Master degree study programs

The FBME has two interdisciplinary master degree study programs:

  1. Biomedical and Clinical Technology –  2 years follow-up master degree study program

  2. Systematic Integration of Processes in Healthcare - 2 years follow-up master degree study program

Studying is only possible in full-time form. The standard length of study is two years. After graduation, the student gets an engineer degree (Ing.).

Applications to study in both two-year follow-up full-time master degree study programmes are accepted until 1st April 2019.

 

1.   The interdisciplinary master degree study program Biomedical and Clinical Technology is a continuation of a similar bachelor program. This program has 2 educational branches:

  • Biomedical Engineering (offered in English for self-funding students)
  • Instruments and Methods for Biomedicine (offered only in English for self-funding students) 

Conditions for admission to study in a full-time two-year follow-up master degree study programme "Biomedical and Clinical Technology" in English for the 2019/2020 academic year

Graduates of technical, scientific and economic study programmes from all public and private universities can be admitted. There are two study branches.


 

The branch "Biomedical Engineering" offered in English has two specializations "Medical Instrumentation" and "Medical Imaging Instrumentation".

The graduates will have an overview of biomedical and clinical technology in compliance with the current development in this area. In medical establishments, they will be able to operate, check and maintain diagnostic and therapeutic devices and their software, including assistance to the doctors during examination of the patients. They will be able to arrange activities connected with keeping the records and operation of medical devices. Due to their ability to participate in developmental and research activities especially of the experimental nature, they will be able to find a job with institutions dealing with development, production, sale and servicing of medical devices or programming of diagnostic and therapeutic devices and methods designed for healthcare industry. The study branch is accredited by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and after completion of studies the graduates obtain the certificate of professional qualification to practice the profession of a Biomedical engineer pursuant to sec. 27 of Act N. 96/2004 Coll..
 
The branch "Instruments and Methods for Biomedicine" (IMBM) is a 2-year master degree study program focusing on natural sciences, engineering and healthcare. IMBM is a multidisciplinary programme with emphasis on novel advanced methods and technology and their applications in biology and medicine. It is suitable for graduates from bachelor programmes in biomedicine as well as from other fields provided that the applicant is eager to expand her/his expertise in various areas. Due to the high multidisciplinarity of the programme, graduates will find employment in progressive bio/technological and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, companies developing devices, technologies and products for biological and clinical laboratories. IMBM also provides an ideal base for doctoral studies and academic career. We put great emphasis on individual study and work of students. Therefore the student will carry out a significant piece of research that will result in a diploma thesis. In the first year, each student will choose a research topic from the wide portfolio offered by the academic staff of the faculty and experts from affiliated institutions both in the Czech Republic and abroad. For more information, see the IMBM flyer below.

Professional and practical skills and abilities

The graduate will have deep theoretical and practical knowledge related to research, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of medical technology operated mainly in medical facilities.

Organisation of study

The study is intended for two years, and is completed by elaboration of the master thesis, master thesis defence and passing the final state examination. It is university education which is part of the so called structured undergraduate study ( pursuant to Bologna declaration).

Final State Examination

Topics for the final state examination for master study programme Biomedical and Clinical Technology are set as a minimum theoretical and practical knowledge of the graduates. The topics and individual items are derived from subjects of the study branch. Students select topics from a given list of topics.

For the study branch "Biomedical Engineering" two topics are mandatory.

For the branch "Instruments and Methods for Biomedicine" (IMBM) all topics are mandatory.

It is strongly recommended to consult the selection of topics with the tutor of the master thesis. The topics should correspond with the topic of the thesis. During the final state examination questions from the topics will be dicussed. Questions can be related to the topic of the master thesis as well. The questions are asked by the final state examination commitee, however, the head of the commitee can determine another person to ask questions. The student answers immediately, without any written preparation.

Main topics for branch "Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE)" are

  • Part 1 (mandatory)
  • Part 2 (mandatory)

Main topics for branch "Instruments and Methods for Biomedicine" are

  • will be announced later
  1. Systematic Integration of Processes in Healthcare - 2 years follow-up master degree study program

Conditions for admission to study in a full-time two-year follow-up master degree study program "Systematic integration of processes in Healthcare" in English for the 2019/2020 academic year

Aims of study in the study program

The study program Systematic integration of processes in healthcare mainly prepares practically oriented graduates combining medical knowledge with technical and economic knowledge. This is an essential condition of a successful management of any healthcare facility.
 
The aim of the study is to introduce the students to the principles of activities and possibilities of an application of medical devices including ICT in medicine. A great emphasis is given on the assessment of medical technology (HTA), which means collecting and evaluating information concerning medical, economic, social and ethical impacts of an implementation of medical technologies with the aim to maximise the benefits within the limited resources and increase the effectiveness. Moreover, the student gains necessary knowledge in organisation and management of healthcare, economy of healthcare, and quality of healthcare. The study program is compiled to allow the students to master practical skills necessary for performance of the profession, while it is based on the necessary theoretical knowledge.


Education is divided into theoretical and practical parts. The practical part is provided by the system of trainings and internships in healthcare facilities.

Profile of the study program graduate

The profile of a graduate of the study program Systematic integration of processes in healthcare is designed to offer wide employment opportunities. The graduate of the study program gains a unique opportunity to encounter with the healthcare system of the Czech Republic from more perspectives. This is provided mainly by passing technical, medical and economic courses.

The graduates view the healthcare system as interdisciplinary. He/she understands the points of view of individual medical specialisations, and understands the conflicts often arising from a narrow perspective of these specializations. He/she can foresee the motives and reactions, and communicate with individual professionals, which gives him/her preconditions for a good strategic and operative management of interdisciplinary teams in various branches of healthcare. He/she has knowledge in medical and technical areas, which makes his/her performance of a management position in this specific branch easier.

The knowledge and skills of the graduates focus especially on preparation for practice, especially in healthcare facilities, but also in manufacturing, service or trade companies.

The study program Systematic integration of processes in healthcare is prepared to suit a wide spectrum of graduates from bachelor study programs. The program is designed to prepare engineers for managerial and technical work in healthcare facilities as well as in the commercial area. The program objective is to prepare graduates for important decision-making and managerial positions in the area promoting the quality in healthcare. The study program System Integration of Processes in Healthcare prepares professionals able to manage medical teams, the graduates have knowledge necessary for management, including economic aspects.. The graduates of the study program System Integration of Processes in Healthcare may find jobs on managerial positions in medical facilities or in state administration institutions. The graduates of the study program are endowed with theoretical knowledge and practical skills not only in technical and academic areas, but they are also sufficiently acquainted with medical issues. This allows them to adapt themselves to the environment of healthcare facilities and communicate with the doctors and other medical staff as well as with drug and medical devices suppliers, and to make qualified decisions.  They can also be employed in manufacturing, service or trade organisations involved in the healthcare industry.


Rules and conditions for preparation of study plans

The study plan specifies especially:
 
  • compulsory courses, compulsory optional courses and optional courses including the rules for  selections of the compulsory optional courses and optional courses, and the number of credits;
  • courses forming the basic profile of the study program, basic theoretical courses
  • definition of the practical training carried out at an individual entrepreneur or a legal entity, and the length of that professional training
  • content and scope of the final state examinations
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Due to the requirements on continuity of selected courses, the so called course prerequisites are introduced (in compliance with the Study and examination regulations of CTU). These prerequisites are implemented in the KOS database (the CTU study and information system) and they are also evident from the web pages of individual courses and from http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/f7.html.
 
Study plan of the study branch "Systematic Integration of Processes in Healthcare - valid for students who commenced their studies from the academic year 2019/20
 

The prerequisites implemented in the study program Systematic integration of processes in healthcare are defined as follows:


Enrolment prerequisite: the enrolment in a particular course is conditioned by an assessment or an exam achieved in one of the previous semesters in another particular course (based on the requirement): a course B is a prerequisite of a course A if the enrolment in the course A is conditioned by a successful completion of the course(s) B in one of the previous semesters.

The CTU credit system is compatible with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). It is used mainly to quantify the study load for individual courses. The credit system is applied at the FBME for all study programs and also for Erasmus+ exchange program both to Czech and foreign students including the ECTS grade scale A-F. Since the FBME is a part of CTU, the students are guaranteed to get the Diploma supplement label in compliance with the requirements of the EU.

The study program Systematic integration of processes in healthcare – standard length of studies 2 years, the overall number of credits: 120.
 

Conditions for completion of the study program:

The Directive of the Dean determines the obligations that a student has to fulfil within the study of a bachelor and/or a follow-up master study program at Czech Technical University in Prague – Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. It complies with the Study and examination regulations of CTU. The Regulations stipulate the means of evaluation defined by the knowledge and skills required. The level of evaluation is specified in individual courses (requirements on completion are listed on the web pages of individual courses including the study materials), and is connected to the content and goals of individual semesters. In order to complete the studies, a students has to gain the prescribed number of credits and complete the prescribed exams as suggested in this application, and that within the given maximum length of study. To be granted the master degree, it is necessary to pass the final state examination, a part of which is the defence of the master thesis.

 

Conditions of admission

The condition for admission to study is due completion of studies in a bachelor degree study program at a Czech or foreign institute of higher education with an appropriate and sufficient level (in relation to foreign institutes of higher education, a rating list of institutes of higher education used by prestigious foreign universities shall apply). Every applicant has to pass the entrance examination in English. The applicants shall submit an authenticated copy of their bachelor degree diploma and an authenticated copy of their transcript of subjects translated into English (i.e. diploma with a diploma supplement) or a certificate of successful passing of the final state examination. The translation into the English language has to be done by a sworn translator. The validation clause concerning the recognition of the foreign education (bachelor degree study program) in the Czech Republic is required too.
 
Study programme Systematic integration of processes in healthcare – full-time study – basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology is necessary as well as the ability of the applicants to apply and integrate the knowledge and understanding of medical, technological and economic sciences and the ability to independently run projects and be in charge of management of HR. The ability to solve problems systematically in the field of provision of healthcare services is also necessary.
 
Entrance examination in English consists of a motivation letter and a test of proficiency in English.

 

Proficiency in English

 

Your ability to communicate effectively in English, both in written and in oral forms is required. This will be verified by a Skype interview based on a previously announced schedule.

All details concerning the above mentioned entrance examination for all programs and forms of study are listed on the web page of the CTU FBME: