The Department of General and Clinical Pathology offers the unique and diverse strengths of its associated hospital, while maintaining a consistent standard of excellence in its educational role. The main principle of credit-modular system is increasing volume of material for student’s self-education. Over the above, clinical practice plays the main role in education of medical students.
The fully affiliated hospital with the Department of General and Clinical Pathology is V. T. Zaitsev Institute of General and Emergency Surgery National Academy of Medicine of Ukraine, which is the one of teaching and research surgery hospitals with reach history and international recognition.
On the basis of the Department of Pathology of the Institute of General and Emergency Surgery, students practice their skills on the subjects that are studied in the department. During practical lessons, school and students use clinical equipment, technical educational tools, concrete materials, morphological slides, etc. Medical students have a unique opportunity to participate in performing of forensic and clinical autopsies to study morphological particularities of organs and tissues in different types of pathology.
Clinical practical lessons helps students to consolidate theoretical knowledge and enhance clinical thinking. Students learn to analyze etiology, pathogenesis and morphological features of common diseases. Obtained indispensable skills and working knowledge are essential for future medical education and clinical practice to make the correct choice in clinical decision-making process.
In after class time medical student of 1st – 3rd years of education actively participate in clinical work of the Department of Pathology of the Institute.
Students of 4th-6th years of education observe and perform autopsy under close supervision of members of the school and pathologists of the Department of Pathology of the Institute.
Members of the Student’s Scientific Society, Chapter Pathology, take active part in research projects, executing in the department’s labs.
School of the Department of General and Clinical Pathology conduct clinical work with students in the range recommended by Pathomorphology and Pathophysiology curriculums at the Department of Pathology of the V. T. Zaitsev Institute of General and Emergency Surgery National Academy of Medicine of Ukraine.
Furthermore, stuff of the Department of General and Clinical Pathology performed and advise autopsy and examine biopsies of patients.
Stuffof the Department of General and Clinical Pathology, together with members of the Institute take part in seminars; clinical, pathological, and scientific conferences; work of experts’ commission; clinical rounds; medical councils; organize scientific conferencesand also plan and conduct scientific research and develop training manuals.