NewMed: New Era in Medical Education
During the spring of 2020, due to the advancing pandemic of COVID-19, there was a need to move teaching to the online environment in a short time. This need has affected all universities in Europe, but the position of medical faculties is specific in the fact that a large part of teaching takes place in the form of practical exercises and clinical practice, as well as in the fact that senior students were heavily involved in volunteering, which placed great demands on their time possibilities, which are limited even in normal times due to the complexity of the study.
First Aid e-learning
The First Aid e-learning summarizes the basic topics of first aid in six chapters. The material is updated according to the latest recommendations of the European Resuscitation Council published in 2021. The below-mentioned version of the website is intended for the general public. For students and lecturers of the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University, there is an extended version, which is supplemented with organisational information and video lectures.
Interactive algorithms in the education of selected acute medicine topics
Algorithmization and procedural management of the therapeutic process has become very popular as quality management systems have developed and health care quality has been assessed. It is obvious that a procedurally-thinking physician can react more efficiently, promptly and economically to critical situations which are so abundant in acute medicine. The interactive educational algorithms on the portal AKUTNE.CZ have been developed with the aim of simulating decision processes in acute patients. The ultimate aim of the algorithms is to make students remember the correct procedures which are necessary for the management of acute situations. This comprehensive work contains 24 interactive algorithms both in Czech and English language which deal with various acute medicine topics. It covers acute medicine from prehospital care to highly specialized hospital care.
6th year of the MEFANET conference brought new ideas for the education of future health professionals
The 6th year of the MEFANET conference was held in Brno, Czech Republic, from Tuesday 27th to Wednesday 28th November 2012. This conference provides a regular opportunity for teachers and students from medical faculties from all over the Czech Republic and Slovakia to meet experts in health care informatics and providers of electronical support in the education. Apart from methodical and educational aspects of e-learning at medical faculties in general, this year's conference has again dealt with the impact of this phenomenon on a specific medical specialty: a thematically focused symposium addressed the fields of orthopaedics, rheumatology and physiotherapy.
MEFANET 2008 introduced modern teaching methods applied at medical faculties
The second conference MEFANET, which was focused on e-learning and health informatics in the education of medical disciplines, took place in Hotel Voronez (Brno, Czech Republic) on 20-21 November 2008. Apart from general topics related to modern methods of education, the last year's conference (MEFANET 2008) concentrated on the specialties of dentistry, stomatology and maxillofacial traumatology.
Proceedings of the conference MEFANET 2009 published
At 4th conference of Czech and Slovak faculties of medicine with international participation, focused on e-learning and medical informatics in the education of medical disciplines MEFANET 2010, the participants and the representatives of medical faculties involved in the MEFANET project obtained the printed version of proceedings from the conference MEFANET 2009. The print of this proceedings is 1,000 copies; the proceedings is not for sale and was distributed to all Czech and Slovak medical faculties, each of them having obtained 60-100 copies. The electronic version of MEFANET 2009 proceedings is available for download below.
Proceedings of the conference MEFANET 2008 published
At the occasion of Coordinating Council meeting in June 2009, the representatives of medical faculties involved in the MEFANET project obtained the printed version of proceedings from the conference MEFANET 2008. The print of this proceedings is 1,000 copies; the proceedings is not for sale and was distributed to all Czech and Slovak medical faculties, each of them having obtained 60-100 copies. The electronic version of MEFANET 2008 proceedings is available for download here.
Editors: Ing. Daniel Schwarz, Ph.D. (IBA LF MU), doc. RNDr. Ladislav Dušek, Ph.D. (IBA LF MU), prof. MUDr. Stanislav Štípek, DrSc. (1. LF UK), prof. MUDr. Vladimír Mihál, CSc. (LF UP), Dr. Chris Paton (National Institute of Health Innovation, University of Auckland, New Zealand)