Under the current education schedule, the dermatology block consists of 3 weeks. In the first week, lectures and problem-based learning will be held through Zoom. Schedule with Zoom links are uploaded to the Moodle.
4th block 7 th of December – 8th of January 2021
On the first day of the practical training, which begins in the second week, we gather in the upstairs hall at 8:15 in the morning. Here are the lockers. You can get a cloak and mask for the exercise at the counter. Hand disinfection is mandatory before and after the practices, and all students are expected to follow current epidemiological rules according to current rector’s instructions.
Those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have not healed from the infection within six months require a COVID-19 rapid test on a weekly basis.
In the upstairs hall, you will always find the current timetable, outpatient and class practice schedule on the student bulletin board.
Given the epidemiological situation, the theoretical part of the exams takes place online, and the practical exams are taken in person at the end of the practical week.
In the second week of the shifts, we will hold a study competition, with the first three best scoring students being rewarded by waiving the practical exam. The other students are required to take a practical exam by the bedside during the second week of the block. If the practical exam is successful, then only the theoretical online exam needs to be taken on the given exam day, at the end of the block. If the practical or theoretical exam fails or someone does not take part, you have the opportunity to take the exam with the next block.
Applications for the theoretical exam are made through the Neptun system. The zoom link of the theoretical exam is delivered to the candidates on the day of the exam, also with the help of the Neptun system.
IN THE CASE OF POSITIVE COVID PCR TEST RESULTS
According to the newest regulations of the University and the Department, every student must stay in quarantine for at least 10 days in the case of a positive PCR test result!
After 10 days, if there are no clinical signs of any infection, a negative PCR test result is required before attending the practical training with patient contact. The regulations above are also obligatory for high-risk contacts of PCR-positive students!
High-risk contacts are students, patients, or colleagues who were within 2 meters of an infected person for more than 10 minutes without wearing face masks on both sides (e.g., drinking coffee, smoking, having breakfast or lunch, attending a pub together). Please be aware that wearing a face mask is strictly obligatory during the practical training, inside the building, and in crowded outdoor places as well.
BEHAVIOUR OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT
The epidemic is most prevalent among younger people. The corona virus spreads rapidly and easily in communities, dormitories, and bars. Therefore, the same guidance and advice on the use of masks to protect against and limit the spread of the virus are highly recommended during the social life as well.
CONSEQUENCES OF BEING UNABLE TO ATTEND THE PRACTICAL TRAINING
Every student has to attend the practical training part of the education. Previously, we had to organize supplementary practical training for 10 students because they had had lunch together with a PCR-positive student. If such incidents happen, we might not be able to reorganize the semester’s education for the entire class.
Furthermore, according to the law of large numbers, there will be certainly some students who are going to be severely ill due to the virus. In some cases, they may need to be hospitalized or even require intensive care treatment. In such cases, the complete recovery and becoming PCR-negative could be very prolonged. Besides the health damage, these students may also have to retake the whole 4th year if they cannot attend the practical training. Please take every safety precaution to minimize the risks! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Our teaching material can be reached here : http://lib.semmelweis.hu/nav/knowledgebase.
Recommended reading list:
Jean Bolognia: Dermatology 4 th Edition
DOIT – Dermatology Online with Interactive Technology (http://www.cyberderm.net/)
Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, Eighth Edition
Shimizu’s Textbook of Dermatology (https://www.derm-hokudai.jp/shimizu-dermatology/)