WHO Oral Health Manual in Bulgarian Language Was Issued by MU-Varna

March 18, 2017By Antonia GenovaHealth news, Science and education No Comments

In 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) provided Medical University – Varna with the exclusive rights for translation of the WHO manual Oral Health Surveys – Basic Methods into Bulgarian language. It was translated by students from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, edited by Assoc. Prof. Klara Dokova from the Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare at the Faculty of Public Health.

The manual is of great value to all researchers and dental practitioners, who are interested in the incidence of oral diseases and the risk factors in the population. Moreover, it is an invaluable teaching aid for training students in the subject of Public Dental Health.

You can find the full text of the Bulgarian edition of the WHO manual here.

Welcome to Open Days at MU-Varna on 24th and 25th March

March 17, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education No Comments


On 24th and 25th March 2017 Medical University – Varna organizes Open Days, targeted at prospective students, parents, teachers and citizens across the country. During these two days prospective students will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the University facilities and to experience the specific character of the training in the various programmes of study and the modern training methods. On 24th and 25th March the four Faculties of the University – Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health as well as the Medical College will open their doors to everyone wishing to explore the training bases of MU-Varna.

Representatives of the University will be happy to answer to the enquiries of prospective students and advise them on their choice of a major during their visit to MU-Varna.

During the event visitors will have the opportunity to:

  • observe 3D human anatomy through live demonstrations;
  • explore the richest in our country museum collection of anatomy;
  • observe a demonstration of the digital 3D technologies in Dental Medicine;
  • carry out microscopic observations and laboratory experiments – observing blood cells and live plant objects; determining the blood groups; techniques for taking fingerprints used in forensic medicine and criminology; measuring the levels of glucose and cholesterol in the blood; drug tests; DNA isolation; preparation of various medicine formulations; attractive chemical experiments – Silver Mirror, Volcano, Golden Rain, Iron Blood, Chameleon, etc .;
  • receive guidelines on the entrance exams in Chemistry;
  • observe e-learning in a virtual classroom;
  • meet our students, who will elaborate on student life;
  • explore our sport facilities, where students are able to develop their talents and gifts;
  • receive curious information – what is really happening at Medical University-Varna? On the stage – students and lecturers! We raise the curtain for you with our short films;
  • get a glimpse into the “second home” of our students, getting acquainted with the youngest, most colorful, talented and competent team of a scientific library in Bulgaria and many others.

You can find the programme of the event here.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Get acquainted with the field of immunohistochemistry (IHC)

March 8, 2017By Бойко МатевScience and education, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

Have you ever wondered how modern pathological diagnostics works and how specific proteins are detected in individual slides from a single tissue sample? Then it is time to experience the majestic world of IHC and take part in the preparation of your first IHC slide! Find the roles of the individual antibodies, solutions and the process of tissue preparation.

During the workshop you will get the opportunity to discover the specifics and algorithms of IHC slide preparation and its role in modern pathology and scientific research. The workshop will be held in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Medical University – Varna “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” and will be led by renowned assistants from the Department.

WORKSHOP SUBSCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE AT THE REGISTRATION DESK ON THE 6.04!
EACH WORKSHOP HAS A PARTICIPANT LIMIT OF 5 TO 10 PEOPLE!

Enter the exciting world of immunofluorescence (IF)

March 8, 2017By Бойко МатевScience and education, Student activity, Upcoming events No Comments

Experience the majestic field of IF microscopy first hand, during the annual IF workshop during BSYSB. Get acquainted with the basic principles of the process of IF, the mechanics of the IF microscope and the intimate process of protein detection for both diagnostic and scientific purposes.

During the workshop you will get the opportunity to examine your first IF slides, capture them digitally and take them home to boast in front of your friend as a scientific souvenir. The workshop will be held in the Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at Medical University – Varna “Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov” and will be led by renowned assistants from the Department.

WORKSHOP SUBSCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE AT THE REGISTRATION DESK ON THE 6.04!
EACH WORKSHOP HAS A PARTICIPANT LIMIT OF 5 TO 10 PEOPLE!

BSYSB 2017 DEADLINE IS EXTENDED

March 5, 2017By Магдалена БлизнаковаImportant announcements, Science and education No Comments

Dear colleagues,
Due to the heightened interest in the Black Sea Symposium for Young Scientists in Biomedicine (BSYSB), the abstract submission deadline will be extended. The change aims to permit a larger number of authors to participate in the conference.

Abstract submission will remain open until the 10.03.17 at 23:59h.

Consider yourselves cordially invited to attend and participate in BSYSB ‘17.

We look forward to meeting you there!

The Submission of Documents for the Summer Practices in Russia Has Began

February 28, 2017By Antonia GenovaInternational activity, Science and education No Comments

Аpplication documents for the traditional summer practices in the training and clinical facilities of the First Moscow State Medical University “I. M. Sechenov” and North Western State Medical University “I. I. Mechnikov” in Saint Petersburg (Russia) can be submitted from February 27th to March 15th 2017.

The candidates are required to have a minimum average grade from their studies Very Good 4.50 (including the winter semester of the academic year 2016/2017) and to have successfully passed all examinations (including the winter semester of the academic year 2016/2017). Residents and PhD students are required to have a minimum average grade from their Higher education diploma Very Good 4.50. Good command of English language is obligatory and command of Russian language is an advantage.

The summer practice in the First Moscow State Medical University “I. M. Sechenov” will be carried out for a seventh consecutive year in the framework of an agreement for bilateral academic collaboration. It will be held in the period 17th – 30th July 2017. The following students can apply:

  • 2nd  and 3rd -year students of nursing and midwifery
  • 3rd , 4th  and 5th -year students of medicine, dental medicine and pharmacy
  • residents and PhD students.

More information about the summer practice can be found Here.

For the summer practice in the North Western State Medical University “I. I. Mechnikov”, St. Petersburg which will be carried out from 24th July to 4th of August 2017 can apply:

  • 3rd, 4th and 5th-students of medicine and dental medicine;
  • students or trained in the master programs of the Faculty of Public Health;
  • residents and PhD students in one of the following directions: surgery, cardiology, microbiology, anesthesiology, intensive care, dental medicine, hygiene, epidemiology.

More information about the summer practice can be found Here.

The Application form can be found on the website of Medical University – Varna, section International Cooperation. 

According to the approved Selection procedure for the selection of participants in summer practices in First Moscow State Medical University “I. M. Sechenov” and North-western State Medical University “I. I. Mechnikov”, the short-listed candidates will be interviewed.

Sixth – Year Student from MU-Varna Developed a Draft of a Scientific Thesis, Allowing for Earlier Acquisition of a PhD Degree

February 28, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education No Comments

As part of the strategy of MU-Varna for early development of student research activities, a graduate of MU-Varna has made an innovative proposal.

The sixth–year student Samuela Krasteva has developed a draft of a scientific work at the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology. The topic of the work is “Social Adaptation in Dependent Patients under a Methadone Programme”.

She presented her ideas in front of a commission and made a proposal her project to evolve into a doctorate later on. Thus the period of time that students have to wait for the acquisition of a “Doctor” educational and scientific degree could be reduced significantly.

The project aims to stimulate undergraduate students from the upper years of study to get oriented to specific research. Samuela’s work is a fascinating example to be followed by her colleagues. Likewise, other fifth and sixth – year students are about to get involved in the development of scientific ideas.

Obviously, there is a positive trend among young people, who increasingly manifest interest in research activities.​​​

Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov Was Awarded for Contribution to the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union

February 16, 2017By Antonia GenovaScience and education No Comments

The Rector of MU-Varna Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov was awarded at an official ceremony of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union. Prof. Ivanov was honoured with a silver badge for excellent partnership and an honorary diploma. The award was given for his contribution to the development of pharmaceutical education in Bulgaria.

The event took place on 10th February and was dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Professional Association of Master – Pharmacists. The Management Board of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union unanimously decided to award the prize to Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov for his professionalism and the support rendered over the years for training qualified Masters of Pharmacy.

The anniversary of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union coincided with the celebration of the Professional Association of Master – Pharmacists. The event was attended by municipal representatives and representatives of the university and medical community.

The President of the organization Prof. Ilko Getov addressed the audience with the words: “On that important day I would like to thank all members of the Union for the work done over the past ten years because we have worked selflessly and confronting the difficulties, we stayed united and true to the principles of our professional organization!”

 

BSYSB registration reminder

February 6, 2017By Магдалена БлизнаковаImportant announcements, Science and education, Upcoming events No Comments

Dear colleagues,

The summer semester is almost upon us and it is about to present us with interesting new knowledge, as well as new hardships to overcome. For those among you with the desire to demonstrate their academic potential the Fifth Black Sea Symposium for Young Scientists in Biomedicine offers a convenient opportunity to do just that.

We wish to remind you that the abstract submission deadline is the 06.03.2017. The abstracts should be sent as soon as possible, so that our scientific committee could review them and return them in adequate time if any redactions are needed.

More information on the symposium here.

Link for registration here.

Participate in the first student scientific journal published by MU-Varna

January 30, 2017By Магдалена БлизнаковаScience and education, Upcoming events No Comments

We have the pleasure of informing you that this year we will mark the beginning of the new scientific journal of Medical University of Varna – “Prof d-r Paraskev Stoyanov”, titled “SCRIPTA SCIENTIFICA VOX STUDENTIUM”. We would like to invite you to participate in its pilot edition.

All students who have participated in the symposium can submit articles. The requirements and guidelines can be found here.

The article submission deadline is 15.04.2017 at 23:59.

Every single student, who wishes to further their academic development is invited to be part of this edition of the journal by sending us an original full text article.

The creation and the participation in the creation of scientific articles is invaluable experience for your future career and an excellent way to improve your competence as a specialist.

The journal accepts only full text articles – an abstract and a full article, along with figures or tables attached to it, which aim to visualize the data. Full text articles share the same structure as abstracts, more precisely: aim – a clarification the main idea of the research and a short introduction of the topic, materials and methods – a description of the materials, the equipment and the research types which were used to reach the aim, results – a presentation of the results gathered in the research and their analysis, discussion – the importance of the results and their place in the scientific world, conclusion – a short and concise resumé of the previously mentioned information.