IMPROVING THE TEACHING OF THE ELECTIVE COURSE "URGENT ISSUES OF CARDIOLOGY" IN THE SIXTH YEAR OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE OF THE IVANO- FRANKIVSK NATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
This article highlights the main components of the curriculum of the elective discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology" of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University for students of the 6th year of the medical faculty. The results of students' mastery of integral, general, professional competencies according to the educational and professional program "Medicine", second (master's) level are provided. The importance of using innovative technologies in independent extracurricular work to ensure a high level of the educational process is highlighted. The purpose of teaching the academic discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology", the method of organizing practical classes using all types of teaching methods recommended for higher education, the basic knowledge and skills that a student acquires when learning the materials of the discipline are clarified. The article emphasizes the importance of using various teaching methods recommended for higher education (explanatory and illustrative, reproductive, problem presentation, heuristic, research) when conducting practical classes, according to the approved thematic plan. The discipline is aimed at students achieving the corresponding learning outcomes reflected in this article. The optimal combination of modern technologies, work in educational and practical centers of the university, the development of clinical thinking focused on deepening knowledge and skills in the study of the pathology of the cardiovascular system are the main goals of studying the elective discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology".
Aim. Establish new opportunities and analyze the main provisions of the discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology" to improve the assimilation and further use of the acquired knowledge and skills by students.
Materials and methods. According to the curriculum, teaching of the discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology" is carried out in the 6th year of the medical faculty during the XI-XII semester. The program on "Urgent issues of cardiology" in the 6th year involves the study of the basics of cardiology, while the emphasis is on the study of etiology, pathogenesis, clinic, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the main and the most common diseases of the cardiovascular system. The subject of study of the academic discipline is the improvement and expansion of knowledge about diseases of the circulatory system.
Results. The teaching of the elective discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology" is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the educational and professional program "Medicine" of the second (master's) level of higher education, work and training programs of the elective discipline. When studying the discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology", all types of teaching methods recommended for higher education are used. The discipline is aimed at students achieving appropriate learning outcomes.
Conclusions. Taking into account the specifics of a doctor's professional activity, the need to improve and optimize the educational process of the selective discipline "Urgent issues of cardiology" is aimed at the formation of a competent person who is able to solve professional problems in non-standard circumstances. This discipline provides the future doctor with the knowledge and skills to suspect, diagnose and prescribe individual treatment, according to modern guidelines and recommendations, for the treatment of the main diseases of the cardiovascular system.
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