Department of ophthalmology
EDUCATIONAL AND METHODICAL WORK
Person in charge: Salata Pavlo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology, phone number 091 805 39 33 (text on Viber), email of the department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational and methodical work is a priority direction of the Department of Ophthalmology in training modern highly qualified medical personnel for Ukraine and many countries of the world.
Guided by the principles of the The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), the department’s employees pay considerable attention to the implementation of European standards for the training of young specialists. The main forms of organization of the educational process are lectures, practical classes, consultations, as well as independent work of students. Students get acquainted with various forms of pathology of the visual analyzer and clinical approaches to their treatment, master the ability to diagnose and provide emergency care for eye injuries, sudden loss of vision, and acute inflammatory processes of the conjunctiva, cornea, and choroid.
In order to methodically support the educational process, to carry out current and final control of the level of knowledge, the department has a sufficient storage of situational problems and multiple choice questions for all sections of the ophthalmology course in Ukrainian and English, as well as “A” format tests for preparation for passing the licensed exam “KROK-2” (“STEP-2”), which are used in each lesson to assess the current and final level of knowledge. Since 2008, English-language teaching has been introduced at the department (responsible – associate professor O.I. Kurylina). Methodological recommendations for practical classes and lectures were developed and published. The list of recommended English-language literature on ophthalmology has been defined. The development of methodical materials, lectures and practical classes with English-speaking students involved teachers who are fluent in English or have a certificate of courses from the Department of Foreign Languages of NMU: professors D.G. Zhaboyedov, R.L. Skrypnyk, O.P. Vitovska, associate professor Kurylina O.I., and assistant professors Komarova T.M., Ivnev B.B., Yefimova Yu.V., and Pavlenko D.O.
Multimedia presentations, spreadsheets, slides are shown at the lectures based on the problem-based principle, which are read by the head of the department, professors and assistant professors, patients are invited, video materials are viewed on the methods of research of the organ of vision, modern medical technologies and operative interventions, and color educational atlases are shown.
Practical classes in ophthalmology at the department are held with students of stomatological, medical faculties No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and the faculty of training doctors for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the medical and psychological faculty, graduate students, masters, interns, clinical residents. Computer programs are widely used to learn the material, patients with complex visual impairments are demonstrated at practical classes, practical skills and progressive methods of treatment are developed.
A significant amount of attention is paid at the department to the organization of students’ independent extracurricular work, for which such forms as curation of patients in the clinic, solving situational problems, independent mastering of research methods, preparation of essays and presentations and their defense in practical classes are actively used. This allows students to learn the necessary skills, to deepen the acquired knowledge. For methodical support of students’ independent extracurricular work, the department has developed methodical materials for preparation for practical classes and for the “KROK-2” license integrated assessment.