Medical University of Bialystok. Subjects of classes.
  • Updated 29.02.2024 by Klinika Reumatologii i Chorób Wewnętrznych

    Subjects of classes





      1./ The fundamentals of skilled interviewing; overview of the adult health history: chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical history, family history, social history, review of systems (CC, HPI, PMH, FHx, SHx, ROS)

      2./ General symptoms, cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms.

      3./ Gastrointestinal tract symptoms.

      4./ Genitourinary, musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms.

      5./ Introduction to physical examination (PE). General survey and examination of vital signs and skin.

      6./ Examination of the head, ears, eyes, nose, throat (HEENT) and neck

      7./ The cardiopulmonary examination

      8./ The cardiopulmonary examination cont. & peripheral vascular system exam.

      9./ The abdomen examination.

      10./ The abdomen exam cont. & the genitourinary system examination.

      11./ The musculoskeletal and neurologic examination – selected issues.



      Criteria for assessing the learning outcomes achieved and the form and conditions for obtaining the credit for the course:

      III  year

      1. Method of passing individual classes - oral (discussion during classes, observation of student work, assessment of activity during classes)
      2. Method of passing individual seminars - oral
      3. Method and form of completing all didactic classes in a particular unit - written test (multiple choice test) and passing the history of the disease (implementation of a specific task, multimedia presentation)
      4. The block begins with checking the knowledge of physical examination in the field of Internal Medicine - a form of checking for the decision of the Departments.
      5. Preparation to classes is marked by activity in the classroom (analysis of clinical cases within the discussed issues).
      6. Preparation of the medical history during the exercise block.
      7. Credit of seminars - based on discussion and participation in the seminar.
      8. At the end of the block there is a test of knowledge from the material being carried out (subjects including seminars, classes and lectures). The most common form of checking knowledge is test completion. In the case of fail – correction test during 14 days after finishing block

      Absence not confirmed by the sick note – the obligation to make up classes after consultation with the teacher. Only the students, who participate in all classes - can pass the classes. There is possibility to make up classes in the case of absence less than 30% of the classes

      12./ Preparing written History and Physical Examination (H & P).

      13./ Preparing written H&P cont. Individual work with patients.

      14./ Basics of ECG.

      15./ Final evaluation of the course.


      Evaluation on this course is based on class participation, written History and Physical Examination (H & P) during the classes and written test.


      Literature: L.S. Bickley – Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination

      Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine