STUDY PROGRAM OF THE BASIC VOCATIONAL STUDIES FOR

VOCATIONAL NURSES


The curriculum of the study program Vocational Nurse aims to train students to work on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in state-owned and private institutions. The program includes training for work with the healthy as well as the ailing population of all ages. The curriculum of this study program suits the needs for care on the primary, secondary and tertiary health care levels.

The study program Vocational Nurse is coordinated with similar programs at European universities and it offers the training of professional staff in line with new approaches to health policy, based on the protection and advancement of health which demands some changes of nursing functions and competencies.

The main aim of this program is to enable students to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to respond to the demands and challenges of this profession, as well as to stimulate them to pursue continued and professional improvement and keep track of the innovations in the domain of medical science and health care.

One of the fundamental goals of this study program is to educate vocational nurses who will be independent when working and organizing activities, strive to improve work quality, and apply modern and contemporary principles of health care in the treatment of healthy and ailing persons, as well as people with special needs.

The theoretical classes are carried out in the College using cutting-edge teaching equipment, while the practical training is completed in Serbia’s most eminent health care institutions which are also the teaching bases of the College of Sports and Health: the Military Medical Academy, “Medigroup”, the Institute for Rehabilitation, the Institute for Rheumatology, the Institute for Orthopedic Surgery “Banjica”, and the Rehabilitation Clinic.

CURRICULUM FOR THE STUDY PROGRAM OF VOCATIONAL NURSE

1ST  Y E A R
No. Name of subject I II Total no. of classes ECTS
1. Anatomy 3+2 75 7
2. Physiology with the foundations of biochemistry 3+1 60 7
3. Social medicine with medical ethics 2+1 45 5
4. Psychology 3+0 45 5
5. Health education 2+3 75 7
6. Healthcare 4+5 135 9
7. Clinical pharmacology 3+3 90 8
8. IT with statistics 2+2 60 6
9. English 3+1 60 4
Practical training 1 5
Total ECTS: 60
2ND  Y E A R
No. Name of subject III IV Total no. of classes ECTS
10. Correlative neurology 3+1 60 5
11. Healthcare in neurology 1+5 90 7
12. Internal medicine 4+0 60 6
13. Healthcare in internal medicine 1+5 90 7
14. Surgery with orthopedics and traumatology 4+0 60 5
15. Healthcare in surgery with orthopedics and traumatology 1+3 60 7
16. Pediatrics with healthcare 2+3 75 6
Practical training 2 5
Elective block 1 and 2*
17. Management in healthcare
Medical English
2+1 45 6
18. Nutrition with dietetics
Health fitness
3+1 60 6
Total ECTS: 60
3ND  Y E A R
No. Name of subject V VI Total no. of classes ECTS
19. Hygiene 2+1 45 4
20. Gynecology and obstetrics with healthcare 2+3 75 6
21. Infectious diseases with healthcare 2+3 75 6
22. Rehabilitation with healthcare 3+3 90 6
23. Healthcare in primary care 2+3 75 6
Practical training 3 25 5
Elective block 3 and 4*
24. Psychhiatry with healthcare
ER with healthcare
2+2 60 6
25. Healthcare of the aging with the foundations of geriatrics
Physical therapy with belneoclimatology
2+2 60 6
Elective block 5 and 6*
26. Health tourism
Mechanotherapy
1+3 60 6
27. Healthcare in oncology
Palliative care
2+2 60 6
Final paper 3
Total ECTS: 60

* The student must take six (6) out of twelve (12) elective courses available: two (2) on the second year and four (4) on the third year of studies.

I II III IV V VI Total
Theory 195 165 135 180 150 120 945
Exercises 105 135 165 120 165 165 855
Total 300 300 300 300 315 285 1800