About the profession
The purpose of residency training on the specialization "Epidemiology" is the mastery of theoretical and methodological foundations of the prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases, the acquisition of practical skills in the organization and conduct of anti-epidemic and preventive measures in the foci of infection and in medical-preventive institutions. Residency training of highly qualified personnel is determined by the importance of infectious diseases in the overall structure of morbidity. The biological threat associated with infectious diseases and their pathogens reflects the virtually global nature of the epidemic potential of pathogens. In cases of mass epidemic spread, infections can destabilize public life, hinder the economic development of countries and peoples. Threats associated with the emergence of new pathogens and recurrence of those considered to be defeated, urgently require the improvement of knowledge, the expansion and optimization of methods for conducting anti-epidemic measures and continuous advanced training of doctors.
Medical residents have the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills, working in specialized departments of major clinical centers. Theoretical and practical training of residents is held in the structural subdivisions of RUDN University (classrooms and lecture halls of the Institute of Medicine of RUDN University, computer classrooms, the Simulation Training Center of the Institute of Medicine of RUDN University, Medical Center of RUDN University).
During the training, medical residents master the theory and learn to apply their knowledge in professional work. The purpose of internship is to consolidate theoretical knowledge, develop practical skills and abilities obtained in the process of training of a resident physician and to form professional competences of an epidemiologist. In the content of the programme, internship makes up at least 60% of the study time.
The internship curriculum includes:
- internship in a medical institution;
- internship in Russian sanitary epidemiological institutions.
Graduates of the residency programme on the specialization "Epidemiology" are widely in demand in applied medicine at the level of outpatient-policlinic and inpatient care, they conduct their activities in the institutions of the system of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare, healthcare institutions providing medical care to people with infectious diseases, as well as in multi-specialty medical institutions, as a hospital epidemiologist. Programme graduates have the opportunity to freely design the professional career, as well as to stay on for postgraduate courses. Residency graduates of the Department of Infectious Diseases with Epidemiology and Phthisiology courses currently work in 30 countries around the world.