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In the field of education, the staff of the Department of Medical and Clinical Biochemistry provide teaching of a number of subjects (e.g. Medical Chemistry, Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, and Laboratory Diagnostic Methods in Public Health) for the students of Bachelor, doctoral, and PhD degree programmes at the UPJŠ in Košice, Faculty of Medicine. The courses taught at the Institute provide students with theoretical foundations of metabolic processes occurring in the body with an emphasis on clinical and biochemical diagnoses of possible disorders. The Institute employees contribute to improvement of the educational process by employing regular innovation of teaching materials (books, textbooks), as well as by preparing their e-versions, which are available for the students at the UPJŠ FM Portal, and also through WikiSkript or Mefanet.
Scientific research activities include projects addressed at the Department with a focus on: analysing the fluorescence characterization of complex mixtures, making use of molecular-biochemical methods to diagnose diseases, and to study the effect of biochemical functions of subcellular particles by way of foreign substances, using workplace instrumentation. At the Institute, dissertation theses in the field of study General Medicine, study program Clinical Biochemistry are prepared in both full-time and part-time forms of doctoral (PhD) studies, and degree theses (diploma theses) of the students of both General Medicine and Dental Medicine may also be implemented, as well as scientific research of students within the Student Scientific Research Activity (SSRA). Currently, the projects e.g. VEGA, APVV, EU Structural Funds projects are being addressed at the Institute, such as: CEMIO, CEEPM, DIAGONKO, and PROBIOTECH.