Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU)
a post graduate degree programme offered at a public University in Europe (Schengen) at a very affordable cost.
Preferred by MBBS, BDS, BPT /MPT, BSc (N)/MSc (N) degree holders.
Visa permits to travel in to the entire 26 member Schengen, European Union Countries.
A variety of research and training skills are joined together within the Faculty of Public Health. The teaching staffs comprise well-known researchers, policy makers and international public health activists who share their broad experience with students and young researchers.
The Faculty is an active member of the ASPHER, and its training programmes have been peer- reviewed and favourably acknowledged by ASPHER experts. It is also a WHO collaboration centre for non-communicable disease control and a WHO Operations Research Regional Training Centre in Reproductive Health.
Established in 1994, the Faculty of Public Health is the youngest faculty at LSMU. It has been structured in consideration of current advances in health sciences and recommendations made by the WHO.
The Faculty consists of 4 departments, the clinical department and the institute. The number of students enrolled is more than 360, including 12 international students. Courses are available to international students enrolled in the Public Health Master’s programme in English.
Purpose of studies – to prepare the Masters in Public Health, who would be able to apply the up-to- date scientific and practical achievements in the area of public health, who would be able to monitor public health, assess the problems of public health critically, and form the policy and strategy of public health and health care, to plan, prepare and manage the health programs, to assess their social and economic effectiveness, to plan, organize and administer the work of wellness and health care institutions of any level, to assess the work of health care agencies, to control quality of health care, and to organize the observation of implementation of ethics of public health and rights of the patients in the health care institutions.
Result of Studies – the person, who completes this study program and acquires degree of Master of Science in Public Health, may work as the specialists of public health in the top level health care structures, in the centres of public health, municipal agencies of doctors, public health bureaus,
personal health care institutions, lecture at higher schools, and continue the doctoral studies.
The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) is a new appearance in the area of Lithuanian higher education. On June 30, 2010, the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania passed the resolution to merge Kaunas University of Medicine (KMU) and the Lithuanian Academy of Veterinary (LAV). Now LSMU is the biggest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania that continues the best traditions of KMU and LAV. LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy. The studies are conducted in the faculties, research institutes, and clinics. A total of 7031 students are studying the LSMU programmes. The University offers 22 programmes of 10 studying trends:
It is planned to start enrolment in 4 new study programmes in 2011: Medical and Veterinary Biology; Medical and Veterinary Genetics; Medical and Veterinary Biochemistry; and Cynology.
The undergraduate studies of Cynology are the study programme of higher education in the direction of veterinary sciences that is meant to prepare the specialists in cynology of high qualification, who would have knowledge about canine anatomy, physiology, peculiarities of behaviour, communicable and non-communicable diseases, their prophylaxis and primary treatment, trauma and surgery, who would know the peculiarities of breeding, selection, feeding and training of different dog breeds, and who would have skills in law, management and psychology. The duration of studies is 3.5 years if the studies are continuous, and 4.5 years if the studies are extended. The bachelors in cynology will be able to work as cynologists in the frontier services, customs, police, safeguard agencies, as well as to establish their own business, undertake consulting activity by providing consultations and other services to breeding-grounds, training schools, animal shelters, dog owners, to work in the manufacturing companies of canine foods, etc.
A total of 377 students from more than 30 world countries (Sweden, Spain, Israel, India, etc.) are studying in three integrated study programmes (Medicine, Odontology, Pharmacy) and one study programme of the second stage (Public Health). From 2011 it is planned to accept the foreign students to the study programme of Veterinary Medicine, as well.