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scientific journal of the modern education & research institute • The Kingdom of Belgium

EXPERIENCE AND THE PROSPECTS OF TEACHING THE SUBJECT «FUNDAMENTALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY» AT THE MASTER LEVEL WITH THE USE OF ACTIVE METHODS OF TRAINING Gulzhan Abuova (dr.abuova@gmail.com) Farida Berdalieva (fberdalieva@mail.ru) South Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Abstract The article describes the experience of teaching the course «Prinsiples of epidemiology» at the Master studies with the use of active learning methods. The combination of the most effective form, the method allows to achieve the educational goals. Department of Infectious Diseases and Dermatovenerology of the South Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy takes an active position in the introduction of progressive approaches in the implementation of the Bologna principles of education in training specialists at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Postgraduate education at the Master level represents an important state problem, integrating the health, education and science systems. The educational concept of the Master studies on the problems of epidemiology at the Department of Infectious Diseases is conducted in accordance with the State Health Care development program «Densaulyk» of the Republic Kazakhstan, which tasks are: strengthening the intersectoral and interdepartmental cooperation on issues of sanitary and epidemiological well-being, improvement of medical and pharmaceutical education, development of medical science [1]. Recently, there have been significant changes in understanding the subject, goals, objectives and the role of epidemiology in the structure of modern medical science. Today, epidemiology is regarded as a fundamental medical science that belongs to the field of preventive medicine. At the same time, it is the basic discipline included in the new general educational standard for training specialists by medical universities. Knowledge of epidemiology is in demand in various fields of medicine: in Surgery, Infectology, Pediatrics, Dermatovenerology, etc.[2]. Epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases represent two sections of a unified science. They have a common subject of study – morbidity, a unified scientific method (epidemiological) and a common goal – prevention of morbidity. The use of innovative educational programs in the educational process of the department was a powerful impetus for the transition to a new level of modernization of the educational process. In this direction, the material and technical base has been updated, the educational and methodological complex of discipline has been created, the department has its own library (including electronic library), the student scientific circle «Infectioner» works on the basis of the department. The goal of implementing the educational innovative programs of the department is to increase the professional competence of Master students in epidemiology. The goal of modern vocational training is not in the acquisition by the Master students of knowledge, abilities and skills, but in the formation and development of professional competences. Our research has shown the need for the formation and development of professional and general competencies. To the actual professional competence of the epidemiologist, they included research, management and control competence. To the general competence –

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