Bogomolets National Medical University
HONOR, MERCY, GLORY

General practice (family medicine)

Educational work

Primary health care provides not only medical consulting, diagnose and treatment the most common diseases, but also conducting medical disease prevention, hygiene education, and public health education. That is why the staff of the Department of General Practice (Family Medicine) conducts “Health Day” on a monthly basis at the Communal nonprofit enterprise Center of primary health and sanitation №2 of the Shevchenkivskyi district of Kyiv. Each Health Day is dedicated to the screening and prevention of one of the chronic diseases. So, during the Health Day “Determination of lipid profile as screening for cardiovascular diseases” the staff of the Department of General Practice (Family Medicine) assess the risk of atherosclerosis using questionnaire, physical examination and determination of lipid metabolism indicators. Another example is that during «Easy Walk» Health Day, patients have the opportunity to obtain information about a dangerous condition such as osteoporosis and check the bones by ultrasonic densitometry. «Healthy Lungs» Health Day involves screening for respiratory diseases. All surveyed receive a qualified advisory opinion with recommendations.