Forms of student’s progress control in the University.
To prepare higher medical and pharmaceutical specialists different forms of control are used in order to evaluate the quality of students’ knowledge and their progress in the course of their education (Table 3.)
Defense of the diploma
Final State Attestation of the Graduates:
1.Final exam on a separate subject
2.Final exam on the specialty with State demands
There are following criteria to evaluate students’ activity:
Students receiving “excellent” and “good” marks;
Results of the final test, carried out by the Ministry of Education;
The defense of the Diploma Project and its results;
The average mark of the diploma appendix on the profession lines and specialties.
In BSMU all departments and chairs use different kinds of students knowledge and abilities control, i.e. current, intermediate and final control. In recent years’ practice tests, as the means of students’ knowledge control prevail.
Intermediate (or periodical, or step by step) test control is carried out after studying the whole unit or at the end of the educational term at the final classes. As the means of control they use tests results, the analyses of biomaterial, laboratory and instrumental research, explanation and description of biopreparations and slides, different kinds of tests on the basis of clinical situations, i.e. everything that allows to evaluate the knowledge, the students acquire during their education.
The final control of the students’ level is carried out during the exams and credit tests. In order to control the students’ current progress and rhythm of their work during the term, and in order to follow the organization, pace and quality of the educational process in the University, there is a system of special certification which is held every month (the data are presented to the Dean’s office).
In BSMU there is a system of complex certification of practical and theoretical training for students for the whole period of education.
1st stage – checking up the practical skills and abilities at the end of the curriculum
2nd stage – the test of the knowledge received
3rd stage – talk (with test tasks applied) is performed during the exam session according to the timetable.
Together with traditional methods, every department has their own progressive forms of the knowledge automatic control with the use of various complicated tests which correspond to typical and working curricula and state standards.
Student medical practice
Practical work comprises 25% of the educational program on such profession lines as, “General Medicine” – 8,2%, “Pediatrics” – 8,2%, “Dentistry” – 8,5%, “Pharmacy” – 16,3%, “Nursery” – 19%, “Medical-prophylactic Discipline” – 8,2%.
The department of practice holds all the organizational, preparatory, and methodological work , performs the teachers’ staff and those who are responsible for students’ practical work. The teachers are recruited among doctors from basic hospitals and chemist’s of Ufa, and other RB towns and regions. There are 141 educational training chemist’s bases. The practical work takes place every July once a year.
We have excellent conditions for studying and relaxation. The student clubs are vibrant and quite popular. We have a sport department with soccer, volleyball, basketball, power lifting, chess and mountain climbing sections. The summer sport camp is situated on the picturesque bank of Belaya river. Here both stuff and students have an opportunity to spend their vacations. The camp offers boat trips, playgrounds and saunas. The University offers minors in foreign languages, law, dance, music and many others.
The points of training, placing and improving the scientific and pedagogical level of personnel perform one of the main University activities.
615 teachers are working at the University, among them 556 are full rate workers and 136 combine their job with other work.. Among the full rate staff there are 161 (26, 2%) Doctors of Science, and 429 (69, 8%) Candidates of Science.
98 Doctors of Science perform the duties of professors, and 120 Candidates of Science – the duties of Assistant Professors.
Among those who combine their job with other work there are 27 Doctors of Science and 75 Candidates of Science from various curative-prophylactic institutions of Ufa.
7 people are work in the Central Scientific Research Laboratory with 3 Doctors of Science and 3 Candidates of Science included.
There are the State Prize Winner of Russian Federation (RF), 7 Honored Scientists of RF , 29 Honored Scientists of RB , 75 Honored Doctors of RB, 5 Honored Health and Culture workers of RB , 2 Members of the Academy of Sciences, 3 Corresponding Members of the Academy of Sciences of RB , 5 Members of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), 7 Corresponding Members of the RANS , and also 16 Academicians from various Scientific Academies.
The University possesses highly qualified personnel (the degree of quality comprising 77,5%), which allows to train specialists on the high level and corresponds to the settled demands.