Effective Interaction of Teachers and Students as the Basis for Foreign Students’ Successful Study of Pathophysiology

  • M. R. Gerasymchuk Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ivano-Frankivsk
Keywords: interaction between teachers and students, the teaching process, medical students


The urgent issues of interaction of the teacher and students of Foreign Citizens Training Faculty with English as a language of study are presented in the article. They give grounding to a successful study of pathophysiology today. One of the most important points is cooperation and collaboration between the teacher and future doctor. Its effectiveness in classes depends on many factors (successful definition of objectives, correspondence of pedagogical tactics of the specific task to this interaction, the students’ activity, etc.). Among them, an important role is played by the factor of optimal choice of teaching methods. Their implementation in specific contexts of educational institution provides high quality of students.

The basic aspects of relationships between students and teachers were analyzed through the example of foreign students studying pathological physiology. Thus, the future doctor’s respectful and polite attitude to the teacher is obligatory and teachers must respect students when interacting with them. Many foreign students from countries in Europe, Asia and Africa study at the Department of Pathophysiology. They differ from Ukrainian future doctors not only mentally, culturally and ethnically, but also by their attitude to the teacher in accordance with the professional, age and gender status and the authority. Nowadays students prefer the authority of the teacher’s individuality, his/her unique personality that is formed at a sufficiently high level of three types of pedagogical skills, namely “objective” (scientific knowledge); “communicative” (knowledge about their students and colleagues); “gnostic” (knowledge of oneself and the ability to adjust their own behavior). In addition, the article shows the main positive and negative pedagogical qualities that determine the effectiveness of interaction with students and the willingness to pay more attention to the study of the subject.

It was determined that pedagogical communication should be actively practiced for the successful learning of any subject by foreign students. Such communication is a set of tools and methods which support the goals and objectives of education and training of future physicians.


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