Infectious Diseases of Animals

Carriers of the graduate's core knowledge are profile courses in the field of animal diseases and animal health protection, zoonoses and protection of common health, predictive epidemiology, risk assessment in epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases in animals, which are described in the information sheets as knowledge achieved as learning outcomes. Additional knowledge is achieved by completing compulsory elective courses in the study programme in the fields of molecular epidemiology, general and special virology, general and special bacteriology, diagnostic pathology, veterinary immunology, infectious diseases of wildlife, public and forensic veterinary medicine, and ecology and environmental protection. Graduates have extensive professional knowledge in several areas of the study programme or discipline, which they use as a basis for conducting research and development in the field of infectious animal diseases. It aims at acquiring the latest theoretical knowledge based on the current state of scientific knowledge in the various areas of infectious animal diseases.

His studies build on the knowledge acquired through second-level studies at veterinary and medical universities and colleges (faculties) furthermore at pharmaceutical, natural science, or other faculties of medicine and natural science. On this basis, the principles of education in the 3rd stage are built for the acquisition of knowledge so that the graduate can master the scientific methods of research and solving the problems of infectious diseases of animals and infectious diseases common to humans and animals - zoonoses. The graduate knows the laws of the origin, course and termination of infectious diseases, knows the factors influencing the course of epizootological processes. The student knows the biological properties of etiological agents, pathogenesis of individual diseases and immunological properties of antigens for their use and applicability in the prevention of diseases. Knows the various forms and methods of depistribution and monitoring of infectious diseases; is able to independently carry out surveillance of diseases (including zoonoses), epidemiological analyses and forecasting of disease situations. Can define and evaluate risks in epidemiology and develop preventive measures to protect animal health and the common health of animals and humans (One health).

The graduate of the study programme in infectious diseases of animals knows the state-of-the-art methods used in the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, prevention, control and therapy of infectious diseases. The graduate will acquire knowledge for the development of new diagnostic methods, new immunological preparations, drugs, devices and instruments. He/she will acquire the skills to organize epidemiological field research, legal and environmental aspects of disease control, ethical and social aspects of scientific work, the correct way of presenting the results of his/her work and principles for the development of the study programme and contribution to practice.

He is technically proficient not only in routine laboratory procedures, but also in working with software-intensive instrumentation for epidemiological research. He/she can formulate scientific problems, carry out creative, 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 allows their application in human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, pharmacology and the protection of animal and human health.



Prospects of graduates

A graduate of the study programme infectious diseases of animals can apply as an infectologist/ epizootologist - expert in basic and applied research of infectological and epizootological focus in the Department of Health, Agriculture, Environment, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of the Interior.



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Conditions of admission

The basic requirement is a 2nd level university degree in a relevant field of study.

Acceptance is conditional on successful completion of the admission procedure and knowledge of a foreign language.



Additional information

Acceptance of an applicant to doctoral studies without an admission procedure is not possible!



Conditions for international students

The basic requirement is a 2nd level university degree in a relevant field of study.

Acceptance is conditional on successful completion of the admission procedure and knowledge of a foreign language.



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: 500 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 500 €

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 payee
(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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