1-33 01 05 “Medical ecology”

Students study:
  • Ecology;
  • Environmental standards;
  • Biological Science;
  • Medical Science;
  • Environmental factors impact on humans;
  • Training;
  • Medical and environmental productive practice;
  • Environmental and analytical pre-graduation;


Based on research institutions and research practical centers of the National Academy of Sciences, healthcare institutions.

Students gain
  • skills in working with normative documents;
  • skills to work with modern equipment to carry out chemical, physical, microbiological, and other analysis, research.
Description The specialty includes deep comprehension of medical and environmental disciplines with in-depth study of factors of technogenic and radionuclide environmental pollution in connection with their degenerative and destructive impact on human body, molecular mechanisms of pathology development induced by aggressive environmental factors.
Graduates Can work at laboratories of Hygiene and Epidemiology Centers, other institutions and organizations dealing with the level and type of determination of environmental factor impact on the population.


Able to carry out:


  • study interactions of a human as a biosocial object with the environment to monitor and assess industrial economic, geographic, and other factors impact on population health;
  • develop measures aimed at prevention and decreasing of negative influence of biosphere components on individual life support and the population on the whole.


  • secondary education;
  • language proficiency (determined by the results of the interview; appropriate language level to master the educational program is needed).
Description of study

Period of study: September 1 – June 30. There are 3 week holidays between semesters in winter. Students write course papers in the 4th and 6th semesters, thesis in the 8th semester and also take the State Exam. 


Subject Credits (ECTS) Academic hours
Fundamentals of Medicine 13,5 518
Environmental Expertise 6,5 250
Fundamentals of Radiobiology and Radiation Safety 4 158
Epidemiology and Hygiene  4,5 172
Ecology 5 174
Xenobiology and Biotesting 2 88
Radiation Biochemistry 2 76
Fundamentals of Biodosimetry  4,5 158
Foreign language (English) 11 438
Second foreign language 5,5 206
Graduate competencies • ability to carry out research in the field of ecology (medical ecology in particular); biology; radiobiology; environmental, laboratory, and radiation medicine;

• ability to analyze and make peer review of extreme, and harmful environmental factors impact on the population; develop measures to optimize such impact;

• ability to analyze public health in order to assess and predict the condition of population health;

• ability to work at laboratories of institutions, enterprises, and organizations; ensure peer review of work quality providing chemical analytical, cytological, immunological, microbiological, molecular biological, genetic, physiological biochemical, and other forms of activity, analysis.

Continuation of study  II and III stages of higher education
Master’s Course (II stage) 1-33 80 05 Medical and Biological Science:

1-33 80 01 Ecology (majors in):

• Urban ecology;

• Environmental Biotechnology;

• Environmental Management;

• Green Economy.

Postgraduate Course (III stage)  

03.01.01 Radiobiology;

• 03.01.02 Biophysics; 

• 03.01.04 Biochemistry;

• 03.02.08 Ecology (majors in):

• Urban ecology

• Environmental Biotechnology

• Environmental Management

• Green Economy

• 03.03.02 Anthropology