Department of Latin

Student Scientific Club

 

The scientific adviser of Student Scientific Club

Teacher Kateryna S. Somka

Phone number: 044 454 49 15

e-mail: latmova@ukr.net

The monitor of Student Scientific Club

Kateryna Gurska

the second year student, group 1, The Medical Faculty № 4

Phone number:  095 883 93 73

e-mail: katarzynagurski@gmail.com

The meetings of the Student Scientific Club are held 1-2 times a quarter at the address: 34 Peremohy Ave., Bogomolets National Medical University, Sanitary and Hygienic building, the Department of Latin, room 1.

 

Student research work is one of the most important means of improving the quality of training of specialists in higher education institution and it makes a great influence on the formation of highly qualified and educated specialists. The research work promotes the formation of scientific research skills in the selected scientific area, the development of analytical thinking and the creativity in solving problems. For this purpose, Student Scientific Club “Colores vitae” has been created at the Department of Latin at Bogomolets National Medical University since the foundation of the department. Over the last decades, a wide range of students from all faculties of the University have been the members of the Club. The participation in Student Scientific Club “Colores vitae” promotes the students’ general cultural competence, the development of their intelligence, analytical thinking and enables them to acquire the scientific research skills.

The main tasks of Student Scientific Club are to attract gifted students to research work in the field of the Greek and Latin medical terminology, history of antiquity and cultural studies. The cultural and historical phenomenon of Ancient Greece and Rome has long attracted the attention of researchers because the modern European civilization has been formed on the basis of antiquity. Therefore, the students’ participation in the activity of the Club contributes not only to deepen the Greek and Latin terminology, but also helps to understand the cultural and historical processes that have shaped modern European civilization. In accordance with the scientific areas of the Club, the following sections have been formed: the section of the ancient history, art and culture, Latin as a mirror of antiquity and its influence on the development of European science. The specific attention is paid to the study of medical terminology, formed on the basis of Classical languages ​​– Latin and Ancient Greek, as well as to the study of the history of ancient medicine, the influence of ancient principles of treatment on the further development of medicine. The aim of the work of Student Scientific Club is to write abstracts and reports, to discuss them and to attract the best students of the Club to participate in national and international Olympiads, and scientific conferences. It should be noted that in the period from 2008 to 2019, the participants of Student Scientific Club at the Department of Latin have been the winners of the International Internet Latin Olympiad and the National Student Olympiad in Latin. In addition to this, the members of the Club annually present their research papers at the International Scientific and Practical Congress of Students and Young Scientists called “Topical Issues of Modern Medicine”, one of its sections is held at the Department of Latin.

Topics and main activities of Student Scientific Club

Student Scientific Club activities in the 2008-2019 academic years had a general cultural and linguistic focus. The main tasks of the Club during this period were as follows: 1) to acquaint students with the basic methods, principles and techniques of scientific research on the basis of writing scientific reports on a selected topic; 2) the profound study of ancient society and the search for common features in comparison with the present. The profound study of antiquity and a non-standard glance on its cultural and civilizational achievements allow us to perceive the modernity in a new way, and to understand modern mental and social phenomena; 3) the study of the role of Latin as a metamorphic science in the formation of terminological and conceptual apparatus of natural sciences and medicine; 4) to find out what were the features of Latin in different spheres of public life in Europe; 5) the outline of Latin usage in the territory of modern Ukraine, the study of its role in the development of national education.

The achievements of NSC students:

In May 2009, D. Kavraiskiy won the second place at the International Internet Latin Olympiad.

In November 2009 student Ya. Krulakivskiy took the third place at the National Student Olympiad in Latin.

In 2011, O.  Shumeiko and I. Donchenko won the first place, O. Mitina won the third place at the International Internet Latin Olympiad.

In 2012, I. Momotiuk, N. Plygavko and O. Ostapovsky won the first place and V. Derkach, V. Mostyka, A. Svintsytska, E. Zavadenko won the second place at the International Internet Latin Olympiad.

In 2013, E. Korniyko and O. Ostapko won the first place at the International Internet Latin Olympiad, and R. Nimkovych won the third place at the National Student Olympiad in Latin.

In 2014, A. Kohanskaia won the third place at the National Student Olympiad in Latin.

In 2016, G. Kucherenko and S. Progonov won the third place at the National Student Olympiad in Latin.

In 2017, K. Sorokopud won the second place and K. Samara the third place at the National Student Olympiad in Latin.

In 2018, S. Barnych won the third place at the National Student Olympiad in Latin.

Annually, the members of the Club participate in the International Scientific and Practical Congress of Students and Young Scientists “Actual Problems of Modern Medicine” and present their work at the section “Linguacultural aspects of medical practice”, which operates at the Department of Latin. In November 2019, in the scope of the International Scientific and Practical Conference of Students and Young Scientists “Annual Young Medical Scientists Conference 2019” the meeting of the section “Linguacultural aspects of medical practice” was held. The members of the Club presented their scientific reports, which revealed the issues of cognitive aspects of hematological terms, the modern nomenclature of elements of genetic code, the terminological support of professional activity of a doctor-otolaryngologist, the peculiarities of term formation of names of surgical instruments, the role of Classical languages ​​in the formation of psychiatric terminology, the relevance of the use of the terms of Greek origin in anesthesiology, the ways of nomination of “sacred disease” in the works of Hippocrates and Celsus, and the cognitive aspects of the study of some neurological terms.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the section, the members of the high-ranking jury were representatives of medical and philological departments, including the head of the Department of Latin, associate professor O.G. Kiselova, professor of the Department of Surgical Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Ya.A.  Kulbashna, assistant of the Department of Internal Medicine № 2 N.V.  Bereza, and associate professor of the Department of General Linguistics, Classical Philology and Neohellenistic Studies, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv O.G. Mykhailova.

 

The jury members judged and commented on the presented research reports.

 

The first place was shared by Kateryna Gurska and Andriy Redia from Bogomolets National Medical University (“The Role of Classical Languages ​​in the Formation of Psychiatric Terminology. Differentiation and Comparison of Modern Terminological Systems IDC-10 and DSM 5”) and Andriy Bidenyi from Bogomolets National Medical University (“Modern Nomenclature of Elements of the Genetic Code: Linguopragmatic Aspect”). Scientific adviser – associate professor of the Department of Latin G.D. Malunova.

Artem Natrus and Kateryna Skyba from Bogomolets National Medical University won the second place (“The Cognitive Aspect of Medical Terminology. On the Material of Hematological Terms”). Scientific adviser – the head of the Department of Latin, associate professor O.G. Kiselova.

The third place was shared by Yaroslav Popovych from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (“Methods of nomination of “sacred diseases” in the works of Hippocrates and Celsus”. Scientific adviser – associate professor O.G. Mykhailova) and Iryna Garmash from Kharkiv National Medical University (“The relevance of the use of terms of Greek origin in anesthesiology”. Scientific adviser – Т.А. Novikova.