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Introduction to Patient Care

Credits: 2

Total number of hours: 30; lectures: 12; practices: 18; seminars: 0

Type of the course (mandatory/elective): mandatory

Academic year: 2021/2022

Code of the course1: AOKCSA675_1A

Course director (tutor): Professor Peter Torzsa M.D., Ph.D.

Contact details: H- 1085 Budapest, Stáhly u. 7-9. Phone: +36-1-355-8530

Position: Head of Department

Date of habilitation and reference number: 11/2020

Tutor: Adam Becze M.D.,

Aim of the subject and its place in the curriculum: An overview of medical profession. Formation of the consciousness of profession, personal careers. The attitude of the medical doctor. Communication with colleagues and the members of the medical staff. An overview of different levels of health care. The organization, function activity of the clinical department and general medicine praxis. Characteristics of the clinical work. Overview of the scientific activity of the clinical department. Raising interest on joining to it.

Location of the course (lecture hall, practice room, etc.):

Lecture hall, family practices, clinics

Competencies gained upon the successful completion of the subject:

• Introduction to medical interviewing
• Introduction to anamnesis and basic communication techniques
• Introduction to the physical examination
• Learning basic investigation techniques
• Learning the basic skills of the physical examination
• Introduction to hand disinfection and blood taking

Prerequisite(s) for admission to the subject: 0

Minimum and maximum number of students registering for the course: –

Student selection method in case of oversubscription: 15 students/group

How to register for the course: Registration for the course in the ’Neptun’ system

Detailed thematic of the course2:

Detailed topic of the subject:

1st-6th weeks: cardiology, family medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, surgery, paediatrics, psychiatry lectures

7-13th weeks: internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, orthopaedics-traumatology, cardiology, dermatology, urology, pulmonology, neurology, oncology, haematology, according to the attendance sheet

Skills Lab opportunity: an Introduction to Patient Care – Nursing skills in cooperation with Department/Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, SIM Centre – details on MOODLE

Week 14: Exam: Essay, see below.

Potential overlap(s) with other subjects: – (Skill Labs may)

Special training activities required3:-
Completed attendance sheet

Policy regarding the attendance and making up absences: It’s compulsory for the student to attend 75 percent of the training sessions, but if needed the student can join another training group to be able to meet this requirement if they missed  some of the training sesions in the original group.

Means of assessing the students’ progress during the semester4: 

Requirement for acknowledging the semester (signature): It’s compulsory for the student to attend at least 75 percent of the training sessions.

Type of the examination: Essay

Exam requirements5: Essay, typed, 1,400 characters as the minimum length WITHOUT spaces, Times New Roman font, font size 12, single spacing. A report of experiences of the students’ (lectures and practices) about medical profession with short case stories, personal situations. What kind of medical profession is the most attractive for you, why?

Deadline for handing in the essay is the 14th week.

Type and method of grading6:

Grade 1: Exam date was missed, number of characters < 1400,
Grade 2: no personal example or experience at all
Grade 3: just 1 personal example, too general drafting, without personal experience
Grade 4: minor technical mistakes
Grade 5: precise writing, at least 2 personal examples

How to register for the exam:  Registering for the exam in the ’Neptun’ system

Opportunities to retake the exam: In accordance with the Studies and Exams Code