Partial resumption of contact teaching in compliance with strict hygiene measures for foreign students
On 19 May 2020, contact teaching for general medicine students studying in English at the Medical Faculty of Masaryk University was partially resumed in compliance with hygiene measures and with the use of protective equipment.
The subject which has resumed is nursing, in which practical skills are acquired and which therefore could not be fully implemented in online form. Students can therefore prepare for professional internships and clinical practice. Students have already mastered the theoretical foundations of online teaching and are now practising skills that will help them with the daily management of patient care. The pictures show students in the second year of the General Medicine study program who were in the Czech Republic during the pandemic.
Dear students, we are very happy that you are back in the classroom, and we will do our best to ensure that you are well prepared to perform activities in clinical practice and be able to improve your knowledge and skills for use in patient care.
First students to experience team-based learning as an alternative to frontal teaching
Team-based learning (TBL), translated as team-based learning, is a collaborative learning method defined as "active learning in small groups through opportunities to apply contextual knowledge in a sequence of activities involving individual and team work and through immediate feedback". In the world, it has been in use since the 1970s, but in the Czech Republic it is still rather an exception. At the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University, students could experience it in the recent past through special lectures organised in the premises of SIMU, but since the new academic year, the Theoretical Foundations of Clinical Medicine II seminar for fourth-year students of general medicine is based on the TBL concept. Dr. Tamara Skříšovská, who plays the role of a content expert or clinical expert in the lessons, and Martina Bruzlová, a master's student, as a facilitator, will explain its innovative character. Such staffing is one of the aspects that characterise TBL seminars.
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Act of Rememberance for body donors was held this year in the renovated ceremonial hall of the Central Cemetery
The sixth annual Act of Rememberance for Body Donors filled the renovated ceremonial hall of the Central Cemetery. Czech Television also filmed the event.