Practical clinical training | Дніпровський інститут медицини та громадського здоров'я

Practical clinical training

The general training load includes time for conducting the lectures, seminars practical and laboratory classes, consultations, practices, self-study and individual work as well as all kinds of control activities (such as credits, exams etc).

Starting from the second year of study, the students undergo practical clinical training in hospital departments.

The practical course “Patients’ care” is carried out in the second year of study and consists of three sections:

– ” Patients’ care in the therapeutic department”,

-” Patients’ care in the pediatric department”

– ” Patients’ care in the surgical department”.

The total amount of hours, assigned for the practical course is 150 hours.

The practical course “Nursing practice” is carried out in the third year of study and consists of three sections. The total amount of hours is 90 hours. Nursing practice is conducted in in-patient departments of hospitals.

Practical course “The practical training in in-patient departments” consists of performed after the 4-th year of study in summer period.

Practical course “The practical training in out-patient departments” is comprises of 150 hours and is held after the 5-th year of study in summer period.

For 2 years (from the 4-th up to the 6-th year of study inclusive), except of practice, the students study clinical disciplines in the mode of a clinical rotation. At each clinical practical lesson, the student studies patient’s clinical case with an appropriate pathology. At the end of each cycle, the student is supposed to be ready with patient medical record, which is done on the basis of the real patient’s examination. The practical part in the study of clinical disciplines is not less than 25%.


A student has to perform the following practical skills at the certification:

General competence:

– Knowledge of the subject area and occupational content understanding.

-The ability to select the strategy of communication; ability to work in a team; interpersonal interaction skills.

-Ability to communicate in their native language both orally and in writing; ability to communicate in a second language.

-Skillful use of information and communication technologies.

-Ability to apply knowledge in practical situations.

-Ability to assess and ensure the quality of work.

-Ability to decide on tasks and responsibilities taken.

-Ability to act socially responsible and socially conscious.

-The desire to preserve the environment.

Special professional competence:

-The ability to establish preliminary clinical diagnosis of disease.

-Skills in collecting patient information.

-Ability to evaluate the results of laboratory and instrumental studies.

-Ability to define the principles and nature of treatment.

-Ability to diagnose urgent conditions.

-Ability to determine the tactics of emergency medical care

-Skills for emergency medical care.

-The ability to determine the tactics of physiological childbirth and the postpartum period.

-Ability to plan preventive and anti-epidemic measures on infectious diseases.

-Ability to perform examination efficiently.

-Ability to conduct activities for the organization and integration of care.

-Ability to conduct measures to ensure the quality and safety of health care.

-Ability to conduct marketing medical services.

The essential component of further study is training in  internship.

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