Teaching Course of General Surgery to English-Speaking Students According to European Credit Transfer System
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general surgery
teaching
European Credit Transfer System

Abstract

The article discusses possible ways of implementing the course of General Surgery when teaching English-speaking students in terms of ECTS. Building an effective educational process, while teaching propaedeutic course of general surgery to English-speaking students, has certain difficulties. They are caused by both lack of practical and academic medical experience and the language barrier when communicating with patients. At the Department of General Surgery and Military Medicine in ONMU the organizational, informational and methodological work were carried out to improve the provision of the quality and efficiency of learning involving primarily students’ independent work expecting a teacher to organize the educational process effectively and create the conditions aimed at student’s motivation to educate themselves. At the department there are available many textbooks and other teaching and learning materials prepared by our staff in English. When providing the students with the tasks to prepare, the teacher emphasizes the important aspects of the topic and recommends additional literature for in-depth study of an issue. Thus, the organization of educational process at the Department of General Surgery according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulative System (ECTS) contributes to more adequate and thorough study of the subject and practical skills. Working with the teacher using individually optimized format of cooperation “student and teacher”, especially in small groups, allows us to use the study time more efficiently. 
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Drobkov A.L., Davidov D.M., Kadochnikov V.S. et al. Teaching General Surgery for English-speaking students in terms of credit-modular system. Visnyk Vinnytskoho natsionalnoho medychnoho universytetu. 2014; 1(1)18: 273-275.

Drobkov A.L., Davidov D.M., Kadochnikov V.S. et al. Improving the effectiveness of teaching at the Department of General Surgery under the conditions of credit-modular system. Visnyk Vinnytskoho natsionalnoho medychnoho universytetu. 2014; 1(1)18: 261-263.

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