Address: 2 Cicio Pop, Timișoara
Head of Discipline
The discipline of Family Medicine was established in the academic year 2001/2002, with the aim of teaching students the basic notions of family medicine and training the residents in the specialty of family medicine. Initially, the headquarters of the discipline was in the building of UMF 2. From the academic year 2018-2019, the didactic activity takes place in the building of the Post Office Palace (Palatul Poștelor).
The family medicine internship is organized for the sixth-year students, with teaching in Romanian, English and French, comprising 14 hours of lecture and a 2-week module of 14 hours of practical laboratory. Our discipline ensures also the guidance of the family medicine residents, organizing weekly courses for the respective modules of the first and fourth year, according to the residency curriculum. The members of the discipline participate in the examination commissions organized by the Ministry of Health for obtaining the title of specialist or primary physician in the specialty of family medicine.
Currently, we do practical and theoretical training for students at Nursing specialization, in Timișoara, Lugoj and Deva.
The field of interest in the research activity is represented by various aspects of preventive medicine and the integrative approach of the patient. Since its establishment, postgraduate courses and symposia have been organized annually for family physicians of Timisoara and the west of the country.
Our goal is to provide young and future physicians information about the content of family medicine, which some of them will practice in the future. We make constant efforts to identify factors that improve student education and physician experience.
In 2021, we have established the Centre for Preventive Medicine, which has the following objectives:
- detecting the main causes that can alter the disease prevention process;
- detecting arguments that emphasize the importance of established prevention methods;
- detecting factors that may lead to new perspectives on prevention;
- increasing the proportion of the population with healthy behaviors, especially among those considered to be at risk of disease;
- increasing the level of information of the population about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle and accessing medical services;
- increasing the responsibility of the population for proactive measures for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, such as combating risk factors, participation in screening examinations and therapeutic education;
- increasing the interest in health promotion among health workers (medical doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists).