Action plan based on OMHV data of the 2nd semester of the academic year 2020/2021
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
German Program: AOKCSA710_1N Berufsfelderkundung
The evaluation form was completed by 189 students, 82% of the student’s group.
The practical assessment was completed by 191 students, representing 83% of the cohort.
The course is structured as follows: the first 6 weeks are lectures, the second 6 weeks are practicals. The lectures are held by 6 institutes and the practice hours take place at 11 different institutes.
The Department of Family Medicine is responsible for the course. By completing the OMHV questionnaires, students generally rate the teaching work of a subject of one institute – instead of that, here the answers refer to the summarized teaching work of 11 different institutions.
The student evaluation of this subject so far has always been above the faculty average – now the outcome is most likely seriously affected by the limitations we all – students, tutors – were facing wiht through the 3rd wave of te Covid pandemic e.g. practicals organized on ZOOM, and less face-to-face teaching.
English Program: AOKCSA675_1A Introduction to Patient Care
The subject’s evaluation form was completed by 135 students, 44% of the group.
The evaluation form for practicals was completed by 107 students, 35% of the cohort.
The subject is structured precisely like the German one.
Both subjects were below the faculty average on all indicators, for the following reasons:
– Due to the pandemic, the lectures were held online for the first six weeks, which made it more difficult for the students to participate, e.g. ask questions during or at the end of the lecture. On several occasions, the technical quality was varied during the lecture (the speaker faded out, image quality was decreased, the lectrurer interrupted by the Zoom algorhytm). Technical difficulties were reported by just a few students, so it is possible that this was a problem of some students’ internet service.
– Due to the pandemic, some of the exercises could not be held in person, which reduced the number of possible patient visits and presentations, thus reducing the chance to “get the experience”, gain motivation. This was mentioned by several comments.
– Motivating students, even in face-to-face meetings, requires a lot of energy, resourcefulness and teaching experience. In the case of online education, this requires even more interactive techniques.
– The workload of the family medicine practices under the supervision of the Department also very much increased during wave 3 – they had to organize, vaccinate, test and treat Covid patients and provide care for patients with any other diseases at the same time. Through consultation with our trainers, it has become clear that they were unable to achieve the usual quality level of teaching due to this overload.
– Depending on the epidemiological situation, we will prefer to have students attend the practicals in person
– Informing the study supervisors of the institutes involved in the teaching of the subject about the punctual start of the practicals, the importance of study discipline and the main objectives of the subject.
– recalling the teaching program’s rules for the general practitioners.
– The exam requirements for the subject are given in the first 10 minutes of the first lecture given by the institute, illustrated by examples. This can be downloaded and will in future be sent to students in person via the Neptun system.
German Program: AOKCS695_1N Family Medicine
The number of people who completed the questionnaire was 6, which is 10% of the cohort and is not representative.
The student responses are well above the faculty average for questions K2, K3, K4, K10, K11 and K12, with the other questions being slightly below the faculty average. Question K1 was rated lowest by the students, who felt that the Institute was not doing well at capturing student interest.
The practical evaluation of the subject was completed by 8 students, 14% of the cohort, with all indicators showing that the practicals were below the faculty average, despite the fact that all the practicals were personally conducted by the teaching GPs.
English Program: AOKCS695_1A Family Medicine
The number of respondents to the questionnaire was only 4,4% of the cohort, which cannot be considered a representative sample.
In order to provide a wider feedback, we would introduce an immediate evaluation option at the end of the consultation sessions, for example by providing a QR code to access the feedback form.
The student responses are well above the faculty average for questions K1, K2, K3, K5, K8, K6, with the other questions being slightly below the faculty average. The question with the lowest score was K8, which students rated as having no textbook/notebook to learn the course material.
For both subjects, the evaluation of the practicals are slightly below the faculty average on all indicators, despite the fact that the teaching GPs have personally delivered all the practicals. According to one student, the English language skill of the practical instructor was not adequate.
The following problems were identified in consultation with the teaching GPs:
– they had less time to teach students due to the extra workload caused by the pandemic
– the observed patient group was not so “colourful”, because chronic patients were not attending because of the epidemic, and therefore the diseases discussed in the seminars were not encountered
– there were occasions when the GPs had to organize anti-Covid vaccination and administer the shots tehemselves on the orders of the NNK (National Center for Public Health). At many teaching practice, the students were encouraged to participate.
– In order to provide a wider feedback, we would introduce an immediate evaluation option at the end of the consultation sessions, for example by providing a QR code to access the feedback form.
– Consultation with GPs on the problems encountered has taken place and a reminder has been sent to the lecturers.
– Depending on the pandemic, the trainers should also invite at least 2-3 chronic patients for educational purposes during the exercises.
– During the seminars, a more practice-oriented presentation of the family medicine profession and the daily work of family doctors is needed, with case studies to illustrate the complex healthcare in the primary care setting.
– The number of English spaeking teachers should be increased and the language skills of teachers should be checked regularly.
– It would be important to prepare notes on the theoretical material of the subject.
The action plan was arranged by:
Dr. Ágnes Szélvári
Tutor for German Program
Dr. Péter Torzsa
Tutor for English Program
The action plan has been approved by:
Dr. Péter Torzsa, Head of Department of Family Medicine