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I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University

  • Study in I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University

    I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University ranks third in Ukraine among the higher medical schools of the IVth accreditation level according to the latest rating list of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.In the latest rating list of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.Almost 1200 international students from 62 countries of the world study at the University.
    Languages of instruction: Ukrainian, English, Russian.
    Agreements on cooperation have been signed with universities from 17 countries of the world.
    15 years' experience of teaching medicine in English.

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  • The principal objective of our University is training the high professional medical specialists. In order to achieve our goals we have all necessary prerequisites: modern facilities, state-of-the-art medical equipment and computers with the access to the Internet, modern library.
    International agreements have been signed enabling our teachers and students to participate in exchange and traineeship programs at higher educational institutions of Europe and America, to participate in international and national scientific conferences.You are cordially invited to apply to our University. I believe that having graduated from the University you will be able to realize all your plans and potential. We are sure that a doctor of the future is the graduate of I. Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.

  • The Campus of I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University is the structural unit of the medical university that includes the complex of the hostels №1, 2, 3, 4 with adjacent territories. The Campus serves as the accommodation for Ukrainian and Foreign Students as well as interns, masters, resident doctor, postgraduate students, students of the preparatory department and the postgraduate training faculty.
    The Campus Administration coordinates the interaction between the university administrative-economic part, student government, Vice-Rector for National Patriotic and Educational Work, the Curator Council, group curators regarding the issues of leisure, educational, cultural, sports and recreation management in the Campus. The Campus Staff includes a director, his deputy, three inspectors.
    The Campus Administration coordinates educational, national, patriotic, public cultural and sports and recreational activities within the campus. It also controls the organization of life of residents to follow safety rules and fire safety

  • Foreign Students live in the hostel; most of them come from India, Malaysia, Syria, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ghana, Poland and other countries,There are 508 bed places in the hostel. The hostel includes 206 rooms. Every floor has two wings each including 3 accommodation blocks, a side room, a kitchen and a home room.Every block consists of two bed and three bed rooms, a toilet and a shower room,Most rooms of the hostel are connected to the Internet.There are a hostel warden’s office, hostel staff office, spacious lobby and 2 libraries,There is a first aid unit on the ground floor of the university hostel,There are 30 computers connected to the Internet. The student cafeteria functions in the hostel.There are a spacious gym with modern pieces of gym equipment and laundry in the basement.The campus administration office is situated on the ground floor of the hostel,Ukrainian and foreign students reside in the hostel. There are 549 bed places in the hostel. The hostel includes 224 rooms. Every floor has two wings each including 3 accommodation blocks, a side room, a kitchen and a home room.

  • The hostel has its own local computer network. Most rooms of the hostel are connected to the Internet.The hostel has been redecorated recently.There are a hostel warden’s office, hostel staff office, spacious lobby and visit rooms for foreign students on the ground floor.There is a computer hall with 30 computers for the students residing in Hostels N 1 and 2. All the computers are connected to the Internet. There is also a café-bar and student cafeteria that are often used by foreign students for meetings and student parties.The hostel address: Ternopil, Kotsyubynskyy Str. 18аHostel Entrance Hall The hostel has a favorable location because it neighbors with the University Hostel where 3-6 year students have most classes.Ukrainian students reside in the hostel. There are 388 bed places in the hostel. The hostel includes 97 four bed rooms.The hostel has the Internet network and every student can connect his own personal computer to it.The hostel has its own boiler-house.The hostel has a computer hall with 30 modern computers with LCD monitors. All the computers are connected to the Internet..

  • General Medicine

    Specialties and Degrees Offered
    General Medicine (MD – Medical Doctor Degree, equivalent to MBBS)
    Admission deadline: October 30
    Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
    Period of training: 6 years
    Annual tuition fee:
    · instruction in Russian or Ukrainian – 3950$ (fee is stable for all 6 years)
    · instruction in English – 4100$ (fee is stable for all 6 years)

  • DENTISTRY

    Dentistry (equivalent to DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine)
    Admission deadline: October 30
    Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
    Period of training: 5 years
    Annual tuition fee:
    · instruction in Russian or Ukrainian – 4000$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)
    · instruction in English – 4400$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)

  • Pharmacy

    Pharmacy (equivalent to Master Degree in Pharmacy)
    Admission deadline: October 30
    Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
    Period of training: 5 years.
    Annual tuition fee:
    · instruction in Russian and Ukrainian – 3700$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)
    · instruction in English – 3800$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)

  • Nursing

    (International Nursing School or American Nursing School)Admission deadline: October 30 Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30 Period of training:
    ADN - Associate Degree in Nursing Program: 2 years
    BSN - Bachelor Degree Program: 4 years
    BSN - Bachelor Degree Program (for students already having ADN 2 years degree): 2 years
    MSN - Master Degree Program (for students already having BSN 4 years degree): 2 years

  • Library

    The library of the Ternopil State Medical University started its functioning in June 1957. The first head of the library P. S. Herasymenko was one of its organizers.The main task of the library is to provide our students with appropriate textbooks, to help the teaching-staff with their scientific research work, to educate students.With the development of University the quantity of students and library workers increased. The funds have been completed with the new literature in medicine, social studies, as well as fiction and foreign literature.Nowadays, the University may be proud of its library. There are 379543 literary copies including: 161716 scientific books, 202331 educational textbooks and manuals, 15496 belles - lettres.

  • Scientific laboratories

    Research conducted in five research laboratories that have been accredited by the state and received a certificate of state certification. Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine from 08.07.2008 the Ternopil Medical University approved the parent organization of metrological assurance in higher education in Ukraine subordination of the Ministry of Health. This indicates a high level of scientific basis of the University. In November 2009, based on modernized scientific laboratory polymerase chain reaction opened virology laboratory of the University for the study of viral material to identify influenza A (H1N1). The laboratory performs research samples taken from patients professional virologists regional and urban sanitation centers, serving thus suffered from influenza and SARS city and region.

  • International recognition

    For organizing a successful international business and establishing productive contacts with European and American medical institutions and thus to promote European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine in September 2006 Ternopil State Medical University named after I. Gorbachevskogo was awarded a diploma of the International Academy of rating technologies and sociology " Golden Fortune ".The Nomination Committee of the European Business Assembly (m. Oxford, UK) and the Scientific Council of the International University. Vienna (Austria) honored Ternopil State Medical University named after I. Gorbachevskogo international award "European Quality", which was presented September 22, 2008 in m. Barcelona (Spain) in the framework of the international meeting of leaders of science and culture "Euro Education - 2008"

  • Clinical work

    Deepened cooperation staff clinical departments of practicing doctors of medical institutions in the city, which is a clinical databases of the departments. Participation of highly qualified professors, associate professors and assistant professors in the treatment process increases the level of indicators to assist the population of the city and region. In cooperative basis, in accordance with the Treaty, which sets out all aspects of cooperation at the Regional Hospital of January 1, 2010 established University Hospital. It has become the best-equipped specialized health care setting because, in addition to funding from the regional budget, additional funds will be drawn from the state budget and funds of the University.

  • Academic Time Table

    The academic year at TDMU is divided into two teaching semesters.
    Students are required to remain at the University until assessments for all their courses have been completed and should not make any arrangements for leaving the University before they know the dates of their examinations. The exam timetable is published towards the end of the Autumn/Spring semester.

  • Holidays in Ukraine

    There are ten public holidays in Ukraine when offices, banks, and many shops are closed and public transport is more limited. When a public holiday falls on a weekend (e.g. Sunday), the following working day (e.g. Monday) turns into an official day off too.

  • Holidays in Ukraine

    • 1 January 2014 - New Year’s Day
    • 7 January 2014 - Christmas
    • 8 March 2014 - International Women’s Day
    • 20 April 2014 - Easter
    • 1 May 2014 - Labour Day
    • 2 May 2014 - Labour Day
    • 9 May 2014 - Victory Day
    • 8 June 2014 - Whit Sunday
    • 28 June 2014 - Constitution Day
    • 24 August 2014 - Independence Day
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More details about I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University

Accreditation Degree:IV
Faculties:Medical Faculty
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Dentistry
Postgraduate Training Faculty
Faculty of Foreign Students
Teaching Staff:549 (including 3 Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine,
86 Doctors of Sciences, Professors, 336 Candidates of Sciences,
9 Honorary Workers of Science and Technology,
3 Honorary Inventors of Ukraine,3 State Prize Laureates,
3 Honorary Physicians of Ukraine)
Number of Students:4063,  including 1200 foreign students from 62  countries
Language of Study:Ukrainian, Russian, English
Forms of Study:Full-time; correspondence (distance)
Forms of Postgraduate training:Internship Program
Postgraduate Course (Master’s Degree)
Postgraduate Course (PhD)
Clinical Specialization
Advanced Training
Education:State-financed, contractual (self-financed)

Specialties and Qualification:

7.12010001 “Medicine” – doctor

7.12010003 “Medical Prophylaxis” – doctor in the field of medicine and diseases prevention.

Training forms and duration: state-financed, contractual (self-financed), 6 years

Number of students: 1562

 

Teaching staff of the Medical Faculty:

360 instructors, including 57 doctors of sciences, 53 professors, 156 associate professors and 225 candidates of sciences are working at 30 departments of the faculty. Among them there are 3 Corresponding Members of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 9 Honorary Workers of Science and Technology, 3 State Prize Laureates, 3Honorary Inventors of Ukraine, and 4 Honorary Physicians of Ukraine.
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At the Lecture on Biological and Bioorganic Chemistry
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The faculty teaching and scientific potential contributes greatly to the development and implementation of up-to-date technologies, techniques and scientific innovations as well as promotes their effective use in the practice of training and treatment. Basing on the standard educational programmes, each department has created the most suitable list of lecture topics, practical classes and seminars, coordinated and approved by the cycle methodological commission. Since 2005, the students have been studying according to the credit-modular system that is to make the diploma of our higher educational establishment convertible in all EU countries.

In 2006, the University introduced “one subject a day” methodology and Z-system of training. According to the latter, a student from the very beginning should not only learn constants, formulae and other digital material but also grasp clinical information and be able to interpret actual clinical data and make his own suggestions. Therefore, in the very first years the teaching of the fundamental subjects is supplemented with practical clinical information.

In particular, while studying anatomy and topographic anatomy, the students learn the normal location of organs and their correlation on the computer tomograms, contrast and plan radiographs. The bank of computer electron and film tomograms and X-ray pictures of the human body has been formed for practical classes.

At the Anatomy practical classes the students get acquainted with computed tomography scans, X-ray pictures of the human body  parts and organs.

At the Departments of Histology, Pathological Anatomy with Dissection Course and Forensic Medicine multimedia systems with video cameras are widely used. This enables to display histological sections from the microscope on large screens.

The practical class at the Department of Histology, Embryology with Cytology

 At the Department of Medical Biochemistry of the Educational and Research Institute of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Hygiene named after M. Skakun, 5 specialized rooms (laboratory of enzymodiagnostics, hormonal studies, protein metabolism, lipid metabolism, and carbohydrate metabolism) have been organized.

 

Practical class in medical biochemistry

At the Department of Normal Physiology, 6 training laboratories (of functional diagnostics of the circulatory system, functional diagnostics of blood system, functional diagnostics of the respiratory system, functional diagnostics of the sensory systems, functional diagnostics of the nervous and endocrine systems, functional diagnostics of the digestive system and the excretory system) have been organized. All the laboratories are equipped with modern laboratory and diagnostic facilities.

 

Students are making blood tests in the laboratory of functional diagnostics of the blood system

Apparatus Vitek-2, which provides automatic identification of bacteria and determine their sensitiveness to antibiotics, is efficiently used at the Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology  for training and researches.

At the Departments of Philosophy and Social Sciences;  Foreign Languages ​​ and Medical Terminology the interactive lectures and practical classes as well as video demonstrations are constantly used. The  specialized rooms for mastering students’ skills in audition have also been established.

At the Department of Pharmacology with Clinical Pharmacology interactive training has been introduced. For this, two class-rooms have been equipped with computers, video systems and plasma TVs.

At the Course of Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy the students work on classroom simulators and in the operating room. Opportunities for developing practical skills in endoscopic invasive surgery have been provided.

Practical class in Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy

 

The reputation and nationwide recognition of the contribution of Ternopil State Medical University to educational and methodical work is confirmed by the annual all-Ukrainian conferences on the issues of higher medical education held at the University.

Most of the departments have prepared Ukrainian-language textbooks and manuals for the students. Ternopil Medical University Publishing House "Ukrmedknyha" has published 410 textbooks and manuals, including 92 in the English language. The instructional CDs on 63 subjects have also been released. All the lecture halls are equipped with computers, enabling instructors to use multimedia presentations during the lectures. The departments are provided with modern Internet-connected computers (the total number is 695) to test the students’ theoretical and practical knowledge. Since 2006, students have started to take complex computer tests. The  students’  knowledge distance control in the Moodle system has been introduced at the faculty. Since 2008  the third-, fourth- and fifth-year students of the Medical Faculty have been taking objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

Theoretical departments of the Medical Faculty are united into four educational and research institutes which are the structural units of the University: Institute of Morphology; Institute of Pharmacology, Hygiene and Medical Biochemistry  named after P. M. Skakun; Institute of Biomedical Problems; Institute of Pathologic Processes  Modelling and  Analysis. After the integration of the clinical departments, their total number is 14. Such a consolidation allows the optimal use of available material and technical resources, provides favourable conditions for improving training and researches at the  University departments.

Educational and Research Institute of Morphology. Department of Anatomy.

 

 

The Medical Faculty is equipped with  30  computer classes and reading rooms with Internet access.  Computers-students ratio is 1:4. The library text-books,  including  English-language, are being converted into electronic ones. 267 educational films have been updated and recorded on CDs.

 

Experimental study of the heart functional state at the practical class in Pathological Physiology

Each department of the faculty is a scientific team that plans their research work with the members of the Students’ Scientific Society  involved. Therefore, from the very first years of study the students form special scientific skills, the yearly scientific congresses of young scientists gathering full lecture halls.

 

At the Department of Medical Informatics the students master their skills of working with personal computer, learn the basics of medical statistics and mathematical modelling of physiological and pathological processes

 Medical and consultative work is done by the specialists of the faculty at the basic departments of hospitals, polyclinics and treatment and consultation centre of the University. In addition, a lot of new diagnostic and medical techniques are being introduced   into  clinical practice  to improve the level of the specialized medical aid.

At the faculty with more than 1.5 thousand  students, all the necessary conditions are provided for achieving the main goal – training  highly qualified specialists. Groups are formed of 10 to12 students, and in the VI year – 7-8 students that makes training more individual. There are 10 lecture halls for delivering lectures. They are dacilitated with new demo equipment. Practical and seminar classes are conducted in the laboratory and specialized rooms while clinical ones – at the patient’s bed and in the rooms of functional, laboratory and instrumental diagnostics.

 

Demonstration of  hyperbaric oxygenation method

 

 

Acquaintance with the principle of computed tomographic scanner

 

 

Students’ leisure time.

The students of the faculty together with their instructors participate in different cultural events and entertainments, for example:

-       Anatomical, histological and microbiological brain-rings;

-       Club of Talented Youth team competitions;

-       Meetings with interesting people, poets, actors, Honorary Culture or Technology Workers and so on.

Amateur performances are very popular with the students. Our dance group has got the honorary title of People’s, the folk instruments group "Homin Karpat" won the Republican contest. On the basis of the health-improving complex "Chervona Kalyna" annual International Students Summer Schools are organized by the department of international relations. In order to participate in these Schools the students of the Upstate University (South Carolina, USA), Moscow Medical Dental University and Moscow State University, Kazakh Medical Academy, Silesian Medical Academy (Poland), Crimean Medical University (Simferopil) and the National Pharmaceutical University (Kharkiv) visited Ternopil. In addition, 50 students of Ternopil State Medical University, who can speak English fluently, take part in the International Students Summer Schools every year.

 

Participants of the first International Students Summer Schools

 

Health improvement of students.

Health improvement of students is provided by the specialists of medical stations and treatment and consultation centre of the University. Besides, the students are able to improve their health on the basis of health-improving complex “Chervona Kalyna”, which provides excellent opportunities for the rest and treatment of students not only during the summer holidays but also throughout the academic year. The local trade union committee of the University provides treatment opportunities for the students at the rest homes and sanatoria. Organization of physical training and sports is also beneficial for the students’ health improvement. 11 sports are practised on the basis of the University sports building.

Assistant dean: Boyarchuk Oksana Romanivna, associate professor
Specialties and specialist qualification:

1.     Advanced training in Surgery, Therapy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Neonatology, general practical training – Family Medicine, Cardiology, Otolaryngology, Neurology, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Anaesthesiology, Public Health Care Organization and Management, Physiotherapy, Emergency Medicine, Phthisiology, Infectious Diseases, Dermatovenereology, and Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics.

  1.  Primary postgraduate specialization  (internship) in:

– Obstetrics and Gynaecology;
– Surgery;
– Anaesthesiology;
– Otolaryngology;
– Orthopaedics and Traumatology;
– Internal Diseases;
– Paediatrics;
– general practical training – Family Medicine;
– Dermatovenereology;
– Neurology;
– Emergency Medicine;
– Dentistry;
– Pharmacy;
– Clinical Pharmacy.

Training forms and duration:

 

  1.      Physician-traineefull-time training


 Pre-evaluation training cycles: 1 month; self-financed
 Specialized training in:

–       “General practical training – Family Medicine” for local therapists and pediatricians; the cycle duration – 6 months; self-financed;

–         “Emergency Medicine” for the emergency doctors; the cycle duration – 3 months; self-financed;

–       “Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics” for the laboratory physicians; the cycle duration – 5 months; self-financed.

 

  1.  Physicians internship –   state-financed, self-financed.

The training duration for therapeutic specialties - 1,5 - 2 years, for surgical specialties 2 - 3 years.

Tuition fees for physician-trainees:

NoSpecialtyTuition fee per month (in hr.)

by January 1, 2012

Therapy1200
Cardiology1200
Nervous diseases1200
Paediatrics1200
Obstetrics and Gynaecology1200
Surgery1200
Anaesthesiology1200
Orthopaedics and Traumatology1200
Otolaryngology1200
Emergency doctor1200
General practical training –Family Medicine1200
Physiotherapy1200
Public Health Care Organization and Management1200

 

Tuition fees for physicians and pharmacists internship:

NoSpecialtyTuition fee per month (in hr.)

by January 1, 2012

Internal Diseases1900
Neurology1900
Paediatrics1900
General practical training –Family Medicine1900
Emergency Medicine1900
Dermatovenereology1900
Anaesthesiology2075
Obstetrics and Gynaecology2075
Orthopaedics and Traumatology2075
Otolaryngology2075
Surgery2075
Pharmacy1900
Clinical Pharmacy1900
Dentistry2120

 

The Faculty departments:

Department of Endoscopy with Minimal Invasive Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedics and Traumatology;

Department of Surgery;

Department of Therapy and Family Medicine;

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

Department of Paediatrics

The first students were admitted to the Ternopil State Medical Academy in September 1997. Since then, the total number of foreign students has been constantly increasing. Nowadays, 1215 students from 60 foreign countries get education at the Ternopil State Medical University.

Dynamics of foreign students number at the Ternopil State Medical University
Today, the University is licensed to train 100 students at the Preparatory Department and 500 students on the accredited specialties programmes every year.

Happy graduates of 2009 with professor Kovalchuk L.Ya.,
the rector of the University, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

Approximately 50 per cent of the University faculty have been licensed to teach in English, and more than 80 per cent of the foreign students study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing in English.

The Faculty of Foreign Students includes 5 departments, Nurses Training Institute and the Preparatory Department. The new specialized departments (Department of Surgery No.2, Department of Therapy No.2, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics No.2, Department of Paediatrics No.2) were established on September 1, 2009 to improve the training of the foreign students . The newly formed departments are headed by the doctors of sciences, PhDs, and the faculty of each department is represented by the English-speaking teachers.

The teachers have developed lecture and practical classes materials, lecture presentations, syllabi, curricula and methodical instructions in English and Russian to fill in the University Web-portal with necessary training and methodical facilities. Furthermore, they have prepared at least 250 tests for each practical class in both languages to carry out test control in MOODLE system.

The newly formed departments are equipped with Internet-connected computer classes, phantoms, plaster casts (models), and other facilities to master the students’ practical skills.

At the practical class in Cardiology

Besides the Faculty departments, the foreign students gain their knowledge at the departments of the medical, dentistry and pharmacy faculties. All these departments are provided with English-speaking teachers. Each subject, studied by the foreign students, is supplied with the lecture and practical classes materials, lecture presentations, syllabi, curricula, algorithm of practical skills, and methodical instructions for students and teachers in English and Russian. All the materials are prepared both as paper and electronic versions, placed on the University WEB-portal and accessible to everyone 24 hours a day.

The Nurses Training Institute provides training in the Nursing (qualification of junior medical specialist, Bachelor, and Master) and Laboratory Diagnostics (qualification of Bachelor). The International Nursing School is a constituent of the Institute. Here the students from the USA, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana and other countries acquire and master their professional skills in nursing.

The licence of the Ministry of Public Health taken out in 2009, the Nurses Training Institute introduced distance programmes to train Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). Today, more than 200 foreign students from the USA and Canada are being trained at the University distantly.

In July 10, 2011 the ceremony of the first graduation of distance learners was held in the International Career Consulting, Inc. office, New York.

Distance learners are awarded Bachelor diplomas in the International Career Consulting, Inc. office, New York

The first graduates of bachelor degree distance programme

Currently, all the graduates of bachelor degree distance programme have their BSN diplomas confirmed in the U.S. agencies recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Another subunit of the Faculty of Foreign Students is the Preparatory Department. Every year above 100 foreign students study here in order to proceed into the first year of the chosen degree program. Most of them learn Ukrainian. The Preparatory Department teachers are high-skilled linguists, engaged in scientific research for the Candidate of Sciences degree.

The textbook “The Ukrainian Language for the Students of the Preparatory Department” have been issued. Another one in Russian is being prepared now. Every year the students of the Preparatory Department participate in the interuniversity contests for the best knowledge of the Ukrainian language and win.

Much attention is paid by the University to providing optimal conditions for the students’ leisure-time and recreation. Despite being busy with the training programme, the foreign students go in for sports: play football, organize cricket and badminton tournaments and win cups and prizes. Tours and excursions to different places of interests of Ukraine are organized repeatedly on holidays and at the weekends.

More than 300 students from Nigeria study at the Ternopil Medical University

National festivals, very popular with the students and the teachers, are also regularly held. The charity festival of the international cultural exchange was held in the biggest concert hall of Ternopil “Berezil” in March 28, 2009. Initiated by the foreign students, the charity festival was held for the first time and became an outstanding event for Ternopil and its inhabitants. The city mayor, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to Ukraine, the director of the International Educational Centre of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and other officials attended the festival. All the collected funds were transferred to the account of the regional specialized children's home “Malyatko”.

At the festival “The International cultural exchange party 2009”

In April 2010 the foreign students conducted the charity festival “The International cultural exchange party 2009 – the World Colours”. It was the bright feast of emotions and colours, the fireworks of songs and dances, customs and cultures. Participating were the students from Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Poland, Ukraine and other countries. Attending the festival were the representatives of the regional and local authorities, the director of the International Educational Centre of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the secretaries of foreign Embassies and other officials. The foreign students of the Luhansk State Medical University and the National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets were the participants too. All the costs were transferred to the Berezhany boarding school.

Specialties and Degrees:
7.12020101 "Pharmacy" – Specialist
8.12020101 "Pharmacy" – Master of Pharmacy
7.12020102 "Clinical Pharmacy" – Specialist
8.12020102 " Clinical Pharmacy" – Master of Clinical Pharmacy

7.12020104 "Perfumery and Cosmetics Technology"– Specialist

Internship and Mastership in Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy are accredited.
Training forms and term: full-time – state-financed, 5 years; correspondence – contractual (self-financed), 5,5 years.
Number of students: 658
Teaching staff of the Pharmacy Faculty:
The faculty of Pharmacy includes 4 specialized departments: Pharmaceutical Disciplines, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognozy with Medical Botany and Clinical Pharmacy, headed by the Doctors of Sciences, professors. 2 Doctors of Pharmacy, 1 Doctor of Biology, 1 Doctor of Medicine as well as 19 Candidates of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6 Candidates of Medical Sciences, 6 Candidates of Chemical Sciences and 10 Candidates of Biological Sciences represent the teaching and scientific potential of these departments.
For the recent 5 years, 6 textbooks, 14 manuals, 16 test collections, 2 monographs and more than 200 methodological instructions have been prepared and issued by the faculty instructors. Furthermore, the teachers have developed above 150 syllabi, more than 2000 lecture presentations, methodical instructions, lecture and practical classes materials to fill in the University Web-portal with training and methodical facilities.
The results of the state licensed test examinations “Krok-1” (Step-1) and “Krok- 2” (Step-2) evaluate objectively the faculty activity. Throughout the years, the pharmaceutical students are among the leaders. In particular, in 2008/2099 academic year, according to the rating of the State test integrated examinations “Krok 1” and “Krok 2. Phramacy”, the students of the faculty won the 1st place.

Two scientific researches are being carried out at the Faculty, namely “Searching, creation, standardization and pharmaceutical economics of medicinal preparations and biologically active substances of various pharmaceutical and therapeutical groups” and “Pharmacognostic studies of certain plants”. 7 DPhils and 26 Candidate theses (21 pharmacy-linked and 10 MPhils) are being performed on these themes.

Licensing and Accreditation of the Faculty
· 2000 – the speciality of "Pharmacy" was licensed and 70 students were admitted;
· 2001 – the speciality of "Clinical Pharmacy" was licensed with the admission of 50 students;
· 2003 – 9 students were admitted to get the speciality of "Perfumery and Cosmetics Technology";
· 2005 – the speciality of "Pharmacy" was accredited;
· 2006 – the internship in the specialities of "Pharmacy" and "Clinical Pharmacy" was licensed;
· 2006 – Master’s Training in the specialities of "Pharmacy" and "Clinical Pharmacy" was licensed;
· 2007 – Master’s Training in the specialities of "Pharmacy" and "Clinical Pharmacy" was accredited;
· 2007 – the correspondence training programme in the speciality of "Pharmacy" was initiated with the admission of 65 students;
· 2008 – the speciality of "Perfumery and Cosmetics Technology"– was accredited;
· 2010 – the speciality of "Pharmacy" was re-accredited;
· 2011 – the speciality of "Clinical Pharmacy" was re-accredited;
· 2012 – Master’s Training in the specialities of "Pharmacy" and "Clinical Pharmacy" was re-accredited
The Pharmacy Faculty record for the period under consideration:
7 graduations of pharmacists;
6 graduations of clinical pharmacists;
4 graduations of pharmacists-cosmetologists;
5 graduations of pharmacists-interns and masters
Scientific Work
The faculty research trends are:
“Production, standardization, pharmaceutical economics of medicinal preparations and biologically active substances”;
“Pharmaceutical analysis of certain medicinal plants”.
The theoretical and practical edition “Pharmacy Journal” has been published since 2007. By the decision of the Presidium of Higher Certifying Commission, it is included into the list of editions publishing the results of scientific studies for “Doctor of Pharmacy” and “Candidate of Pharmacy” degrees.
The teachers’ research activity resulted in 34 patents for invention, 7 information letters, more than 250 scientific articles and 300 theses. The faculty teachers have held 7 scientific and practical conferences, 2 of them are International.
The programmes “Student science and professionally-oriented training” and “The Student is highly qualified future specialist” have been introduced in the University since February 2007 to optimize the students’ research activity. Pharmacy students are the active participants. 50 first-fifth-year students join the scientific societies, organized at all the faculty departments. The research findings are regularly presented at both All-Ukrainian and International competitions of the students’ scientific works, forums of students and young scientists as reports, theses and articles.
All-Ukrainian students’ contests in Pharmacy
In 2004, Olha Pavkh, the forth-year student, got the Diploma for the best knowledge in Pharmacy and drug technology at the All-Ukrainian students’ contest in Pharmacy.
In 2005, Olha Novakovska, the forth-year student, won the All-Ukrainian students’ contest in Pharmacy and drug technology and took the 3rd place in drug technology of industrial production.
In 2006, Andriy Hinka, the forth-year student, took the 3rd place at the All-Ukrainian students’ contest in Pharmacy, the 2nd place in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and the 3rd place in drug technology of industrial production.
In 2006, Lyudmyla Hardamala, the second-year student, won the All-Ukrainian competition in Latin.
In 2007, Iryna Prydyba, the forth-year student, took the 3rd place at the All-Ukrainian students’ contests in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the 2nd place in Pharmacy, drug technology, and Pharmacy management and economics. Nataliya Tsaplan, the forth-year student, took the 3rd place in Pharmacognosy and the 3rd place in Pharmacy, drug technology, and Pharmacy management and economics.
In 2008, Hanna Korinevska, the forth-year student, took the 3rd place at the All-Ukrainian students’ contests in Pharmacy.
In 2009, the university team won the second round of the All-Ukrainian contest in Pharmacy; took the 1st and the 2nd places in Pharmacognozy and the 3rd place in Pharmacy, drug technology, and Pharmacy management and economics.

Pharmacy students’ practical training is traditionally hosted by the eastern regions of Ukraine. In particular, practical training in drug quality control is organized at Zaporizha State Medical University whereas the practical training in cosmetic technology – at the factory “Effect” and at the National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv. Likewise, the students of Zaporizhia State Medical University and the National University of Pharmacy take practical training in Pharmacognosy at "Chervona Kalyna" Education and Health Complex.

In March 2009, Yuliya Vadzyuk, clinical pharmacy student, took the 2nd place at the final scientific and practical conference of All-Ukrainian competition of students’ scientific works in natural, technical and humanitarian sciences in the branch of “Theoretical medicine: normal and pathologic anatomy, normal and pathologic physiology, immunology and allergology, histology, cytology and embryology” (Chernivtsi). Anastasiya Sokolova, the pharmacy student, took the 3rd place at the final scientific and practical conference of All-Ukrainian competition of students’ scientific works in natural, technical and humanitarian sciences in the branch of “Pharmacy” (Zaporizhia).

In March 2010, pharmacy students Yuliya Ivanyna and Olha Shuklinova took the 2nd and the 3rd places respectively at the final scientific and practical conference of the All-Ukrainian competition of students’ scientific works in natural, technical and humanitarian sciences in the branch of “Pharmacy” (Zaporizha). Besides, in October 2011, Olha Shuklinova got the Second Degree Diploma for the best scientific report at the First International Scientific Conference of Young Scientists (Vinnytsia).
At the International scientific and practical conference of students and young scientists “Current problems of modern medicine”, held at the National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets in 2011, the young scientists Liliya Lohoyda and Nadia Zarivna got the First Degree Diplomas for the best scientific works.
The students of the faculty regularly win or take prize-winning places in “Pharmacology and Pharmacy” at the International congresses of students and young scientists, held in Ternopil.
The contests results, the faculty scientific and methodological potential as well as its material and technical basis taken into consideration, our University was chosen as the head higher educational institution to hold the All-Ukrainian students’ competition in Pharmacy (Order of Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine of November 20, 2010 # 1052) .
22 forth-year students from 11 higher educational medical institutions of Ukraine participated in the All-Ukrainian contest, held in May 2010; the pharmacy students Anastasiya Sokolova and Maryana Hrokhola were the winners.
In January 2011, the national team participated in the International students’ contest in Pharmacy. Our University students Anastasiya Sokolova and Maryana Hrokhola, the winners and prize-winners of All-Ukrainian students’ contest, took part in the contest for the first time. 153 representatives of 33 foreign teams participated in the contest. The Ukrainian team took the 3rd place in drug technology, and the 5th in Pharmacy management and economics, respectively. The winners and prize-winners of the contest received medals, the letters of commendation, valuable gifts and special offers to undergo training course at the national and foreign factories.
39 forth-year students from 12 higher educational medical institutions of Ukraine participated in XV jubilee All-Ukrainian students’ contest, held on April 11-13, 2011 in Ternopil Medical University. The team of Ural State Medical Academy (Yekaterinburg), the winner of All-Russian students’ contest, took part in the contest for the first time.
State Higher Educational Institution “I.Ya.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University” acted as the contest organizer and sponsor, the holding company “STADA CIS” was the general sponsor, and “Pharmacy Journal’ – media sponsor. The university team, including pharmacy students Olha Lukashiv, Nataliya Volyanska, Oksana Kolesnik, Alyona Rastyahaeva, represented the Alma Mater adequately and became the contest winner.
The teachers and the students of the Pharmacy Faculty cooperate with other educational institutions as well as with pharmacy community. Pharmacy students’ practical training is traditionally hosted by the eastern regions of Ukraine. In particular, practical training in drug quality control is organized at Zaporizha State Medical University whereas the practical training in cosmetic technology – at the factory “Effect” and at the National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv. Likewise, the students of Zaporizhia S tate Medical University and the National University of Pharmacy take practical training in Pharmacognosy at "Chervona Kalyna" Education and Health Complex. The pharmacy students Olena Hryshchuk and Maryana Hrokhola participated in students exchange programme and underwent practical training in the pharmaceutical institutions of Vrotslav (Poland). The training course of pharmacy students (Kitsey A., Stakhiv L., Koval V., Saska I., and Kryskiv L.) in drug and cosmetics technology under the guidance of prof. Posokhova K.A. at “Doctor Theis” factory (Germany) resulted in the successful defending of diploma theses by the above-mentioned graduates.
Educational and Methodical Work
Powerful educational and methodical, scientific and technical bases facilitate the training process at the faculty. All the department laboratories are provided with necessary devices, apparatuses, technical means, substances and reagents and meet the modern requirements. The lecture hall of the faculty and laboratory rooms of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department are functioning now.
Recently, 6 textbooks, 14 manuals, 16 test collections, 2 monographs and more than 200 methodological instructions have been prepared and issued by the faculty instructors. Furthermore, the teachers have developed 200 curricula, 1000 lectures and 150 methodical instructions to fill in the University Web-portal with necessary training and methodical facilities. On the whole, the teachers have developed 150 syllabi, 1247 lecture presentations, 1466 methodical instructions, 1247 lecture and 1466 practical classes materials, and 5572 tests.
The faculty pays a great attention to the educational work of students. Tours and excursions to different places of interests in Ukraine, in particular to Kyiv, Kamyanets-Podilsky, Uman, have been organized repeatedly by the faculty teachers. National festivals, very popular with the students and the teachers, are also regularly held.

Assistant dean:      
Luchynskiy Mykhailo Antonovych, the Head of the Department of Therapeutic Dentistry, Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor
Assistant dean:
Shcherba Vitaliy Volodymyrovych, assistant of the Department of Orthopaedic Dentistry
Specialties and Qualification:
Specialty – 7.110106 “Dentistry”
Specialist qualification - dentists
Training duration: 5 years
Training forms: full-time
Financing: state-financed, contractual (self-financed)/
Today, studying at the faculty of Dentistry are 743 students, including 169 foreigners. The number of state-financed students is 38. Besides, 280 interns undergo training at the faculty departments.
The training process is provided by 47 teachers, among them 2 (4.3 %) doctors of sciences, 7 (14.9%) candidates of sciences and 38 (80,8%) assistants. It is worth mentioning that 10 assistants have completed dissertations lately and had them approved. Two  applicants have presented dissertation for the official defence in the Specialized Council.
Educational and Methodical Work
New educational methods and programmes aimed at the improvement of training are being introduced by the faculty departments. In compliance with the syllabi the departments have prepared methodical instructions, test banks, lecture and practical classes materials. The syllabi are placed on the WEB-pages of the University departments. The lines of practical skills, the Matriculae, stimulating skill mastering have been introduced. The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a final test of acquired  practical skills. The graduates of the faculty take complex practically-oriented state examination, including therapeutic (preventive), operative, prosthetic and child dentistry.
State examinations.  2011
State examinations.  2011
Since 2009-2010 academic year, a week-long cycle of practical training in the centres of the primary medical and sanitary aid has been introduced to improve the practical skills of the fifth-year students and interns. For this, the training base in the villages of Zarubyntsy, Hnylytsy, Kokoshyntsy, Uvysel avd Velyky Hovyliv has been set. 2584 patients have been seen at the centres of primary  medical and sanitary aid during practical training. The faculty students have been at their best not only as dentists but in rendering urgent aid as well.
The Faculty of Dentistry has its own regularly renewed library.
The use of computer technologies
The departments of the Dentistry Faculty are computerized and Internet-connected. With the introduction of the Moodle control system in 2007-2008 academic year, the teachers did much in filling the system with tests, situational tasks and graphs. 250 tests/class capacity  value have been attained. The distance knowledge control is practiced in  all the subjects taught at the Faculty.
Scientific work
The Faculty of Dentistry is actively involved in the scientific life. Two All-Ukrainian scientific and practical conferences (November 2009 – “The Newest Technologies in Dentistry”; November 2010 – “Current Issues of the Today’s Dentistry”) were held. On October 21, 2011 the regional conference “Innovative Technologies in Dentistry” was conducted. Participating were 123 Ukrainian scientists including the vice-rector in clinical therapy, Doctor of Medicine I.I.Yarema and O.D. Kukharuk, the chief dentist of Health Care Department, Ternopil State Regional Administration.
The student scientific society functions at the faculty. The students actively participate  in the programme “Student is future highly-qualified specialist”. In spring 2011, the II stage of the All-Ukrainian contest in Dentistry was held at O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University (Kyiv), with 5 Ternopil  students taking part. Our  team ranked second at this representative competition.
The prize-winners of the All-Ukrainian contest in Dentistry.2011, Kyiv
National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets, ranking 2nd
In April 2011, the All-Ukrainian competition in the practical work of the dentistry students of higher educational institutions of III-IV accreditation levels, was held in Lviv, all the regions of the country presented. Upon the careful  selection of patients by the Organizing Committee, the contenders were supposed to examine, diagnose and restore the teeth with the newest filling, the procedure being previously agreed with the commission members. Yevhen Osadchuk, the student of the Dentistry Faculty, I. Ya. Horbachevsky Medical University, Ternopil, was awarded with the 1st degree diploma.
The international intellectual student game “Brain ring in Dentistry”, initiated at the Dentistry Faculty of  O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University in 2000,  was conducted in 2011 at Danylo Halytskyy Medical University, Lviv. The Ternopil dentistry team “SKYS” ranked third, thus becoming the first debutant-the prize-winner in the 11 years’ game history.
The brain ring “SKYS” team – the prize-winners of the  international intellectual student game.
Last year, 147 graduates of the Dentistry Faculty received the diplomas, 3 of them – with  honours degree. It was the third graduation of the Faculty.
Graduation of the dentists in 2011
On the on rector's initiative, a scientific and practical journal “Clinical dentistry” is issued at the Faculty of Dentistry. Two issues of the journal have been released to date,  another two are still to come.
The research and teaching staff of Dentistry departments is engaged in issuing of the instructional literature. Two manuals have already been released. The Faculty researchers keep on working on scientific articles, patents, bulletins and make reports at different conferences.  

Ternopil, an ancient picturesque city, lies on the banks of the quiet river Seret. It is one of the administrative, economic and cultural centres of Halychyna and it is called the capital of Halytske Podillya
The climate of the country is moderate. Winter is rather mild, with no severe frosts but with regular snowfalls everywhere except the south. The rivers and lakes freeze in winter. Summer is quite hot and dry, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. The fertile black soil is well watered in spring and autumn and gets plenty of sunshine in summer.

Physical geography
Ukraine borders on Russia, Byelorussia, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Poland on land and Russia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey on sea.
Ukraine occupies an area of 233,100 square miles (603,700 square km) and its population is about 46,000,000.
Ukraine consists almost entirely of level plains and occupies a large portion of the East European Plain. Other lowlands extend along the shores of the Black and Azov seas in southern Ukraine, while the Crimean Peninsula, in the extreme south, has both lowlands and low mountains. Western Ukraine has some uplands, and the Carpathian Mountains extend through that region for more than 150 miles (240 km). The main Ukrainian river is the Dniepro. It is extensively dammed along much of its course for hydroelectric and irrigation purposes. The Dnipro is one of the longest European rivers.

Population
Ethnic Ukrainians make up more than seven-tenths of the total population. The Ukrainian language is related to Russian and Belarusian and belongs to the Slavic group of languages.
Russians are the largest minority group, accounting for about two-tenths of the population. Other ethnic minorities of varying sizes are Belarusian, Moldavians, Poles, Bulgarians, Jews, Greeks, Tartars, and others. The highest population densities are found in the industrialized Donets Basin and Dnipro Bend regions and in the agriculturally productive forest-steppe belt.

Industries and agriculture
Due to favorable climatic conditions, Ukraine is traditionally an agricultural area. The belt of mixed forest and steppe running west-east across south-central Ukraine has rich black soils whose intense cultivation has made the country a major producer of winter wheat and sugar beets. Ukraine is one of the world's main centers of sugar production. It produces sugar both for her own needs and for export. Other crops include sunflower seeds, corn (maize), potatoes, grapes, oats, rye, millet, and buckwheat. Fruits and vegetables are grown on the outskirts of cities, and cattle and pigs are raised throughout the country.
Ukraine has rich reserves of iron ore, bituminous and an thracite coals, and manganese-bearing ores located in close proximity to each other. This region, in east-central Ukraine, is the industrial heartland of the country and one of the majors heavy-industrial and mining-metallurgical complexes of Europe. Ukraine also produces natural gas and petroleum, though reserves of these fuels were much depleted during the Soviet period.
It has developed a varied industry, concentrated mostly in and around big cities, such as Kyiv, Zaporizhya, Dnipropetrovsk, Dniprodzerzhinsk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Lviv, Mykolayiv and others. It produces planes and ships, lorries and buses, motorcars and locomotives, computer and electronic equipment, precision instruments and agricultural machines, TV and radio-sets, chemicals and textiles and various consumer goods. Odessa, Sevastopol, Mykolayiv, Kherson and Kerch are main Ukrainian ports.
Besides its basic mining industries, Ukraine has ferrous-metals industries that produce iron and steel in large quantities. The chemical industry produces large amounts of sulphuric acid and mineral fertilizers. Ukraine's food-processing industries yield a wide spectrum of all kinds of food of good quality.

Political system
Ukraine's political system underwent rapid changes in the early 1990s after the country gained its independence from the collapsing Soviet Union in late 1991. Ukraine's parliament is called the Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council), whose members (People's Deputies) are chosen to four-year terms in free, multicandidate elections. The chief executive of Ukraine is the president, who is also chosen in free elections. The day-to-day administration of the government rests in the hands of the prime minister, who heads the Cabinet of Ministers and is chosen by the president with parliamentary approval.

Education
Illiteracy was virtually eliminated in the first half of the twentieth century, and secondary education is compulsory. Technical schools provide specialized education in many fields and higher education is gained at numerous universities, granting bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. Liberal arts and a wide scope of scientific and technical subjects are taught at a very high level.
Culture
A millennium of cultural development has created a wide spectrum of spiritual achievements. Splendid architectural landmarks, very rich folk art, music, a network of drama and music theatres, art schools, thousands of artists creating in all possible styles attest to a high level of cultural development despite all political and economic upheavals.

Some historical facts
Among the Slavs' earliest settlements was that of the name of Kyiv along the Dnipro River. The state known as Kyivan Rus-Ukraine arose in late 9th century. The Kyivan Rus-Ukraine reached its zenith in the 10th and 11th centuries under the rulers Volodymyr I (St. Vladimir) and his son Yaroslav I (Yaroslav the Wise). Volodymyr adopted Christianity as the official religion of his realm about AD 888.
Christianity gave the eastern Slavic peoples their first written language, called Church Slavonic and Kyiv became eastern Europe's chief political and cultural centre. The 12th and 13th centuries saw the decline of Kyiv owing to internal dissension, struggles with the invading nomads. The Mongol conquest in the mid-13th century decisively ended Kyivan power, but a Ukrainian principality in western Ukraine that had emerged about 1200 continued into the 14th century.
In the 14th century Lithuania annexed most Ukrainian lands except for the Galician principality, which passed to the kingdom of Poland; and in the meantime southern Ukraine remained under the control of the Tartars. After the Union of Lublin in 1569, rule over Ukraine was transferred from Lithuania to Poland. Religious dissent and social strife between the Ukrainians and their Polish overlords were augmented by the Zaporozhian Cossacks, who were in fact a class of free warriors. From their stronghold along the lower Dnipro River, the Cossacks in 1648, led by their Hetman (military leader) Bohdan Khmelnytsky, rose against the Poles and formed a semi-independent, if short-lived, state. Khmelnytsky's need for help against the Poles led to an agreement with the Muscovite tsar in 1654.
In the late 18th-century the Russian Empire obtained the Ukrainian lands west of the Dnipro, except for Galicia, which went to Austria. A Ukrainian nationalist movement developed in the 19th century, but in Russian-held Ukraine the movement faced political repression and restrictions against the Ukrainian language. After the Russian Revolution of February 1917, Ukrainian and Bolshevik forces struggled for control of Ukraine until 1921, when the Soviet government emerged victorious.
Beginning in the 1930s, the Soviet government under Joseph Stalin carried out by brutal force a policy of rapid industrialization and collectivization of agriculture in Ukraine. This policy met with peasant resistance, which in turn prompted the confiscation of grain from Ukrainian farmers by Soviet authorities, with the result that a famine in the early 1930s took an estimated five million lives.
Ukraine regained independence in 1991 and now it has its own territory, government, national emblem, flag and anthem. The capital is Kyiv.

Ternopil
Ternopil, an ancient picturesque city, lies on the banks of the quiet river Seret. It is one of the administrative, economic and cultural centres of Halychyna and it is called the capital of Halytske Podillya.
Ancient architectural buildings harmoniously combine with new multi-storied blocks of flats and industrial buildings, wide avenues, straight streets and spacious squares. Smart houses along quiet streets with multicoloured flowers, bushes and fruit trees, tender islands of squares, shady parks and a wonderful lake in the very centre of the city create the atmosphere of peace and quiet comfort. Ternopil is called the Garden City.
The city attracts by the combination of its new and old architecture.

The city is famous for its cultural traditions.
Such great people as folklorist Volodymyr Hnatiuk, singer Solomia Krushelnytska, composer Denis Sichynsky, producer Les Kurbas connected their lives with Ternopil. Famous writer Yulian Opilsky, composer Vasyl Barvinsky, scientists Stanislav Dnistriansky and Alexander Briukner were born here. The city was often visited by writers Ivan Franko, Vasyl Stefanyk, Les Martovych, lumenaries of the Ukrainian theatre Marko Kropyvnytsky, Maria Zankovetska, Mykola Sadovsky, composer Mykola Lysenko.

Ternopil is a students’ city. Some tens of thousand of students study at its universities, technical schools, colleges. Tidy and elegant buidings of the I.Y.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University are located in the city centre.

I.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical UniversityThe principal objective of our University is training the high professional medical specialists. In order to achieve our goals we have all necessary prerequisites: modern facilities, state-of-the-art medical equipment and computers with the access to the Internet, modern library.
International agreements have been signed enabling our teachers and students to participate in exchange and traineeship programs at higher educational institutions of Europe and America, to participate in international and national scientific conferences.
You are cordially invited to apply to our University. I believe that having graduated from the University you will be able to realize all your plans and potential. We are sure that a doctor of the future is the graduate of I. Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.
Rector of University
Honorary Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine,
Corresponding member of NAMS of Ukraine., Professor
Leonid Ya. Kovalchuk

By the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 1992
(decree №363 of 1.07.1992) Ternopil State Medical University
was named after Academician Ivan Horbachevsky
Born: 15.05.1854 (Ternopil region, Ukraine)
Died: 24.05.1942 (Prague)
Field of activity:
Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Chemistry, Public Health.

Ivan Yakovych Hobachevsky – Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Head of Medical Chemistry Department, Dean of Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague, Rector of the Charles University in Prague, Member of the Sanitary Council of the Czech Kingdom, Member of the Highest Health Council of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Vienna, Member of the Technical Investigation Council in Vienna, a Life Member of Lords' House of Austrian Parliament, the 1st Minister of Health of Austro-Hungarian Empire, Rector of the Free Ukrainian University in Prague, Member of the Ukrainian University of Sciences, Full and Honorary Member of T. Shevchenko Scientific Society, Ukraine.
Dr. Ivan Horbachevsky was one of the most famous scientists of his time in the field of chemical organic synthesis. His investigations were a revolution in medical, organic and biological chemistry.
Having spent eventually all of his adult life outside Ukraine (66 years of his life he lived abroad) Dr. Horbachevsky always demonstrated great concern for his home country, its achievements and problems.
In 1877 a young graduate of the University of Vienna, Doctor of Medical Sciences Ivan Horbachevsky was appointed as an assistant at the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, the University of Vienna. In 1882 he was the first person in the science world to synthesize uric acid from urea and glycine aminoacid. This discovery brought great glory to Austrian science and to Vienna University. Great attention to the synthesis of uric acid outside the organism is explained by the fact that the so- called vitalistic approach existed in biomedicine those days, according to which the substances contained in the living organism cannot be synthesized artificially outside the organism.
In his works Ivan Horbachevsky explored the causes and pathogenesis of gout, mechanisms of catabolism of mononucleotides, which are constituents of nucleic acids. His hypotheses as to the nature and causes of pellagra were proved by the next generation of scientists and provided the groundwork for developing a rational human nutrition system. His persistent research work in the spheres of organic and biological chemistry enabled him to isolate virtually all amino acids and prove that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. One of his achievements was that he determined the origins of uric acid in organism.
The significance of his works devoted to the conversion of nucleic acids to end products is highly regarded in the point of view of the regulation of synthesis and decomposition of nucleic acids, which has an impact on our ideas about the life at the molecular level. Due to his great managerial and leadership skills Horbachevsky was offered a position in the Highest Sanitary Council in Vienna; later he became the President of the Council.
In 1884 Dr. Horbachevsky became the first professor ever in medical chemistry at the Czech University in Prague. Although being very young, he earned scientific reputation by his paper on the preparation of uric acid by careful melting a mixture of glycine and urea, published in German on just 40 lines
Dr. Horbachevsky founded the Institute of Medical Chemistry at Charles University, and is regarded as a co-founder of Czech biochemistry. Ivan Horbachevsky was appointed four times as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and once as the Rector of the Czech University in Prague. For his outstanding scientific and public service, Dr. Horbachevsky was elected as a member of the Royal Czech Scientific Society, a member of the Czech Sanitary Council. Dr. Horbachevsky made great efforts to improve the environmental situation in the Czech Republic. According to his recommendations the system of sewage treatment was developed in Prague, which prevented the spread of typhoid fever and other infectious diseases among the population.
The works of Dr. Horbachevsky became an invaluable contribution to Czech science. He developed new methods of synthesizing uric acid, creatine, and discovered the xanthine oxidase enzyme and elements of nucleic acids in the cells, which form uric acid.
His leadership qualities and persistent work contributed greatly to establishing the Ukrainian Free University in Prague. Dr. Horbachevsky became the Rector of the University, which trained hundreds of physicians - Ukrainians, Czechs, and Slovaks.
Dr. Horbachevsky established a charitable foundation to help students from low-income social groups. He trained numerous physicians and biochemistry researchers.
Being one of the most outstanding scientific and public figures of his time, Ivan Horbachevsky was appointed as the first Minister of Health in 1918, thus becoming the founder of the Ministry of Health in Austria, the first Ministry of Health in the world. The development plan and the program of activities, suggested by Horbachevsky for the Austrian Ministry of Health, were used for organizing equivalent ministries in the United Kingdom, France, and other countries.
I. Horbachevsky made invaluable impact on the development of world biochemical science, his outstanding political, educational and public activities in Austria, the Czech Republic and Ukraine made his contribution into the cooperation between the nations, and development in the field of science, education and culture.

Training at Ternopil State medical Institute was inaugurated on September 1, 1957 by the resolution of the Ukrainian government of April 12, 1957. In the city that had been almost completely destroyed during the World War II and just began raising from the ruins, it was the first higher educational establishment. Three days after the government resolution, the appointed Director (Rector) of the Medical Institute, Candidate of Medical Sciences, surgeon P.O. Ogiy (later on M.D., Professor) and prof. Martynyuk A.H., the vice-rector, arrived to Ternopil. By the decision of the Regional Council, two educational buildings and two hostels were allotted to the Institute. The clinical base  was provided by the City Hospital that had been functioning then as the Regional Hospital. Morphological building, Regional Hospital and a new hostel were under construction. 19 departments began functioning at the Institute, 66 teachers were working there (including 1 M.D., and 17 Candidates of Med. Sc.).

Standing at the starting line were young teachers-scientists, later on professors, honoured scientists K.V.Kovanov, Yu.T.Komorovsky, A.I. Lokay, I.O.Sytnyk, M.P.Skakun. Among the founders was Ye.H. Honcharuk, an assistant teacher of General Hygiene Department, later on Academician of the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and many foreign academies, Rector of the Kyiv National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets.

Yuriy Teofilovych Komorovsky
M.D., Professor, the author of more than       200 scientific and educational works and
2 monographs. He supervised the researches  of 12 M.Ds and 26 Candidates of Medical Sciences.
Kostyantyn Vasylyovych Kovanov
M.D., Professor, the author of more than       200 scientific and educational works. He supervised the researches  of 1 M.D. and           6 Candidates of M edical Sciences.

624 students studied at three courses then, 210 being first-year students. 120 second- and 224 third-year students  moved voluntarily from medical institutes of Ukraine, Russia and other republics of the former USSR. The Scientific Council, Central Methodical Commission and Departments did their utmost to organize educational and methodical process, to establish strategic directions of the researches and to control the level of students’ training. In 1959 the first scientific forum was held on the basis of the newly-formed Institute – the Conference of the Ukrainian Pathophysiological Society. The 7thPlenum of the Ukrainian Scientific Society of Surgeons in October 1960 was an important event. The students’ scientific societies were functioning efficiently.

Thus, the Institute started successfully as a pedagogical, scientific, medical, cultural and educational centre of the region. Its best amateur groups were a great success at the city and regional amateur arts festivals and sports competitions. Sanitary-educational work of the teaching staff was combined with their consultative aid to the population on the basis of village and district hospitals.

Anatoliy Ivanovych Lokay
M.D., Professor, author of more than 100 scientific and educational works. He supervised the researches  of 3 Candidates of Medical Sciences.

1960-1961 academic year marked the final stage of the Institute formation. The Morphologic building and the regional polyclinic began functioning. The construction of the Institute principal clinical base, the Regional hospital, was completed. The institute numbered 1360 students and 30 departments with 148 teachers working (7 M.Ds and 66 Candidates of Sciences among them). The first group  of 203 physicians with Diploma of the Ternopil State Medical Institute graduated in June, 1961. Later on, 10 graduates became Doctors of Medicine  and 19  – Candidates of Medical Sciences. I. Chekman became Doctor of Medicine , Professor, the Head of the Pharmacology Department of the National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets. He is a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, Laureate of the  State Prize of Ukraine, Honorary Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine. Professor V. Antoniv is the Head of the Otolaryngology Department of the Moscow University of Peoples Friendship, the leader of the Ukrainian National Cultural Society "Slavutych" in Moscow. Professor D. Seimivsky is the Head of the Children’s Urology Department at the Kyiv Research Institute of Urology, the Chief Children’s Urologist of the Ukrainian Ministry of Public Health. Professor S. Yakymenko is the Head of the Burning Injury and Eye Plastic Surgery Department at the V.P. Filatov Research Institute of Eye Diseases in Odessa. 1970-80s.  were marked by new trends in the Institute activity. Despite political and ideological restrictions, imposed by the Soviet system, the Institute went on maintaining its reputation. Many  traditions, good enough to be respected now,  originated then. In particular, the high standards of the educational process, conscious discipline, objective evaluation of the students’ knowledge and persistent scientific researches. All these contributed much to considerable strengthening of scientific and pedagogical potential of the higher educational establishment in the 1970s. Such a raising of the creative enthusiasm of young scientists and students revealed at the All-Union competition, the Ternopil Medical Institute ranking 4th among the higher medical educational institutions.

Ivan Oleksandrovych Sytnyk
M.D., Professor, author of more than                175 scientific and educational works and
1 monograph. He supervised the researches of  4 M.Ds, and 16 Candidates of Medical Sciences.
Mykola P. Skakun
Honoured Worker of Higher School of Ukraine,
author of more than 450 scientific and educational works,
11 monographs, and 8 manuals.
He supervised the researches of  8. M.Ds,
and 34 Candidates of Medical Sciences.

Material and educational scientific base of the Institute grew considerably for the first ten years. 2 hostels and a vivarium with laboratories were built. 178 teachers (including 13 Doctors of Medicine and 82 Candidates of Medical Sciences) were working at 32 Departments. Republican conferences, held at the Institute, proved its scientific maturity. The preparatory department was opened in 1969, it had been functioning up to 1992. In 1997 the department resumed its work for the foreigners. In 1972 sports and sanitation camp “Berizka”  was set in Bilche-Zolote to improve the students and teachers’ health. The construction of the sports building was finished in 1971. The preventive clinic building was opened in 1989.

Due to the construction of the large regional phychoneurological hospital in 1971, the department of Nervous Diseases and Psychiatry could carry out  students’ training more effective. The qualified staff, the network and potency of clinical base taken into consideration, the Faculty of Post-graduate Doctors’ Training  was opened in 1979,  in addition to the Medical Faculty.

There are some educational museums at the Institute: the Biology Department Museum, the Anatomy Department Museum, the latter being reputed among the best in Ukraine. The Museum of the Institute History was founded in 1982.  In April 1982, the institute celebrated its 25th anniversary. New hostels for 1000 students had been put into operation by this memorable event. This provided  accommodation for all the students and separate rooms were allocated for the student couples. For a quarter of a century, the teaching staff's professional and scientific level as well as methods of educational and scientific work were constantly improving. The total  contingent  amounted to 2500 students, in-career doctors and interns. 36 departments included 310 teachers, with 27 M.Ds and 207 Candidates of Sciences. One third of the staff consisted of the institute graduates. The opening of the central scientific-research laboratory in 1989 was a memorable event.

Even under the communist regime, there were displays of unconventional thinking, courage of mind and ability to arouse  moral consciousness.   V.S. Lisovy, the philosophy teacher, who was working at the institute in 1962-1966,  is remembered by  the students  of the 1960s owing  to his lectures and original institute wallpapers which he edited. Arrested for the “anti-soviet activity”, he served 11 years in jail and concentration camps. In 1998, he came to meet the rector, teachers and students of the Medical Academy and delivered lecture on philosophy to the second-year students. At present, V. Lisovy, the Candidate of Philosophy is the Head of the History Department at the Philosophy Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Professor at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. It is worth mentioning that such graduates as Heorgy Petruk-Popyk, Stepan Babiy, Hanna Kostiv-Huska made their literary debut as students and became famous poets. The development of the Institute is inseparably  connected with the names of its rectors Assistant Professor I.I. Hetman (1972-1981), Prof. I.S. Smiyan (1881-1997); the vice-rectors, professors O.A. Yarosh, O.N. Lulka, I.V. Shust, I.O. Sytnyk, V.H. Koveshnikov (the former Rector of the Luhansk Medical University). With Ukraine attaining  independence, new opportunities and impulses for the institute  development, in particular the chance of entering into market relations and   joining  the European educational community, have become available. Here are some landmarks.

On July 1, 1992 by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers the Institute was named after I.Ya. Horbachevsky, a famous scientist, member of the T.G.Shevchenko Scientific Society and All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, born in the Ternopil region. In 1994 the institute obtained the highest IV accreditation degree and was granted a licence for training  400 students at the Medical Faculty. In 1995, the Faculty of Nursing in the specialties “Nursing” (training nurses and nurses with a bachelor’s degree) and “Laboratory Diagnosis” (training laboratory assistants with a bachelor’s degree) as well as the educational  Medical Institute-Lyceum complex (the former Halytsky College) were founded. As compared to 82 faculty  students in 1995, the number grew to 450 in 1997.  On January 30, 1997 by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine the institute was awarded the status of Academy. In April 1997 the I.Ya. Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical Academy celebrated its 40th  anniversary. Professor I.S.Smiyan, the Honorary Worker of  Higher School  and the Coresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine,  was the rector for 16 years. In 2003 the rector prof. L.Y.Kovalchuk was elected a Coresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. Professor M.P.Skakun was a  Honorary Worker of Higher School too. Professors L.Ya. Kovalchyk, M.A. Andreychyn, Ya.I. Fedonyuk, O.O.Markova, M.I. Shved, S.V. Khmil, S.I. Smiyan, S.N. Vadzyuk, S.I. Shkrobot and V.V. Bihunyak  are Honorary Workers of Science and Technology of Ukraine. Professor O.M. Yedynak and associate professor V.V. Demyanenko were awarded the title of Honorary Inventor of Ukraine.

Since 1997, the Specialized Council for defending theses in Surgery, Normal Anatomy (medical and biological sciences) and Pathologic Physiology has been functioning (M.D., Professor L.Ya. Kovalchuk is the Head of the Council ).  In 2004 the Specialized Council for defending theses in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology was established. In August 1997, the Honorary Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, M.D., Professor L.Ya. Kovalchuk headed the Academy. The rector’s credo is: “We must establish the  educational institution of high  European standard”.

In 1999 the Academy confirmed the highest (IVth) degree of accreditation. In 2000 the newly organised Pharmaceutical Faculty began training pharmacists and from 2001 – clinical  pharmacists and pharmacists-cosmetologists. In 2000 the Academy received the licence providing obstetricians, doctor’s assistants and nurses-laboratory assistants to be trained. The Nurses Training Faculty was reorganized into the Faculty of Bachelors of Junior Medical Personnel and in 2003 – into the Medical College.

Since 1997 foreign citizens have been studying as students and clinical interns. At that time the Preparatory Courses were organized for them. There were formed departments of Hospital Therapy No.2, Medical Informatics with the Course of Physics and Special Equipment, Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Diagnostics and Medical Informatics of the Postgraduate Training Faculty (on the basis of the Rivne Regional Hospital), Pharmacognosy with Biology and Medical Genetics, Physiotherapy, Medical Rehabilitation and Balneology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology No.2, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Subjects.

Highly qualified  faculty of the Academy with two thirds of its graduates including the rector, 5 vice-rectors, 3 deans and 29 heads of the departments represented its teaching and scientific potential. In 2002 the faculty numbered 68 Doctors of Medicine, professors, and 265 Candidates of Sciences, associate professors. The Academy ranked first among medical higher educational institutions in regard to the proportion of teachers with scientific degrees. It should be noted that the rate has grown up to 75-85 per cent for the last three years. At  that time, among 410 teachers of the Academy there was 1 Corresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 6 Honorary Workers of Science and Technology, 2 Honorary Workers of  Higher School, 2 Honorary Inventors of Ukraine, and 2 Honorary Physicians of Ukraine. More than 13 thousand students became the graduates of the Academy and above 17   thousand specialists improved their professional skills at the Faculty of Postgraduate Training.

Complex restructuring of all the trends of activity was under way. The educational process was aimed at meeting world qualification standards. The subject of Osteoporosis was the number one priority of the scientific activity with the half of the departments involved. Inventive  activity was in progress, scientific developments being regularly introduced in practical health care. In particular, the lyophilized pig xenodermotransplants, developed by prof. V.V.Bihunyak, are widely used for the treatment of burns in all national burns centres. The goal of improving medical and prophylactic activity was attained through the establishment of consultative and treatment centre.

Spirit of the new time called forth positive changes in upbringing, national and patriotic activity, as well as in the spiritual life of the Academy. The system of tutors and students’ self-governing was regulated. The brass band and choir, dancing group, ensemble of folk instruments and sports sections were popular then. The students participated actively in the Club of Talented Youth, amateur theatre and discussing club. The Academy had its own picture-gallery. A new generation of poets was growing among the teachers and students. Poetic anthologies by Lesia Romanchuk (a member of the Ukrainian Society of Writers), Valeriy Didukh, Roman Ladyka were published.

Material and technical basis underwent considerable changes. In particular, all the buildings were reconstructed and modernized. The hostels were repaired, the network of students’ cafes and canteens was arranged. In 1998 the Sport-Health Centre "Berizka", where the teachers and students of the Academy could rest, was renovated. In 2001 the Academy bought a new sport-health centre “Chervona Kalyna” 28 km from Ternopil.

 

The Head of the Military-Medical Academy (Kyiv) General H.A.Pasko:
“I could say Ternopil State Medical Institute was born straight before my eyes. Two years ago I was here last… I must say that your Academy produces an immense impression”.
The Head of the History of Ukrainian Philosophy Department, the Philosophy Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine V. S. Lisovy:
“I met the leader who did not complain of difficulties and hardships but, full of optimism, did his everyday work in cooperation with his teammates”.

 

In 2000 the Academy ranked third among all the Ukrainian higher medical schools of IVth accreditation level  according to comprehensive activity rating. According to the Directions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (November 17, 2004) and on the grounds of the  Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine Order (December 12, 2004), the Academy was reorganized into I.Ya.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University.

Rather than resting on the laurels, the University staff do their best to make new advances in reforming the higher medical education as well as in training highly qualified specialists for Ukraine’s needs.

Today, the University comprises 48 departments organized into   5 faculties – Medical Faculty, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Foreign Students, and Postgraduate Training Faculty. Basing on theoretical departments are 4 research institutes, namely of Morphology; Medical and Biologic Problems; Pharmacology; Hygiene and Medical Biochemistry named after M.P.Skakun; Modelling and Analysis of Pathologic Processes; Clinical departments. Theoretical and clinical departments provide the basis for the Institute of Nursing.

Throughout the University history, the number of  graduates totals at 25 thousand and about 40 thousand specialists working in Ukraine and abroad, took advanced training at the Postgraduate Training Faculty. More than 600 university graduates are Candidates of Medical Sciences; above 100 are Doctors of Medical Sciences. Professor L.Ya.Kovalchuk, the rector of I.Ya.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University, and professor M.A. Andreychyn, the head of the Infectious Diseases Department, are the Corresponding Members of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine; professor I.S. Chekman, the head of the Pharmacology Department of the National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets, is  a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine; professor V.I.Tsymbalyuk, the assistant director of the Institute of Neurosurgery named after Romodanov of  the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the head of the department of Neurosurgery of the National Medical University named after O.O.Bohomolets, is the academician of  the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. Many of the University graduates became Honorary Physicians of Ukraine, the organizers of public health care system. They are the heads of the units, the head doctors or deputy managers of the hospitals and clinics, assistant chiefs and chiefs of municipal and regional health care administration. V.L. Veselskiy and S.V. Shevchuk worked as deputy ministers of the Ministry of Health Care of Ukraine; V.I.Maltsev was the deputy  minister and later on the  Minister of Health Care of Ukraine.

Of 580 teachers and scientists, the two thirds are the University graduates. 87 doctors of sciences, professors, and 348 candidates of sciences, associate professors, including  3 Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, 9 Honorary Workers of Science and Technology, 2 Honorary Workers of Education, 2 State Prize Laureates in Science and Technique, 3 Honorary Inventors of Ukraine, and 3 Honorary Physicians of Ukraine work at 48 departments of the University .

The University material and technical basis has increased greatly for the last 15 years. All the departments as well as the library with 4 reading halls and branches at clinical departments, in educational and research institutes have been computerized. There has been organized the computer centre and 39 computer Internet-connected classes. The Publishing House “Ukrmedknyha”, equipped with its own  printing facilities, is the largest specialized publishing house in Ukraine and the only one that publishes printed matters in Ukrainian or translated from Ukrainian. The “Ukrmedknyha” accounts for 60 % supply  of  textbooks and manuals in Ukrainian  to the national higher medical educational institutions of III-IV accreditation level, and for 80 % - to I-II accreditation level. Since 1997, there have been published 139 textbooks (including 8 in English), 223 manuals (12 in English), 62 monographs and 87 collected materials of scientific conferences. The University is a cofounder and publisher of 12 All-Ukrainian scientific journals, 10 of them being recognized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine. Besides, the regional papers «Medychna Akademiya» (“Medical Academy”) and «Universytetska Likarnya» (“University Hospital”) are published.

The University teachers have made about 250 instructional multimedia compact disks with electronic textbooks, video films and test programmes, altogether more than 23700 items.

The well-equipped medical and consultative centre with a dentistry polyclinic proudly presents the  up-to-date Centre of dental implantation which is the third in Ukraine after Kyiv and Lviv, and the first University-based.

In 2010-2011, five University instructional and practical centres of primary medical and sanitary aid in rural areas were reconstructed, equipped and put into service. The centres are  multipurpose and focused on rendering medical aid to the rural population, practical training of senior students of the medical faculty and dentistry interns, encouraging the graduates to work in rural  medical facilities. In addition, organization of instructional and practical centre  of elderly care has been initiated in a village as a pilot project, basing on the trainee experience of the University teachers in the Netherlands.

The educational and recreation complex «Chervona Kalyna» has been put into service. At the guests’ disposal are the Congress centre, the hotel, the catering complex, the sports base and the preventive clinic, providing health-improving for 20% University  students annually. Based on the educational and recreation complex «Chervona Kalyna» is the Reserve Officers’ Training Centre, under the authority of  Emergency and Catastrophe Medicine Department with the Course of Military Training. All-Ukrainian trainings and exercises are held there every year. In particular, the joint Ukraine- NATO exercise with German, Danish and Polish officers involved were carried out in May 2006.  Much to the University credit, the Department is one of the 4 «survivals» of the reduction сampaign.  You can also find here botanical gardens of medicinal plants and a farm that supplies the vivarium with experimental animals and products.

Cooperating with the University are 14 European and American  higher medical educational institutions. In 2006-2012 above 80 University teachers took  trainee there. In compliance with the Cooperation Agreement with the Upstate University (Spartanburg, South Carolina) the Ternopil University provided training of Americans at the  Institute of Nursing, the University unit. The University was the first  to introduce distance learning in the specialty  Bachelor in Nursing. In 2008, L.Ya. Kovalchuk, the rector of the University, was awarded the title of the Honorary Professor of the Upstate University. The personal jubilee medal of the Bratislava Medical University (Slovakia) was his another  just reward.

Basing on the foreign experience, the University has introduced the new organization forms of training according to the credit-modular system. “One subject a day” principle, the lines of practical skills, practical-oriented Z-system of education, semester test control of students’ knowledge in the University independent  test centre are being introduced into the training process.  The network training system  on the basis of  Internet technologies, similar to the  European one (Medical University of Vienna), is unprecedented in Ukraine. The formation of the  independent test centre helps to prevent corruption efforts in the University. Matriculae of practical skills,  daily distance test control on the basis of “Moodle” technologies; Objective Structured Clinical Examination  (OSCE) to check the mastering of practical skills by the senior students; MA course in Nursing have been introduced. Above 4 thousand students study at the University, among them 1200 foreigners from 62 countries.  90 per cent of foreigners  are trained in English. More than 50 per cent of the University teachers have been certified for teaching in English. The French-speaking students are expected and are prepared for.

Since 2006, annual “Summer International Students Schools”, organized by the Department of International Relations, are held on the basis of the “Chervona Kalyna” educational  and recreation complex. Students from the USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, the Netherlands, Russia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Ukrainian medical educational institutions have attended the school. Taking part in the school activity are the students of the Ternopil State Medical University with a good command of English. Summer students schools are perspective since communication of students from different countries contributes to their knowledge of countries’ cultural and national peculiarities as well as specifics of medical education, opportunities of further cooperation and the development of students’ exchange programmes.

In September 2006 the I.Ya.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University was awarded by the diploma of the International Academy of Rating Technologies and Sociology “Zolota Fortuna” for the organization of international activity and relations with the European and American medical institutions that contribute to the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.

On September 22, 2008 the European Business Assembly  Nomination Committee (Oxford, Great Britain) and the Scientific Council of the Vienna International University (Austria) awarded the “European Quality” international reward to the I.Ya.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University. The reward was handed over at the International meeting of the leaders of science and culture “Euro-2008” in Barcelona (Spain).

In January 2012 the Ternopil Medical University initiated the establishment of «International scientific-educational innovative-technological consortium of higher medical institutions and institutions of physical education and sports». The main purpose of the Consortium is to create modern and efficient corporate system of qualified specialists and scientific personnel in health care system, physical education and sports (man’s health, physical rehabilitation, fitness and recreation, in particular); to elaborate an efficient innovative system in medical education and science, physical education and sports; to implement innovative projects based on the integration of scientific, educational, medical and preventive, innovative and technologic potential of institutions - members of the Consortium; to apply the Consortium innovative activity results in Medical Education, Sports, and related fields. By today, 18 leading European and American Universities have joined the Consortium.

The research activities are in progress. 28 scientific trends, determined by the foreground tasks facing the health care system of Ternopil and the region, are being developed. Among them: surgery of oesophageal, gastric and duodenal diseases; infectious diseases and epidemiology; cardio-vascular pathologies; digestive and musculoskeletal problems. The scientific investigations are aimed at developing new perspective technologies, which meet the highest world criteria:  modelling of pathologic processes and development of experimental therapy and prevention; elaboration, industrial production and adjustment of cryopreserved xenodermotransplants  to medical practice;  development of the biotechnology of manufacturing and clinical use of probiotics and specific immunoglobulins; implementation of minimally invasive endoscopic surgery technologies into the clinical practice; development of methods and technical means of optimizing the effect of optic irradiation on the human organism, specifically through the use of photooxigenated liquids for enteral and  transfusion therapy; producing and introduction of new medical sorbents; scientific substantiation of the medical system reforms for its proper functioning under market conditions.

Contributing to the University reputation are the scientific schools of surgeons (prof. L.Ya. Kovalchuk, the Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine), infectionists (prof. M.A. Andreychyn,  the Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of  Ukraine), therapists (prof. B.I. Rudyk and prof. Ye. M.Starodub), pediatricians (prof. I.S. Smiyan, the Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, prof. O.Ye. Fedortsiv, prof. N.V. Banadyha), pharmacologists (prof. M.P.Skakun, prof. K.A.Posokhova), morphologists (prof. K.S.Volkov, prof. Ya.I.Fedonyuk, prof. M.S.Hnatyuk), and pathophisiologists (prof. V.V.Fayfura, prof. Yu.I.Bondarenko).

For the recent 10 years, the University scientists have  got 602 patented inventions. The new methods of burns treatment, developed at the University, have been awarded by the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology; 2 scientists have become the Honorary Inventors of Ukraine. 58  M.D. and 311 Candidate theses have been defended. Functioning at the University are 2 specialized scientific councils for defending M.D. and Candidate theses in 6 specialties. Up to 30 All-Ukrainian and International scientific forums are held at the University congress centre every year.

5 accredited and duly certified research laboratories are the basis for the scientific investigations. In November 2009, the University virological laboratory for identifying A (H1N1) influenza virus was established on the basis of modernized scientific laboratory of polymeraze chain reaction. The laboratory analyzes samples, taken by the virologists of the regional and municipal sanitation and epidemiological stations, thus rendering aid to the patients with influenza and acute respiratory infections.

By the Order of Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine (August 7, 2008), the Ternopil Medical University was approved as the principal  metrological provider of the higher medical educational institutions, another evidence of high University scientific standards.

The cooperation of clinical departments and practitioners of the municipal medical institutions, which provide the clinical basis, is in progress. High-skilled professors, associate professors and teachers, involved in practical medical activity, contribute much to rendering proper medical aid to the population of the city and the region. On January 1, 2010, in compliance with the Agreement, specifying all the cooperation aspects, the University Hospital was established on the base of the Regional Clinical Hospital. It is likely to become the best-equipped specialized medical and consultative institution owing to the state, regional and University financing.

As  resulting from the activity rating and the state testing “Krok” (“Step”) system, the University is always ranking high among the higher medical educational institutions of Ukraine.

1. People wishing to apply to TSMU please download the Application Form and email it to International Students Office study@studyinukrainetoday.com together with:
A. copy of international passport;
B. copy of High (Secondary) School Certificate with transcript;
C. consent of personal data processing (please, fill in this concent in English, French, Russian or Ukrainian language).

D. preparatory course certificate (if available);
E. results of external independent testing (if available).
2. After receiving the packet of the above mentioned document you will get the detailed instructions. Please follow these instructions and an official Invitation Letter for studying at TSMU will be sent to your correspondence address by courier express mail. The Invitation Letter should be submitted to the Embassy of Ukraine in your country for the purpose of receiving a student visa.
3. After obtaining the student visa you must inform the International Students Office of TSMU about the exact date of your arrival to Ukraine and your flight number.
4. Upon your arrival at Ternopil State Medical University you should submit the Application Pack to the International Students Office, and then you will be invited for an interview.
Application Pack (to be submitted to the International Students Office personally)
o passport with valid student visa;
o high (secondary) school certificate with transcript (original and copy);
o birth certificate (original and copy);
o health certificate (valid within two months from the moment of issue);
o HIV-negative test certificate (valid within two months from the moment of issue);
o 12 photos.
5. The admission procedure will be completed after you sign an Agreement with the University and pay your tuition fee for the 1st year of studies.
Specialties and Degrees Offered
General Medicine (MD – Medical Doctor Degree, equivalent to MBBS)

Admission deadline: November 15
Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
Period of training: 6 years
Annual tuition fee:
· instruction in Russian or Ukrainian – 3950$ (fee is stable for all 6 years)
· instruction in English – 4100$ (fee is stable for all 6 years)
Dentistry (equivalent to DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine)

Admission deadline: November 15
Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
Period of training: 5 years
Annual tuition fee:
· instruction in Russian or Ukrainian – 4000$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)
· instruction in English – 4400$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)
Pharmacy (equivalent to Master Degree in Pharmacy)

Admission deadline: November 15
Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
Period of training: 5 years.
Annual tuition fee:
· instruction in Russian and Ukrainian – 3700$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)
· instruction in English – 3800$ (fee is stable for all 5 years)
Pharmacy (correspondence course)
Admission deadline: November 15
Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
Period of training: 5,5 years.
Annual tuition fee:
· instruction in Russian and Ukrainian – 1400$ (fee is stable for all years)
· instruction in English – 1650$ (fee is stable for all 5,5 years)
Nursing (ADN – Associate Degree in Nursing; BSN – Bachelor Science in Nursing; MSN – Master Science in Nursing)
(International Nursing School or American Nursing School)

Admission deadline: November 15
Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
Period of training:
ADN - Associate Degree in Nursing Program: 2 years
BSN - Bachelor Degree Program: 4 years
BSN - Bachelor Degree Program (for students already having ADN 2 years degree): 2 years
MSN - Master Degree Program (for students already having BSN 4 years degree): 2 years
Annual tuition fee:
· instruction in English (fee is stable for all period of studying)
ADN – (2 years) 3750$
BSN – (4 years) 3750$
BSN – (2 years) 3750$
MSN – (2 years) 3700$
Nursing distant (online) form of studying
(BSN – Bachelor Science in Nursing;
MSN – Master Science in Nursing)

Admission deadline: November 15
Academic year (2 semesters): September 1-June 30
Period of training:
· BSN - Bachelor RN to BSN degree program: 2 years
· MSN - Master Degree Program (for BSN students): 2 years
Preparatory Department

Students who wish to receive training in Ukrainian or Russian language are enrolled to the Preparatory Department. A 10-month preparatory program provides Ukrainian or Russian language courses, as well as chemistry, informatics, mathematics, physics and biology upgrading courses. The courses start on November 1.
After successful completion of the preparatory program students are admitted to the Medical, Pharmaceutical or Dentistry Faculties, or they can go to any other university in Ukraine and apply for any medical or non medical specialty.
Admission deadline: November 15
Academic year: November-August
Period of training: 40 weeks (2 semesters)
Annual tuition fee: 1200$

MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF UKRAINE

I.Ya. HORBACHEVSKY TERNOPIL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

STUDENT GUIDELINES ON THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS AT TSMU

Ternopil

TSMU

„Ukrmedknyha”

2008

Foreword

Decree of President of Ukraine, orders of Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine determined the necessity in reformation of medical area, integration of higher medical and pharmaceutical education of Ukraine into the European educational area.

In order to implement these documents Academic Council of the University on 27.06.06 approved the Concept of development of Ternopil State Medical University named after I. Ya. Horbachevskiy. All its principles are based on experience, borrowed from the leading medical universities of Europe and the USA as well as on the proposals from the stuff of the university.

Methodical instructions were prepared by: Corresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Prof. Kovalchuk L. Ya., Prof. Mysula I. R., Prof. Martsenyuk V. P., Assoc. Prof. Zahrychuk G. Y., Assoc. Prof. Volkova N. M.

"One day" technique

The working week for students is 5 days, including one day - lectures, four days – practical classes. Saturday and Sunday are days free of classes and lectures.

On the lecture day, according to the timetable, instructors deliver 5 lectures (60 minutes each) on various subjects. There are breaks between lectures 10 min. each, after the third lecture there is a long break which lasts 30 minutes. As a result lecture day runs from 9.00 to 15.00:

1st lecture – 9.00-10.00

 

Break 10.00-10.10

 

2nd  lecture – 10.00-11.10

 

Break 11.10- 11.20

 

3rd  lecture – 11.20-12.20

 

Break 12.20-12.50

 

4th  lecture – 12.50-13.50

 

Break 13.50-14.00

 

5th  lecture – 14.00-15.00

All lectures for the students of all faculties (in Ukrainian, Russian and English) are delivered with multimedia support. Before the lecture you can read its material on the Web-page of a instructor so during the lecture you’ll be able to clarify obscure points. During the lecture the instructor explains and interprets the material, provides the latest information on the topic of the lecture, demonstrates patients, answers students' questions.

Practical classes in each group of students last from 9.00 to 15.00 - 6 hours on the same chair in the following scheme:

• Practical work 3 or 4 academic hours (theoretical department), 4 academic hours (clinical department). 1 academic hour - 45 min.

• Seminar discussion - 2 or 3 academic hours (theoretical department), 2 academic hours (clinical department);

• Test control - 1 academic hour.

The breaks last 45 min., including 30 minutes - a long break after the practical work and 15 minutes - a break after the seminar. As a result the schedule at the department on the day of practical classes is as follows:

1. For the 7-hour class with the distribution of hours 3+3+1:

 

  • Practical work 9.00-11.15

 

  • Break 11.15-11.45

 

  • Seminar discussion 11.45-14.00

 

  • Break 14.00-14.15

 

  • Test control 14.15-15.00

 

2. For the 7-hour class with the distribution of hours 4+2+1:

 

  • Practical work 9.00-12.00

 

  • Break 12.00-12.30

 

  • Seminar discussion 12.30-14.00

 

  • Break 14.00-14.15

 

  • Test control 14.15-15.00

When the student is late he gets "Absent" and must rework the class. Payment is made for the whole class. The students who were late for the practical or seminar part of class write tests together with all group from 14.15 to 15.00.

At the theoretical departments under the control of the instructor you will perform biological, biochemical, morphological studies, conduct laboratory research experiments, study micro-and macro preparations, write prescriptions, master practical skills, and work with reference literature in the institute and department libraries and in the Internet according to the topics covered on that day.

At the clinical departments you make the supervision of a patient with pathology according to the topic of the class (as principal or additional diagnosis), namely collect history, conduct objective and physical examination, and develop a treatment regimen. After the practical part of the class before the first break student gives the instructor the report on the completed work, the sample of which is given before the class. Together with the doctors you will participate in the examination of patients, perform medical manipulations, on behalf of the physician do the recordings in case histories. Instructors will advise students and control their work.

During the seminar discussion together with the instructor you will discuss difficult issues of the theme, analyse obtained during the practical part information, investigate situational tasks, difficult questions of the license examination "Krok", take part in business games.

 

Methods of current evaluation of students

Test evaluation includes the current and semester evalution.

The current evalution is conducted during practical classes to check the student knowledge level. The current evaluation types include oral evalutation, situational tasks, multiple choice tests, practival activity. The introductory, intermediate and final student knowledge level is evaluated. The evaluation results are written in the class register.

The students are evaluated according to the 12 –point evaluative scale:

Student Evaluation Criteria during Seminars

Knowledge LevelPointsStudent Evaluation Criteria
І.Introductory1-31 – 3 points (the mark «unsatisfactory») are awarded to the students who have not acquired the theoretical knowledge according to the syllabus and who have to improve their practical skills during the student’ individual work.
  1. Satisfactory
4-64 – 6 points (the mark «satisfactory») are awarded to the students who have acquired the theoretical knowledge according to the syllabus; who have applied it practically but some serious mistakes have occurred during the evaluation.
III. Good7-97 - 9 points (the mark «good») are awarded to the students who have acquired the theoretical knowledge according to the syllabus; who have applied it practically and who have passed the practical skills but with some insignificant mistakes.
  1. Excellent
10-1210 – 12 points (the mark («excellent») are awarded to the students who have acquired the theoretical knowledge according to the syllabus; who have applied it practically and who have passed the practical skills.

 

Criteria for the evaluation of students’ knowledge during the seminar

Levels of educational achievements

 

Marks

 

Criteria for the evaluation of students’knowledge
І. Elementary

 

 

 

 

 1

Content of the educational material is not disclosed, serious errors in defining conceptswhen using terminology are made.

2.

Content of the educational material isdisclosed fragmentary, elementary examples are given, gross errors in the definition of concepts, when using the terminology are made.

3.

Content of the educational material isdisclosed fragmentary, characteristics of some processes are given fragmentary; errorsin defining concepts when using terminology are made.

II. Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. Sufficient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4.

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed but fragmentary, the definitionsof individual processes are given, errors andinaccuracies when using scientificterminology and definitions are made.

5

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed but fragmentary, the definitionsof individual processes are given, generalmechanisms of functional processes are described, errors and inaccuracies whenusing scientific terminology and definitions are made, conclusions are not drawn.

6.

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed but fragmentary, simple examples are given, definitions are not clear; conclusions do not correspond with the content of the task.

7

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed, the essence of physiological orpathological processes is disclosed,definitions are incomplete; conclusions are ​​incomplete.

8

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed; definitions are incomplete, insignificant inaccuracies when using scientific terms, conclusions are not clear.

9

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed, definitions are complete, insignificant inaccuracies when using scientific terms, conclusions are clear lecture materials are used.

10.

The content of the educational material is fully disclosed, the essence of the functionalmechanisms of physiological processes is analyzed and disclosed, cause-effect relationships are determined; logically basedconclusions are made, and lecture materials are used.

11

The content of the educational material is fully disclosed, the functional mechanisms of physiological processes are evaluated,conclusions are reasonable, lecture materials,additional literature and materials to theindividual work are used.

12

The content of the educational material is fully disclosed, a variety of functionalmechanisms of physiological processes are characterized, the definitions are clear andcorrect, scientific terms are applied correctly.

 

When evaluating test control tasks there is an obligatory "barrier" of 51% of correct answers to receive a satisfactory mark.

The daily system of distance monitoring of student knowledge which is used in I.Ya.Horbachevsky Ternopil State Medical University is implemented with the help of Moodle software. Moodle software belongs to a class of applications known as – distance education systems, network education system, distance information systems and other.Testing is carried out before the practical class. Students who took tests in Moodle may not write tests in class. You can see the results of your written test after the class.

The current unsatisfactory mark you can rework within two weeks from the date of its receipt.

If at the end of the semester the student has classes, which are not re-worked for a valid reason (illness, childbirth, etc.), dean’s office gives him as many days ashe missed to finish his re-works, but not more than 30 calendar days. If a student missed more than 30 days, he should take sabbatical leave.

 Individual work of students

Individual work of students is carried out after classes on the duty days of instructors at the departments.

During the individual work you can use all potential of departments and institutions - to get qualified advice of instructors, learn practical skills in trainer and phantom rooms, find the necessary information to practice and prepare for the classes using the library and Internet resources.

 

Practically Oriented Training

The conventional system of national medical education corresponds to the so-called H-model of teaching, i.e. theoretical subjects (1-2 years) are followed by practical ones and they are often not interrelated in time and, as a result, in the student’s intellectual perception. By the time the students begin studying clinical subjects, the bulk of theoretical material goes clean out of their heads.  In addition, excessive amount of fundamental knowledge unbacked by due practice, results in overloaded educational process and eventually in insufficient practical training of graduates.

Practically oriented training system (Z-model) provides for combined learning of theoretical and practical subjects, the list of clinical subjects expanding annually, emphasis shifting from theory to practice. In other terms, separation of theory and practice is eliminated. It is important that a student from the very beginning should not only learn constants, formulae and other digital material but also grasp clinical information and be able to interpret actual clinical data and make his own suggestions. Therefore, in the very first years the teaching of the fundamental subjects is supplemented with practical clinical information.

In particular, while studying anatomy and topographic anatomy, the students learn the normal location of organs and their correlation on the computer tomograms, contrast and plan radiographs. The bank of computer electron and film tomograms and X-ray pictures of the human body has been formed for practical classes.

While studying medical chemistry, the students master up-to-date clinical and laboratory methods, learn to analyse blood and urine tests registered in standard clinical forms. For example, studying biochemistry of blood and protein metabolism the students learn blood proteinogram and coagualogram. While studying biochemistry of kidneys they get acquainted with the parameters of normal urinalysis and possible causes of pathologic changes at the biochemical level. The types of sugar curves and methods of sugar loading are characteristics of carbohydrate metabolism.

At the Normal Physiology Department the students master basic functional methods of body investigation, their results being studied alongside with methods of performance and registration. They acquire the skills of interpreting healthy person’s ECG, determining pulse rate and heart rhythm peculiarities. Besides, they study types and decoding of spirograms as well as methods of eye perimetry and so on.

Pathologic Physiology Department deals with changes of different systemic parameters in various diseases. All available clinical methods of investigations and results interpretation (e.g. general and biochemical blood tests and urinalyses, ECG, spirography, urography, investigations with radioactive isotopes, etc.) are mastered when studying different pathologies.

The student’s attention should be drawn to normal and pathologic conditions, possible causes of pathology, diagnostic methods and their informational value, as well as to basic treatment principles. Generally accepted abbreviations and terms are used in the analysis of clinical investigations.

The further development of practically oriented training and cyclic system of study requires:

             prompt introduction of interactive and other innovation educational technologies;

             organization of university-based educational conferences, meetings of the University Central Methodological Commission for experience exchange as for the methods of teaching theoretical subjects;

             active implementation of elaborations and suggestions of the subcommittee on educational innovations and new technologies which is now being formed, subcommittee on telecommunication educational projects and subcommittee on educational research in the health care system, physical education and sports.

 

Matricula of practical skills is a list of practical skills compiled by departments on the basis of educational standards (educational and qualification characteristics) and is compulsory for students during the academic year. Practical skills are distributed for each academic year, and called lines in matriculae. Academic year corresponds to the line number.

Each practical skill is given one of the following mastering levels:

Level 1 is a theoretical description of all mastering stages.

Level 2, aside from knowledge and understanding of all stages of practical performance, suggests at least single observation of its practical implementation (at manipulations, procedures and examination of the patient). Level 2 is tested by questioning the student as for the technique of skill performance and by his further presence during skill demonstration.

Level 3 suggests skill performance on the plaster cast, phantom or in the laboratory.

Level 4 requires performing manipulations by the students in the laboratory (diagnostic or treatment procedure, curing  the patient, etc.) supervised by the instructor who is eligible to make minor corrections.

Level 5 is given provided that the student performs practical skill quite on his own.

 

 

Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a method of knowledge evaluation now used in medicine. A student or a physician who does a refresher course is faced with different clinical situations whereas the examiners watch him, analyze his actions, objectively evaluate his knowledge as well as his ability to examine a patient on his own, make a diagnosis, perform therapeutic manipulation and render efficient aid.

At the Medical Faculty OSCE is held at the end of the 3rd and 4th academic years and at the end of each term during the 5th year of study, provided that the student’s practical skills listed in the matricula of the corresponding line are tested, and before the term test control or examination.

It should be noted that OSCE comprises only the clinical subjects included in the examination programme.

In what follows, mastering practical skills should be supervised according to the established methods.

Selective comparative analysis of the obtained practical skills level should be carried out during OSCE and final examinations.

 

The final mark for a discipline

Assessment is one of the final stages of student’s activity and educational achievements evaluation. The procedures and methods of evaluation significantly affect the final results, possibilities of analysis and statistical evidence of marks. Therefore, in the course of assessment the priority should be given to standardized methods, testing in particular.

Semester tests in TSMU are similar to those in Medical University of Vienna, i.e. the answers are marked on a paper, issued by printing method, which is then scanned, and decoding of the answers is done with the help of a special computer program.

Computer integrated knowledge testing (semester test examination) is conducted after the end of the semester.

Questions from different disciplines for final module control are included in a set of tests in computer integrated test examination (combined for all disciplines of the given semester), which is conducted at the end of the semester. uestions of modules which have not been completed by the end of the semester are not included in the exam; they will be passed next semester. The number of the tests should be multiple of 12 and proportional to the number of hours that are assigned to the discipline. Each variant has to include not less than 24 tests from each module, which was studied in the semester.

Marks are given separately for each module included in the integrated test examination.

All tests are evaluated equally. The exam is considered to be passed if a student has passed each module. If a student has not passed at least one module, the exam is considered to be failed and a student has to repeat this (or these, if several modules have not been passed) module in the testing center.

Resitting the semester control examination in case of unsatisfactory mark is allowed only twice: the first time with the dean’s permission in the form of testing, the second time also with the dean’s permission in the form of a student’s interview with the committee.

The final module score makes up 60% of the current study score and 40% of test module score.

Rating score of the current study success is defined as the arithmetic average of all points in the current module (total score of the current success is divided by the number of classes).

Thus the final score for the module can be calculated by the following formula:

А= 0,6хC + 0,4хТ,

A – final module score, C – average current study score, T – test examination semester module score.

 

The final course score is the arithmetic average of modules scores.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF UKRAINE

I.Ya. HORBACHEVSKY TERNOPL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

METHODICAL INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE INSTRUCTORS CONCERNING THE ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROCESS IN TSMU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ternopil

TSMU

"Ukrmedknyha"

2008

Foreword

Decree of President of Ukraine, orders of Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine determined the necessity in reformation of medical area, integration of higher medical and pharmaceutical education of Ukraine into the European educational area.

In order to implement these documents Academic Council of the University on 27.06.06 approved the Concept of development of Ternopil State Medical University named after I. Ya. Horbachevskiy. All its principles are based on experience, borrowed from the leading medical universities of Europe and the USA as well as on the proposals from the stuff of the university.

Methodical instructions were prepared by: Corresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Prof. Kovalchuk L. Ya., Prof. Mysula I. R., Prof. Martsenyuk V. P., Assoc. Prof. Zahrychuk G. Y., Assoc. Prof. Volkova N. M.

"One day" technique

The working week for students is 5 days, including one day - lectures, four days – practical classes. Saturday and Sunday are days free of classes and lectures.

On the lecture day, according to the timetable, instructors deliver 5 lectures (60 minutes each) on various subjects. There are breaks between lectures 10 min. each, after the third lecture there is a long break which lasts 30 minutes. As a result lecture day runs from 9.00 to 15.00:

1st lecture – 9.00-10.00

 

Break 10.00-10.10

 

2nd  lecture – 10.00-11.10

 

Break 11.10- 11.20

 

3rd  lecture – 11.20-12.20

 

Break 12.20-12.50

 

4th  lecture – 12.50-13.50

 

Break 13.50-14.00

 

5th  lecture – 14.00-15.00

All lectures for the students of all faculties (in Ukrainian, Russian and English) are delivered with multimedia support. Before the lecture you can read its material on the Web-page of a instructor so during the lecture you’ll be able to clarify obscure points. During the lecture the instructor explains and interprets the material, provides the latest information on the topic of the lecture, demonstrates patients, answers students' questions.

Practical classes in each group of students last from 9.00 to 15.00 - 6 hours on the same chair in the following scheme:

• Practical work 3 or 4 academic hours (theoretical department), 4 academic hours (clinical department). 1 academic hour - 45 min.

• Seminar discussion - 2 or 3 academic hours (theoretical department), 2 academic hours (clinical department);

• Test control - 1 academic hour.

The breaks last 45 min., including 30 minutes - a long break after the practical work and 15 minutes - a break after the seminar. As a result the schedule at the department on the day of practical classes is as follows:

1. For the 7-hour class with the distribution of hours 3+3+1:

 

Practical work 9.00-11.15

 

Break 11.15-11.45

 

Seminar discussion 11.45-14.00

 

Break 14.00-14.15

 

Test control 14.15-15.00

 

2. For the 7-hour class with the distribution of hours 4+2+1:

 

Practical work 9.00-12.00

 

Break 12.00-12.30

 

Seminar discussion 12.30-14.00

 

Break 14.00-14.15

 

Test control 14.15-15.00

When the student is late he gets "Absent" and must rework the class. Payment is made for the whole class. The students who were late for the practical or seminar part of class write tests together with all group from 14.15 to 15.00.

Implementation of practical part of training is conducted in accordance with the program:

PROGRAM

of implementation of practical part of training at theoretical departments

1. Implementation of practical work according to the theme of the class and methodical instructions:

- The work is done individually under the control of an instructor;

- The quality of researches and biological, biochemical and morphological studies is provided.

2. Execution of the report or album:

- Compliance of conclusions with the performed experiment;

- Proper quality and completeness of the description and design;

- Students conduct laboratory researches, experiments, study mount and macro preparations, acquire practical skills, work with reference books at the institute and department libraries, the Internet.

At the end of practical part before the first break student gives the record to the instructor for review.

 

PROGRAM

of implementation of practical part of training at clinical departments

1. Supervision of patients with pathology according to the theme of the class (as principal or additional diagnosis).

- History taking;

- Objective and physical examination;

- Prescription of treatment.

2. Participation in instrument methods of examination of one of the patients at the unit according to the theme of class.

3. Participation in medical procedures (puncture, bandaging, electrophoresis, inhalation, presence at operation perfomance, etc.).

During the practical class (9.00-15.00) instructors cannot perform operations and narcotize. Instructors can work with patients only with students and should not leave the group.

At the theoretical departments under the control of the instructor you will perform biological, biochemical, morphological studies, conduct laboratory research experiments, study micro-and macro preparations, write prescriptions, master practical skills, and work with reference literature in the institute and department libraries and in the Internet according to the topics covered on that day.

At the clinical departments you make the supervision of a patient with pathology according to the topic of the class (as principal or additional diagnosis), namely collect history, conduct objective and physical examination, and develop a treatment regimen. After the practical part of the class before the first break student gives the instructor the report on the completed work, the sample of which is given before the class. Together with the doctors you will participate in the examination of patients, perform medical manipulations, on behalf of the physician do the recordings in case histories. Instructors will advise students and control their work.

During the seminar discussion together with the instructor you will discuss difficult issues of the theme, analyse obtained during the practical part information, investigate situational tasks, difficult questions of the license examination "Krok", take part in business games.

 

Methods of current assessment of students

The students are assessed according to the 12-point scale. On one class (1 day), each student receives only one final mark, which is the arithmetical mean of marks for each activity (practical work, seminar discussion and test control), regardless of the number of topics studied.

Each department develops its own criteria for the evaluation of students' knowledge for each part of class (practical work, seminar discussion and test control).

 

Criteria for the evaluation of practical work of students

MarksCriteria for the evaluation of practical work of students
1 - 3Execution of some fragments of practical work, gross errorsduring the experiment are made, the lack of explanation of the nature and importance of practical work, reports of practical work are not got up
4 - 6

 

Execution of practical work in not full, certain errors during theresearch are made, mechanisms, methods, interpretation of results are not fully characterized, reports of practical work are got up with mistakes.
7 - 9Practical work is carried out in corpore, conclusions on the results are drawn, and reports of practical work are got up with small mistakes.
10 - 12Practical work is carried out in corpore, ​​reasonable conclusions are drawn, reports of practical work are got up and signed, fullanswer about the methods, mechanisms and practical applicationof the research is given, scientific terms and concepts are properly applied.

 

Criteria for the evaluation of students’ knowledge during the seminar

Levels of educational achievements

 

Marks

 

Criteria for the evaluation of students’knowledge
І. Elementary

 

 

 

 

 1

Content of the educational material is not disclosed, serious errors in defining conceptswhen using terminology are made.

2.

Content of the educational material isdisclosed fragmentary, elementary examples are given, gross errors in the definition of concepts, when using the terminology are made.

3.

Content of the educational material isdisclosed fragmentary, characteristics of some processes are given fragmentary; errorsin defining concepts when using terminology are made.

II. Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. Sufficient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4.

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed but fragmentary, the definitionsof individual processes are given, errors andinaccuracies when using scientificterminology and definitions are made.

5

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed but fragmentary, the definitionsof individual processes are given, generalmechanisms of functional processes are described, errors and inaccuracies whenusing scientific terminology and definitions are made, conclusions are not drawn.

6.

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed but fragmentary, simple examples are given, definitions are not clear; conclusions do not correspond with the content of the task.

7

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed, the essence of physiological orpathological processes is disclosed,definitions are incomplete; conclusions are ​​incomplete.

8

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed; definitions are incomplete, insignificant inaccuracies when using scientific terms, conclusions are not clear.

9

The basic content of the educational materialis disclosed, definitions are complete, insignificant inaccuracies when using scientific terms, conclusions are clear lecture materials are used.

10.

The content of the educational material is fully disclosed, the essence of the functionalmechanisms of physiological processes is analyzed and disclosed, cause-effect relationships are determined; logically basedconclusions are made, and lecture materials are used.

11

The content of the educational material is fully disclosed, the functional mechanisms of physiological processes are evaluated,conclusions are reasonable, lecture materials,additional literature and materials to theindividual work are used.

12

The content of the educational material is fully disclosed, a variety of functionalmechanisms of physiological processes are characterized, the definitions are clear andcorrect, scientific terms are applied correctly.

 

When evaluating test control tasks there is an obligatory "barrier" of 51% of correct answers to receive a satisfactory mark.

 

Extract from the temporary manual for instructors about the usage of the system of daily distance control of students “Moodle”

The university implemented a system of daily distance control of students “Moodle” in the Intranet. This system of distance education allows evaluation of students with multiple choice tests such as "Krok" with five answer options. Department instructors form and enter the basis of tests on each topic of the curriculum at a rate of 100 tests per 1 practical class. The program automatically creates a question card of 24 randomly selected tasks for each student. Testing is carried out before practical class. Evaluation is carried out according to the 12-point scale.

During the practical class instructor finds in the system “Moodle” data on the results of testing of students on a particular topic. Students who took tests in “Moodle” may not write a test control during the practical class.

On the worksheet of student instructor must write the mark for the practical part, seminar discussion, test control and final average mark for the whole class. Thus, on the worksheet there should be the following marks for:

the practical part;

seminar discussion;

test control;

the final score.

At the bottom of the worksheet instructor signs and writes the date.

All marks (three for each part of class and the final mark) should be written down in the class register of the group.

The worksheets of students are kept at the department.

The student has the right to find out information about his mistakes, clear up ambiguities, and appeal against his mark.

When the student disagrees with the mark he may appeal against it within 2 weeks after its receipt. The student turns to the instructor, who conducted the class.

If at the end of the semester the student has classes, which are not re-worked for a valid reason (illness, childbirth, etc.), dean’s office gives him as many days as he missed to finish his re-works, but not more than 30 calendar days. If the student missed more than 30 days, he should take sabbatical leave.

 

Individual work of students

Individual work of students is carried out after classes on the duty days of instructors at the departments.

During the individual work of students instructor should not work with more than 12 people.

In the afternoon you shouldn’t limit the number of practical skills that students can pass.

6-year students have a right to take practical skills courses, which they didn’t study. In this case instructors can take any skills and write it down in the class record.

All the skills listed in matricula, students must pass to the end of the academic year.

During their individual work students can use all potential of departments and institutions - to get qualified advice of instructors, learn practical skills in trainer and phantom rooms, find the necessary information to practice and prepare for the classes using the library and Internet resources.

Individual work of students is organized at the departments on working days under the guidance of instructor on duty (assistant and associate professors) from 15.30 to 21.30, according to the schedule. At the request of students missed classes can be reworked in two stages: Stage 1-rework of practical part, Stage 2 (the next day) - rework of seminar part with test control.

The number of rework days per week, depends on the number of rates at the department:

Up to 3 rates - 1 per week;

5-4 rates - 2 times a week;

6-9 rates - 3 times a week;

10 or more rates - every day.

The instructor has to be at work the whole duty period, i.e. from 15.30 to 21.30.

 

Practically Oriented Training

Conventional system of national medical education corresponds to the so-called H-model of teaching, i.e. theoretical subjects (1-2 years) are followed by practical ones and they are often not interrelated in time and, as a result, in the student’s intellectual perception. By the time the students begin studying clinical subjects, the bulk of theoretical material goes clean out of their heads.  In addition, excessive amount of fundamental knowledge unbacked by due practice, results in overloaded educational process and eventually in insufficient practical training of graduates.

Practically oriented training system (Z-model) provides for combined learning of theoretical and practical subjects, the list of clinical subjects expanding annually, emphasis shifting from theory to practice. In other terms, separation of theory and practice is eliminated. It is important that a student from the very beginning should not only learn constants, formulae and other digital material but also grasp clinical information and be able to interpret actual clinical data and make his own suggestions. Therefore, in the very first years the teaching of the fundamental subjects is supplemented with practical clinical information.

In particular, while studying anatomy and topographic anatomy, the students learn the normal location of organs and their correlation on the computer tomograms, contrast and plan radiographs. The bank of computer electron and film tomograms and X-ray pictures of the human body has been formed for practical classes.

While studying medical chemistry, the students master up-to-date clinical and laboratory methods, learn to analyse blood and urine tests registered in standard clinical forms. For example, studying biochemistry of blood and protein metabolism the students learn blood proteinogram and coagualogram. While studying biochemistry of kidneys they get acquainted with the parameters of normal urinalysis and possible causes of pathologic changes at the biochemical level. The types of sugar curves and methods of sugar loading are characteristics of carbohydrate metabolism.

At the Normal Physiology Department the students master basic functional methods of body investigation, their results being studied alongside with methods of performance and registration. They acquire the skills of interpreting healthy person’s ECG, determining pulse rate and heart rhythm peculiarities. Besides, they study types and decoding of spirograms as well as methods of eye perimetry and so on.

Pathologic Physiology Department deals with changes of different systemic parameters in various diseases. All available clinical methods of investigations and results interpretation (e.g. general and biochemical blood tests and urinalyses, ECG, spirography, urography, investigations with radioactive isotopes, etc.) are mastered when studying different pathologies.

The student’s attention should be drawn to normal and pathologic conditions, possible causes of pathology, diagnostic methods and their informational value, as well as to basic treatment principles. Generally accepted abbreviations and terms are used in the analysis of clinical investigations.

The further development of practically oriented training and cyclic system of study requires:

prompt introduction of interactive and other innovation educational technologies;

organization of university-based educational conferences, meetings of the University Central Methodological Commission for experience exchange as for the methods of teaching theoretical subjects;

active implementation of elaborations and suggestions of the subcommittee on educational innovations and new technologies which is now being formed, subcommittee on telecommunication educational projects and subcommittee on educational research in the health care system, physical education and sports.

To ensure proper professional standards and develop new technologies of diagnosis, the instructors of the departments must annually take a study course in clinical laboratories and hospital units. It should last 1-2 weeks per year for each instructor. In particular, training course of instructors of anatomy should be taken in the rooms of X-ray computed tomography and nuclear magnetic computer tomography. Instructors of Medical Chemistry Department must complete training course in biochemical laboratories of hospitals, and Normal and Pathological Physiology Department instructors – in the rooms of functional diagnostics. During the training courses instructors should learn in detail the methods used in the clinic, collect information in the form of analyzes of patients, radiographs, cardiograms, ultrasound studies - so that students began to develop new clinical terminology. At the department information should be systematized and replicated for students.

To improve the level teaching curriculum of some theoretical and clinical departments should be divided into thematic cycles (content modules) for example at the Departments of Medical Chemistry, Normal Physiology, Pathological Physiology. One instructor during the academic year will be assigned to one or more cycles. Each instructor during the academic year should thoroughly study all the modern clinical research methods from his cycle using all information resources (Internet, etc.). General topics are taught by all the instructors of the department. With this organization of educational process the instructor gets a narrow specialization and reaches deep professionalism in the direction of the selected cycle.

 

Matricula of practical skills is a list of practical skills compiled by departments on the basis of educational standards (educational and qualification characteristics) and is compulsory for students during the academic year. Practical skills are distributed for each academic year, and called lines in matriculae. Academic year corresponds to the line number.

Each practical skill is given one of the following mastering levels:

Level 1 is a theoretical description of all mastering stages.

Level 2, aside from knowledge and understanding of all stages of practical performance, suggests at least single observation of its practical implementation (at manipulations, procedures and examination of the patient). Level 2 is tested by questioning the student as for the technique of skill performance and by his further presence during skill demonstration.

Level 3 suggests skill performance on the plaster cast, phantom or in the laboratory.

Level 4 requires performing manipulations by the students in the laboratory (diagnostic or treatment procedure, curing  the patient, etc.) supervised by the instructor who is eligible to make minor corrections.

Level 5 is given provided that the student performs practical skill quite on his own.

 

Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a method of knowledge evaluation now used in medicine. A student or a physician who does a refresher course is faced with different clinical situations whereas the examiners watch him, analyze his actions, objectively evaluate his knowledge as well as his ability to examine a patient on his own, make a diagnosis, perform therapeutic manipulation and render efficient aid.

At the Medical Faculty OSCE is held at the end of the 3rd and 4th academic years and at the end of each term during the 5th year of study, provided that the student’s practical skills listed in the matricula of the corresponding line are tested, and before the term test control or examination.

It should be noted that OSCE comprises only the clinical subjects included in the examination programme.

In what follows, mastering practical skills should be supervised according to the established methods.

Selective comparative analysis of the obtained practical skills level should be carried out during OSCE and final examinations.

 

The final mark for a discipline

Assessment is one of the final stages of student’s activity and educational achievements evaluation. The procedures and methods of evaluation significantly affect the final results, possibilities of analysis and statistical evidence of marks. Therefore, in the course of assessment the priority should be given to standardized methods, testing in particular.

Introduction of test examinations in educational process in Higher Medical (Pharmaceutical) Educational Establishments of Ukraine promotes the reform of higher medical education, its democratization, the implementation of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine measures to combat manifestations of abuse and corruption.

Our aim is to consider and suggest a policy of test examination, the process of test questions composing, formation of booklets, decoding and evaluation of the students answers, the technical equipment of a university testing center and its documentation.

Semester tests in TSMU are similar to those in Medical University of Vienna, i.e. the answers are marked on a paper, issued by printing method, which is then scanned, and decoding of the answers is done with the help of a special computer program.

The requirements for tests are the same as to the tests, used for passing licensed test examination “Krok”:

• tests should be valid, i.e. they should correspond to average student level;

• five answers are suggested to one question, only one answer is correct;

• questions should be specific, in order to avoid incorrect treatment;

• answers must be specific.

Computer integrated knowledge testing (semester test examination) is conducted after the end of the semester.

Students do not pass final module exam at the last lesson of a module. Questions from different disciplines for final module control are included in a set of tests in computer integrated test examination (combined for all disciplines of the given semester), which is conducted at the end of the semester. Questions of modules which have not been completed by the end of the semester are not included in the exam; they will be passed next semester. The number of the tests should be multiple of 12 and proportional to the number of hours that are assigned to the discipline. Each variant has to include not less than 24 tests from each module, which was studied in the semester.

Marks are given separately for each module included in the integrated test examination. All tests are evaluated equally. The exam is considered to be passed if a student has passed each module. If a student has not passed at least one module, the exam is considered to be failed and a student has to repeat this (or these, if several modules have not been passed) module in the testing center.

Resitting the semester control examination in case of unsatisfactory mark is allowed only twice: the first time with the dean’s permission in the form of testing, the second time also with the dean’s permission in the form of a student’s interview with the committee.

The exam is conducted at the independent testing center. The total number of tests is 250-350 for a student (in 1 variant), depending on the number of disciplines assigned to an exam. Variants, which will be passed on the day of examination, are formed in the testing center with the help of a computer program in the evening before the exam.

University departments submit examination test database to the testing center annually (through online access) no later than 2 weeks before the beginning of examination. There should be 20 tests per one hour of academic classes.  25% of new tests is annually added to the database. Those tests which are used to monitor the semester level of knowledge cannot be used to control the current level of knowledge. The final module score makes up 60% of the current study score and 40% of test module score.

Rating score of the current study success is defined as the arithmetic average of all points in the current module (total score of the current success is divided by the number of classes).

Thus the final score for the module can be calculated by the following formula:

А= 0,6хC + 0,4хТ,

A – final module score, C – average current study score, T – test examination semester module score.

The final course score is the arithmetic average of modules scores.

The procedure of the test examination in TSMU.

Test database is formed before the examination. It includes more than 105 questions with 5 multiple answers, which comprises approximately 1000 questions on 1 module. The test variants are formed one day before the examination: one variant for 15 students and each variant includes 24 module questions.

 

• five answers are suggested to one question, only one answer is correct;

• questions should be specific, in order to avoid incorrect treatment;

• answers must be specific.

Computer integrated knowledge testing (semester test examination) is conducted after the end of the semester.

Students do not pass final module exam at the last lesson of a module. Questions from different disciplines for final module control are included in a set of tests in computer integrated test examination (combined for all disciplines of the given semester), which is conducted at the end of the semester. Questions of modules which have not been completed by the end of the semester are not included in the exam; they will be passed next semester. The number of the tests should be multiple of 12 and proportional to the number of hours that are assigned to the discipline. Each variant has to include not less than 24 tests from each module, which was studied in the semester. The number of test variants should not be less than 10.

Marks are given separately for each module included in the integrated test examination.

Resitting the semester control examination in case of unsatisfactory mark is allowed only twice: the first time with the dean’s permission in the form of testing, the second time also with the dean’s permission in the form of a student’s interview with the committee. The interview is conducted at the department(s) teaching the subjects he/she did not manage to pass.

The exam is conducted at the university independent testing center by the automatic computer selection with the help of special computer programs from the given test database. The total number of tests is not less than 350 for a student (in 1 variant), depending on the number of disciplines assigned to an exam. Variants, which will be passed on the day of examination, are formed in the testing center with the help of a computer program in the evening before the exam. Each year test databases are submitted by the department staff to the testing centre not later than 2 weeks before examination. The number of the test questions is 20 tests for one academic hour. Test database should be uploaded each year for 25%.

Tests for semester control are forbidden to be used for the current control.

 

Excerpt from "Provisional instructions for evaluation of students’ educational work in the process of implementation of the credit-modular system".

 

Introduction

 

The main task of credit-modular system implementation is the introduction of the Bologna Declaration of academic credits, which is similar to ECTS (European credit transfer system). It is considered as a means of increasing students’ mobility in order to enable transition from one curriculum to another, including curricula of postgraduate education. ECTS will be a multipurpose instrument of recognition and mobility, a means of curricula reformation, as well as a means of transferring credits to higher education institutions of other countries. An important aspect of credit-modular system implementation is the opportunity to take into consideration all the students’ achievements.

 

Basic terms, concepts and their definitions

 

In the given document provisions from the Law of Ukraine "On Higher Education" (on 17. 01. 2002 № 2984-III), «On innovative activity" (of 04. 07. 2002 № 40-V), documents of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the educational process organization according to the credit-module system have been used.

 

Definitions:

 

• credit-modular system of educational process (hereinafter – ECTS) is a model of educational process, based on a combination of educational modular technologies and educational credit units (credits);

• credit is a measure unit of student work time required for learning a discipline. One academic year composes 60 credits. One credit consists of 30 academic hours;

• module is an official logically completed part of a discipline, practice, state certification, which is realized in appropriate forms of educational process and finishes with final modular control.

 

The structure of discipline (course) which is taught by ECTS

Credits are assigned to a discipline (course), the amount of the credits is determined by the content and forms of the educational process organization. Each credit corresponds to the module or several modules. Academic discipline is composed of modules, each of which in its turn consists of content modules.

 

Approximate structure of a curriculum 

I. Ya. TERNOPIL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

“CONFIRMED”

Vice-rector for Education

_____________________

___. ___.201_

Syllabus on ______________________________________________________

Department________________________________________________

Specialty (title, code)

 

Curriculum structure of the discipline

 

Structure of the discipline                   Number of hoursYear of studySemester

 

Type of

evaluation

 

 
Total hours/ credits       ClassroomStudents’

individual work

LecturesPracticalclassesSeminars
Module nameName of the module content
 Final module

evaluation at the end

of the semester

Module1:       
Module2:         
Module of practical

skills

         
 

Note: Module of practical skills is 60% of hours given for individual work.

The syllabus has been worked out by: _________________________________________.

The syllabus was discussed at the Department sitting:

„___”__________ 201_, Minute №____

The Head of the Department __________________

The syllabus was adopted at the Cycle Methodical Commission sitting _____________________

„___”__________ 201_ , Minute №____

The Head of the Cycle Methodical Commission ___________________

 

Ternopil 201_

 

1. Explanatory note and structure of the discipline.

2. The aim and objectives of the discipline.

3. Structure and content of the discipline.

 

Thematic plan of the lectures

 

ThemeLecturer
  
  

 

 

Thematic plan of practical classes

 

ThemeHoursCredits
Module 1.  
 Semantic module 1  
   
   
 Semantic module 2.  
   
   
Module 2.  
 Semantic module 3.  
   
   
 Semantic module 4.  
   
8   

 

List of Practical Skills (Matriculum)

 

№     

        

Name of practical skillsLevel of masteringLine of Matriculum

 

Name of the semantic module in Matriculum
    
    

Practical skills may be the same in the syllabi of different disciplines and can be passed at different departments.

 

Schedule of the lectures

 

SCHEDULE OF LECTURES  ______________________(discipline)

for ________ (month) 201_

 

DateHourRoom numberNumber of student groupsLecturerTheme
      
      

 

Schedule of the practical classes

 

№ DateGroup numberThemeLecturer
    
    

 

Thematic plan and schedule of the practical classes of the disciplines which are taught according to the cycle system

SCHEDULE __ YEAR OF STUDY (Discipline)

 Name of the cycleName of the cycleName of the cycleName of the cycle
Date    
Group    
Theme    
Lecturer    

 

4. Sample tests for the final module evaluation.

5. The evaluation types and the criteria for the student evaluation.

6. The list of material-technical providing of studying process.

7. References:  a) Basic;  b) Additional.

 

Academic achievements evaluation according to the ECTS

 

In the course of assessment the priority should be given to standardized methods, particularly testing, structured written works under the conditions close to reality.

The content is necessary to assess the level of the skills formation, as defined in the Educational Qualifications Characteristics and reflected in the curriculum of the discipline.

Therefore the following types of the knowledge evaluation are conducted:

-                    Everyday control of knowledge

-                    Semester test evaluation

 

Module evaluation

Students do not pass final module exam at the last lesson of a module. Questions from different disciplines for final module control are included in a set of tests in computer integrated test examination (combined for all disciplines of the given semester), which is conducted at the end of the semester. Questions of modules which have not been completed by the end of the semester are not included in the exam; they will be passed next semester.

Thus the final score for the module is defined as a sum of current marks and the mark for the final semester test control (according to the 12-point scale) and can be calculated by the following formula:

А= 0,6хC + 0,4хТ,

A – final module score, C – average current study score, T – test examination semester module score.

The final course score is the arithmetic average of all modules scores.

The marks for semester test control and final module score are put during the semester test examination.

According to the decision of the Academic Council (№ 3 on 15.10.2007) the final score for each disciple of the students of the Faculties of Dentistry and Pharmacy should be calculated according to the following criteria:

- 50% of final score is the average current mark;

- 50% of the final score is the mark obtained during the exam;

The total final score for each discipline is the arithmetic average of the above two components.

The marks for OSCE are put in a separate column in the Diploma Supplement and in the program"Contingent".

Final semester module control is carried out by a comlex test examination which is a new form of semester control of student’s progress that meets European higher education quality standards.

The requirements of the admission to the final module control:

-                    average current score for the module must be at least 4 points (enough) (according to the 12-point scale);

-                    no absents during lessons;

-                    in the spring semester there should be practical skills development of the definite line.

On the last day of the semester, which is defined in the rector’s order, university departments submit the lists of the students who are not allowed to pass the exams and the average mark of the current progress for each module to the dean's office. The average mark should be submitted in the form of register with the teacher’s signature next to each mark of the students. It is the teacher who is responsible for average marks calculation and the head of the department also signs the register. It should also include the information about which students are not allowed to pass the exam and which did not manage to take the minimal average mark. Submitting the register to the dean’s office should be carried out both on the paper and on electronic media.

At the exam students answer the questions from all the completed modules of the disciplines which have been studied during the semester.

The exam is conducted at the independent testing center by means of automatic computer selection of the test questions out of the given database.

Marks are given separately for each module included in the integrated test examination according to the 12-point scale. The marks for the exams are put by the members of the examination committee in the special registers which contain the information about the average marks. The registers should contain the surnames of all the students of each group as well as those who were not allowed to pass the examination or were not present.

The registers with the marks are signed by the teachers of corresponding disciplines which are not the members of examination committee. The final score is calculated according to the given formula and similarly each mark is put in the students’ individual curricula.

If a student gets a negative mark for a module during the examination this module is considered to be failed and a student has to repeat this (or these, if several modules have not been passed) module in the testing center. Repassing the semester control examination in case of unsatisfactory mark is allowed only twice with the dean’s permission till the beginning of the next semester.

The exam is considered to be passed if a student gets the mark not less than “4” according to the 12-point scale.

 

Discipline evaluation

The mark for the given discipline is calculated as an average score of the marks for modules of the discipline. Only those students who pass all the modules can get their mark for the discipline.

The mark for the differentiated credit is calculated as an average score of the marks which a student gets within the discipline. If a student is not satisfied with the mark for the differentiated credit he/she has the right to inform the teacher about the desire to repass within 1 day after grading. Repassing is carried out on the nearest teacher’s duty day or on the day defined by the head of the department (within one week after the last lesson, not later than the last day of the semester).

The questions from the whole discipline course should be included for passing the differentiated credit.

 

INFORMATION FOR DEANS OFFICES

Within the Credit-transfer system it is necessary to use 200-point scale together with the 12-point scale. It allows ranging the students according to the ECTS scale. ECTS scale is included to the students’ diploma of international standard.

200 scores is the maximum sum of the scores which a student can take within one module, no matter how many themes can be included to this module. They are distributed according to the following criteria:

- 120 scores (60% of the final score) for the current progress

- 80 scores (40%) for the final exam evaluation which is carried out as a computer test exam.

The minimal amount of scores which should be obtained by a student within a definite module for his admission to the exam is 40 scores. Thus, the average mark for current progress should be at least “4” according to the12-point scale.

The final module control is considered to be passed if a student gets not less than 50 scores or “4” according to the 12-point scale.

Transferring the scores from the 12-point scale into the 200-point scale is carried out the following way:

12-point scale200-point scale
12120
11110
10100
990
880
770
660
550
440

 

Transferring the scores for test examination is carried out the following way:

12-point scale80-point scale
1280
1177
1074
970
866
762
658
554
450

The final score for the module can be calculated according to the 200-point scale as a sum of current marks and test examination mark. For instance, the average mark for current progress of a student is 10, i.e. 100 scores in 200-point scale. The final exam mark is 9, i.e. 70scores in 200-point scale. Thus, the sum of the scores is: 100+70=170.

Ranging the students according to their final scores is carried out by the computer program “Contingent”.

Conversion the scores for a discipline according to the ECTS and 4-point (traditional) scales

Taking into consideration the amount of scores within a discipline those students, who study on one specialty only, are ranged according to the ECTS scale in the following way:

 

ECTS markStatistic indexDescription4-point scale mark
AThe best 10 % of the studentsExcellent5
BThe next 25 % of the studentsGood4
CThe next 30 % of the studentsGood4
DThe next 25 % of the studentsSatisfactory3
EThe last 10 % of the studentsEnough3
FX-Unsatisfactory (additional work to pass the credit is required)2
F-Unsatisfactory (serious additional work is required)2

 

Ranging the students and grading them with "A", "B", "C", "D", "E" marks is possible for those students on the given year of study who take only one specialty and have successfully completed the discipline.

Those students, who have not completed at least one module in a discipline, are graded FX, F (“2”).

Those students, who took minimal amount of scores for their current work, but have not passed their module control (had “unsatisfactory” mark for their module control) are graded FX. These students have the right to repass their final module control according to the approved schedule during winter (before the spring semester) or summer vacations (till the 1st of July) within 2 weeks after the end of the semester. Repassing of the final module control is allowed only twice.

Those students who have attended all the lessons of the given module, but did not take the minimal amount of scores for their current work, are not admitted to pass their final module control.

Those students who did not take the minimal amount of scores for one or two modules are not allowed to pass the final module control. They have the right for repeated studying of the module during vacations and can pass it till the beginning of a new semester. Those students, who did not accomplish any of the tasks defined by the curriculum with good reason, have their curricula adjusted.

 

Excerpt from "Provisional instructions for evaluation of educational work of the students who study according to the traditional system".

Normative basis

The given instruction is based of the basic provisions of:

· Law of Ukraine of 17.01.2002 № 2984-III. On Higher Education;

  • Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 161 of 02.06.93 "On approval of the organization of educational process in higher educational establishments";
  • Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 245 of 15.07.96 "On approval of the student transfer, reinstatement and expulsion in higher educational establishments";
  • Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 191/153 of 06.06.96 „ On approval of the academic leave and retraining in higher educational establishments”;
  • Educational-qualitative characteristics and programs of specialists training on “Medicine”, “Pharmacy” and “Dentistry”;
  • The concept of I. Ya. Horbachevsky TSMU development;
  • Other normative documents of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine which concern the educational process.

 

The structure of discipline (course)

I. Ya. TERNOPIL STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

“CONFIRMED”

Vice-rector for Education

_____________________

___. ___.201_

Syllabus on ______________________________________________________

Department________________________________________________

Specialty (title, code)

 

Year of studyNumber of hoursType of

evaluation

List of Practical Skills (Matriculum)
 LecturesPracticalclassesStudents’

individual work

Examination 
   

 

Note: Module of practical skills is 60% of hours given for individual work.

 

The syllabus has been worked out by: _________________________________________.

The syllabus was discussed at the Department sitting:

„___”__________ 201_, Minute №____

The Head of the Department __________________

The syllabus was adopted at the Cycle Methodical Commission sitting _____________________

„___”__________ 201_ , Minute №____

The Head of the Cycle Methodical Commission ___________________

 

Ternopil 201_

 

1. Explanatory note and structure of the discipline.

2. The aim and objectives of the discipline.

3. Structure and content of the discipline.

 

Thematic plan of the lectures

ThemeLecturer
  
  

Thematic plan of practical classes

 

ThemeHours
  
  
   

 

List of Practical Skills (Matriculum)

 

Name of practical skillsLevel of masteringLine of Matriculum

 

   
   

 

Practical skills may be the same in the syllabi of different disciplines and can be passed at different departments.

 

Schedule of the lectures

SCHEDULE OF LECTURES  ______________________(discipline)

for ________ (month) 201_

 

DateHourRoom numberNumber of student groupsLecturerTheme
      
      

 

Schedule of the practical classes

 

№ DateGroup numberThemeLecturer
    
    

 

Thematic plan and schedule of the practical classes of the disciplines which are taught according to the cycle system

SCHEDULE __ YEAR OF STUDY (Discipline)

 Name of the cycleName of the cycleName of the cycleName of the cycle
Date    
Group    
Theme    
Lecturer    

 

4. Sample tests for the final module evaluation.

5. The evaluation types and the criteria for the student evaluation.

6. The list of material-technical providing of studying process.

7. References:  a) Basic;  b) Additional.

 

Semester control

Those students who study according to the traditional system at the end of the semester pass oral and written examination in the disciplines according to the curriculum.

The requirements for the admission to the final examination:

-                    average current score for the module must be at least 4 points (enough) (according to the 12-point scale);

-                    no absents during lessons;

-                    in the spring semester there should be practical skills development of the definite line.

Repassing the examination during the examination session is not allowed. Resitting the semester control examination in case of negative mark is allowed only twice in the form of a student’s interview with the committee which is appointed be the dean.

All the exams should be passed till the beginning of a new semester.

Stipends accrual should be carried out till the beginning of a new semester.

 

Student transfer, reinstatement and expulsion

 

Students’ transfer for next semester (academic year)

Only those students who have fully accomplished the requirements of the curriculum and have received positive marks for their examinations and credits can be transferred for the next semester (year).

Conditional transfers are prohibited.

 Expulsion

According to the provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Higher Education" (Article № 45), the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 245 of 15.07.96, the temporary regulations concerning the organization of educational process within the credit-modular system (the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 48 of 23.01. 2004) a student can be expelled from the university:

1. By his/her own will.

2. If he/she fails to fulfil the curriculum.

3. For academic failure.

4. Due to the inability to form an individual student curriculum for next year.

5. Violation of the terms of the contract.

6. For the failure in passing the integrated test "KROK".

7. Due to transfer to another university.

8. Due to the serious violation of discipline and internal regulations of a higher education institution.

9. For health reasons based on the conclusion of health control commission.

10. For other reasons stipulated by law.

*** Expulsion of the under-age students is carried out in agreement with Office of Juvenile Affairs of local authorities.

 Retraining and academic leave of absence

According to the "Regulations on academic leave of absence and retraining in higher educational establishments" of 06.06.96, № 191 each student can apply for an academic leave of absence if he/she needs to take a break from studies at the university.

A student who has not fulfilled the requirements of the curriculum, has an academic failure or has not passed the integrated exam "KROK-1" or "KROK-2" can undergo retraining of his/her own accord.

Retraining is a repassing by an able-bodied student (who is not entitled to a leave for medical reasons) of the discipline in a given semester, which the student has not complied for a variety of reasons. The first-year students have no right for the retraining.

Reinstatement

Reinstatement of the students is carried out by the rector of the university regardless of the duration of the break in training, the reasons for expulsion, form of study and taking into account the applicant's ability to implement the curriculum successfully.

Reinstatement of the students who were in academic leave of absence is performed by health control commission.

Student reinstatement on the first year of study is forbidden.

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