Course: Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1

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Course title Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1
Course code IN0/VAA11
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Kutal Miroslav, RNDr. CSc.
  • Ščudla Vlastimil, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Táborský Miloš, prof. MUDr. CSc., FESC, MBA
  • Zadražil Josef, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Procházka Vlastimil, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Chlup Rudolf, doc. MUDr. CSc.
  • Konečný Michal, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Aiglová Květoslava, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Gregar Jan, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Ehrmann Jiří, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Kolek Vítězslav, prof. MUDr. DrSc.
  • Papajík Tomáš, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Faber Edgar, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Horák Pavel, prof. MUDr. CSc.
  • Bačovský Jaroslav, doc. MUDr. CSc.
  • Fryšák Zdeněk, doc. MUDr. CSc.
  • Karásek David, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Minařík Jiří, doc. MUDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Musil Dalibor, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Petřková Jana, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Procházka Vít, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Rohoň Peter, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Bawadekjiová Diana, MUDr.
  • Doupal Vlastimil, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Fischer Ondřej, MUDr.
  • Galuszka Jan, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Genzor Samuel, MUDr.
  • Kultan Juraj, MUDr.
  • Jakubec Petr, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Orság Jiří, MUDr.
  • Skácelová Martina, MUDr.
  • Smržová Andrea, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Sova Milan, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Zatloukal Jaromír, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Žamboch Kamil, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Žurková Monika, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Schubertová Markéta, MUDr.
  • Schovánek Jan, MUDr.
Course content
The lessons of "Introduction to clinical medicine" will equip the student with the ability of a professional and sensitive contact with the patient. The students will adopt all aspects of history evaluation and physical examination (aspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation) in internal medicine. One part of the practical training aimed at specific issue of physical examination of individual organ systems will contain also introductory theoretical seminars and repeating microlectures dedicated to individual branches of internal medicine, and seminars dealing with basic laboratory and complementary diagnostic methods. Such training should prepare the students for individual clinical work. The clinical anatomy is a part of this lessons.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Observation, Demonstration, Training in job and motor Skils
Learning outcomes
The aim of the "Introduction to Clinical Medicine" is to adopt complete clinical examination, i.e. the history of the patient as well as a detailed physical examination. The student should be able to express properly the findings and write down acquired data, to work out admission record, and to compile working clinical diagnosis and an examination plan within internal medicine.
The ability to adopt practical skills within the lessons of Introduction to clinical medicine will train the student for independent performance of basic internal examination in a range, which enables a following specialized tuition of individual internal medicine branches.
Pre-requisitions of ?Introduction to clinical medicine? include successful completion of all year 1 subjects and all credits from the third semester.
NAN/VAB13 and BIO/VAB11 and LBF/VAB11 and LCH/VAA11 and CJA/VA031 and CJA/VAB41 and KAR/VAB11 and SOL/VAB70 and FYZ/VAA11 and LCH/VAA20 and HIE/VAA12 and HIE/VAB11 and FYZ/VAB12 and CJA/VAB42 and SOL/VAA41 and SOL/VAB41

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

The 15 lectures and 15 practical seminars followed by successful test colloquium after semester 4 are mandatory for the completion of Introduction to clinical medicine.
Recommended literature
  • Chrobák, L., Gral, T., Kvasnička, J. (2003). Physical Examination Internal Medicine. Grada Publishing Praha, Czech Republic.
  • Macleod, J., Munro J. F., Campbell, I. W. (2000). Macleod´s Clinical Examination. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Rosolová, H. , Karlíček, V. (2009). Clinical examination in internal medicine: manual for lessons in internal propedeutics for English speaking foreign students examining Czech patients. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Zelenková,J.,et al. (2009). Internal propaedeutic worbook.. Triton Praha.

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 (2014) Medical sciences 3 Winter