Educational process organization

The main task of the University is to create the most propitious conditions for students’ education, learning of different subjects, gaining skills and attainments for mastering the specialties they have chosen.
School year at the University starts on the 1st of September and consists of two semesters.
    The CREDIT-MODULAR SYSTEM of educational process organization and rating system of estimation are introduced at  the University.
This system is based on students’ individual unassisted creative work.
    Educational process forms:

  • classes (academic studies)
  • individual work
  • practical training
  • examinations, tests, etc.

    The main types of classes – lectures, practical class, seminars, laboratory and individual classes and consultations. Studies are held in accordance with the timetable, which is arranged by the educational department of the University for each specialty, course and group.
    Attending classes is obligatory for each student.
Class missed without a reasonable excuse  must be worked off.
Working off of the classes on clinical and medical-biological disciplines that were missed without a reasonable excuse is carried out on paid base. The cost of working off is defined by the University order №504 from 23.07.2009. RATING SYSTEM FOR KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT– is a stimulating factor in systematic student’s work for receiving durable knowledge. It takes into account all types of student’s work, the level of different subjects learning, the quality of studying during the semester by the factors(criteria):

  • classes attendance;
  • activity at studies;
  •  individual work;
  • civil communication with teachers and other workers of the University;
  • diligence and hard-working;
  • general erudition.

Maximal number of points, which can be received overall by a student during one module’s learning, is 100 points: for current educational activity – 60 and other 40 by the results of testing. If a student successfully completed all kinds of training work in the module and by the disciplines reqired and got not less than 35 points – he is allowed to pass testing. Testing is passed in case if a student has received not less than 25 points. Students who have not passed testing can retake it twice. The mark for the subject is put to the students, whose subject modules are passed.
Knowledge quality is estimated by the national scale and scale of marks of the ECTS grading scale:


National scale Rating mark (points) ECTS scale
“EXCELLENT” 90-100% А
“GOOD” 84-89% В
75-83% С
60-67% E
“UNSATISFACTORY ” less than 60% F, FX

State assessment of students is conducted at the certain stage of education after it is finished. State assessment includes state exam in Russian language, which is passed in the 4th course, standardized state test exam and state final examinations or the defense of Master’s Work.

STANDARDIZED STATE TEST EXAM – is an integrated licensed exam – consists of two exams “KROK-1 “Pharmacy” and “KROK-2 “Pharmacy”.

Student who has successfully passed the state assessment gets the foreign citizen diploma of  Master of Pharmacy. Student can be expelled from the NUPh:

  • at his/her own will;
  • for health reasons;
  • due to transfer to another University;
  • failure to fulfill individual educational plan (academic progress);
  • violation of contract conditions (education discipline and internal regulations).

The expelled student receives an academic transcript. The expelled student has the right to be renewed at the University no matter what was the reason of expulsion and how long the break in education was.

Student can interrupt education at the University in connection with any reasons that make further education impossible and use the right for academic leave, but only once during the whole period of education. Student who has failed his/her individual educational plane due to reasonable excuse has a right to repeat the course. It is possible to use this right twice during the full period of training. Students can acquaint with educational process organization and schedule in the Dean’s Office of the Faculty for Foreign Citizens’ Education.


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