Laboratory Testing Methods in Health Care

The Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Prešov is an institution whose main task is to educate students in accredited non-medical study programmes at the level of contemporary knowledge, scientific and research results.

Prospects of graduates

The graduates of the Laboratory Investigation Methods in Healthcare programme are qualified healthcare professionals with a broad professional profile.

A graduate of the study programme is prepared:

- perform laboratory investigations according to standard analytical methods designed to detect changes under physiological and pathological conditions

- apply the acquired knowledge and skills to solve work problems independently

-provide professional first aid

- apply modern methods and working style

- participate in teamwork, workplace organisation and management

The aim is to prepare graduates with the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

- Graduates have a basic understanding of the decision-making processes involved in the indication of all laboratory investigations common to the various medical disciplines, including those that have both a clinical and laboratory component

- know how to collaborate with experts in those medical disciplines that share common investigative components in the application of special diagnostic algorithms

- they know how to analyze and synthesize the knowledge gained so that their activities contribute to clinical and therapeutic activities for the benefit of the patient.

The basic aim of the study is to acquire, within three or four years, the practical and theoretical qualification for the profession: health laboratory technician.

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Conditions of admission

1. complete secondary education or complete secondary vocational education

2. written test in biology and chemistry (min. 60 % pass rate) (knowledge within the scope of the grammar school curriculum)

orSCIO test of the General Studies Proficiency (GSP) in the framework of the National Benchmark
Examinations (NPS) provided by Scio

3. Applicants who have a grade point average of up to 1.50- without taking the written test(Applicants shall provide school-confirmed end-of-year report cards for grades 1-3 and mid-year report cards for grade 4 or 5 of secondary school with their application form. If the school does not certify the benefit, applicants must submit officially certified school reports). If applicants do not complete the above, they will be required to take a written test in human biology and chemistry - point 2).

Applying to the School

4. fulfilment of the criterion of medical fitness for the profession according to Decree of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic No. 364/2009 Coll., which establishes the criteria of medical fitness for applicants for medical fields of study (the applicant shall submit with the application form a certificate from a general practitioner on medical fitness)

Additional information

SCIO's General Studies Aptitude Test (GSAT) in the National Comparative Examinations (NCEs), is being conducted by SCIO on six dates (before the faculty admission date) during the academic year 2021/2022 and in several cities in Slovakia. It is possible to take the NTS test more than once, and applicants will always be credited with the best result (minimum pass mark is 50th percentile).

The NTS test can be taken more than once.

If a student succeeds on the SCIO test, i.e. achieves a 50 percentile or higher,he or she no longer takes the faculty's written test in biology and chemistry, but the faculty counts it in full towards the admissions process.

If a student fail the SCIO test, he/she has the option of taking the faculty written test in biology and chemistry on that admissions date, and the faculty will not consider the SCIO test score.

Testing dates, sample tests, and requirements for applying for testing are posted at Applying to take the SCIO test and paying the associated costs is the responsibility of each applicant.

The Faculty does not organise these tests and does not register or invite candidates to take them. A candidate who duly applies for the examination will receive an invitation to the examination approximately 10 days before the examination by email from SCIO. The candidate does not submit his/her result to the faculty. The candidate's result is handed over to the faculty exclusively by SCIO. However, each candidate must give his/her consent to SCIO to hand over his/her results (he/she will do so as part of the application form for the HE examination)


SCIO tests are optional and are not a condition for admission, the applicant does not have to take them !!!

Conditions for international students

Foreign students must pass the admission procedure, namely a written test in biology and chemistry within the scope of the gymnasium curriculum (in Slovak language).

In addition to the application form, foreign students must also provide proof of recognition of completed education. The decision on the recognition of education from a foreign secondary school will be issued by the Regional Education Office in the Slovak Republic.

The following documents shall be submitted with the application form: certificate of medical fitness, curriculum vitae, matriculation certificate, curriculum vitae and proof of payment of the admission fee.

Conditions of admission without the entrance exam

study average for 1-4. year of secondary school up to 1,5

General information on the admission exam


1/ Application for Undergraduate Studies:

a) Paper application form (admission fee 35 EUR): applicants purchase the undergraduate application form designed for undergraduate studies at the form shops, fill in all parts of it thoroughly, attach other required documents and send it to the address of the Faculty of Health Professions of PU

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b) Electronic form of application (admission fee 30 EUR) Applicants fill in and submit the electronic application form on the website of the University of Presov Subsequently, it is necessary to print out the electronic application form, attach all other required documents and send it by post to the address of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the PU. Without receiving the printed electronic application form together with the additional documents, the electronic application form is invalid and the applicant will not be included in the admission procedure.

2/ The application form should also be uploaded:

  • original receipt for payment of the admission fee or proof of bank transfer
  • certified copy of your matriculation certificate (if you are graduating in the current school year, you will submit the MV as soon as you have completed the matriculation exams),
  • recommendation from a medical practitioner for studies in the given field
  • structured curriculum vitae
  • application form must be signed in the applicant's own handwriting (page 3)

4/ In case the applicant wants to apply for more study programmes at the Faculty of Physical Education PU in Prešov, he/she must submit a separate application for each study programme separately and pay the application fee for each application separately.

5/Only the applicant who submits a duly completed application form, encloses all required attachments and pays the admission fee within the set deadline will be invited to the admission examinations.

6/ The admission fee will not be refunded by the faculty.

7/ Send the application form by 31.03.2023 to the following address:

University of Prešov

Faculty of Health Professions

Partizánska 1

080 01 Prešov


Form of entrance exam



biology, chemistry

  • Apply the application for study


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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • leaving certificate (paper form)
  • medical certificate (paper form)
  • CV (paper form)
  • doklad o zaplatení poplatku za prijímacie konanie (paper form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1000 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 35 €
E-application form: 30 €

Billing information

account number IBAN: SK 11 8180 0000 0070 0008 2677


variable symbol: 21080

Money institution: Štátna pokladnica Radlinského 32 810 05 Bratislava

Foreign students will pay the fee:

Money institution: Štátna pokladnica Radlinského 32 810 05 Bratislava

IBAN: SK 11 8180 0000 0070 0008 2677



Address for sending the application form:

University of Prešov

Faculty of Health Sciences

Partizánska 1

08001 Prešov

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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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Last update: 10.01.2024 12:58

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