Imunology

The graduate student has extensive expertise in several areas of the curriculum or discipline, which he or she uses as a basis for conducting research and development in immunology. He or she focuses on acquiring the latest theoretical knowledge based on the current state of scientific knowledge in the various areas of immunology.

The core knowledge carriers of the graduate are the profile courses in general immunology, clinical immunology, molecular biology, cytochemical and immunochemical methods and mucosal immune system, which have the knowledge achieved as learning outcomes described in the information sheets. Additional knowledge is achieved by completing compulsory elective courses in special microbiology, animal infectious diseases, pathological physiology, statistical evaluation of biological experiments and pathological reactions of the immune system.

It builds on the knowledge acquired by second degree studies at veterinary and medical faculties (universities), as well as at pharmaceutical, natural sciences and other faculties of medicine and natural sciences. On this basis, the principles of education in level 3 are based for the acquisition of knowledge in theoretical, applied and clinical immunology. Special attention is paid to the study of immune response at the molecular level in in vitro (cell culture) and in vivo conditions (animal models) with a focus on gene expression (qRT-PCR, RNA-seq), as well as detection of molecules - CD markers, antibodies, cytokines (by flow cytometry, immunoenzymatic or immunofluorescence methods) involved in the generation and regulation of the immune response. It focuses on the acquisition of the latest theoretical and practical knowledge. The results of creative experimental work contribute not only to the development of the field itself, but also to the development of scientific knowledge in general.

A graduate of the immunology study programme is qualified to exercise the profession of an expert in the field of immunology. He/she is proficient in the scientific methods of research in experimental and clinical immunology, which he/she implements creatively on various model objects (cell cultures and laboratory animals). He is able to use statistical and bioinformatic methods as well as other knowledge from related disciplines.

He studies individual components of the immune system in terms of morphology and functionality, as well as at different levels of their interactions with pathogens (bacteria, viruses or parasites) using progressive methodological approaches in order to gain new, previously unpublished knowledge. He is technically proficient not only in routine laboratory procedures but also in working with the software-intensive instrumentation of the immunology laboratory. He/she can formulate scientific problems, conduct creative and independent research and independently present the results of his/her work in internationally accepted journals or present them at scientific events. The results of creative experimental work not only contribute to the development of science and scientific knowledge, but their appropriate scientific value enables their application in human and veterinary medicine and pharmacology.



Prospects of graduates

A graduate of the immunology study programme can apply as an immunologist - an expert in basic and applied immunological research in the health, agriculture and environment sectors.



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Conditions of admission

Completion of the Second Level of Higher Education studies in relevant field in accordance to PhD study (Master/Doctoral degree in Veterinary or Animal Sciences, Natural Sciences or related sciences);

English - language skills in written and spoken at proficient level;

Acceptance is based on successfully passing the entrance exams



Additional information

Admission of the applicant is not possible without entrance examination!



Conditions for international students

Completion of the Second Level of Higher Education studies in relevant field in accordance to PhD study (Master/Doctoral degree in Veterinary or Animal Sciences, Natural Sciences or related sciences);

English - language skills in written and spoken at proficient level;

Acceptance is based on successfully passing the entrance exams

Admission of the applicant is not possible without entrance examination!



Coordinator for students with specific needs

Doc. MVDr. Zuzana Kostecká, PhD.

zuzana.kostecka@uvlf.sk



Form of entrance exam

Written test in a foreign language (English)

Oral exam



Tests

Written test in a foreign language (English) lasting 60 minutes.



  • Apply the application for study

    14.04.2023 - 15.06.2023

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    03.07.2023 - 03.07.2023

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
3


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 5000 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 5000 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 30 €

Billing information

Account: University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice
Bank: State Treasury, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15, Slovakia
Account Number: 7000072225/8180
IBAN: SK42 8180 0000 0070 0007 2225
SWIFT: SPSRSKBA
Constant Symbol: 0968
Variable Symbol: 72225 + "first and last name" to be entered in the memo for the recipient
(VS - Variable Symbol and the details in the memo are used to allocate the payment to the admissions applicant, so please include them when making the payment)

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Detail of the study program

 
 
The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program

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Responsibility for content: prof. MVDr. Juraj Pistl, PhD. – juraj.pistl@uvlf.sk
Last update: 27.03.2023 16:23

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