The role and place of the optional course at the Chair of Forensic Medicine in the professional training of medical university students
Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus
Vestnik VGMU. 2016;15(6):99-103.
This article deals with the goals and objectives of the optional course at the Chair of Forensic Medicine of VSMU. This optional course with a deeper studying of specific issues of forensic medicine allows tocreate student’s individual educational trajectory. The optional course includes delivering lectures, conducting practical classes on such themes as forensic medical examination of injuries caused by shot-gun shots; application of genotype identification methods; principles of making and formulation of medicolegal diagnosis and expert’s conclusions; special questions of determining the time of death, and others.
Methods used for teaching additional issues of forensic medicine while studying the curriculum of this optional course provide an individual approach, enable students’ professional competence development.
The variety of the optional course topics is designed to emphasize the medical orientation of forensic medicine with the elements of professionalizing, to broaden and deepen students’ professional knowledge in the chosen field of their future professional activity.
Key words: optional course, motivation to study, forensic medicine.
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Information about authors:
Denisenko A.G. – Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor Chair of Pathological Anatomy with the course of forensic medicine, Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University.