Internship in Germany

Associate Professor of the Department of Children’s Infectious Diseases Alina Zaretska took part in a 2-week internship on the improvement and development of medical education in Ukraine.

On the basis of Munich University named after Ludwig Maximilian (LMU) participants got acquainted with the 6-step model of curriculum development – the Kern cycle and together in groups developed approximate curricula of disciplines and courses.

The teachers learned how to use the following tools: “Clinical Case Discussion” – step-by-step discussion, “Virtual Patient” – virtual patients on the CASUS platform, “Concept maps” – conceptual maps of differential diagnosis.

At the Charité University Clinic (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin) they got acquainted with the features of the educational program (from the first year of study, students in various disciplines are involved in working in the clinic with an annual increase in the clinical load) and the concept of mapping training programs with the integration of virtual patients in training with the help of LOOOP share (Learning Opportunities, Objectives and Outcomes Platform). This system improved students’ motivation to study and, as a result, the competence of graduates.

In turn, the participants from Ukraine shared their experience and features of the national medical school.