Radiological technique

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.

The study field of Radiological Technology prepares professionally qualified, medical professionals for radiology (formerly radiodiagnostics), radiotherapy and nuclear medicine.



Prospects of graduates

Characteristics of the field of study

Radiological Technology is a field of study of the system of fields of study administered by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic as a field of knowledge (§ 102 (3) (d) in conjunction with § 83 (7) of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on Higher Education and on Amendments and Additions to Certain Acts, as amended by later regulations after the Accreditation Commission has expressed its opinion).

General characteristics of the graduate profile

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.

The study field of Radiological Technology prepares professionally qualified, health care professionals for radiology (formerly radiodiagnostics), radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. The main topics of the core of knowledge of the 1st cycle of the university studies are mainly related to the theory and practice of radiotherapy

Definition of the core of knowledge (level 1)

The core of knowledge in the 1st year of study includes:

  • general core (psychology, professional communication, professional ethics, Latin language, psychology, pedagogy and sociology)
  • anatomical, physical, biophysical and radiobiological core (anatomy and physiology, topographical anatomy, radiological physics, radiobiology)
  • radiology-clinical core (radiology, radiological instrumentation, ionising radiation protection)
  • pre-clinical and clinical core (first aid, fundamentals of nursing, nursing practice, preventive medicine, microbiology)

Kernel of knowledge in the 2nd year of study includes:

  • general core (fundamentals of research, thesis seminar)
  • radiology and radiology-clinical core (radiology, radiological instrumentation, clinical oncology, internal medicine, surgery, radiation oncology, instrumentation in radiology, clinical exercises in radiology, nuclear medicine)
  • pre-clinical and clinical core (pathology, pharmacology)

Kernel of knowledge in the 3rd year of study includes:

  • general core (health economics, law and legislation in professional activity, health management)
  • radiology-clinical core (radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, clinical exercises in radiological technology)
  • final thesis (bachelor thesis, thesis defense)

State Final Examination:

  • defence of the final thesis
  • radiological technology (colloquium in radiology, nuclear medicine, instrumentation in radiological technology, radiation oncology)
  • clinical practice in radiological technology

Graduate Profile:

The graduate of radiological technology obtains the university qualification of a health professional authorized to practice the health profession in the fields of radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. He/she is entitled to perform radiological imaging procedures independently on the basis of a physician's indication, thus fulfilling the role of an applied specialist. On the basis of a physician's prescription, independently performs radiation techniques in radiation oncology, is responsible for the accuracy and safety of these techniques, participates in dosimetric measurements.

Absolvent is sufficiently qualified to determine the necessary dose of ionizing radiation in X-ray imaging methods and also to ensure error-free, gentle, yet effective therapeutic irradiation of the patient. His qualification obliges him to take full responsibility for the procedures he performs.

The graduate is ready to join a dedicated team that implements, evaluates and establishes the quality standards of the department. He/she is able to fully utilize radiology technology within the scope of his/her professional qualifications. His qualifications enable him to organise his work adequately, rationally and economically within the healthcare team.

The graduate applies at work all the acquired theoretical and clinical expertise, as well as knowledge of medical management and health law.

The graduate knows the methods and techniques of research work and can apply them in radiological research.

Theoretical knowledge (level 1) :

By studying the discipline graduate:

  • acquire and understand the essential concepts, facts, principles and theories related to imaging techniques in the diagnostic use of ionising and non-ionising radiation in medicine
  • learn and understand the essential concepts, facts, principles and theories related to radiation techniques in all modalities of radiotherapy
  • learn and understand the essential concepts, facts, principles and theories in relation to the different types of ionising radiation used in medicine and their effects on living systems, taking into account deterministic and stochastic risks
  • implements the acquired knowledge in radiation protection of the patient, optimising radiation dose in medical imaging and therapeutic radiological procedures
  • acquires knowledge of medical technology, radiological technology to apply in relation to radiological imaging and radiotherapeutic procedures and techniques, with a view to maximising the safety of the patient and the medical staff involved
  • apply knowledge of the structure of the healthy human body, topographical conditions and physiological processes taking place in the body in his/her practical activities
  • acquires knowledge and knowledge from biomedical and humanities (preclinical and clinical) subjects, applies them in meeting the needs of the patient, in radiological imaging and radiotherapy procedures

Practical skills and competencies (level 1):

Departmental Associate:

  • under the direction of a physician, independently performs radiological imaging examinations, fulfilling the role of the applying specialist, taking full responsibility for the implementation of these procedures
  • on the basis of a doctor's prescription, independently performs irradiation techniques in radiotherapy, being responsible for the accuracy and safety of the performance of these techniques
  • practically applies all rules, restrictions and recommendations for the protection of health against ionising radiation in relation to patients and medical staff
  • uses radiological technique within the scope of his/her professional competence with regard to ensuring patient comfort
  • is able to provide nursing care to patients during radiological imaging and radiotherapy procedures, including skilled pre-medical first aid
  • is a member of a team that contributes to the development of the quality standards of the department

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Level 1):

Departmental Graduate:

  • knows the structure of health care in the Slovak Republic and neighbouring countries and its position in the health care structure
  • acquires and implements knowledge of health management, health law, psychology and ethics in a professional approach to patients and colleagues
  • implements the results of scientific research in radiology in his/her practice and is able to work as a member of a research team
  • is theoretically and practically prepared to obtain the qualifications necessary for professional supervision of radiation protection
  • is able to participate in practical teaching of students in the field
  • knows and communicates in at least one foreign language and is able to study foreign literature
  • knows how to use a computer


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Conditions of admission

Criteria for admission to study/external form of study - without entrance examination.

Applicants for external study will be admitted after fulfilling the prescribed conditions:

1. completion of full secondary or full secondary vocational education with matriculation in the field of study:

- radiological assistant or higher vocational education in the field of study of certified radiological assistant/technician

2. employment at the time of applying for studies in the position of radiology technician for the established weekly working hours
3. employer's confirmation of employment - to be attached to the application form
4. professional experience of at least 1 year in the study field of radiology technician
5. meeting the criteria of medical fitness for the profession according to the Decree of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic No.364/ 2009, which establishes the criteria of medical fitness for applicants for medical study fields (applicants shall submit a recommendation of a general practitioner for study in the given field of study to the application form).

Notice:

The Dean of FZO PU reserves the possibility to modify the organization of the admission procedure depending
on the number of applicants. In case of a lower number of applicants for study in the external form meeting the admission requirements (less than 15), the faculty will not open the 1st year of study in the external form in the academic year 2023/2024. The application form and fees will be refunded to the applicant.



Conditions for international students

Foreign applicants for studies in radiological technology must pass the admission procedure, namely written test in human biology and physics in Slovak language within the scope of the gymnasium curriculum

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.



General information on the admission exam

INFORMATION FOR BAKALAR STUDY:

1/ Application Form

a) Paper application form (admission fee 35 EUR): applicants purchase the university application form intended 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 application form (admission fee 30 EUR) Applicants shall fill in and submit the electronic application form on the website of the University of Presov https://mais.unipo.sk/eprihlaska/pages/odosielatel/rozhranie_odosielatela.mais. 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.

3/ The application form should be uploaded:

  • original receipt of payment of the admission fee or proof of bank transfer
  • a notarized 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),
  • a certified copy of your matriculation certificate
  • recommendation from a medical practitioner for studies in the given field
  • certification from the employer on the job classification and length of professional experience
  • 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/ Please send the application form by 31.03.2023 to the following address:

University of Prešov

Faculty of Health Professions

Partizánska 1

080 01 Prešov

8/ ALL REQUIREMENTS LISTED ARE REQUIRED AND APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THEM !!!

9/ External form of study is charged according to Act No.131/2002 on Higher Education and its amendment No.363/2007 Coll. The amount of tuition fees is published on the faculty's website http://www.unipo.sk/fakulta-zdravotnictva



Form of entrance exam

 



  • Apply the application for study

    31.03.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
15


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 950 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 950 €

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

Billing information

account number IBAN: SK 11 8180 0000 0070 0008 2677

SWFT: SPSRSKBA

variable symbol: 21080

Money institution: Štátna pokladnica Radlinského 32 810 05 Bratislava

International students will pay the fee:

Money institution:State Treasury

Radlinského 32

810 05 Bratislava

IBAN: SK 11 8180 0000 0070 0008 2677

SWFT: SPSRSKBA

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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

 
 
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Detail of the study program

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