Veterinary Medicine lasts for 6 years (12 semesters) and comprises 360 ECTS. It offers a comprehensive study programme which is aligned with the Bologna structure.

During the first 3 years students gain knowledge of basic and preclinical courses. The last three years are dedicated to clinical and public health courses. Depending on the track chosen (Companion Animals, Farm Animals and Horses, or Food Hygiene, Technology and Veterinary Public Health) through specific elective courses students gain additional skills and knowledge. In brief, they will be able to apply this knowledge to animal health protection, disease diagnostics, an approach to epidemics, contagious diseases and zoonoses, within the scope of activities of veterinary inspection, food control of animal origin and veterinary public health. They will be able to promote animal welfare and environment protection.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Our core purpose is to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, able to perform within different fields of work such as the food industry and production, public health, farm management, veterinary practice and much more.  

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

Research is an important part of the Veterinary Faculty’s activities. Most research funding is provided through national and international projects, and some through cooperation with the business sector. Apart from basic scientific projects, applicative projects are created to resolve the challenges and support the needs of the national economy, local administrative units, or farmers. In the forthcoming period the Faculty aims to direct its research activities towards Horizon 2020 funding (H2020). This orientation would also provide funding for training at an international level for both research trainees and academic assistants, as well as for research staff in general; this would in turn improve their competitiveness on the scientific and teaching markets. Presently the Faculty has received funding from or has applied to infrastructural projects aimed at improving its research capacity, and to projects aimed at improvement of personnel capacities (i.e. ERAChair project).

 

STUDY PROGRAMMES

Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate University Study of Veterinary Medicine is delivered in both English and Croatian language. 

INTEGRATED UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE UNIVERSITY STUDY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

INTEGRATED STUDY PROGRAMME

DURATION  (semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

 

Veterinary Medicine

 

 

12

 

360

 

Croatian

Veterinary Medicine in English

12

360

English

 

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMME

The Doctoral study programme is a crowning educational programme, aimed at research and excellence in science. Doctoral studies at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Zagreb are offered as a single study in Veterinary Sciences. Its innovative design offers the possibility of choosing various subjects in order to shape the future researcher in the best possible way. Doctoral studies are executed as full time and part time studies, and may last from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 8 years. The course is offered in both English and Croatian languages.

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMME

DURATION

(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Veterinary Science

6

180

Croatian

Veterinary Science

6

180

English

School of Medicine

CONTACT AND ADDRESS

University of Zagreb School of MedicineSchool of Medicine
Šalata 3
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone:  + 385 1 45 66 777
Fax: + 385 1 45 66 701
E-mail: mef@remove-this.mef.hr
Website: www.mef.unizg.hr

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS: 32
CHAIRS: 32
TEACHING STAFF: 447
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 296
STUDENTS: 2299
POSTGRADUET SPECIALIST PROGRAMMES: 163
PhD PROGRAMMES: 233

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Mr Drago Horvat, International Relations Office
Phone: + 385 1 45 66 903
@: dhorvat@remove-this.mef.hr

Professor Davor Ježek, MD, PhD, ECTS coordinator and Programme Coordinator
Phone: +385 1 45 90 251
@: davor@remove-this.mef.hr

Ms Jasna Gamulin, Medical studies in English
@: mse@remove-this.mef.hr

MS Jasna Štimac, Chief of the Office for Postgraduate Education and Continuing Medical Education
@: jasmina.stimac@remove-this.mef.hr

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The School of Medicine is the central institution devoted to medical education, research and professional development in the field of biomedicine and health in Croatia. Founded in 1917, the Zagreb School of Medicine is the alma mater of numerous generations of physicians and researchers from Croatia and all over the world. Based on its long-standing history of educating physicians from abroad, the Zagreb School of Medicine established its own integral programme of studies taught in the English language in 2003.
Today the Zagreb School of Medicine offers a graduate programme of medical studies conferring a degree of Doctor of Medicine, a variety of postgraduate programmes, ranging from the postgraduate specialist programmes to the PhD programmes, and a wide range of continuous medical education programmes.
Ever since its outset, and particularly during the implementation of the Bologna process, the school has attempted to harmonize its curricula with the recent advances in medical education and research. The present six-year curriculum stimulates student mobility within related institutions of the University of Zagreb, as well as within other Croatian (Rijeka, Split and Osijek) and international partner schools.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

The course of medical studies lasts six years, thus uniting the undergraduate and the graduate level into one single whole (0+6), which has already been accepted by the majority of European universities.
The curriculum leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Zagreb Medical School comprises mandatory general premedical courses, as well as four major groups of professional courses such as: basic medical sciences, pre-clinical medicine, clinical medicine and public health. When compared to other medical schools in neighbouring countries, our advantage is an early integration of public health and health management courses in the undergraduate studies’ curriculum. Along with regular academic courses, electives are carried out solely by studying significant problems in medical practice. As far as the teaching is concerned, the focus is shifted from lectures to other, more practical forms of teaching, such as seminars, demonstrations, consultations and clinical audits, where students gain experience in clinical settings, as well as at the facilities of local health centres. Centred on tutorials integrated case-based modules have also been included into the curriculum.
The study of pre-medical disciplines comprises an introduction to the physical, chemical and biological basis of life, whereas in basic medical courses students acquire knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body. The programme of pre-clinical courses comprises the understanding of disease mechanisms, studying their effects and causes on cadavers, drug action and the approach to and examination of patients. The clinical courses are focused on various diseases, methods of their detection (diagnosing), prevention and therapy. Relevant to public health courses are the matters concerning environmental and social health factors together with the physician’s role in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Students also gain insight into elementary research methods, statistics and medical informatics.
Professional ethics is given special coverage throughout the whole course of study with a separate course offered in the third year.
In the final diploma exam taken at the end of the study, prospective physicians are expected to have gained knowledge and understanding of the most common diseases, their treatment and the patients’ rehabilitation.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The fact that physicians will be in greater demand in the future presents an additional challenge to the educational system. Due to the recent generation replacement process, there is a growing demand for educated/certified physicians in all fields of medical practice, as well is in the basic sciences. Physicians who have graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine are educated primarily for the general practice profile. That means that they can start working in their profession immediately after the completion of the one-year internship period, i.e., after having passed the state licensure exam. However, the majority apply for residency positions in numerous specialty fields of medicine and work towards specializing for a particular professional profile. Another group of graduates stays in research and fill the vacancies as research assistants who enrol the doctoral programme of studies in biomedicine and health. As a young faculty they are closely related to the Zagreb School of Medicine and they work towards their becoming professional, both in research and in teaching. Finally, a considerable number of graduates are attracted to the positions offered by the pharmaceutical companies, where they work as pharmaceutical representatives and consultants, while those interested in social aspects of medicine fill vacancies in the sector of public health and health management.

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

The number of scientific papers published in widely visible international journals is one of the best indicators of the scientific output of any academic or scientific institution. In this respect, the University of Zagreb Medical School best serves national interests in the field of medicine. During the 2000-2006 period authors affiliated to the School published 1,323 papers in journals covered by Current Contents. Among these there are 222 papers published in co-authorship with foreign researchers, mainly from the USA, Great Britain and Germany. Researchers of the Zagreb Medical School participate in various multi-centre research projects which resulted in 75 papers in the above period.  The most prominent research highlights are: cell biology, neuroanatomy, hematological malignancies, congenital metabolic diseases, bone morphogenetic proteins, clinical endocrinology and diabetes and gynaecological ultrasound.

STUDY PROGRAMMES

INTEGRATED BA&MA STUDY PROGRAMME

MD PROGRAMME

 DURATION(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

 
Medicine
 
12
 
360
 
Croatian

 

STUDY PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH

MD PROGRAMME

 DURATION(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

12
360
English

 

PhD PROGRAMMES

PhD PROGRAMMES
DURATION
(semesters)
ECTS
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Biomedicine and Health Sciences
6
180
Croatian
Biomedicine and Health Sciences
6
180
English
Neuroscience 6
180
Croatian

 

School of Dental Medicine

CONTACT AND ADDRESS

University of Zagreb School of Dental MedicineSchool of Dental Medicine
Gundulićeva 5
HR-10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone:  + 385 1 48 02 111
Fax:  + 385 1 48 02 159
E-mail: dekan@remove-this.sfzg.hr
Website: http://www.sfzg.hr/

FACTS & FIGURES

DEPARTMENTS: 8
CHAIRS: 27
TEACHING STAFF: 114
NON-TEACHING STAFF: 50
STUDENTS: 500

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Professor Ivan Alajbeg, DDS, PhD, Vice-dean for Global affairs 
Telefon: +385 1 48 02 111
@: alajbeg@remove-this.sfzg.hr

Ms Petra Lazić,  International Relations Office
@: plazic@remove-this.sfzg.hr

Professor Nikša Dulčić, DMD, PhD, ECTS Coordinator
@: dulcic@remove-this.sfzg.hr

INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE

The Department of Odontology was established within the Medical School University of Zagreb in 1948. The School of Dental Medicine has been separate from the Medical School since the academic year 1962/1963, by decision of the Croatian Parliament in 1962. Today the School of Dental Medicine consists of 8 different dental departments: Department of Dental Anthropology, Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Department of Pedodontics, Department of Periodontology, Department of Prosthodontics, Department of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Surgery, and Department of Orthodontics with more than 400 undergraduates and 100 postgraduate students.

PROGRAMME EMPHASIS

Dental Medicine studies differ considerably from general medicine studies, thus its importance has become well-known and recognized worldwide. Dental Medicine studies are generally carried out worldwide in independent schools of dental medicine, with the exception of only a few countries.
Starting with the academic year 2005/2006 dental study programmes are carried out in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. Within the six-year integrated master programme students gain knowledge from basic biomedical courses, medical clinical courses, as well as from basic and clinical dental courses. Upon graduation, each Dental School graduate receives a diploma naming him/her “Doctor of Dental Medicine/”

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most dentists work as self-employed practitioners in general practice, providing dental care to the public and/or privately. Other options are to work in a variety of specialities in hospital dentistry, community dentistry, corporate practices, industry, or university teaching and research.

RESEARCH ORIENTATION

There is a longstanding tradition of research activity at the School of Dental Medicine. Research is conducted at each Department and in cooperation with research laboratories including the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb. Research is also carried out within research projects supported by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, as well as under EU Framework programmes (FP6, FP7).

STUDY PROGRAMMES

INTEGRATED BA&MA STUDY PROGRAMME 

INTEGRATED BA&MA STUDY PROGRAMME

 

DURATION(semesters)

ECTS

LANGUAGUE OF INSTRUCTION

Dental Medicine
 12
 360
 Croatian

 

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMME

DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMME
DURATION
(semesters)
ECTS
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Dental Medicine
6
180
Croatian


STUDY COURSES IN ENGLISH

The School's study programme in Dental Medicine is carried out in Croatian. However, in arrangement with teachers, instruction of Erasmus / exchange students will be organized in English.

For the time being, incoming students applying for Erasmus mobility should be from more senior years (preferably 8-10th semester of the 5-year program, or 9-12th semester of the 6-year programme), as we can guarantee to offer instruction in English only for clinical courses.

For detailed information on the study programme please open the link. 

Study of Dental Medicine



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