Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine offers 4 study programmes: 

Medicine (master's degree, 6 years for graduates of secondary schools, in Lithuanian and English languages of instruction, integrated problem-based learning);

Medical and Veterinary Genetics  (bachelor‘s degree, full-time studies, 3.5 years, in Lithuanian and English);

Medical and Veterinary Biochemistry  (bachelor‘s degree, full-time studies, 3.5 years, in Lithuanian);

Laboratory Medical Biology (master‘s degree in medical biology, full-time studies, 2 years, in Lithuanian).

Title of the study programme


Medical and Veterinary Genetics 

Medical and Veterinary Biochemistry

Laboratory Medical Biology

State code





Type of study

University studies

University studies

University studies

University studies

Level of study

Integrated studies

First cycle studies

First cycle studies

Second cycle studies

Mode  of study





Length of study

6 years

3.5 years

3.5 years

2 years

Credit volume of programme





Award of qualification

Medical doctor

Bachelor‘s degree

Bachelor‘s degree

Master’s degree

Implementation of programme





Language of instruction

Lithuanian and English





Programme of Integrated Studies Medicine      

The study programme Medicine aims at preparing medical doctors who are able to successfully study and work in residency and have necessary knowledge and skills to provide emergency medical aid, diagnose illnesses attributed to their competence and provide health care services under the supervision of a physician specialist.


Learning Outcomes

General outcomes:

  1. Professional attributes:

1.1  act fairly and according to ethical obligations;
1.2  apply good medical practice principles at work and ensure quality;
1.3  think critically and self-critically;
1.4  be empathic;
1.5  be creative;
1.6  take the initiative and be able to pursue aims;
1.7  communicate interpersonally.

      2. Professional activities:

2.1  evaluate the ambit and ask for help when necessary;
2.2  adapt to new situations and cope with them;
2.3  act independently;
2.4  solve problems;
2.5  make decisions;
2.6  work in a multidisciplinary team;
2.7  communicate with experts of other sciences;
2.8  organise and plan activities.

      3. The doctor as expert:

3.1  be ready for future studies, independent and life-long learning;
3.2  apply knowledge to practice and teach others;
3.3  analyse and synthesise;
3.4  carry out scientific research.

      4. The global doctor:

4.1  understand the diversity and multiculturalism of the environment;
4.2  understand and take account of customs of other cultures;
4.3  work in an international context;
4.4  communicate in foreign languages;

Specific outcomes:

  1. Consultation with a patient:

1.1  take a history;
1.2  carry out physical examination;
1.3  make clinical judgments and decisions;
1.4  provide explanation and advice to a patient;
1.5  provide reassurance and support to a patient;
1.6  assess the mental state of a patient;

    2. Assessment of clinical presentations, ordering of investigations, and differential diagnostics and management plan making:

2.1  recognise, describe and assess severity of clinical presentations;
2.2  order appropriate investigations and interpret results;
2.3  make differential diagnostics;
2.4  negotiate an appropriate management plan with patients and carers;
2.5  provide care and support for patients and their families during the terminal stages of disease;
2.6  manage chronic illnesses.

  1. Immediate care of medical emergencies, first aid and resuscitation:

3.1  identify and systemically evaluate acute health disorders and start treating them;
3.2  provide basic first aid;
3.3  provide basic life support and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation;
3.4  provide advanced life support;
3.5  provide trauma care according to current European guidelines.

  1. Administration of treatment:

4.1  describe the mechanism of drug action;
4.2  administer adequate and proper treatment;
4.3 select appropriate drugs and other methods of treatment on a clinical situation and evaluate their potential benefit and harm;
4.4  manage pain and distress.

  1. Application of scientific principles, methods and knowledge of biomedical sciences (anatomy, histology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, etc.) in medical practice.
  2. Effective communication in a medical context:

6.1  communicate sensitively and effectively with patients, relatives of patients, disabled people and colleagues;

  1. Application of ethical and legal principles in medical practice:

7.1  perform clinical work and apply ethical principles and national and European legislation to clinical care.

  1. Evaluation of the impact of psychological and social aspects on a patient‘s illness:

8.1 identify and evaluate psychological, behavioural and social factors; detect alcohol and substance abuse and dependency as well as their impact on health, morbidity and illness manifestation; and in response to them explain, counsel and persuade.

  1. Application of the principles, skills and knowledge of evidence-based medicine:

9.1 apply scientifically-based evidence to practice; define and carry out an appropriate literature search; critically evaluate published medical literature.

  1. Effective use of information and information technology in a medical context:

10.1  properly store medical documents, use a computer and search for information sources as well as store and update information.

  1. Application of scientific principles, methods and knowledge in medical practice and scientific research.
  2. Promotion of health, involvement in population health issues and efficient work in a health care system:

12.1       analyse population health problems;
12.2       identify their causes and outcomes;
12.3       implement knowledge about disease prevention and capabilities of population health promotion.


Structure of Programme

Medicine is a multidisciplinary programme with the duration of 6 years and the volume of 360 credits. In the first year, the studies are subject-based. From the second year, the studies are problem-based, integrating basic and clinical subjects and analysis of real clinical situations. This knowledge and skills are applied and developed during the fourth to sixth years in solving clinical problems.



Description of the programme:

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Committee of the study programme Medicine:

Chairman: Asta Baranauskaitė,  Prof.,  tel. 8 37 326234, e.mail :


Albinas Naudžiūnas, prof.
Neringa Paužienė, prof.
Sonata Barilienė, lecturer
Kęstutis Petrikonis, assoc. prof.
Martynas Gedminas, student
Vytenis Simėnas, student
Danutė Krylovienė, representative of Lithuanian Doctors Union




Prof. Algimantas Tamelis

A.Mickeviciaus 9 (room 139)
Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine
Phone: 00370 37 327305


Assoc. Prof. Ingrida Balnytė

A.Mickeviciaus 9 (room 139)
Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine
Phone: 00370 37 327306


Prof. Asta Baranauskaitė

Eivenių 2 (room 96)
Department of Rheumatology
Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos
Phone: 00370 37 326234
Fax: 00370 37 326032