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SANTAROS KLINIKOS

VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETO LIGONINĖ

Pedagogical activity

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The history of the Centre of Abdominal Surgery dates back to 1983, when Clinic of Surgery headed by prof. A.Sviklius was established. From 1990 the Clinic was headed by prof. A. Bubnys and in 1991 it was reorganised into the Clinic of Abdominal Surgery. In 2002 prof. K.Strupas became Director of the Clinic, which was renamed into The Centre of Abdominal Surgery. Prof. K.Strupas is also the head of the Clinic of Gastroenterology, Nephrourology and Surgery in Vilnius university Medical Faculty.

Educational activities of the Centre include teaching of students and residents of Vilnius University Medical faculty and physicians postgraduate training in the fields of general and abdominal surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy and abdominal ultrasonoscopy. Every year about 250 students, 50 residents and up to 80 physicians undergo teaching and training in the Centre. All doctors, working in the Centre of Abdominal Surgery are involved in educational process. Because of in-depth knowledge of their field they can provide up-to-date information and demonstrate newest surgical techniques for students and surgical residents.

4th year medical students have lectures, practical sessions and seminars as part of their medical training in the Centre of Abdominal surgery. 6th year medical students during their practical preparation (integrated internship) programme have practical sessions with various surgical simulators.

There are optional lectures for students of the Faculty of Medicine on endocrine surgery, transplantation and surgical treatment of obstipations .

Abdominal surgery residents and residents of other surgical specialties, who have Abdominal surgery rotation, are trained in the Centre of Abdominal surgery. In 2010 the Centre was equipped with modern video and audio transmission system funded by EU structural funds. The view from operation theatre, live or archived endoscopy pictures can be directly transmitted to auditorium; the direct communication with operation theatre personnel or operating surgeon is also possible. Modern surgical simulators are used to teach the basic surgical skills without any risk causing harm for the patient. Video and audio transmission system is used to communicate with surgical clinics abroad and observe real-time surgical operations. Virtual operation theatre laboratory (auditorium) is prepared for training.

Postgraduate training of physicians includes courses on upper gastrointestinal tract surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, herniology, surgery of obesity, minimally invasive abdominal surgery, diagnostic and interventional abdominal ultrasonoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy and thyroid surgery, proctology, surgery of obesity, thyroid surgery.

 
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