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2 . 2023



The authors of the research propose solutions to the challenges in development of novel curricula in the framework of medical education. In 2022–2023 academic year I.I. Mechnikov’s NWSMU launched an Osteopathy curriculum considered unprecedented among Russian medical universities. To build second language communication competence at future doctors-osteopaths, we theoretically defined with PRISMA analysis the efficacy of pedagogic adaptation design method for the development of modern educational programmes, furthermore, we defined it. The authors forecasted that pedagogical adaptation design method is able to minimize risks of inefficiency of novel programmes, which resulted in verification during implementing and monitoring activities. We detected that planning the learning outcomes, teaching-and-learning aims, contents of the discipline are to be grounded on average student profile, osteopath-to-patient communication practice, teaching staff expectations for the programme implementation. The current paper presents the outcomes of the questionnaire on students’ profile, osteopaths’ – on how to build the content of the discipline, teaching staff – to describe expectations from the discipline of foreign language, which determined communication material, aims and learning outcomes of the discipline. In terms of pedagogy, the researchers had to identify the most efficient format of teaching and learning activities. In accord with the results of students’ satisfaction monitoring and academic performance during COVID‑19 pandemic restrictions, the researchers proposed to apply the hybrid educational format. In conclusion, the article provides outcomes of students’ satisfaction with pedagogical adaptation method and its prospects.

Keywords:design of the educational programme; pedagogical adaptation method; pedagogical design; education of the osteopath; average student profile; monitoring of students’ satisfaction; formation of second language communication competence of future osteopath

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

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

For citation: Koroleva N.G., Vozdvizhenskaya A.V., Kurisyova A.V., Lopatin Z.V. Adaptation design of the foreign language course for future osteopathic doctors. Meditsinskoe obrazovanie i professional’noe razvitie [Medical education and professional development]. 2023; 14 (2): 63–73. 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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