The teaching at IMS is organised across different levels. More traditional activities such as lectures and seminars are enhanced by more modern approaches involving interactive learning and other tools.
- a) Lectures and seminarsA lecture is the presentation by the teacher of the course content regarded as fundamental for the acquisition of the basic knowledge in a given discipline. A seminar is similar to a lecture but is jointly conducted by a number of teachers with different skills, and annotated as such in the register of the lessons taught by each of them.
- b) Interactive learningInteractive teaching activities geared towards a small group of students and coordinated by a tutor, with a view to facilitating the students in acquiring knowledge, abilities and behavioural models. Learning mainly takes place through the stimuli from the analysis of problems finalized to their solution through adequate decisions. Interactive learning includes: problem based learning (PBL); clinical cases discussion; journal clubs; Medical Humanities laboratories.
Also, interactive teaching takes place in the clinical wards and laboratories, with the assistance of qualified university or hospital professionals.
- c) Distance learning (FAD)The Faculty may make use of audio-visual technologies, installed in specially equipped rooms, for some courses. The special rooms enable students to follow the lecturer ‘live’ even though he may be in another centre. The audio-visual equipment allows the lecturer and students to interact during the lesson.
- d) Elective coursesSelected activities of different types whose attendance is also compulsory. Such activities should be tailored to education to basic research in the first 2 (pre-clinical) years and to translational research in the following years. Elective courses can be configured as seminar type courses, internships, participation in conferences and congresses or accredited ‘summer internships’.