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Among the first faculties at Ivane Javakishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), founded by the initiative of Ivane Javakishvili and other prominent Georgian scientists and patriots in 1918. Undergraduate education.

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Among the first faculties at IvaneJavakishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), founded by the initiative of IvaneJavakishvili and other prominent Georgian scientists and patriots in 1918
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Undergraduate education

  • In 1930 the Faculty of Medicine was separated from the TSU upon the decision of the state and continued its activity independently as State Medical Institute
  • The return of higher medical education to the university became possible merely in 1994 when Faculty of Medicine in TSU was re-established
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Undergraduateeducation

Students of the Faculty Medicine acquire

specialties:

  • Medicine

(MD degree)

  • Dentistry

(DDM degree);

  • Occupational therapy

(Bachelor’s degree)

In total up to 850 students enrolled in all programs.

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Postgraduateeducation

  • Residency
  • Master’s programs

(public health, epidemiology,

biomedical sciences - jointly

with the faculty of exact and natural sciences)

  • PhD
challenges

Achievements in technology and medicine

Needs and expectation

BBBBolognaprocess

Medical Education

Reforms in health care system

Legislation on high Education

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Challenges

WHO,WFME, EU requirements in medical education

starting point 2006 self evaluation concerning the following aspects
Starting point (2006) - self-evaluation concerning the following aspects:

Mission and goals of the faculty

Curriculum development

Students’ evaluation

Students

Academic staff

Program evaluation

Administration and management

Postgraduate education

self evaluation swot analysis
Self-evaluation (SWOT analysis)

Strengths

Readiness to reform

Problems identified

Additional obstacles:

Deficit of time for reforms

Limited finances

Positive factors:

Legal framework

Vast experience of developed countries

and availability of information

University environment

Assistance and interest of foreign partners

new strategic plan main directions
New strategic plan - main directions

New curricula

Development of the structure and system of the faculty/department

Development of new, modern and effective approaches and methods of teaching

md program
MD Program

Duration - 6 years, total number of credits- 360 ECTS (medicine)

Dentistry (DDM) – 5 years, 300 ECTS credits

Structure of the academic program:

Basic biomedical sciences

Behavioral sciences

Social sciences

Clinical sciences

Professional development modules

Practical placement

reform outline undergraduate education
Reform outline (undergraduate education)
  • First 3 years – basic disciplines (anatomy, histology, physiology, etc)
  • Last 3 years clinical clerkships

Discipline-based approach

Reform – switching to integrative (system-based) approach

  • Integration of clinical studies to basic medical education in first 3 years
  • Systems: nervous, cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, etc.
  • Modern teaching methods (passive teaching → active learning, PBL, case studies)
  • Development of information technologies and their active use in teaching and learning process (e-learning, etc)
  • Introducing OSCE
  • Elective disciplines
  • New curricula development (learning objectives/learning outcomes)
undergraduate education switching to integrative approach
1 2 3 4 5 6

1 2 3 4 5 6

years

Undergraduate educationSwitching to integrative approach

Basic

Disciplines

Clinical

Disciplines

Basic

Discipli-

nes

Clinical

Disciplines

teaching and learning methods
Teaching and learning methods

Lecture

Interactive seminars

Problem based learning

Case study /role playng

Simulation

Assessment methods

Testing

Essay

Presentation

Exam

Evaluation clinical skills

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Challenges in postgraduate

education – PhD programs

phd regulation statute of the tsu faculty of medicine fits to european standards
PhD regulation/statute of the TSU faculty of medicine fits to European standards
  • The PhD student must acquire 180 ECTS credits
  • Average length of studies - 3 years
  • Both research and educational components

Learning components - 1/3 (60 credits)

Research component - 2/3 (120 credits)

educational part of the program
Educational part of the program

Helps to overcome field-specific and methodological sophistication and includes:

  • PBL course in English for PhD students in medicine - the pilot project in TSU
  • Academic writing in biomedicine
  • Modern research methods in general
  • Modern research methods in the field
  • Research management

Supervisor – Prof. Zaal Kokaia (Lund University, Sweden)

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Mandatory prerequisites to the PhD thesis defense

  • Fulfilling both scientific and educational parts (180 credits)
  • Three scientific publications reflecting results of the research
  • At least one of the 3 papers must be published in an international peer-reviewed journal with an impact factor.
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Faculty of Medicine encourages joint doctoral programs
  • Joint PhD program with the Munich Technical University in surgery is running
  • Joint PhD program with any of American universities is very welcomed!
priority areas for collaboration
Priority areas for collaboration
  • Involvement of international experts (including Georgian physicians and academics practicing abroad) in undergraduate and postgraduate education including CME/CPD (short- and long-term visits)
  • Exchange of students, residents, young faculty members
  • Elaboration of joint modules to be implemented in curriculum
  • Focus on modern teaching methods
priority areas for collaboration1
Priority areas for collaboration
  • Development of simulation laboratories and virtual teaching
  • Further development of distance learning and e-learning
  • Telemedicine
  • Enhancing specific language skills among students (English as international scientific language) – teaching in English
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