Premedical Course





PREMEDICAL COURSE (Basic Medicine Course)

Since the requirements in the premedical science subjects, biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics are rigorous it is recommended that students who do not have a thorough knowledge of these subjects or who need a period of preparation prior to beginning the General Medicine, Dentistry of Pharmacy Program join the Basic Medicine Course.

In addition to scientific subjects, courses in Medical English and Hungarian are also included in the program. Students successfully finishing the Premedical Studies Program are directly admitted into their chosen program.


Subjects Credit Hours
Biology 165
Chemistry 180
Physics 180
Hungarian Language 60



Medical studies take six years (ten semesters + 1 year internship). For foreign students the language of instruction is English. However, foreign students are required to learn Hungarian in order to be able to communicate with patients from the third year on. Students who are fluent in Hungarian may join the Hungarian Program of the Medical School.

During the first two years the curriculum focuses on theoretical aspects of medicine that lay the foundation for subsequent medical subjects.

1st and 2nd year
Subjects Credit Hours
Biophysics 105
Medical Chemistry 151
First Aid and Reanimation 21
Medical Psychology 20
Hungarian Language 120
Anatomy, Histology, Embriology 296
Molecular Biology 71
Cell Biology 75
Biochemistry 176
Physiology 211
Neurobiology 128

In the 3rd year, disciplines exploring the theoretical foundations of diseases, as well as the preliminaries of internal medicine and surgery are taught.

3rd and 4th year
Subjects Credit Hours
Patholgy 165
Immunology 60
Clinical Biochemistry 118
Microbiology 110
Prop. Internal Medicine 60
Basic Surgical Techniques 40
Medical Psychology 30
Basic Oncology 13
Medical Hungarian Language 60
Internal Medicine (Immunology, Rheumatology) 45
Prop. Of Surgery 45
Clinical Physiology 47

In the 4th and 5th years training in pharmacology begins and the study of clinical subjects continues.

4th and 5th year
Subjects Credit Hours
Pharmacology 119
Internal Medicine (Cardiology) 49
Preventive Medicine 171
Orthopedics 35
Radiology 21
Surgery 63
Obstetrics and Gynecology 63
Traumatology 35
Bioethics 14
Stomatology 33
Clinical Genetics 21
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Nephrology) 49
Urology 35
Pulmonology 42
Radiology and Nuclear Medicine 42
Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology, Metabolism) 98
Dermatology 55
Oxyology 42
Pediatrics 91
Neurology 70
Psychiatry 77
Forensic Medicine 56
Family Medicine 10
Otolaryngology 35
Ophthalmology 35
Intensive Anesthesiology 33
Infectology 35
Clinical Oncology 21

During the 6th and final year students take their final examinations in internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, neurology, psychiatry and pediatrics.

6th Year
Internal Medicine 10 Weeks
Pedicatrics 7 Weeks
Surgery 5 Weeks
Obstetrisc and Gynecology 5 Weeks
Neurology 4 Weeks
Psychiatry 4 Weeks
Preparatory Period for the State Examination 1 Month

Each final exam is preceded by a two or three month internship period. Students in the final year are required to submit a thesis. The last academic year is concluded with a comprehensive final state examination in which the future medical doctors must demonstrate their competence in the most important practical and theoretical aspects of general medicine. Students having passed all examinations and having successfully defended their theses are granted an M.D. degree.

Required elective courses form a part of the undergraduate training in general medicine. These are, in the Clinical Sciences, based on clinical reality, and practical issues and aspects of direct patient care e.g., patient management, therapeutics and diagnostics. For the Theoretical Sciences these electives are based on aspects of basic research, social sciences, economic and legal sciences.

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Dental studies take five years (10 semesters).

The five-year program at Debrecen has been carefully structured and designed to ensure a high standard of knowledge, skills and responsibility of dental surgeons.

During the 1st year a thorough understanding of the basic medical sciences such as Biophysics, Biochemistry and Genetics is gained and in the second year the program broadens to encompass Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Behavioral Sciences in topics, which are relevant to the practice of Dentistry. Even in the first and second years, special dental subjects (Odontology, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Materials and Technics) are taught.

1st and 2nd year
Subjects Credit Hours
Biophysics 105
Medical Chemistry 151
Medical Psychology 20
Odontology 30
Hungarian Language 120
First Aid and Reanimation 21
Oral Anatomy 85
Genetics 90
Molecular Biology 71
Cell Biology 75
Preventive Dentistry 30
Anatomy, Histology, Embryology 140
Biochemistry 176
Physiology 189
Dental Materials 30
Neurobiology 128
Introduction to the fixed Prosthodontics 30

In the third year, disciplines exploring the theoretical foundations of diseases, such as Pathology, Pathophysiology and Microbiology are taught with aspects related to Oral Sciences. In the same year Propedeutics of Clinical Dentistry introduces various dental procedures and techniques involved in the clinical treatment of patients by laboratory demonstrations and in the phantom headroom.

3rd year
Subjects Credit Hours
Pathology 172
Clinical Physiology 38
Immunology 48
Clinical Biochemistry 33
Microbiology 60
Surgery 45
Propedeutics and Technology of Fixed Prosthodontics 75
Oral Biology 30
Cardiology Propedeutics 45
Medical Hungarian Language 60
Basic Surgical Techniques 18
Medical Psychology 45
Bioethics 15
Propedeutics and Technology of Total and Partial Removable Dentures 75
Endodontics Propedeutics 60
Oral Radiology 41
Oral Surgery Propedeutics 45

In the 4th year, students begin to treat patients in the Clinical Practice Unit and other special clinical departments. They are introduced to all clinical dental fields (Restorative Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Paedodontics and Orthodontics). During the 4th and 5th years students take responsibility for treating their own patients in small-group practice classes under the close supervision of staff members.

Parallel to the dental courses, other clinical medical sciences are also included within the curriculum.

4th and 5th Year
Subjects Credit Hours
Pharmacology 90
Internal Medicine 90
Preventive Medicine 60
Dermatology 15
Otolaryngology 15
Pediatric Dentistry 135
Periodontology 93
Prosthetic Dentistry 120
Oral Surgery 198
Restaurative Dentistry Cariology 45
Traumatology 10
Oxyology 44
Restaurative Dentistry Endodontics 45
Orthodontics 60
Pediatrics 30
Neurology 20
Psychiatry 10
Forensic Medicine 30
Ophthalmology 15
Gynecology 15
Praxis Management 12
Endodontics 90
Cariology 84
Oral Medicine 30
Prosthetics Dentistry 174

By the end of the 5th year dental students are required to submit and defend a thesis and take a final examination.

Students having passed all examinations and having successfully defended their theses are granted a D.M.D. degree.


The primary mission of the Faculty is to serve the pharmaceutical health care needs of Hungary and foreign countries by educating pharmacists to provide contemporary as well as innovative pharmacy services. We offer a dynamic curriculum, including a broad base of both didactic and experimental components, enabling the graduate to develop practical skills that will enable him or her to function effectively and efficiently in a changing and challenging health care environment all over the world. Consistent with this mission, contribution to the body of pharmaceutical knowledge through scholarly activity and service are also important goals.
Pharmaceutical studies take five years (10 semesters) Pharmacists are trained in the clinical use and application of drugs, the therapeutic goals of drug use, their formulations, contraindications, adverse effects, and the potential for drug interactions. As drugs have become more potent and specific and information more plentiful, pharmacists have assumed a primary responsibility for monitoring drug therapy. Since the professional role of the Pharmacist has become integral to modern health care, education in this field is constantly evolving.
Pharmacists are active in primary patient care activities such as hypertension screening, therapy with over-the-counter products, patient profiles, and drug regimens review. They understand the health care needs of specialized patient groups, such as children and the elderly. In addition to a thorough familiarity with the nature of drugs their professional training must consider both the medication and the patient, with emphasis on making certain that the patient has the right drug, in the right amount, for the right length of time, and with a minimum of adverse effects. Most pharmacists practice in patient-oriented settings, including
■ The community,
■ Hospitals,
■ Extended health care facilities or public health clinics.
Other opportunities for employment of pharmacists exist in the following areas:
■ Pharmaceutical industries in research and development,
■ Manufacturing industries,
■ As medical service representatives,
Educational institutions, government agencies, health maintenance organizations, and home-based health care programs.

1st and 2nd Year
Subjects Credit Hours
Mathematics 60
Physics 45
General Chemistry Theory 45
General Chemistry Practice 75
Pharmaceutical Biology 116
Hungarian Language 120
Pharmaceutical Latin Language 60
Pharmaceutical Propedeutics 15
Inorganic and Qualitative Analytical Chemistry Theory 45
Inorganic and Qualitative Analytical Chemistry Practice 90
Biophysics 44
Physical Chemistry 90
Organic Chemistry Theory 120
Organic Chemistry Practice 116
Pharmaceutical Anatomy 75
Pharmaceutical Botany Theory 30
Pharmaceutical Botany Practice 30
Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Theory 75
Human Physiology 105
Basic Biochemistry 45
Colloid and Surface Chemistry Theory 28
Colloid and Surface Chemistry Practice 28
Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Practice 75
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 50
Pharmaceutical Technology Theory 30
Pharmaceutical Technology Practice 60
Pharmacognosy Theory 30
Pharmacognosy Practice 60

3rd year
Subjects Credit Hours
Pharmaceutical Technology Theory 60
Pharmaceutical Technology Practice 240
Pharmaceutical Neurobiology 65
Complex Pathology 135
Pharmacognosy Theory 30
Pharmacognosy Practice 60
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Theory 105
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Practice 60
Immunology 37
Hungarian Language 60



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