On the17th of June 1969 the Parliament of Kosovo passed the law for the Establishment of the Faculty of Medicine, in the framework of the University of Prishtina (official journal nr.20/69)
The first day of work was marked on the 4th of December 1969, when the first lecture was held in the premises of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Prishtina.
On the 7th of November 1973 the Faculty of Medicine was merged with the Medical (Hospital) Centre of Prishtina and was registered at the Commercial Court of the District of Prishtina.
Since then, the Faculty of Medicine operates as an academic unit. Initially students were registered only in the profile of General Medicine. In the academic year 1975/76, the first generation of students of the Profile of Dentistry was registered. Lectures were conducted in two languages, Albanian and Serbo-Croatian. The Profile of Pharmaceutics opened in the academic year 1996/97.The Profile of Physiotherapy opened in the academic year 2001/02 (Bachelor study).The Profile of Nursing and Midwifery opened in the academic year 2003/04 (Bachelor study) and in collaboration with University of Vienna is opened the program of Health Management (Master).
The Faculty of Medicine (FM) is located at the Campus of University Clinical Center of Kosova and together with this Health Center is established the unique functional unit to offer the medical education to students and health care for population of Kosova.
3. Other Study Programs
Basic studies in FM are organized in 6 branches:
Bachelor studies for branches: nursing, midwife and physiotherapy last three years.
Basic studies for branches General Medicine and Dentistry last six years.
Basic Studies for the Pharmacy branch last five years; Master studies last for two years; Postgraduate doctoral studies last three years.
The basic university studies in FM means the entire educational process through which titles obtained:
During process of elaboration of self-evaluation report are used the experience and recommendations from previous self-evaluation report. Indeed, we have used the recommendations from Accreditation Agency, and based on these recommendations we have presented the activities for achieving the requested standards. Moreover, through permanent contact with Accreditation office of Prishtina University (PU) we have coordinated all activities. We have involved all groups of interest, particularly the students and academic staff using the questioners for quality evaluation of learning process.
From previous process of evaluation, the Faculty of Medicien has granted with accredation of Study Programs:
General Medicine – 3 years
Dentistry - 3 years
Pharmacy - 3 years
Physiotherapy - 3 years
Nursing - 3 years
Midwives - 3 years
For first time the Faculty of Medicine, get the accredation for 4 programs of PhD studies for period of 3 years:
1.1. Regulations and procedures for the development/reviewing and approval of new curriculums
The cheif of Cathedras together with their academic staff initiate the activities for curricula development in accordance with international standards and objectives of subject. The Curricula need to develop in closed monitoring of Coordinator for Academic Development and Accredation Commision of Faculty of Medicine. The proposals for curricula development are refered to the Study Commsion and after that are proceded to Scientific – learning Council of Faculty of Medicine. Further the proposal need to be approved by Study Commision of Univerisity and finaly need to be approved by Senate of Prishtina University “Hasan Prishtina”.
1.2. Regulations and procedures on student evaluation – The exam dispositive
The proces on student evaluation is determined in several articles of Statute of University of Prishtina “Hasan prishtina”. The rights and obligations of students in the proces of exam are determineted in the articles 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 11, 114, 115 and 116 of Statute.
Regulations and procedures on Drafting diploma thesis (BA, MA, and PhD)
The students graduate in respective programs after public defense of Diploma Thesis. Comission should assign the Diploma Thesis for graduate programms. This commsion is constitued from three professors. One of professor is mentor of Diploma Thesis.
The PhD thesis topic initially needs to pass the PhD Commsion established in the Faculty of Medicine. The procedure of evaluation and Doctoral Viva are performed according the Statute of University of Prishtina “Hasan prishtina”.
The contractual relationship between Institution and students (Education contract)
The contractual relationship between institution and students are determined in the Statute of University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” (Articlees 145, 146, 147, 148, 149,150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162 dhe 163), and the internal dispositives of Faculty of Medicine.
Based in the Statute of UP all students of FM will supply with student’s index containg the general data and unic number of student’s dossier. The academic staff will notify the participation of student in lectures and exercises by their signatures and with marks from finished exams. Based on these data the administrative staff of FM will enrol the students in the respective semesters and years of study.