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Student Working Hours

A very comprehensive working schedule consisting of training and classroom lectures.

  • Academic year and training course;
  • Academic semester;
  • Academic week;
  • Academic day;
  • Independent work;
  • Examinations period;
  • Practical training;
  • Vacations.


In National Medical University an academic year is of 12 months which starts from 1st September. Students study at the suitable training course during this one academic year.

The duration of a student to study the course is including of the 1st and 2nd academic semester as well as final control. The practical training is involved if it is provided into the course. A student is allowed to transfer into another semester or course after completion of his earlier course is done and the recommendation is provided by the rector only.

An academic semester is a part of the academic year, which at the last stage gets terminated by semester control. The term for an academic year is dictated by the educational and training module and also the predetermined calendar of the students and college procedure.

Academic week in National Medical University is for the student consists of 5 days and also includes the average 27-29 hours of classroom training at CMSOAP, 32-35 hours of classroom training at traditional study system. The independent work over classroom training is not less than 1/3 and not more that 2/3 from total volume of student's class hours, allocated to study a certain discipline.

Saturday and Sunday are days off. With consent of the Rector (vice-rector for academic affairs) at the initiative of the student, the consultations and working off their missed classes by students can be conducted in some departments on Saturday.

Training sessions lasts 2 or 3 academic hours (the duration of an academic hour is 45 minutes) at strip form of timetable, 4-6 academic hours if the timetable form is cyclic.

The practical training for students of 2-3 courses, which study due to CMSOAP, is held as the academic classes during corresponding academic year; for all other students – after the examination session is finished according to academic plans and schedules of academic processes on bases of establishments on practical health care and at sanitary epidemiological stations.

The vacations at NMU are followed twice a year (in winter and in summer) according to the approved academic plan and schedule of academic process.


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