The program is based on a combined theoretical and practical approach. The teaching approach is formulated including minimum subject requirements, theoretical instructions and duration of practice according to EU Directive 2005/36. Students spend more than half of the program in practice at UCCK, the Family Medicine Center and the UBT Medical Center.
Health science courses contribute to the development of students’ abilities to observe, evaluate, and document health conditions, health risks, disease signs and symptoms, and treatment outcomes in patients and citizens. Also, the courses develop students’ competence in applying knowledge related to theory and methods in health sciences.
Social science courses contribute to the development of students’ abilities to explain the chemical and anatomical components of the human body, as well as biochemical and psychological processes, but also their function in the human being. The courses of the respective subjects develop the competence of the students in order to explain the development of the human being throughout the progression, in the course of the whole cycle that has to do with the individual, environmental and micro-organic factors.
Humanity courses contribute to students’ ability to describe, analyze, evaluate, understand, and respect human values, cultures, worldviews, existential conditions, and ways of thinking, behaving, and reacting. The courses develop students’ ethical competencies, interaction, communication and assessment of the need for information, counseling and education of patients, relatives, health professionals and others professionals of the social network.
Social science courses contribute to the development of students’ skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating social and cultural conditions that affect the conditions and options associated with health and disease. The courses provide knowledge on the organization, functioning, development and legal framework of the health system and social services of Kosovo. In addition, the course develop students’ competencies in reflecting and acting as professionally as possible in an interdisciplinary, social, cultural, and organizational context.