Address: Intrare Strada Nicu Filipescu, Demisolul Cămininului II De Medicină, Timişoara
Head of Discipline
The Discipline of Practical Clinical Skills was founded in 2012, under the name of Fundamental Clinical Skills, it was coordinated by Dr. Florin Iosif Cobzariu. Since 2013, the discipline has been operating in the basement of the second medical home, within the Simulation Center for the training of Practical Clinical Skills, with 5 practical work rooms, 1 classroom and 2 offices.
Since 2016, the management of the discipline has been taken over by Dr. Teodora Hoinoiu, becoming the first head of the discipline. At present, the discipline consists of a team of teachers with multiple specialties, who combine practical activity and scientific research at international standards. The teaching is dynamic, student-centered and addresses practical topics through case presentations and performing standardized medical maneuvers using standardized protocols using resuscitation mannequins and simulators of complex clinical situations.
The Center for Practical Clinical Skills is an institution dedicated and renovated especially for the clinical development of general medicine students, nurses and doctors in training. The center provides a safe environment for teaching and learning clinical and communication skills, where students can practice before performing maneuvers and practical skills in patients.
The center provides additional resources and training to complement basic and clinical education, to support physicians in training and, ultimately, to improve the care that physicians at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara provide to patients.
The center aims to ensure both the quality of clinical teaching and learning opportunities, but also to ensure the development of appropriate clinical skills for medical students and resident physicians. The staff of the center, in collaboration with the heads of medical disciplines, will facilitate the delivery and coordination of learning events within the Center for Practical Clinical Skills.
The realization of the practical works involves the participation of the students, organized in working groups of 2-4 students. The topics of the practical works include an introductory session dedicated to labor protection training, 14 practical topics and a recapitulation session. At the first meeting, students receive a printed guide on the activity within the center and how to evaluate it. Theoretical knowledge related to the work to be performed is verified by grid tests, similar in spirit to those of residency. The practical exam consists of a verification of the acquisition of practical skills taught during the semester. The practical exam is eliminatory, in the sense that students who do not pass this exam are declared overdue. In case of promotion, the mark obtained at the practical exam represents 50% of the overall mark resulting from the mediation with the result of the theoretical exam.
- Initiate and develop the teaching of basic practical clinical skills for students in a safe and structured environment by consolidating existing knowledge and clinical learning
- To support the transition of the student’s learning of clinical skills from the simulated training environment in the clinical area to the patient
- Providing a structured assessment center for clinical skills and other competencies, including continuing accreditation
- To ensure that the student receives uniform teaching opportunities during the period of adaptation to clinical education and at the same time sharing educational resources with colleagues from younger years
- To integrate the learning of practical clinical skills with communication and teamwork skills – allowing the patient’s experience in the clinical meeting to remain essential for the development of the student’s clinical skills
- Promotes the clinical development of physicians, enables research and continuing medical education