Name of the activity: Interactive lectures

Country/NMO: Russian Federation (HCCM)

Program: Teaching Medical Skills

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education

 

General description:

This activity consists of lectures and an interactive (practical) part. It was previously organized by HCCM-Russia. We have a lot of local committees who always organizes Interactive lectures. We find most of the participants are very active. They often attend all the events!
The lecture includes:
1) Choosing the place. Usually it’s anti-café where students can focus on topic and feel relaxed.

2) Looking for the specialist. It’s should be a person who knows everything about chosen topic in order to teach others and be able to answer all the questions.

3) Organization of the interactive part. According to the theme of the event members of the local committees organize different activities. There can be quizzes, intellectual games, simulation trainings, chemical experiments and etc. All of this helps to keep in memory the main aspects of the subject.

4) Advertisement. It’s very necessary to promote the event and to point every activity.

5) Audience gathering.
We would like to make our lectures even better with the help of famous speakers, updated information, simulators and promo materials

Focus area:

Diagnostic measures, Clinical Examination, Doctor-Patient communication skills, Diagnostic tests interpretation, Research basics for medical practitioners

Problem statement:

Extracurricular activities are very important for the development of the personality and professional skills, especially for medical students. Not all of the subjects in University are interesting and easy to understand. To get into the problem you have to read a lot of medical literature which is sometimes not that easy to understand. The interactive lectures are one of the ways to help students with studying in the comfortable atmosphere (usually in café).

Target groups and beneficiaries:

This Activity is organized by LCs for medical students and young doctors.

Objectives and indicators of success:

– There are various topics from different disciplines to discuss.

– Iteractive activities after lecture provides better understanding of the topic

– We are going to motivate students by invitation famous specialists.

– Comfortable and informal atmosphere helps students to feel relaxed and contributes to better understanding of the lecture.

Timeline: Each event takes place according to the calendar plan of the important medical dates.
We are going to organize such events once in a month. For example October – World Day against Breast Сancer, November – Antibiotic Resistance, December – First Aid.

Methodology:

1) Choosing the place. Usually it’s anti-café where students can focus on topic and feel relaxed.

2) Looking for the specialist. It’s should be a person who knows everything about chosen topic in order to teach others and be able to answer all the questions.

3) Organization of the interactive part. According to the theme of the event members of the local committees organize different activities. There can be quizzes, intellectual games, simulation trainings, chemical experiments and etc. All of this helps to keep in memory the main aspects of the subject.

4) Advertisement. It’s very necessary to promote the event and to point every activity.

5) Audience gathering.

Plans for evaluation:

The lectures are going to be held regularly, once a month during the whole term of studying. Attendance of, at least, 25 students at each lecture. Evaluation and control to verify what students have learnt during the lecture by interactive quiz at the end of the event. Receiving feedbacks from both attendants and a speaker. Immediate impact is an access to modern educational information, an acquisition of knowledge and training practical skills. Long-term impact is improving the effectiveness of a studying process, raising motivation and professionalism, thus students will realize the need for a lifelong learning.