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Tuzla Brain Week

Tuzla Brain Week (TBW) is a traditional SC „MEDICUS“ project that is organized every year in March for the past six years.

Initial Idea

The initial idea of ​​the project came about thanks to the engagement and desire of the students of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tuzla for public promotion of neuroscience in the daily life activities of the general public, with a special focus on the preservation, improvement and prevention of health diseases related to the neurological system, which is considered as one of the most complex organ systems in the human body.

The project is celebrated as part of the global Brain Awareness Week (BAW) initiative launched by the DANA Foundation and commemorated annually in mid-March since 1995.

Our council has been involved in the BAW initiative since 2013, when the first TBW was implemented, and has since received support each year from the DANA Foundation and FENS as the only registered representative from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Why Brainstorming

The theme of this year’s project is called BRAINSTORMING. It is one of the creative techniques in which a large number of ideas are given in order to solve a given problem, with the aim of expressing the full capacity of imagination and intellectual abilities. In other words, people are given the opportunity to think more openly by eliminating all inhibitory factors. This topic, tailored to work with all age groups and students, aims to improve cognitive brain function, discover new ways of learning and remembering, methods of activating cortical centers to help solve problems in daily life. On this path, great importance is given to informal education, which allows the manifestation of full intellectual capacity, the development of cognition without the classical frameworks imposed by the education system.

Organising committee

Organising committee includes students from Medical faculty in Tuzla but also other students from University in Tuzla such as Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Philosophy and many more.

The task of every member is to provide the best terms for implementing the project, and in need to work simultaneously on different aspects needed for a project to be completed, members are divided into teams.

Every team has a work protocol and its tasks which need to be done referring to their domain of work.

Teams in the organising committee are:

  • Internal Affairs Team
  • Management team
  • Creative Support Team
  • International Cooperation Team
  • Public relations and visual identity Team
  • Team for scientific research
  • Biomedical engineering Team
  • Teams for age workshops
  • Team for professional workshops

TBW Coordinator

Edina Sejdin TBW2020 Coordinator
Edina Sejdin

TBW Mentor

Project Mentor Nermina Kravic, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Nermina Kravic, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor

Student Council Medicus

Nonprofit student NGO

We are MEDICUS

Student Council of the Faculty of Medicine in Tuzla “MEDICUS” was founded in 2010 as a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization with the sole purpose of protecting the student rights of all students of the Faculty of Medicine in Tuzla, and as such we are members of the Student Parliament of the University of Tuzla, and through the umbrella student organization at the University of Tuzla we fight for the protection of student rights.

 In the period since its founding, “MEDICUS” has stood out as an important factor in protecting student rights and interests, but at the same time, members of the student organization are socially engaged. Initiators and implementers of a large number of projects of great social importance.

Our projects

The most significant projects are the “MediCon” International Congress of Students and Young Doctors of Biomedical Sciences, with students and young doctors from 17 countries taking part.

Another major project organized within the MEDICUS Student Council is Tuzla Brain Week, which has also involved collaborations with international organizations focusing on neuroscience, the DANA Foundation and FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies). Tuzla Brain Week is a project that has been successfully organized for the seventh consecutive year.

Friendly competition of the Special Olympics “PARALLEL” is a project that was created within Tuzla Brain Week in 2016. Due to its size, since 2017 it has been organized as a separate project with the support and cooperation of the Special Olympics of BiH, Special Olympics Europe / Euroasia. The project is organized by the students of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tuzla, but also students from other faculties are involved, and through a multidisciplinary approach it tries to solve the problem faced by persons with disabilities.

Resuscitation Summer School is a training program for students and citizens about a skill that is extremely important when saving lives caused by cardiac arrest. The training program is conducted by licensed instructors and trained volunteers receive a BLS / AED (Basic Life Support) mastery certificate.

Through a ten-year operation, a large number of one-day projects have been implemented with the aim of promoting health, better living habits and educating citizens. “MEDICUS” also actively participated in the process of providing better learning conditions for students. In the previous period, a new reading room was created at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla, exclusively with the funds of the Student Council “MEDICUS” generously provided by sponsors and donors.

Due to the great engagement of students, and the goal of promoting student activity, the Student magazine “PULSUS” was launched. It is a magazine that existed in the pre-war period, and whose editors, but also the creators of the entire content, are exclusively students.

Most successful non-governmental organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina

As an organization, in 2015, the MEDICUS Student Council was named the most successful non-governmental organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the US Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Devoted to students

The main goal of the Student Council of the Medical Faculty in Tuzla “MEDICUS” is to protect the rights, interests and dignity of all students of the Medical Faculty of the University of Tuzla, and to develop awareness among students about their rights, opportunities and obligations.

Providing the best possible conditions for the students of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla, to acquire the knowledge that they, as independent health workers, can put to the service of citizens and to be able to perform their work in the best possible way. Our mission is to provide our students with the opportunity to acquire, not only professional skills, but other skills that they can use in finding employment and in their daily work with patients.

Our vision is to be synonymous with a non-governmental organization that constantly sets higher standards both in compulsory education and non-formal education, and in the field of living, by implementing projects that are of great importance to the entire community and that not only introduces new habits and trends, but anticipates and creates them. To be synonymous with an NGO that deals well with the times ahead.

Student Council Medicus
Student Council Medicus
Tuzla Brain Week 2019
Tuzla Brain Week 2019
International Childhood Cancer Day
Summer school of Resuscitation
Summer school of Resuscitation
Friendly competition of Special Olympic - PARALLEL
Friendly competition of Special Olympic - PARALLEL
International congress of students and young doctors of biomedicine MediCON
International congress of students and young doctors of biomedicine MediCON
Journal Pulsus
Journal Pulsus

Faculty of Medicine

University of Tuzla

Established in 1976

Medical faculty of University in Tuzla was established in 1976. As a scientific-teaching organized unit of University, Medical faculty organises and performs teaching processes for biomedicine and healthcare, clinical and public health sciences.

Medical faculty of University in Tuzla is dedicated to educational, intellectual, professional and personal development of an extraordinary students and teachers, deeply devoted to medical sciences and clinical experiences, biomedical research and health of all people. We promote and represent values such as integrity, social justice, collegiality, offering the same possibilities for all and providing an open interdisciplinary collaboration.

Enthusiasm for lifelong learning

Medical faculty in Tuzla recognizes, works on development and builds a career of each individual by creating motivational environment. Social responsibility of Medical faculty in development of science and human needs is being implemented in continuous development of wide and flexible base of knowledge and skills. Enthusiasm for lifelong learning of medicine, and multidisciplinary, collaborative  approach to biomedical challenges are the principles of our actions and work.

Dean

Selmira Brkić, MD, PhD, Full Professor
Selmira Brkić, MD, PhD, Full Professor

University of Tuzla

Est. 1958

University of Tuzla is a public university located in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The university was founded in 1958. It became a proper university in 1976, and today is one of the major institutions of higher learning in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Throughout the years University had its expansion with special dedication on developing every science and providing the best educational system for their students.

Throughout the years University had its expansion with special dedication on developing every science and providing the best educational system for their students.

University of Tuzla
University of Tuzla

Rector

Nermina Hadžigrahić, MD, PhD, Full Professor
Nermina Hadžigrahić, MD, PhD, Full Professor