The health visitor is present in the families’ life during the most important steps of life: during pregnancy, reception of the newborn baby, formation of family life and at the time of enrollment to nursery and elementary school. Graduates are able to provide counselling concerning family planning and parenthood, help and provide nursing care to the pregnant woman, and perform screening tests. After the childbirth, the health visitor teaches the mother the ways of breastfeeding and her tasks related to the child. They monitor the health condition and development of neonates, provide community health care for children (aged 3-18), aid in the prevention of behavioral disorders and bad habits, solve the problems of teenagers and direct them to the appropriate professional. Health visitors give mental hygiene support to families and organize vaccinations. They take part in planning, organizing and conducting health development and promotion programs for individuals and communities. They perform their duties either independently or in cooperation with doctors and other medical experts.
Minimum of admitted applicants: 15
Length of studies: 8 semesters, 240 credits
Entrance requirements: applicants must successfully complete a language test in English.
Major curricular components: Health Visitor Basic Methodology, Fundamental Family Science, Female Health Care and Pregnant Care Methodology, Child Development and Care Methodology, Public Care Methodology, Preventive Family Care, Mental Health Practice in Health Visiting, Neonatology and Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nursing, Developmental Neurology, Newborn Ward, Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice, Pediatrics, Health Visitor Regional Practice.
Career opportunities: Regional Health Visitor Services, Hospitals, Public Educational Institutions, Family Care Services, Other Fields of Prevention and Health Promotion.