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Educational action plans

Action plan based on the student feedback received in the semester of the

2021/2022 academic year 


Department: Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Faculty: Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine

Medical communication,  English course


Our feedback on general comments by the students:

The teaching of the subject was assessed by 24 students (7.97% of the students registered for the subject).

The evaluation of the medical communication course was very close to the average for all courses at the University on 9 out of the 19 questions.

On 6 questions our education was judged better than the faculty average, such as the clarity of the requirements, the quality and the usefulness of the lectures and of the textbook,  the discipline of the education and the interactivity of the online education during the COVID19 pandemic.

On 4 questions the subject scored slightly below the average, including the organization of the practices and their contribution to the successful learning of the subject, and the usefulness of the web-based materials.


We will continue to maintain the high quality teaching of the theoretical background, and we will pay special attention to improve the practices to compensate the lack of clinical experience of the students, eg. by including even more opportunities to learn via role plays in small groups or in paires, and with the involvement of teaching patients.


 Our feedback on specific comments on mandatory subjects:

Nearly every year we get comments telling that „first year students dont know enough yet about diseases and diagnostics. it’s all just pretend and imagination. wouldnt it be better to have such a course when more knowledge is acquired?”

The curriculum is planned so that the medical communication course is first year. The subject was taught for a few years in second year, but it has been moved to first year with the intent to give basic knowledge on medical communication exactly BEFORE getting in contact with patients to be aware of the good practice recommendations.

Fortunately we also have positive comments acknowledging that „I’m sure it will help us to become better doctor in future .the classes were so useful , helpful and so interesting.”


 The action plan was compiled by:

Adrienne Stauder MD, PhD course coordinator


Action plan based on the student feedback received in the 1st semester of the 2021/2022 academic year 


Communication and Integrated Consulting


Department: Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Faculty: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

 We are thankful for your feedback on the subject “Communication and Integrated Consulting”. Although this is a new subject each of the interviewed aspects reached the faculty’s average. In order to further increase the student satisfaction, we are trying to motivate the students to be more interactive during the seminars.

  The action plan was compiled by: Tóth Mónika Ditta


 AOKMAG669_1A    The Sociology of Healthcare and Medicine Action plan based on student feedback from 2021/ 2022 first term

With an overall subject rating average of 4.23 and practical average of 4.57, the course continues to be among the best ranked compulsory subjects in the English language program. It ranks above faculty average for each and every question.  This basically tells us that we are on the right track and students generally appreciate what we are doing. In case of practicals, although slightly above the faculty average we need to make improvements for question K04- how useful students felt time spent in class was. We need to put more effort into explaining why a given subject matter is covered in a practical. We need to emphasize the relevance of the topics discussed for ‘real life.’ Hopefully that will make students see the utility of their time spent in class.

As for the subject ranking, the lowest rated aspect was our Moodle surface. Although it contains a lot of relevant information for the exam, we will need to make it more interactive and entertaining. We will include self-rated tests and links to entertaining but useful sights.

AOSMAG877_1A. Intercultural healthcare integrated course

Students ranked us straight 5 for each and every course related question signifying that they are very pleased with the course.

Regarding the digital components, the only ranking that apply is the one about the Moodle surface of the course.  This was ranked 4.00, slightly above the faculty average. This means that our Moodle component needs to be more interactive and fun. From this term on self-rated tests and links to useful websites and articles will be included hoping to win the appreciation of the students.


Action plan based on the student feedback received in the 1. semester of the 2021/2022 academic year 


Department: Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Dental ethics


Our feedback on general comments by the students:

 The subject got a little bit worse general appraisal than the faculty average. The specific feedbacks are positive, but they find the time of the subject (Thursdays, late afternoon) not suitabble. They like the  case presentations and the casuistic approach. They would like to get more pictures and videos on the lectures. We will try to do our best to improve the demonstrations on the lectures.

The action plan was compiled by: József Kovács


GYMAGGESE1A    Pharmaceutical Ethics and Sociology (theory+practice)

Sociology: Except for questions K06 (relating to satisfaction with the organization of the practicals) and K07 (the degree to which the practicals contributed to acquiring the material) students rated the course to be above faculty average.

This means that the area in need of improvement is student satisfaction with the practicals. Unlike most of our subjects where lectures and practicals are held separately, in this course a 45 minute lecture is followed by a 45 minute practical on the same occasion. Lectures and practicals covered the same topic and tended to ‘melt together’. This needs to be changed by attempting to make the second half of the class more interactive and participatory. More interactive tasks must be given in the practical part of the lectures to involve students in the learning process to a greater degree.

Bence Döbrössy, person responsible for the sociology segment of the course


Ethics: The subject received a better grade than the faculty average for all but one question. The exception was whether the practicals contributed to the acquisition of the subject, because students  felt that the practicals in this subject were not so useful.  We agree with the students on this. Previously only lectures had been given in this subject, and only as a result of the reform had the ratio changed to 1 lecture / 1 practice. We believe that this was not justified, and in agreement with the students, we would suggest keeping the “lecture only” form.

Dr József Kovács, the person responsible for the ethics segment of the course