About the profession
The programme is implemented with the use of various forms of training, including advanced electronic and remote educational technologies, the possibility of mastering practical skills in a multidisciplinary hospital under the guidance of experienced specialists. The training of modern practical skills is supplemented by the simulation education course. The Department of Infectious Diseases with Courses of Epidemiology and Phthisiology closely cooperates with leading specialists of the Central Research Institute of Tuberculosis, the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and the Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for AIDS Control and Prevention.
The programme is aimed at training a qualified phthisiatrician with a system of general cultural and professional competences, who can perform and is ready for the independent professional activity in conditions of primary healthcare, emergency, including specialized medical care, a specialist, who can participate in clinical trials, present results in various forms and introduce them into practical medical activities.
Medical residents are distributed to the units of the clinical sites of the department, where, under the guidance of professors of the department, they have the opportunity both to expand their knowledge and see its application in practice. Students analyze clinical events and this provides the opportunity to obtain a wealth of clinical experience during residency training.
The field of professional activity of graduates who have mastered the residency programme is to diagnose and treat tuberculosis, as well as some other systemic bacterial diseases – leprosy and sarcoidosis. There are prospects for working as an in-patient phthisiatrician of a tuberculosis medical institution, tuberculosis dispensaries, conducting practical activities of a district phthisiatrician in multidisciplinary hospitals, research activities in the field of phthisiology, infectious diseases.