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2 . 2023



There are analyzed the features of the lectures organization on the example of the basic discipline «Chemistry» for foreign first-year students of the Ural State Medical University (USMU), studying in the specialties «General Medicine» and «Dentistry». The distance form of the lesson, the English-language presentation of the material determines a number of special organizational and methodological approaches to the process of lecturing. The USMU electronic environment allows the teacher to give lectures in synchronous mode (online) on the MS Teams platform, using all the technical capabilities available there. Video files with recordings of lectures and pdf-presentations were posted weekly for foreign students, access to it was opened on a permanent basis using the Internet. Slides of lecture pdf-presentations were maximally filled with graphic and textual information with concise and clear wording. The lecturer observed a slow pace, semantic pauses and accents in speech, emotionally colored intonation. Distant testing was introduced at the end of each lecture to increase the level of attention of students and involvement in the educational process. Analysis of the results of intermediate controls, both at lectures and at practical classes, showed that more than 60% of students completed tasks with an excellent mark. The results of testing on each topic of the lecture and the results of intermediate controls in practical classes on the relevant topics correlate with each other, the relationship is linear, positive (r=0.7).

Data from anonymous lecture quality satisfaction survey of students will be taken into account in the future to improve teaching methods.

Keywords:lecture course; distance synchronous learning; foreign students; teaching methods

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

For citation: Kataeva N.N., Naronova N.A., Medvedeva O.M., Belokonova N.A. Organizational and methodological aspects of the online lecture course in chemistry for foreign students of the Ural State Medical University. Meditsinskoe obrazovanie i professional’noe razvitie [Medical education and professional development]. 2023; 14 (2): 51–61. DOI: (in Russian)


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Balkizov Zalim Zamirovich
Secretary General of the Russian Society of Medical Education Specialists, Director of the Institute of Training of Medical Education Specialists of the Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education, 125993, Moscow, Russian Federation, Professor of the Department of Vocational Education and Educational Technologies of the N.I. Pirogov RNIMU of the MOH of Russia, CEO of GEOTAR-Med, Advisor President of the National Medical Chamber, Moscow, Russian Federation

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