Astana Medical University


Astana Medical University:

Modern innovative model of the Integrity of

Education, Science and Practice in Health care system

Astana, 2010


Astana Medical University:

Establishment and Achievements

Tselinograd State Medical Institute is established in 1964

(15 faculty members, 400 students)

In 1997 Institute is renamed in Akmolinsk

State Medical

Academy. (260 faculty members, 2270 students

In 2009 Academy thanks to achievements became the Astana

Medical University, JSC. (749 faculty members, 5090 students)

Introduction of Kazakhstan’s economic and medical system

Kazakhstan has experienced tremendous growth and rapid economic development, with a GDP growth rate of around 10% since 2000, the country is among the fastest-growing economies of the world and outpaces all other Central Asian States by far.

• Kazakhstan’s medical system is experiencing rapid development. This can be seen in significant investments in health infrastructure and hospitals, especially in Astana.

• There are many challenges to overcome as well as the opportunities that now exist in Kazakhstan to improve the healthcare system.

Despite a recent increase in public health expenditures, up to 2.7 percent

GDP, Kazakhstan’s healthcare is characterized by insufficient access to the latest technology and advances in clinical care.

Kazakhstan is considering the adoption of western models of healthcare management, education, clinical practice and medical research.

Analysis of Heath System

The government of Kazakhstan has identified priority areas for improvement that will ultimately improve the health status of the population. These areas include: reforms in the education sector in order to produce adequate human resources; reforming the provider network; improved protection of the rights of patients and providers; and improving the quality of clinical services.

Astana Medical University (JSC): Infrastructure

Board of directors

Corporate Secretary Internal Auditor

Vice-Rector on Academic


General Medicine,

Dentistry and Pharmacy


• Kazakh, Russian and Latin languages.

• Normal and topographical anatomy.

• Biology and Histology

• Pathological anatomy, Pathological physiology.

• General surgery.

• Propaedeutics of internal diseases.

• Neurology and neurosurgery.

• Psychiatry and narcology.

• Therapeutic and surgical stomatology.

• Orthopedic and children's stomatology.

• Pharmaceutical disciplines.

• General and clinical pharmacology.

• Biochemistry and general chemistry.

• Anesthesiology and rheumatology

• General and medical psychology

• Otorhinolaryngology

• Phthisiology

• Dermatovenerology

• Normal physiology.

• Microbiology, virology and immunology.

Academic Council

Vice-Rector on Scientific and

Clinical Affairs


Vice-Rector on Strategic Development and Corporate Management


Managing Director on

Finance and Economics

Medical, Pediatrics, Oriental Medicine,

Nursing, Medical-Biological and Medical-

Preventive Programs


• General medical practice.

• Internal diseases.

• Ophtalmology.

• Surgery.

• Obstetrics and gynecology.

• Radiology.

• Children's diseases.

• Children's surgery.

• Oncology.

• Traumatology, orthopedy .

• Infectious diseases, children's infection

• Forensic medicine.

• Food and preventive medicine.

• Socially-humanitarian disciplines.

• Foreign languages.

• Computer science and mathematics, byothysics.

Public Health


• Public Health

• General hygiene,

Communal Hygiene

• Occupational Hygiene

• Medicine of

Emergency Situations


Research Center

Clinical Training






Internal diseases

Children's diseases

Obstetrics and gynecology



Forensic medicine

General medical practice


Public Health


AMU: Programs of Medical Education

Undergraduate Programs

• "General medicine"

(qualification "General

Practitioner" (5 years of basic medical education + 2 years of internship)

• “Dentistry" (qualification

"doctor-dentist” (5 years of basic medical education + 1 year of internship),

"Nursing" (academic degree

"Bachelor of Nursing" (4 years)),

• "Pharmacy" with (academic degree "Bachelor of Pharmacy

(5 years)),

• "Public Health" (academic degree "Bachelor of Public

Health" (5 years)).

Graduate Programs

• Master degree programs for the following set of specialties "Medicine",

"Public Health",

"Nursing", "Medical-

Preventive Business" (1,

1,5, 2 years), including

MBA program in Hospital

Management (1,5 yeas)

• Ph.D. degree programs for the following set of specialties "Medicine",

"Public Health” (3 years)

Residency programs for the 49 medical specialties

(2-4 years).




Retraining (20 – 40 weeks) and improvement of professional skill (1-

4 weeks) for

Physicians and


Continuing medical education programs are conducted on

53 specialties.

New programs

MBA in Hospital Management – since 2009, 1,5 year’s program,

Academic partners - Parkway

College (Singapore), Danube

University (Austria), Columbia

University (USA),

• Eurasian University(Kazakhstan)

• Ph.D. in Public Health – since

2008 and since September

2010 in Clinical Medicine, 3 year’s program, Academic partners - Columbia University

(USA), Hiroshima University,

Nagoya University (Japan),

Vienna Medical University


City and Regional


AMU: Teaching hospitals

Astana Medical University

National and

Republic Medical


National Medical Holding Medical Centers

Neurosurgery Research center (160 beds)

• Pathology


Republic Diagnostic Center

(500 visits per day)

Internal Diseases

• Radiology

General Practice

Mather and Childhood

Research Center (500 beds)

• Children’s diseases

• Children’s Surgery

• Obstetrics and Gynecology

• Radiology

• Anesthesiology and Intensive care

Children’s Rehabilitation

Center (300 beds)

• Children’s diseases

• Children’s Infection Diseases

• Radiology

Emergency Medicine Research

Center (240beds)

• Anesthesiology and Intensive care

• Surgery Diseases

• General and Clinical Pharmacology

• Internal Diseases

• Pathology

CardioSurgery Research

Center (180 beds)

Will be opened in 2010

AMU: Achievements and Priorities in Medical Research and Science


Priorities of the further

Research activity:

Fetal cells based technologies

Development of methods for the human fetal cells cultivation, Experimental and clinical validation of the fetal cells application Regenerative Medicine and Transplantation

Radiobiology and Radioecology

New technologies in the field of the pollution determination (radionuclides and irradiation doze) and evaluation of the morbidity rate in uranium-mining regions


Biotechnology and Genetic research

New medical technologies in surgery Development of new treatment

technologies based on using Autologous cells as a vehicle for drugs to areas of pathology

Research and Science

Radiobiology , Ecology and

Nuclear Medicine

Clinical trials

New technologies in Audiological medicine

Cochlear implantation, reconstructive surgery

New medical technologies in Oncology

New diagnostic and treatment technologies on the bases of genetic oncomarkers and monoclonal antibodies

Public Health in the context of the Foresight strategy

Regional Training Centre in Health Research under WHO-TDR Program

Regional Training

Centre in Health

Research has been

Astana Medical

University, Kazakhstan


Kali, Rwanda established since

September 2010 on the base of AMU under WHO-TDR

Gadjah Mada University,


Jogyakarta, Indonesia

CIDEIM , Cali,


Regional Training Centre in Health Research is intended to develop a good practice in health research in the region оf Eurasia due to training courses for health researchers in the field of research planning and management, implementation of international standards GLP, GCP.