The Vinohrady health care campus started its development in the beginning of the 20th century, by then at the city periphery. In 1902, the Emperor Franz Joseph I inaugurated the Vinohrady Hospital as the primary hospital for citizens of Královské Vinohrady and Žižkov districts. In 1925 the State Health Institute was openin its vicinity. Both institutions soon started playing key roles in the development of health care in Prague, Bohemia and Czechoslovakia. Prior to the division of Faculty of Medicine in 1953, both insitutions served to training of medical students, based on systematic activity of their noteworthy staff.

Of the Vinohrady Hospital, there were namely the Prof. of Ophthalmology Josef Janků, the discoverer of ophthalmic toxoplasmosis (M. Jankumi); Prof. of Lung and Abdominal Surgery Emerich Polák; the founder of Czech plastic surgery Prof. František Burian. After the WWII: the founder of Czechoslovak diabetology Prof. Jiří Syllaba, a famous cardiologist Prof. Vratislav Jonáš, the founder of Czech pediatric haematology Dr. Jiří Janele, Prof. of Neurology J. Šebek, Prof. of Forensic Medicine E. Knobloch or the Head of Psychiatric Institute doc. V. Petráň.

Of the State Health Institute staff namely: Prof. Ivan Honl, who established the first therapeutic Pasteur Institute on the terrritory of our state. The staff of this Institute participated in numerous world-wide programmes of the World Health Organization after WWII, among others in global eradication of small-pox (Prof. Karel Raška). Based on such a rich tradition, it was feasible to establish a new medical faculty on the Vinohrady health care campus.

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Our Faculty refers to the tradition of medical studies at Charles University as it formed one of the four basic subjects upon its foundation in 1348. From the academic year 1882/83, the Faculty of Medicine, just as the rest of the University, was divided into two parts – German and Czech. On November 17th,1939, together with all other Czech schools, the Czech part of the University was closed. This temporary halt in Czech education lasted till 1945. Then, along with the whole of German University, the German Faculty of Medicine was abolished. Its property was handed over to the Czech Faculty of Medicine. In 1953 the Ministry of Higher Education divided the Faculty of Medicine in Prague into three separate faculties: the Faculty of General Medicine (including stomatology), the Faculty of Pediatrics, and the Faculty of Hygiene. The latter was transformed into the current 3rd Faculty of Medicine in 1990.The fact that a new independent Faculty of Hygiene was created in 1953 brought about some fundamental changes: this Faculty preserved a basic medical focus, although it specialized in the fields of hygiene and prevention. On the one hand this specialization enabled to develop all branches of hygiene in our post–war medicine, but on the other it at the same time restricted and limited the scope of students’ realization in clinical practice.

The medical instruction at the communist era was branded by a rather formalistic and cadre based approach. Since November 1989 we have been able to carry out all substantial changes in the organization of the Faculty requisite for the realization of the new curriculum and study reforms. The name of the Faculty was changed to the 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, which underlined its primary general focus. Assoc. Prof. Cyril Höschl, MD, was the first Dean of the Faculty elected in the free elections after the revolution in 1989. The Academic Senate was established then along with the Scientific Council which nowadays enlists many outstanding foreign members. There were competitions for all the leading positions at particular Institutes, clinics, and for other university positions. The curriculum has been restructured so that the study plan reflects the general orientation of the Faculty integrating a developed area of preventive subjects. Plenty of employees from diverse sections of the Ministry of Health and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic are directly involved in the pedagogic as well as research activities of the Faculty.

In September 1992 a new Faculty building at Ruská street was opened. It houses the Dean’s Office, different theoretical Departments, Departments of hygiene and preventive subjects, and, last but not least, the Center for Scientific Information, newly established in 1992. In May 1991 Mrs. Margaret M. Bertrand, a Canadian professor of English language, founded a prize for the best student of the Faculty to be awarded annually at the graduation ceremony. The conditions for study and scientific work have improved with the opening of the newly constructed 6th floor of the main faculty building in May 2000, accommodating among others the Department of Nutrition and laboratories of chemistry and molecular biology. Further improvement has come in May 2006 with the recontructed part of the Nursing College on Ruská 91 where the Department of Medical Ethics, Nursing and Foreign Languages are now based. Students´ visits abroad are becoming an indelible part of instruction at the Faculty. Participation in international scientific and research programmes and lectures by foreign specialists enable the Faculty to spread its wings and establish new mutually beneficial scientific fellowships. This facilitates improvements in the quality of teaching material, studies of new methods, procedures, and approaches, thus creating technical conditions indispensable for achieving a higher level of education.

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The 3rd Faculty of Medicine conferred its teaching degrees to many outstanding personalities in the last three years, among the most prominent were: Prof. Zdeněk Neubauer in biology, Doc. Ivan M. Havel in artificial intelligence, and Prof. Luboslav Stárka in endocrinology. At the same time, several dozens of lectures by well–known foreign specialists took place on the precincts of the Faculty. Let us mention at least the Nobel Prize winner in neurophysiology Prof. J. Eccles, famous specialist in psychiatry Prof. P. Grof, and daseins-analytic Prof. Condrau. As proposed by the Scientific Council of Faculty, Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902–1996), epistemologist, open society proponent, one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century, was awarded the degree of doctor honoris causa in medicine on 25 May 1994. The 3rd Faculty of Medicine was a party in awarding a honorary doctorate to one of the discoverers of DNA, Nobel Prize winner, Prof. James Watson. Likewise, on the occasion of the 650th anniversary of the Charles University foundation, we suggested that another Nobel Prize winner, a world–wide known neurophysiologist, Professor Huxley from Great Britain, be also awarded a honorary doctorate in 1998.

MUDr. P. Čech of our Faculty initiated the placement of honorary plaques in memory of the Nobel Prize winners in Medicine Mr. and Mrs. Cori to their birthplace houses in Salmovska and Petrska streets in Prague within the project Prague–European City of Culture 2000. The co–operation among individual Faculties of the University, in particular Faculties of Medicine, is on the increase. The University supports healthy competition in sport activities among faculties, and students also take part in various social and cultural events not only in this country but abroad. The Faculty publishes VITA NOSTRA magazine, reflecting the academic life of the community and representing diverse sides of the Faculty in two functionally distinct issues: VITA NOSTRA REVUE, a quarterly collection of articles, commentaries, and reflections, and VITA NOSTRA SERVIS, an information bulletin which comes out on a weekly basis. In the academic year 1991/92 the Faculty took on foreign students in General Medicine with the Focus on Prevention. The language of instruction is English. The rights and duties of foreign students are stipulated in the contracts signed between the student and the Dean of the Faculty.

New demands of modern medicine on doctors are reflected in the new curriculum of Medicine, which the Faculty has been implementing since the academic year 1996/97.

The teaching basis of the 3. LF includes the Faculty Hospital Královské Vinohrady, Psychiatric Centre Praha, Hospital Na Bulovce, Thomayer Hospital, Institute for Mother and Child Care, Hospital Na Homolce, Central Military Hospital and The National Institute of Public Health. Prominent experts of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine also participate in the teaching.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Czech

This school also offers:

M.D.

Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine

The standard duration of study is six years. The form of study is full-time. Graduates of the program receive a complete medical education and are awarded the title MUDr. ... [+]

The standard duration of study is six years. The form of study is full-time. Graduates of the program receive a complete medical education and are awarded the title MUDr. (M.D.) after successful completion of studies, entitling them to apply for positions in all M.D. specialization fields.

Since the academic year 1996/97, tuition takes place adhering to a modernized and revised study program that allows students to gain integrated knowledge in theoretical and preclinical fields. Common clinical problems are explained using problem-oriented learning and clinical training focuses not only on the application of theoretical knowledge but also on developing practical skills. Tuition goals are in accordance with the European Program for Medical Faculties Euroskills, which the Third Faculty of Medicine is taking part in. Study at the Third Faculty of Medicine is compatible with study at other medical faculties.... [-]

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PhD

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Biochemistry and pathobiochemistry deals mainly with biochemical and molecular biological problems of biomacromolecules, i.e. proteins and enzymes, lipids and nucleic aci ... [+]

Biochemistry and pathobiochemistry deals mainly with biochemical and molecular biological problems of biomacromolecules, i.e. proteins and enzymes, lipids and nucleic acids, as well as their structural and other important low-molecular substances in nutrient systems. The aim of the study also clarifies their mutual substance metabolism and their role in the regulation of life processes such as hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, receptors, antibodies, signal molecules etc.

A very important field is also research into biological membranes, membrane transporters, subcellular components, energy transformations, extracellular matrix and the role of the second messengers in cell regulation. The research focused on the role of free radicals in terms of their action as mutagens, on the research of other toxic agents for nucleic acids and biomembranes and on the research of carcinogenesis and atherogenesis. The methodological field requires knowledge of fundamental techniques and separation and functional characterization of biomacromolecules as well as low-molecular biochemical components of cells and body fluids, or molecular biology techniques, or cell and tissue culture cultivation.... [-]

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Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mec ... [+]

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behavior of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of the biological character.

The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc.... [-]

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The program focuses on the full range of cardiovascular research. Clinical fields include cardiology, pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, angiology, vascular surgery, ... [+]

The program focuses on the full range of cardiovascular research. Clinical fields include cardiology, pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, angiology, vascular surgery, vascular neurology - as well as related theoretical and preclinical disciplines resp. their parts dealing with cardiovascular research - anatomy, biology, embryology, histology, physiology and pathophysiology, medical chemistry and biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, microbiology, medical immunology, preventive medicine, and epidemiology).

The study program is carried out without specialization.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The proposed project Originality 0 - 30 points Prerequisites for the implementation of the submitted project 0 - 30 points Knowledge of the proposed project, 0 - 10 points Proven initial experience with research work (eg participation in student scientific conference, authorship or co-authorship of publications, etc.) 0 - 10 points Active knowledge of English 0 - 10 points Ability to discuss a professional problem 0 - 10 pointsPoints total 100Admission requires more than 50 points.... [-]

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The aim of the study is the dynamics, relationships and functional characterization of basic structural components of eukaryotic cells under normal - physiological condit ... [+]

The aim of the study is the dynamics, relationships and functional characterization of basic structural components of eukaryotic cells under normal - physiological conditions and in pathological processes, as well as in their modeling. Furthermore, the general expressions of functional cells such as cell cycle, movement etc., including its regulatory mechanisms. Methodical landmark is vytochemie, in situ hybridization, electron microscopy, image analysis, a biological experiment in vivo and in vitro. This program overlaps with a number of other fields, particularly in molecular biology, biochemistry, and physiology.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine, the Institute of Molecular Genetics, the Institute of Microbiology and the Institute of Physiology of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.... [-]

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Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine

The Study program Experimental surgery is aimed at studying the theoretical foundations of medical disciplines that use surgical procedures is the broadest sense. The top ... [+]

The Study program Experimental surgery is aimed at studying the theoretical foundations of medical disciplines that use surgical procedures in the broadest sense. The topic of the research is molecular, structural, metabolic and pathophysiological changes of damaged cells, tissues and organs which take place during the development of pathological processes, possibly with their experimental induction, and which are surgically affected. Special attention is paid to issues of reparations and healing of various tissue structures. These processes will be explored in genetical, immunological and endocrinological context. Based on the above specialization, experimental surgery will be established topics for graduate studies in various medical fields (disciplines - surgery, orthopedics, urology, plastic surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, otorhinolaryngology).... [-]

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Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine

Functionally defined discipline that studies regulatory functions of organs in response and adaptation of specific systems of the organism to changes in the external and ... [+]

Functionally defined discipline that studies regulatory functions of organs in response and adaptation of specific systems of the organism to changes in the external and internal environment in normal and pathological states. There is a dominance of transition from studies of indirect manifestations of certain functions to studies of their own functional and regulatory mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level in order to use the acquired knowledge for the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of human diseases.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

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The study program investigates the mechanisms of immune responses at the cellular and molecular level, under normal and pathological conditions. The study program is carr ... [+]

The study program investigates the mechanisms of immune responses at the cellular and molecular level, under normal and pathological conditions.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Institute of Microbiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for a doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. The project is assessed by the expert committee.

Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study program.... [-]

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The subject of the study program within the concept of the complex biomedical fields is the issue of physical processes in a living organism, the influence of physical fa ... [+]

The subject of the study program within the concept of the complex biomedical fields is the issue of physical processes in a living organism, the influence of physical factors on living organisms and the use of modern physical methods in biomedical fields. Biophysics as an interdisciplinary field offers doctoral (Ph.D.) study to university graduates of various specializations (medicine, natural sciences, mathematics, physics, etc.).

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for a doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. The project is assessed by the expert committee.... [-]

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October 2019
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4 years
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Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine

Homologous and heterogeneous gene expression and its regulation, gene manipulation industrial strain of microorganisms, a degree of ribosomal biosynthesis of proteins. In ... [+]

Homologous and heterogeneous gene expression and its regulation, gene manipulation industrial strain of microorganisms, a degree of ribosomal biosynthesis of proteins. Influence of application spheres of medicine (hereditary and infectious diseases, vaccines, new drugs), agriculture (transgenic organisms, and plant and animal breeding), ecology and biotechnology.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for a doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. The project is assessed by the expert committee.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
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4 years
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Neuroscience occupies a special position in the system of scientific fields due to the high specificity of functional neural tissue that significantly differs from other ... [+]

Neuroscience occupies a special position in the system of scientific fields due to the high specificity of functional neural tissue that significantly differs from other tissues in almost all observable parameters at all levels. Added to this are the enormous heterogeneity in functional neuronal population and the fact that one of the cardinal functional manifestations of the outer world is a reflection of mental activity. Neuroscience brings together a range of sub-disciplines as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry.

The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.... [-]

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October 2019
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4 years
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Pharmacology and Toxicology are research topics that investigate the mechanisms of interaction of substances and medicaments with biological systems and tracking their po ... [+]

Pharmacology and Toxicology are research topics that investigate the mechanisms of interaction of substances and medicaments with biological systems and tracking their positive and negative consequences for the organism. The final goal is to use this knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human and animal diseases. Research subject encompasses the study of both processes from the molecular level to affect the entire body and also research into clinical practice in patients.

The determination of the latest research methods allow for interdisciplinary research at the receptor level, messenger systems and transmission of genetic information. Created new disciplines such as pharmaco-biochemistry, pharmaco-genetics, pharmaco-economy and others.... [-]

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October 2019
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4 years
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Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine

The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It i ... [+]

The study program investigates the mechanisms of interaction of chemical, physical and biological factors of the living and the working environments of the organism. It integrates methodological approaches especially in the area of toxicology, molecular biology, and immunology. It is the theoretical basis for preventive medicine fields, ie. hygiene, and epidemiology.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for a doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. The project is assessed by the expert committee.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
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