Hacettepe University
Undergraduate Education

LECTURES FOR YEAR 1 MEDICAL STUDENTS

Lectures delivered by the Department of Medical Education & Informatics for Year 1 medical students:

  • How do I Learn? (2 hrs)
  • Communication Skills (2hrs)
  • Introduction to Good Medical Practice (1 hr)
  • Information Literacy & Medical Humanities (1 hr)

GOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE PROGRAM

The Good Medical Practice Program was designed on the communication skills training base, supported by related topics of clinical skills-physical examination training, ethics, professionalism, medical humanities, evidence based medicine and clinical visits. The program started in 2005. The goal of this program is to make the students achieve the skills and attitudes needed by a good physician who is competent in caring for and communicating with patients. The program is a vertical program through the first three years of the medical curriculum. The students are divided into small groups. They have 14 sessions in each year (3hrs/session).
The sections of the Good Medical Practice Program:

  • Communication Skills (standardized patient encounters and debriefing sessions)
  • Clinical Skills (competency-based skills training on models and manikins, patient focused simulation)
  • Medical Humanities (project-based learning on 'medicine and arts', 'man and medicine' and 'medicine and life')
  • Ethics and Professionalism (discussions on ethical and professional values via movies, events, experiences, and SP encounters)
  • Evidence Based Medicine (information literacy, evidence based medicine, critical reading)
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine (visitations to the in-patient and out-patient clinics, emergency units; discussions on patient safety and interprofessional collaboration, video-discussions on physical examinations)

AN ELECTIVE COURSE FOR YEAR 3 MEDICAL STUDENTS: “PATIENT SAFETY & INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION”  

The elective course, Patient Safety & Interprofessional Collaboration, launched in 2013-2014 academic year. The aim of the course is to make medical students achieve knowledge, skills and attitudes about patient safety and interprofessional collaboration in healthcare services and health sciences education. The course is coordinated and conducted by the Department of Medical Education & Informatics with the contributions of the faculty members from the departments of Child Development, Dentistry, Dietetics, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Clinical Psychology and Health Technicans. The Year 3 medical students have 4 lectures on patient safety and interprofessional collaboration, 8 introductory lectures on the other professions, a case discussion in small groups, 8 standardized patient encounters and debriefing sessions.  

COURSES FOR DENTISTRY STUDENTS

Department of Medical Education & Informatics started the courses for Year 2 nad 3 dentistry students in 2013-2014 academic year:

  • TEB204 Communication Skills Training (one semester, 2 hrs/wk)
  • TEB304 Clinical Skills Training (one semester, 2 hrs/wk)

ELECTIVE CLERKSHIP FOR YEAR 6 MEDICAL STUDENTS

The four-week clerkship in the Department of Medical Education & Informatics was designed as a “peer assisted learning” program, and sixth year students take part in the clinical skills training sessions for coaching the first three year students.