Microbiology

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

It builds on the knowledge acquired through second-level 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 on the acquisition of knowledge in theoretical, applied and clinical microbiology, which includes: viruses, bacteria and microscopic fungi. Particular attention is paid to the study of the variability of viruses, bacteria, microscopic fungi, specifically their physiological and pathological role in the human and animal organism, but also in terms of horizontal transfer of genetic information (conjugation, transformation and transduction), resistance to antimicrobial agents and survival in the ecosystem. It focuses on acquiring the latest theoretical and practical knowledge in the study of the causative agents of new and re-emerging diseases of viral and bacterial origin, as well as in the study of health-promoting bacteria or their communities.

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

Explores the properties of microorganisms (morphological, cultural, metabolic, biochemical, molecular-biological, etc.) as well as at different levels of their interrelationships with the host (commensal, mutualist, facultative pathogen and pathogen), using progressive methodological approaches in order to gain new, previously unpublished knowledge.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 bacteriology and virology laboratory. He/she is able to 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 allows their application in human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, pharmacology and the protection of the gene pools of animals and man himself.



Prospects of graduates

A graduate of the study programme microbiology can apply as a microbiologist - expert in basic and applied research of microbiological focus in the Department of Health, Agriculture, Environment, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior.



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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



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 payee
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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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