(English language programs)

The School of Health Sciences in Katowice provides opportunities to study in English language in the following fields:

  • Nursing - 1-st  degree (undergraduate program) lasting 6 semesters
                      2-nd degree program lasting 4 semesters
  • Midwifery- 1-st  degree (undergraduate program) lasting 6 semesters
                      2-nd degree program lasting 4 semesters
  • Physitherapy unified MSc - lasting 10 semesters

It was established in 2001, based on the previously existing Department of Nursing (affiliated with the School of Medicine in Katowice).

The School of Health Sciences in Katowice holds an accreditation of the State Accreditation Committee, the Accreditation Committee for Polish University Medical Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Nursing and Midwifery Schools.

Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy curricula are designed for secondary school graduates. They are based on the requirements obligatory for higher medical education institutions in Poland and stay in accordance with the European Union standards.

Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy studies in Poland meet European requirements and are conducted according to the Bolognese system.

First-degree study graduates are prepared to undertake the second-degree studies and post-graduate training.


Teaching curricula of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy courses include two groups of subjects:

group I – theoretical subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, embryology and genetics, physical examination, biochemistry and biophysics, microbiology and parasitology, public health, pharmacology, radiology, psychology, sociology, pedagogy and law.

group II – general and specialist nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy subjects (depending on the faculty of study), for example: philosophy and ethics, health promotion, primary care, gynaecology and gynaecological care, neonatology and neonatal care, paediatrics and paediatric nursing, internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, anaesthesia and life-threatening conditions, rehabilitation and dietetics, manual therapy, kinesiotherapy, lymphatic massage.