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TEMPUS MUMEENA Closing Conference 3-4th September 2014, Milan, Italy

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The Tempus Project Closing Conference “Modernizing Undergraduate   Medical Education in EU Eastern Neighbouring Area” – took place on 3rd–4th, 2014 of September at UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.

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   The PCIT MUMEENA teams from medical schools of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan with participation of Medical Universities representatives of Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Spain took part in final Conference. Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University as  an one of the stakeholders of the Project was presented by Vice-rector Prof.,Hanna Ersteniuk, coordinator of the Project Assoc.Prof., Gennadiy Strutynsky, Assoc. Prof. Olga Burak, Head of the Department of ECTS and EQM, Assoc.Prof., Vasyl Kapechuk. The main issues that were discussed at the Conference: the financial support of the final stage of the Project, evaluation andquality of implementation MUMEENAPrograms and further strategies towards further prolongation of Project.

Main Achievements of IFNMU in Implementing MUMEENA Project

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On 8th-9th July 2014 in the Conference Hall of the University Academic Senate (2, Halytska Str., Central Building) was held the seminar “Main Achievements of IFNMU in Implementing MUMEENA Project”

Among the participants and the honorable guest there wereElaine Brock (TEMPUS MUMEENA Finance Manager, Leeds UK),Dr Anne-Marie Reid (TEMPUS MUMEENA co-ordinator, Leeds, UK) and IFNMU teaching staff.

First Pro-Rector Hanna Ersteniuk greeted all the present participants. Pro-Rector for Science and Educational Work (International Relations) S.F. Kobets presented IFNMU as one of the oldest and the most successful universities of Prykarpattia.

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Social Medicine and HCO Oryna Detsyk spoke on the approaches to studying palliative and hospice care in the higher educational establishments.

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Prof. of the Department of Medicine No.2 Viktoriia Miiziuk, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Internal Diseases Tetiana Dzvonkovska, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Assistant Prof. of the Department of General Surgery Markiian Piuryk shared their experience in conducting CBCR classes in IFNMU medical students.

Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Prof. of the Department of Social Medicine and HCO focused on approaches to the research skills development.

Chief of the Educational Centre for Teachers, Doctor of Medical Sciences Prof. Valentyna Dzvonkovska together with the teacher from the Department of Linguistics Viktoriia Vysochan reported the issues and aspects for the development of IFNMU Educational Centre for Teachers.

At the end of the seminar everybody had the opportunity to visit Educational Centre “Dentistry” (17, Nezalezhnosti Str.)

On the second day of the conference Ms Elaine Brock met with the MUMEENA team at the University to discuss how the MUMEENA budget was being spent and to outline opportunities for future developments. Dr Anne-Marie Reid provided a workshop with staff and students to discuss how to build on the current foundations of Faculty Development and student education through modern learning and teaching methodologies.

A tour of the Educational Centre "Medicine" was conducted by the Dean who demonstrated the excellent practical and bedside teaching in the centre.

TEMPUS MUMEENA Closing Conference, 1st-3rd July, 2014

The Tempus Project Closing Conference “TEMPUS MUMEENA – Celebrating achievements and looking to the future of Medical Education in Eastern Europe” – took place on 1st July – 3rd July, 2014 at the Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi (Georgia).

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The Conference was focused on main achievements during project implementation and further strategies towards further improvement of medical education in Georgia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan partner medical schools. Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University as one of the project partners was represented by the First Pro-Rector Prof. Hanna Ersteniuk, Project Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Gennadiy Strutynsky, Chief of Educational Department Mykola Ivantsiv and Chief of Department of ESTC and Education Monitoring Department Assoc. Prof. Vasyl Kapechuk.

THE EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTING THE MUMEENA PROJECT IN IFNMU: according to the conference materials, 28/04/2014, Yaremche

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On the 28thApril 2014 washeldtheannualscientific and practicalconference “The Experience in Implementing the Credit-and-Modular System of Organizing Educational Process in Prykarpattia Higher Educational Establishments of the III-IV Accreditation Levels” dedicated to the experience achieved by IFNMU lecturers within the frameworks of the EU TEMPU SMUMEENA project.

     Special interest andlively discussion among the conference participants was caused by the speakers’ presentations on the case based clinical reasoning (CBCR) development in students at the departments of Internal Medicine No.2 (Assoc. Prof. V. Miziuk), Propaedeutics (Assoc. Prof. T. Dzvonkovska), General Surgery (Assoc. Prof. I. Dmytriv) and on the research skills development at the department of Social Medicine (Assoc. Prof. O. Samotovka), accompanied by a video demonstration of the conducted classes.

     In the conference theses, published under the Tempus program sponsorship, there are presented the results gained by university staff in the following directions: development of the experience in implementing the credit-and-modular system of study, development of case based clinical reasoning (CBCR) and research skills (RSC), realization of the integrated program of training medical faculties’ students in order for them to master practical skills and methods, organization and effectiveness of the educational and practical centers’ activity, and the experience in improving the postgraduate training of specialists.

Modernising Undergraduate Medical Education in the EU Eastern Neighbouring

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Modernising Undergraduate Medical Education in the EU Eastern Neighbouring

 

Since 2011 Ivano-FrankivskNationalMedicalUniversity is involved in international project TEMPUS ″Modernising Undergraduate Medical Education in the EU Eastern Neighbouring Area (MUMEENA″ in the framework of TEMPUS EACEA 32/2010. Project № 516664-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-UK-TEMPUS-JPCR.  Address of  the site http://www.mumeena.eu/index.html

36-month project  involving four European medical schools ,  six universities  and three institutions (National Ministries  and Accreditation Agencies)  from the three partner countries (10.2011-10.2014).  Countries - participants: Great Britain (Leeds), Netherlands (Utrecht),  Spain (Granada) and  Italy (Milan), Ukraine, Azerbaijan andGeorgia.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of undergraduate medical education in the partner countries ,  particularly in Ukraine , to ensure its compliance with the principles and objectives of the Bologna Process  and international standards to integrate Ukrainian medical education in the single European educational space.

The specific objectives of the project

  • Create or update standardshigher medical education
  • Modernization of the integrated curriculum for  doctors at undergraduate stage in Azerbaijan,  Georgia and Ukraine  by improving existing and introducing new teaching, training and appraisal approaches  within individual subjects and modules (samples) (the example of Social Medicine; Geriatrics (Senior people medicine);  early mastering of clinical  reasoning  and  clinical skills;   formation  research skills )  in accordance with international standards AMEE/WFME
  • Professional development of teaching staff  by creating  Teacher Training Centers inevery partner country to ensure sustainable infrastructure of modernization process
  • Distribution of modernization model of medical education, among other countries of Eastern Neighbouring Area.

Objectives of the project :

  • Upgrading of education standards in accordance with current approaches in the European education area 
  • Modernization of the curriculum

 Early introduting of practical classes on the development of  Clinical Reasoning (Case Based Clinical Reasoning)

Itensifiedstudy of gerontology (creation and implementation of an integrated cross-cutting program of study of Gerontology and Geriatrics)

Training Students of methodology of Research, future physicians' development research skills

The new philosophy of mastering of students'  practical skills

  • Establishment and functioning of training center for teachers 

Project participants :  Consortium of Medical Universities : Great Britain ( Leeds Institute of Medical Education , Italy ( Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan ), Spain (University of Granada ),  Netherlands  ( Medical Faculty, Utrecht University ), Ukraine ( Bogomolets National Medical University ,  Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University ),  Testing Center at the Ministry of Health Ukraine (Ukraine),  Georgia  ( Tblisi State Medical University ,  Tblisi State University ), Azerbaijan  ( Azerbaijan Medical University ,  Nakhchivan State University).

CONTACTS and MANAGEMENT of MUMEENAPROJECT

Management team inIFNMU

1. Rozhko Mykola, UniversityRector, professor, ph..+380342-784194,

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2.Ersteniuk Anna, UniversityFirst Vice-Rector, professor,

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3. Vakaliuk Igor, professor, Vice-Rector for Research,ph.+380342-537984,

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4.Strutynsky Gennadiy, lecturer, project Coordinator,  ph. +38050-3386930,

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Working Group №1 (Gerontology і Geriatrics, development of cross-cutting integrated curriculum)

1. Ersteniuk Anna, UniversityFirst Vice-Rector, professor, ph..+380342-784194

2. Ivantsiv Mykola, HeadUniversity ofTrainingDepartment,  ph. +38 0-3422 2-33-15

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3.Kapechuk Vasil, Head of University ECTS Department, ph. +38095-8216799,                                                                                                                       e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. Detsyk Oryna, professor, HeadofSocial Medicine,  Health Care Organization andHealth Law Department, ph. +380342-527-111,  e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5.Samotovka Olga, lecturerofSocial Medicine Department,

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Working Group №2 (Development of Clinical Reasoning, research skills, ability to research

1. Vakaliuk Igor, professor, Vice-Rector for Research, ph.+380342-537984, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.Samotovka Olga, lecturerofSocial Medicine Department, +38050-5210511б,

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2. Miziuk Victoria, lecturerof Hospital Therapy Department, ph. +38050-4330181, e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3.Dmitrov Iryna, General Surgery Department, ph.+38050-8687460   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. Romash Nadia, lecturer, Propaedeutics Department, ph. +380992667819, e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5.Yakubovska Iryna, lecturer of Internal Medicine №2 Department,ph. +380342537984

6.Dzvonkovska Tatiana, lecturerof Propaedeutics Department,ph. +38050-2918131, e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Working Group №3 (Teachers Training Center)

 1. Ersteniuk Anna, UniversityFirst Vice-Rector, professor, ph..+380342508009

2. Vakaliuk Igor, professor, Vice-Rector for Research, ph.+380342-537984,

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3.Dzvonkovska Valentine, professor ofPropaedeutics Department, Head of Training Centre, ph. +38050-2918131, e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Lessons Planfor teachers for 2014 annexed PDF:

Part 1

Part 2

Practical classes on development of CBCR in Project MUMEENA on the chair of internal medicine № 2

The department of internal medicine № 2 of  Ivano -Frankivsk National Medical University in the framework of the «MUMEENA» on 15.11.2013r . the lesson as " business game " was conducted , where the students acted as "doctors ." Subject of the lesson - "Pain in the chest ."

The survey of students showed that this method is liked by 100 % of respondents, 98% of respondents believe that this type of studies should be conducted twice a month, and 94% - every week.
With this method, the students will develop clinical thinking and their  practical skills will certainly be used in subsequent careers. We, in turn, believe that sharing experiences with our foreign colleagues , will promote national medical education.

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MUMEENA – practical classes on CBCR at the department of Propaedeutics of Internal Medicine

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Within the frameworks of the project MUMEENA of the program Tempus on the 19th April 2014 at the department of Propaedeutics of Internal Medicine under the guidance of Associate Professor N.I. Romash there was conducted a practical class for the 3rd-year students, Group 5 aimed at forming the bases of clinical thinking. The class was dedicated to the examining CBCR case “50 years old man with acute chest pain”. One of the students was performing the role of a peer-teacher; she conducted the practical class on her own. Under her supervision the students held questionnaires, examination, percussion, and palpation of the patient’s chest, auscultation, they also performed the analysis of the laboratory and instrumental indices, analyzed his ECG and coronarography results. Each student had a folder with the hand-out material. Solving of situational tasks was conducted by the students’ assessing of each other. The class was extremely dynamic with the high activity of students, who demonstrated good level of knowledge and strong motivation. At the class there were present the Head of the Department Doctor of Med. Sci. Prof. V.Ye. Neiko and Assoc. Prof. I.V. Tymkiv.