Dr. Tetiana Krushynska
Dnipro State Medical University
CV: Graduated with honors from Oles Honchar Dnipro National University with a specialty in Microbiology. Ph.D. in Pedagogy (thesis: Didactic Conditions of Text Comprehension at Setting and Solving Learning Tasks) Associate Professor of Microbiology, Virology, Immunology and Epidemiology department of Dnipro State Medical University. Expert in the National Agency of Higher Education Quality Assurance (Ukraine). Member of American Society for Microbiology. Awarded a scholarship of the Centre for Teaching and Learning of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Research area - higher medical education. For further information click here.
Presentation title: Studying at Ukrainian Medical University in English
Abstract: Two approaches to the organization of English-language education at higher educational institutions of medical profile have been compared. They are: 1) using English as the language of communication in the classroom (English as Medium of Instruction, or EMI), and 2) integrated learning of the foreign (English) language and professionally-oriented disciplines (Content and Language Integrated Learning, or CLIL). The relevance of the topic bases on the integration of Ukrainian higher education into the European and global academic space, tasks of Higher Education quality assurance, including English-language communicative competitiveness of graduates, and the increasing number of international students at Ukrainian medical universities. The study shows that EMI fits for teaching international students. Being introduced at a medical university, EMI leads to the development of all resources for education in English. Eventually, it might allos to teach Ukrainian Masters of Medicine in English. But for them, the CLIL model is more appropriate. The authors identify the most pressing issues that should be studied for the successful implementation of CLIL in the educational process.