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In the definition of learning outcomes, Faculty of Medicine University of Niš abided by the following principles:

  • Learning outcomes of different levels of study are related to the Dublin descriptors;
  • For the study programs in the field of medical sciences, the competences acquired within the study programs educating doctors of medicine, doctors of dentistry, and masters of pharmacy were taken over as the accepted study program outcomes from the respective international professional associations:

http://www.wfme.org

http://www.amse-med.eu/documents/EuropeanSpecifications.pdf

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2005:255:0022:0142:en:PDF

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/consleg/2005/L/02005L0036-20070101-en.pdf

http://www.dsam.dk/flx/english/the_european_definition_of_general_practice

  • The system and form of grading were harmonized per each course, enabling the achievement of all learning outcomes for a course or module as a structural unit of the curriculum;
  • Development of the strategy of teaching and learning is oriented towards the achievement of learning outcomes.

 

Learning outcomes provided by the structure of the study program integrated academic studies of medicine enable the acquisition of Knowledge (K), Skills (S) and Attitudes/Behaviors (AB) in the following competence (outcome) categories:

  1. Integration of basic sciences into medicine;
  2. Integration of clinical knowledge and skills into patient management/care;
  3. Interpersonal and communication skills;
  4. Professionalism;
  5. Organization and systemic approach to medicine;
  6. Continuing education and career progress.

 

 

COMPETENCE

INTEGRATION OF BASIC SCIENCES INTO MEDICINE

Institutional learning outcomes

Knowledge (K),

Skills (S)

Attitudes/Behaviors (AB)

1. Knowledge of the normal structure of the human body (cellular tissues and organs) K1
2. Knowledge of the normal function of the human body (cellular tissues and organs) K2
3. Knowledge of the nature of agents and mechanisms leading to the changes in structure and function of the organism K3
4. Knowledge of the nature and course of changes of function produced by etiological agents and mechanisms (pathophysiology) of the body K4
5. Knowledge of the nature and course of changes of structure produced by etiological agents and mechanisms (pathologic anatomy) of the body K5
6. Knowledge of the use of laboratory techniques in disease or health problem identification K6
7. Knowledge of the action, metabolism, and toxic effects of drugs K7
8. Knowledge of the therapeutic use of drugs K8
9. Knowledge of normal growth and development K9
10. Knowledge of the principles of health promotion and disease prevention K10
11. Knowledge of patient reactions/responses to diseases K11
12. Knowledge of the principles and concepts constituting normal behavior and mental disease K12
13. Knowledge of the process of aging K13
14. Knowledge of the principles of reproduction, including fertility and conception, pregnancy and delivery K14
 
 
 

COMPETENCE

INTEGRATION OF CLINICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS INTO PATIENT MANAGEMENT/CARE

Institutional learning outcomes

Knowledge (K),

Skills (S)

Attitudes/Behaviors (AB)

1. Ability to perform a satisfactory physical examination S1
2. Ability to take a satisfactory patient history S2
3. Ability to use patient history data, physical examination data, and lab test results in health problem identification S3
4. Ability to formulate appropriate differential diagnosis S4
5. Ability to formulate an appropriate patient management plan (diagnostic, therapeutic, and prevention strategies) in various diseases and health problems S5
6. Ability to follow-up disease course, with appropriate management plan revisions S6
7. Ability to perform routine technical procedures specific for particular fields of medicine S7
8. Ability to document clinical examination of a patient S8
9. Ability to apply the principles and concepts constituting normal behavior and mental disease S9
10. Ability to diagnose and be involved in the management of patients with mental diseases S10
11. Ability to use drugs therapeutically in patient management S11
12. Ability to recognize normal growth and development S12
13. Ability to recognize a relatioship between health and disease, patient and his environment S13
14. Ability to apply psychosocial principles and concepts in health care services S14
15. Ability to apply principles and techniques of prevention and health preservation in health care services S15
16. Ability to use lab methods appropriately to identify various diseases and health problems S16
17. Ability to recognize the patients with life-threatening conditions S17
18. Knowledge of the methods to alleviate patient pain and suffering S18
19. Ability to apply the principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical decision-making S19
20. Ability to interpret the information obtained by taking patient history, or by clinical and lab examinations in particular areas of clinical medicine S20
21. Ability to adopt therapeutic protocols based on the current knowledge of medicine (primarily for internal, surgical, and psychiatric acute and chronic diseases) S21
 
 
 

COMPETENCE

INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Institutional learning outcomes

Knowledge (K),

Skills (S)

Attitudes/Behaviors (AB)

1. Ability to demonstrate the skills of effective doctor-patient interaction S22
2. Ability to use appropriate communication skills in patient history taking, diagnosis, and implementation of an effective therapeutic plan S23
3. Ability to communicate effectively with the colleagues, patients, and their families, without any language, culture, racial or lifestyle prejudices S24
4. Ability to observe the patient’s right to refuse treatment or any involvement in teaching or research activities S25
5. Ability to treat patient information as confidential, in accordance with the professional code of ethics, revealing them without patient consent only in exceptional circumstances (if there is a risk for the patient or others) S26
6. Ability to collect and arrange information, involving IT use S27
7. Communication   competence covering written & oral interactions, in one of the leading EU languages S28
 
 
 

COMPETENCE

PROFESSIONALISM

Institutional learning outcomes

Knowledge (K),

Skills (S)

Attitudes/Behaviors (AB)

1. Ability to use humanistic values in health care AB1
2. Ability to collaborate with other health professionals in health care services AB2
3. Ability to observe dignity, privacy, and professional confidence in health care AB3
4. Ability to interact effectively with patients, colleagues, and other health professionals from different cultural backgrounds AB4
 
 
 

COMPETENCE

ORGANIZATION AND SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO MEDICINE

Institutional learning outcomes

Knowledge (K),

Skills (S)

Attitudes/Behaviors (AB)

1. Ability to apply the concepts and principles of primary management and family medicine in health care S28
2. Ability to implement health promotion and disease prevention principles S30
3. Ability to implement principles of cost-effectiveness in health care S31
4. Knowledge of different health care systems, including social, economical and political dimensions K15
5. Understanding of the need and value of consultation and referral of patients to different specialists in health care K16
6. Knowledge of the ethical and legal issues relevant for the practice of medicine  K17
 
 
 

COMPETENCE

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CAREER PROGRESS

Institutional learning outcomes

Knowledge (K),

Skills (S)

Attitudes/Behaviors (AB)

1. Recognition of the need for continuing education during the professional career and up-to-date knowledge in the field AB5
2. Ability to recognize one’s own educational needs and to use adequate educational resources AB6
3. Ability to evaluate critically medical literature S32
4. Ability to plan, design, implement and develop research studies K18
 

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