Educational work of the Department of Surgical Diseases, Operative Surgery and Topographical Anatomy

Department instructional work reveals as one of foreground fields of department activity. 27 subjects are studied at the Department. 22 of them are in English and 5 are in Russian. Total scope of educational activity comes to 40 000 academic hours, where 300 hours more are related to lecture series and 39 000 hours more – to practical, lab and seminar studies.

Students' education at the Department are conducted in compliance with typical curriculum recommendations, which are approved by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and improved by departments’ staff in accordance to regulated statutes. The teaching of all disciplines of the department is carried out in accordance with the guidelines and rules of the Bologna process.

Teaching at the Department is carried out with utilization of modern multimedia and computer devices, enough number of visual aids, with active bringing of students in clinical and research department activities. Innovational approaches to educational process (on-line consulting for students, voice-chats and text-chats with students, related to different issues, remote control of students’ preparation to license exam STEP (KROK) etc.) are also applied.

In the process of training activities in the department, students have the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of modern diagnostic and treatment equipment, which is available to the department: ultrasounds RADMIR, SIEMENS, TOSHIBA, endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment KARL STORZ and VIKING, ophthalmoscopes and slit-lamps etc.

Practical classes approximate to real conditions. Students with department instructors take part in clinical examinations of patients, diagnostic and treatment management, clinical reviews, medical rounds, symposiums, consultations etc., and get a wide clinical and practical experience at the stage.

Particular attention of studying activity is focused on preparation to license test exam STEP (KROK) 1 and 2 with the analysis of tests of all available databases and test especially developed software for the School of Medicine, computerized rooms and multimedia, remote students’ practice and control Internet systems, personal and on-line consulting about STEP (KROK) tests during all subject studying term with balancing teaching load. Students training efficiency in STEP (KROK) test is confirmed by exam results. Moreover, these results are annually among the leading positions in the list of other Ukrainian medical universities.

In the course of studying activities, lecturers select the best students for participation in All-Ukrainian contests, competitions, conferences, debates, meetings etc. where they annually gainprizes, diplomas, commendations, certificates etc.