• О. M. Kusa Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Ключові слова: educational process, educational and professional program, student, health


The issue of health-care personnel’s preservation of health is extremely urgent today. Especially now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the modern health care sector requires significant expenditure of psychophysical resources of medical professionals, given the need to perform their professional duties at different times of the day and with different degrees of mental and physical exertion. Therefore, starting from the student years, it is important to organize the educational process with special attention to mental, physical and social well-being of each student in particular.

During university years, students begin to realize the importance of their own health. Even if students care about their health, they pay attention to its physical component, but psychological and social health is not given a proper place in the system of their values. With age, a personal concern for own health increases significantly. At the same time some contradictions arise, as with growing up the behavioral activity, which provides its support, and strengthening, decreases. In addition, the period of reduced activity is the result of psychological mechanisms of self-defense, in particular, to mask personal experiences related to health.

The content of educational and professional programs of medical specialties purposefully and indirectly influences the formation of individual and professional values, the leading place among which is rightly occupied by health concerns. The level of education of medical students, which is obtained by mastering integrated, general and professional competencies, significantly depends on their personal lifestyle choices and habits that affect the preservation of their own mental and physical health.

The level of working capacity of students depends on a set of different factors: daily routine, nutrition, rest, sleep, the presence of unfavorable conditions for mental work, the level of compliance with the rules of culture of mental behavior, according to age. Emphasizes the health benefits of outdoor activities.

The use of information technology in education, of course, significantly increases the efficiency of the educational process, optimizing the assimilation of educational material. However, with each passing day, there is a growing need to create a specific security system in education to predict and monitor the impact of information technology on the health of students as there is a probable threat to health due to excessive use of computers and other household appliances with different types of electromagnetic radiation.

The formation of a value attitude to own health is an important component of the educational process in higher medical educational institutions, which was emphasized in this article. The problem of value attitude to own health is of great importance in modern research and practice of organizing the educational activities of student youth. A young person’s attitude to own health depends on a number of factors, including age, social status and level of education. It is the medical students’ deep awareness of the specifics of mental and physical health, factors of pathogenic influence on their condition is an effective feature in formation of the value attitude to their own health and has a significant impact on their daily behavior, building a trajectory of maintaining their own health in future professional activities.

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