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Department of Oxyology and Emergency Care

Address H-1088 Budapest, Vas u. 17.
Mailing address: H-1085 Budapest, Üllői út 26.
Tel.: (+36-1) 486-5840
Fax: (+36-1) 486-5841
Website: Faculty of Health Sciences

Head of the Department
Associate Professor Peter Kanizsai, Ph.D., DEAA

Background Oxyology „the science of rapid intervention” as described by the famous Hungarian physician Aurel Gabor is a specialty that has been recognized since 1975. The main task of the Department of Oxyology and Emergency Care is the training of paramedics at the highest possible level. It is our mission to qualify health care providers not only for the National Ambulance Services but also for the emergency departments.

Besides theoretical and practical BSc trainings we offer postgraduate specialist trainings for qualified nurses and paramedics, and regular accredited courses in different areas of acute care. We have been participating in the training of the Doctoral School of the Faculty with an independent research subject since 2009, while regularly offering advanced education for the students of Semmelweis University’s Doctoral Schools.

The Department manages its tasks with four full-time members and a number of highly qualified consulting instructors. Practical teaching is organized with the co-operation of the National Ambulance Service, hospital practices are completed in accredited teaching hospitals.

The Department as a Professional Centre regularly provides vocational and postgraduate trainings.


  • Regularly provides vocational and postgraduate trainings.
  • Closely connected with the new University Emergency Centre opening soon and caring for the population of approximately 800.000.
  • An established relationship with the University of Massachusetts, Department of Emergency Medicine in the area of research and development.
  • Members of the Department participate in numerous professional and societal organizations of acute care and hold leading positions in the Society of Emergency Medicine and Oxyology.
  • The leader of the Department is an active Examiner in Emergency Medicine for the European Board of Emergency Medicine.
  • We offer a possibility of doctoral training for nurses, paramedics and physicians possessing a university degree.
  • Students can join the School of PhD Studies offering participation and thesis work on “Point-of-care technologies in emergency medical care”.
  • Our aim is to introduce an MSc training programme targeting the intrahospital emergency care, resulting in the qualification of physician assistants, those capable health care professionals who work in the emergency departments under the supervision of the lead physician.


PhD research topics:

  • Point of Care technologies in emergency medical care

Students’ Scientific Association research topics:

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • First aid training
  • Pain relief
  • Airway management
  • Rescue direction
  • Position and activities of paramedics in the Emergency Department
  • Care of the polytrauma patients
  • Shock management
  • Mental aspects of rescue/emergency work
  • Complex cardipulmonary resuscitation
  • Communication in emergency situations
  • Role players and standardized patients in HiFi simulation.


Last updated: April 7, 2017