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 statement of the Accreditation Commission).

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 work
  • 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 competences (level 1):

Departmental Associate:

  • under medical indication, performs radiological imaging examinations independently, 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

1. complete secondary education or complete secondary vocational education

- Completion of a full secondary vocational education in the field of study of radiological assistant, higher vocational education as a certified radiological technician or in another health profession - bonus 10 points

2. written test in biology and physics (min. 60% pass rate) (knowledge within the scope of the grammar school curriculum) or SCIO test of the General Studies Prerequisites (GSP) in the framework of the National Benchmarking Examinations (NPS), provided by Scio

SCIO test of the General Studies Prerequisites (GSP) in the framework of the National Benchmarking Examinations (NPS)


3. Applicants who have a grade point average of 1.50 or less - 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 grade 5 of secondary school with their application form. If the school does not certify the benefits, applicants must provide officially certified report cards.

!!! If the applicant fails to complete the above mentioned requirements, he/she will have to take a written test in human biology and physics - point 2).

4. fulfilment of 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 (the applicant shall submit a certificate from a general practitioner on medical fitness to the application form)



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 physics, 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 physics on that admissions date, and the faculty will not consider the SCIO test result.

Testing dates, sample tests, and the requirements for signing up for testing are posted at http://www.scio.sk/nps/. Signing up for 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)

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



Conditions for international students

- written test in biology and physics within the scope of the grammar school curriculum in the Slovak language

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

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



General information on the admission exam

INFORMATION FOR BAKALAR STUDY:

1/ Application for Undergraduate Studies:

a) Paper application form (admission fee 35 EUR) Applicants purchase the university 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 https://mais.unipo.sk/eprihlaska/pages/odosielatel/rozhranie_odosielatela.mais. Subsequently, it is necessary to print out the submitted electronic application form, attach all other required documents and send it by post to the address of the Faculty of Health Sciences of 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/ Applicants applying for full-time admission must fill in and provide evidence of their high school grades for each year. The application form must include the end-of-year report cards for Years 1-3 and the mid-year report for Year 4. These benefits must be confirmed by the secondary school on page 3. If the secondary school does not confirm the benefits, the applicant must submit notarised report cards for each year with the application form. After the matriculation examination, applicants shall submit a notarised matriculation certificate with their application form.

3/ The following must be provided with the application form:

  • original receipt of payment of 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 (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 is not refundable 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 !!!



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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
30


Additions
  • 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

SWFT: SPSRSKBA

variable symbol: 21080

Money institution: Štátna pokladnica Radlinského 32 810 05 Bratislava

Foreign 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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Last update: 11.01.2024 09:00

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