Course: Internal Medicine IV

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Course title Internal Medicine IV
Course code IN0/VA043
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Practice + Practice
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 19
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Zadražil Josef, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Táborský Miloš, prof. MUDr. CSc., FESC, MBA
  • Procházka Vlastimil, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Ščudla Vlastimil, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Ehrmann Jiří, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Fryšák Zdeněk, doc. MUDr. CSc.
  • Hrčková Yvona, MUDr.
  • Kolek Vítězslav, prof. MUDr. DrSc.
  • Faber Edgar, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Nakládalová Marie, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Lukl Jan, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Indrák Karel, prof. MUDr. DrSc.
  • Vyhnánek Miloslav, MUDr.
  • Marek Dan, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Navrátil Karel, MUDr.
  • Kamasová Monika, MUDr.
  • Jakubec Petr, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Papajík Tomáš, prof. MUDr. CSc.
Course content
The pre-state examination practical training in internal medicine aims at improving students' theoretical knowledge and providing them with practical skills from individual subspecialties of internal medicine: Therefore, students will have their training at all three internal medicine departments in Olomouc with different specializations and another three departments - the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Hemato-Oncology, Department of Occupational Medicine as well as in the Military Hospital Olomouc, to become acquainted with work in both standard wards and specialized units, including their own examination methods and therapeutic procedures. Similarly, students who will have their training in Ostrava will follow a separate schedule for departments of the University Hospital Ostrava.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Training in job and motor Skils
Learning outcomes
A detailed introduction into the organization of the departments of internal medicine, including specialized centers and laboratories of supplementary or supporting branches of internal medicine; mastery of a broad spectrum of basic practical skills in internal medicine, including injection technique and interpretation of ECG and basic radiographs; mastery of the standard work of a house physician; extended theoretical knowledge and acquisition of "clinical thinking".
Correct application of injection techniques, interpretaion of ECG curves and description of basic radiographic findings. Adoption of standard work of a house officer - internist. Ability of differential diagnostics and administration of internal diseases treatment.
Graduation object "Internal medicine III".
IN3/VAB13 and IN3/VAA13 and IN1/VA012

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Practical training certificate: On the first day at their "home" departments, students will receive a form called "Practical training in internal medicine". This will be used for written assessments, records on the length of training, special training at selected departments, participation in seminars and active or passive participation of students in procedures. At the end of week 10, students having their training in the University Hospital Olomouc will obtain an entry (course unit credit) into their student's books by teachers in charge of their training at Dept. of Internal Medicine I, II or III, after they hand in the filled-in "Practical training in internal medicine" form. The forms will be archived in the students' files. Similarly, students having their training in the University Hospital Ostrava will obtain the course unit credit from the head of the internal department after handing in the filled-in "Practical training in internal medicine" form. The form will then be sent to the respective ("home") department of internal medicine in Olomouc where the student will sit for the state examination. The course unit credit may be entered into the student's book (index) no later than on the day of the practical part of the state examination.
Recommended literature
  • Andreoli, T. E. et al. (2010). Andreoli and Carpenter´s Essentials of Medicine. Saunders.
  • Chrobák, L., Gral, T., Kvasnička, J. (2003). Physical Examination Internal Medicine. Grada Publishing Praha, Czech Republic.
  • Longo, D., Fauci, A., Kasper, D., Hauser, S., Jameson, J., Loscalzo, J. (2011). Harrison´s Principles of Internal Medicine. McGraw-Hill Professional.
  • Macleod, J., Munro J. F., Campbell, I. W. (2000). Macleod´s Clinical Examination. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Weatherall, D. J., Ledingham, J. G. G., Warrell, D. A. (1996). Oxford Textbook of Medicine (3 Volume Set). Oxford University Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2) Medical sciences 6 -