Curriculum

GENERAL CURRICULUM FOLLOWED BY MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN UKRAINE

For those who intend to Study medicine in Ukraine, the below content give a general idea about the curriculum followed by medical universities in Ukraine
Medical Education in Ukraine in the Medical Universities of Ukraine and the training provided is in compliance with the general state syllabuses and curricula approved by the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

GENERAL MEDICINE
Course is for 6 years - 13,474 hours out of which 

humanitarian subjects 1,576 hours
social-economic subjects 432 hours
fundamental /general scientific/ subjects 2,180 hours
professionally oriented subjects 6,098 hours
elective courses 324 hours
practical training 972 hours
subinternship /in the 6-th year/ 1,892 hours

DENTISTRY / STOMATOLOGY (BDS).

Course is for 5 years - 11,147 hours out of them:

humanitarian subjects 1,026 hours
social-economic subjects 486 hours
fundamental /general scientific/ subjects 1,854 hours
professionally oriented subjects 6,701 hours out of them:
stomatological type 3,734 hours
clinical type 2,453 hours
hygienic type 298 hours
elective courses 216 hours
practical training 1,080 hours



FIRST YEAR (I & II SEMESTER)
 SUBJECTS
LECTURES 
PRACTICAL
CLASSES 
INDEPENDANT
 WORK 
1. Human Anatomy
54 hours
246 hours
154 hours
2. Medical Biology
36 hours
72 hours
54 hours
3. Histology 
58 hours
126 hours
54 hours
4. History of Medicine 
18 hours
18 hours
18 hours
5. Latin Languge 
72 hours
36 hours
 
6. Chemistry 
36 hours
84 hours
54 hours
7. Biophysics 
36 hours
72 hours
54 hours
8. Basics of Law 
18 hours
18 hours
18 hours
9. History of Ukraine 
18 hours
36 hours
54 hours
10. Ukrainian and Foreign Culture 
36 hours
18 hours
54 hours
11. Psychology and Pedagogics 
18 hours
18 hours
18 hours
12. Politology 
26 hours
18 hours
18 hours
13. Russian Language 
160 hours
 
72 hours
14. Science of Religion
14 hours
14 hours
26 hours





















SECOND YEAR & THIRD YEAR, III, IV, V & VI SEMESTER
 SUBJECTS
 LECTURES
PRACTICAL
CLASSES 
INDEPENDANT
  WORK 
1. Biochemistry 
60 hours
120 hours
90 hours
2. Medical Cybernetics 
16 hours
36 hours
108 hours
3. General Surgery 
20 hours
40 hours
30 hours
4. Normal Physiology 
80 hours
160 hours
120 hours
5. Sociology 
18 hours
18 hours
18 hours
6. Economics 
14 hours
32 hours
62 hours
7. Philosophy 
36 hours
36 hours
36 hours
8. Russian Language 
160 hours
54 hours
 
9. Physical Training 
5 hours
2 hours
4 hours
10. Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases 
58 hours
144 hours
102 hours
11. Propaedeutic of Children Diseases 
58 hours
144 hours
102 hours
12. Microbiology 
54 hours
126 hours
92 hours
13. Pathological Anatomy 
72 hours
90 hours
82 hours
14. Pharmacology 
72 hours
90 hours
72 hours
15. Pathological Phsiology
36 hours
90 hours
82 hours
16. Radial Therapy and Diagnostics
36 hours
72 hours
54 hours
17. Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery
36 hours
84 hours
78 hours
18. Basics of Medical Psychology
16 hours
20 hours
18 hours
19. General Hygiene
36 hours
82 hours
60 hours
20. General Surgery 
38 hours
104 hours
72 hours

FOURTH YEAR, (VII & VIII SEMESTER)
 SUBJECTS
LECTURES
PRACTICAL
CLASSES
INDEPENDANT
WORK
1. General Hygiene
36 hours
54 hours
44 hours
2. Basics of Dentistry 
18 hours
10 hours
3. Social Medicine
36 hours
76 hours
36 hours
4. Outpatient Care
14 hours
32 hours
23 hours
5. Obstetrics 
36 hours
90 hours
72 hours
6. Psychiatry and Narcology
36 hours
90 hours
72 hours
7. Sports Medicine 
18 hours
42 hours
30 hours
8. Dermatoveneral Diseases 
24 hours
38 hours
30 hours
9. Nervous Diseases 
36 hours
76 hours
54 hours
10. Faculty Pediatrics
36 hours
72 hours
54 hours
11. Radiative Medicine 
12 hours
24 hours
18 hours
12. Physiatrics 
18 hours
36 hours
36 hours
13. Endocrinology 
18 hours
36 hours
36 hours
14. Faculty Therapy 
40 hours
94 hours
67 hours
15. Faculty Surgery 
18 hours
72 hours
72 hours
16. Neurosurgery  
12 hours
24 hours
18 hours

FIFTH YEAR, (IX & X SEMESTER)
 SUBJECTS 
LECTURES
PRACTICAL
CLASSES
INDEPENDANT
  WORK
1. Urology 
18 hours
42 hours
30 hours
2. Outpatient Care
12 hours
27 hours
21 hours
3. Sectional Course
6 hours
18 hours
12 hours
4. Ophthalmology
18 hours
42 hours
30 hours
5. Otorhinolarygology
18 hours
30 hours
30 hours
6. Hospital Therapy
42 hours
81 hours
72 hours
7. Clinical Genetics
12 hours
24 hours
21 hours
8. External and Military Medicine
2 hours
24 hours
4 hours
9. Occupational Diseases
18 hours
36 hours
36 hours
10. Traumatology and Orthopaedics
18 hours
42 hours
30 hours
11. External Surgery 
30 hours
 
12. Hospital Pediatrics
36 hours
72 hours
54 hours
13. Gynecology
18 hours
36 hours
36 hours
14. Hospital Surgery
36 hours
82 hours
78 hours
15. Children Surgery
16 hours
36 hours
36 hours
16. Infectious and Tropical Diseases
42 hours
72 hours
48 hours
17. Epidemiology
12 hours
36 hours
 
18. Children Infectious Diseases
18 hours
36 hours
36 hours
19. Oncology
12 hours
48 hours
36 hours
20. Forensic Medicine
20 hours
36 hours
18 hours

SIXTH YEAR, (XI & XII SEMESTER)
 SUBJECTS 
LECTURES
PRACTICAL
CLASSES
INDEPENDANT
  WORK
1. Hygiene
52 hours
36 hours
 
2. Outpatient Care
81 hours
45 hours
 
3. Clinical Immunology
54 hours
28 hours
 
4. Organisation of Health Protection
48 hours
  
5. Internal Diseases
242 hours
  
6. Infectious Diseases
108 hours
  
7. Children Diseases
72 hours
  
8. Oncology
40 hours
36 hours
 
9. Clinical Pharmacology
36 hours
18 hours
 
10. Children Infectious Diseases
72 hours
36 hours
 
11. Children Surgery
38 hours
  
12. Gynecology and Obstetrics
180 hours
90 hours
 
13. Physiatry
72 hours
36 hours
 
14. Reanimatology
54 hours
28 hours
 
15. Surgical Diseases
126 hours
60 hours
 
16. Therapy (Optional course)
40 hours
  

PRACTICAL TRAINING HOURS
   
1. Medical Information  
108 hours 
2. Sanitary Practice  
108 hours
3. Nursing 
144 hours
4. Medical PracticeTherapy 
96 hours
 Surgery
96 hours 
 Obstetrics
96 hours 
5. Clinical Practice Therapy 
72 hours 
 Surgery
72 hours
 Obstetrics
72 hours















Assessment
Students are expected to complete successfully all particular courses before being approved for promotion to the successive year. During each semester students performance in all mandatory courses is evaluated and recorded.

The final assessment is determined by the instructions of the departments or clinics holding the course. At the end of each course the student ranking is evaluated from the score achieved in multiple choice tests (MCQ) written, oral and/or examinations.

The student assessment scale includes the following grades:

5,0 - very good
4,5 - more than good
4,0 - good
3,5 - quite good
3,0 - satisfactory
2,0 - fail

Some courses use only pass/fail.

If the student fails tests or exams she/he may according to the school regulations take them again.

The state final examinations on all the disciplines according to the syllabus are held within one system through 2 stages:

testing practical proficiency of final-year students (when exams on clinical disciplines are taken, testing takes place at the patient's bed)
testing scientific/theoretical proficiency.

If the student fails to take an exam at the appointed date without any reasonable excuse she/he is assigned a non-passing grade or "failure" that is documented at her/his records before graduating with a medical diploma the candidate is required to complete successfully all the courses by passing examinations with the final grade assigned at least as "satisfactory". 

Course Calender
 

The academic year is divided into two semesters. First semester starts in the first to mid of September and lasts till the last week of January. The second semester starts in the first week of February lasts till mid of July. The studies at the University start on the 1st of September, at the pre-medical department - on the 1st of October every year. 

For the Medical Degree program, international students may enter the country till around November 10th. Pre-Medical applicants may enter up to February. Post-Graduate entry is possible through out the year. 

Within the week there are 5 working days, Saturday and Sunday are holidays. The studies are scheduled from 8.00 to 16.00. The student's working week comprises 54 hours; within this time period there are 36 lecturing hours and 18 hours for independent work.

The teaching course period includes the time of teaching semesters, final control and vacations. The teaching year is 12 months long and comprises teaching days, days of final control, examination sessions , off days, celebration and vacation days. Visiting of all kinds of studies (except for consultations) is obligatory for the students.

Summer vacation covers the month of July and august. During holidays students may have easy access to CIS & all countries in Europe by bus, train and flights. Special program and trips are also available to enable students to experience first hand the transition process in Russia or Ukrainian, CIS counties and elsewhere in Europe.