The School of Health Sciences in Katowice was established in 2001, based on the previously existing Department of Nursing (affiliated with the School of Medicine in Katowice).
The School of Health Sciences in Katowice holds an accreditation of the State Accreditation Committee, the Accreditation Committee for Polish University Medical Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Nursing and Midwifery Schools.
Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy curricula are designed for secondary school graduates. They are based on the requirements obligatory for higher medical education institutions in Poland and stay in accordance with the European Union standards.
Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy studies in Poland meet European requirements and are conducted according to the Bolognese system.
First-degree study graduates are prepared to undertake the second-degree studies and post-graduate training.
Teaching curricula of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy courses include two groups of subjects:
group I – theoretical subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, embryology and genetics, physical examination, biochemistry and biophysics, microbiology and parasitology, public health, pharmacology, radiology, psychology, sociology, pedagogy and law.
group II – general and specialist nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy subjects (depending on the faculty of study), for example: philosophy and ethics, health promotion, primary care, gynaecology and gynaecological care, neonatology and neonatal care, paediatrics and paediatric nursing, internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, anaesthesia and life-threatening conditions, rehabilitation and dietetics, manual therapy, kinesiotherapy, lymphatic massage.
Faculty: MIDWIFERY, SECOND CYCLE DEGREE
Length of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)
For many years, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, has been offering specialized academic programs ensuring highest qualifications in the area of Midwifery. Knowledge and experience of our graduates have been recognized both home and abroad. Lectures and practical exercises are designed in such a way as to incorporate the up to date knowledge in the fields of general medicine and practical Midwifery, also highlighting the specific nature of healthcare profession. Practical skills are taught by academic teachers exhibiting their extensive professional experience and significant scientific achievements. Offered programs are in line with the recent trends and always keep pace with the state of the art developments in the field of Midwifery.
Through the teaching course, students gain general knowledge in the area of medicine and specialist skills in Midwifery. They are prepared to practice their profession in compliance with the principles of general and vocational ethics with the holistic approach towards the patients, observing and respecting their rights. They are competent in health promotion, prophylactics and professional obstetric-gynaecological care, ranging from preconception, through prenatal and perinatal periods, to menopause and senium.
Students learn how to diagnose and monitor regular pregnancies, assist during natural delivery process and observe abnormal conditions in the mother and the child during pregnancy, delivery and puerperium.
Studenst of the faculty of Midwifery gain skills to provide health services for:
Students of Midwifery gain knowledge and skills in the area of perinatal medicine, prophylactic and care procedures for pregnant women, women in labour and the neonate during the first days of life. Our graduates' skills contribute to the quality of life of a family. Our program offers opportunities to learn professional care procedures during gestation, delivery and puerperium.
Holders of the Bachelor's degree in Midwifery are prepared to practice their profession independently. They may take care of pregnant women, their families, women in labour and the neonate. They are ready to promote health, offer prophylactic solutions and provide professional obstetric and gynaecological care. They are competent to diagnose and monitor regular pregnancies, receive natural labour and to observe abnormal conditions in the mother and the child during pregnancy, delivery and puerperium. In addition, they are capable of providing information about the childbirth process and family planning (during puberty and preconception) in the biological, educational, social, maternity and fatherhood context.
Candidates for the second-cycle degree program in midwifery should possess a diploma of the completion of the first-cycle degree program in midwifery, respectively. The qualification procedure for the abovementioned fields of study is based on the grade point average obtained during the whole period of the studies (the grade point average is calculated as the arithmetic average of all grades for examinations and credits completing a given subject obtained during the entire course of the studies).
1. Register and make an account on SUM’s platform.
2. Follow the instructions and submit the application via the platform.
3. Attach scanned documents to the application.
4. Pay the application fee of 85 PLN.
5. Once the application is submitted, you will be notified through the University's online account or your email address regarding the status of the application.
6. After the successful verification of the online application, candidate is required to send/post the printed & signed application form with original or notarised copies of all required documents to the University's mailing address.
7. Once the University Admission Committee verifies your documents, the candidate's number will be added to the ranking list.
8. If you will see on the ranking list the candidate's number with the mark next to it, and if it says' Pass' then you have gotten accepted into SUM and CONGRATULATIONS!
Candidates are required to submit the following documents to the Admission Committee:
All documents must be issued in English language. If the original document is issued in another language, a sworn translation into English is required.
Registration in the system:
June 6, 2022 till August 30, 2022
Ranking list - September 12, 2022
Delivery of documents to the Dean's Office – September 30, 2022 (2:00 pm)
The amount of tuition fees for students starting education in the academic year 2022/2023
Faculty of Health Sciences in Katowice program:
ADMISSION FEE - 85 PLN
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
|MIDWIFERY, SECOND CYCLE DEGREE||50|
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
|MIDWIFERY, SECOND CYCLE DEGREE||60|
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
|MIDWIFERY, SECOND CYCLE DEGREE||60|
Q: For who the qualification procedure is open?
A: The qualification procedure for studies for fields of study pursued in English is open to candidates who have graduated from secondary school and have obtained a certificate entitling them to take up higher education in the country in which the certificate was issued.
Q: What language are the classes conducted in?
A: All classes are conducted in English.
Q: What is the recruitment fee and what does it apply to?
A: It is a fee related to the recruitment procedure for the field of study you are applying for. This amount is determined by the ordinance of the Minister.
Q: What is the amount of the recruitment fee?
A: Recruitment fee is 85 PLN.
Q: Can I get a refund of the enrollment fee?
A: The University will only refund the enrollment fee if:
Q: What are the current tuition fees?
A: List of tuition fees is available at our website Tuition & Fees
Q: How many times a year is recruitment for studies pursued in English?
A: Recruitment for studies pursued in English International program is conducted twice a year: fall semester and spring semester; European program - once a year: fall semester.
Q: Which determines the acceptance of documents for the qualification procedure?
A: Acceptance of documents for the qualification procedure is determined by the date of their receipt by the University. Documents submitted or received after the deadline set by the University Recruitment Committee will not be considered.
Q: What minimum IELTS score is required?
A: According to Polish regulation minimum IELTS score is at least 6.0.
Q: What size and type of photo is required?
A: A color photo is required in the following format: 35 mm / 45 mm, min. 300 DPI.
Q: I would like to transfer from another university and continue my studies at the Medical University of Silesia In Katowice. What conditions do I have to meet?
A: Information on the conditions for transferring is available at our website: Rules for transfer.
Q: Can I prepare for the entrance exam from the database of questions?
A: In order to prepare for the entrance exam please review the following SYLLABUS.
Q: Can I submit documents in a language other than Polish or English?
A: The documents originally issued in a language other than Polish or English should be accompanied by a sworn translation into English.
Q: Where and when I have to submit the documents?
A: Candidates applying for admission to studies pursued in English submit the documents in person at the place and time designated by the University Recruitment Committee or by post.