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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


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


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.


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


Results of the self evaluation
Results of the self-evaluation following aspects:

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Self evaluation swot analysis
Self-evaluation (SWOT analysis) following aspects:

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 following aspects:

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 following aspects:

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) following aspects:

  • 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 following aspects:

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 following aspects:

Lecture

Interactive seminars

Problem based learning

Case study /role playng

Simulation

Assessment methods

Testing

Essay

Presentation

Exam

Evaluation clinical skills


Challenges in postgraduate following aspects:

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 to European standards

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)


Mandatory prerequisites to the PhD thesis defense to European standards

  • 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.



Priority areas for collaboration
Priority areas for collaboration to European standards

  • 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 to European standards

  • 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


Thank you! to European standards


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