Credits

Winter semester credits are obtained at the end of the winter semester. Summer semester credits are obtained at the end of the summer semester. Only after gaining credits from both semesters can the student go to the exam.

Conditions for acquiring credits

  1. Attendance at the practical classes. Two absences are allowed per semester. If a student misses 3–4 classes in one semester they will have to contact the head of the department, who will decide what they can do to make up the missed classed. If a student misses 5 or more classes in one semester, the student will not be able to get the credit and will have to repeat the entire subject.
  2. Pass all tests occurring during the semesters. Each student has the right to attempt each test three times: one attempt during the practical classes and up to two retakes. Re-takes of winter semester tests occur during the winter examination period. Dates for retaking winter semester tests are posted at the end of the winter semester. Re-takes of summer semester tests occur during the summer examination period. Dates for retaking summer semester tests are posted at the end of the summer semester. If a student, for whatever reason, does not attempt a test during the semester or its retakes in the examination period, he/she is not entitled to arrange a new term.  If the student does not pass a test on the third attempt or does attempt the retakes, he/she cannot receive the credit.
  3. Attendance at the dissection courses. No absences are allowed during the dissection courses. If a student cannot attend the entire dissection course for a serious unavoidable reason, he/she should contact the main teacher of his/her group.
  4. Passing the examinations of topographical anatomy. These exams are held at the end of each dissection course. Each student has three attempts to pass this exam (one attempt at the end of the course and two opportunities to retake it). The retakes occur in the winter/summer semester or in the examination period. If a student does not pass the examination on the third attempt or does attempt to retake the exam, he/she cannot receive the credit.

 

Receiving credits

Students who meet the requirements to receive credits have to bring their index to the final practical class of the year for the main teacher of their practical classes to sign. After their indices have been signed, the responsible teacher will then write their credit in to the study information system (SIS).

What should I do if I do not receive winter semester credit? 

If a student does not receive winter semester credit after the winter examination period because he/she has not passed all the tests, he/she has the opportunity to continue into the summer semester and then retake the winter semester tests in the summer examination period (as long as he/she hasn’t already used all three attempts). The number of dates for retakes of winter semester tests in the summer semester is very limited. If a student, due to whatever reasons, does not attempt a test, during the semester or at any of retakes, he/she does not have the right to ask for a new term. If a student does not pass a test on the third attempt, he/she cannot receive the credit.

What should I do if I do not receive credits from either the winter or summer semester by the end of the academic year?

If a student does not receive credit from winter, summer or both semesters by the end of the academic year, he/she will have to repeat the entire subject from scratch. This means that even if the student received credit from one semester, he/she will still have to repeat the entire subject in the following academic year and complete the credit requirements and will not be able to transfer the credit the obtained from the previous year. The student will have to attend classes and pass all tests, regardless if he/she has credit from that semester. Students need at least 44 out of 60 credits to pass into the second year. Anatomy is worth 16 credits; thus a student will not fail the year if they fail only anatomy. If a student fails any other subject in addition to anatomy, he/she will not have a sufficient number of credits to pass to the second year, and therefore will have to end his/her studies. Anatomy is not a prerequisite of any subject of the second year, therefore not passing anatomy in the first year does not preclude students from taking any second year subject. However, as they will have to repeat the entire course of anatomy, it is advised to divide the subjects of the second year into two years.

Can a student continue their studies if they do not receive credit from anatomy after repeating the subject in the second year?

No. If a student does not pass anatomy by the end of the second year he/she cannot continue their studies.

 

Recognition of credits

According to the dean’s provision no. 7/2014, recognition of credits obtained from other medical faculties is entirely the responsibility of the head of the respective subject. From the academic year 2016/2017 credits from anatomy, which were obtained in the past at the Second Faculty of Medicine or from other medical faculties are no longer recognised. If a student re-enrolls in the subject because of failure to meet any of the credits or not passing the exam, he/she must repeat the course in its entirety (see recognition of exams).

Created: 20. 9. 2016 / Modified: / Responsible person: MUDr. Radovan Hudák