Peculiarities of teaching clinical microbiology to foreign resident physicians

Keywords: postgraduate education, lecture material, thematic cycles.


The article describes the experience of teaching clinical microbiology to foreign interns at the stage of postgraduate training. The principles of structuring the lecture material to suit the profile of doctors-residents and the requirements for conducting practical classes are described. The purpose of the work is discussion the peculiarities of teaching clinical microbiology for foreign residents’ physicians at the present stage of education. The curriculum for teaching clinical microbiology to foreign residents is divided into thematic cycles. It is problem-oriented and is based on specific clinical situations. At the department lecturing on clinical microbiology is conducted according to thematic cycles. For clinical interns, 30 lectures and 10 hours of practical training were allocated. To monitor the perception of lectures by specialists, interactive training is used. Such basis to the study of the topic allows us to logically approach the study of the problem, take part in its discussion. Lectures play a leading role in the training of health professionals. The main task of introducing a series of lectures on clinical microbiology is to introduce young specialists the innovative methods of laboratory diagnosis of diseases, the etiological and starting point of which are microorganisms. Employees of the department actively develop, implement and expand thematic plans for resident physicians. Carrying out practical classes to residents-foreigners is necessarily based on an individual approach to residents with a mandatory account of their specialization profile. The experience of training clinical residents for the specialty “Clinical Microbiology” is planned to be included in the draft curriculum for residency.


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How to Cite
Ivanova, S., Tretyakov, M., & Makats, Y. (2018). Peculiarities of teaching clinical microbiology to foreign resident physicians. Reports of Vinnytsia National Medical University, 22(2), 350-352.