A lecture from professor Cecilia Brassett „From pupil to professional: The role of anatomy in the journey of a medical student in Cambridge“ was held on 10th December as part of the Kick-Off Meeting of the project with an acronym LEANBODY.
Professor Brasett from University of Cambridge, who is one of the participants of the project, mentioned a few important aspects of educating future doctors. Some of the first and most important things students of Medicine come into contact with are lessons of Anatomy.
The aim of the three-year ERASMUS+ „LEAN in Medical Education: Reaching for Quality Management Tools to Teach Human Effectively in a Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Space“ is to increase the quality of education in the field of Anatomy at the University of Pécs, Zagreb and Brno according to the concept used at Cambridge University and Karolinska Institutet.
The increase in the number of international medical students in Eastern European countries was not sufficiently reflected in the number of pedagogical staff. The long-term increase in workload of academics leads to high degree of overload and higher levels of stress for not only academic personnel but also students. The career of a doctor itself is associated with a relatively high risk of endangering mental health and causing correlated chronic diseases. The project focuses on Anatomy, which is a key course taught in the first years of studies, where students should gain skills for effective dealing with higher risks of stress connected to studies of Medicine from the beginning. The key outcome of the project should be a handbook “How to manage teaching courses of Anatomy for internationalised and sustainable education of Medicine”. The outcomes will also be shared with other anatomical departments in involved countries (Hungary, Croatia and Czech Republic).
In addition to further improving the quality of Anatomy teaching, FM MU will benefit from establishing cooperation with prestigious scientific institutions (University of Cambridge and Karolinska Institutet), which are partners of the project with the budget of 269 000 EUR. The coordinator of the project is University of Pécs.