About the Center.
Tbilisi Medical Academy operates the Clinical Skills Center, which is based on state-of-the-art medical education standards and is equipped with the latest technologies.
In order to reach clinical competency, clinical skills for the one-step education programs (Georgian and English-based ‘Medicine’ programs) are taught under a simulated environment.
These skills comprise of practical procedures, communication skills and physical examinations of the patient, both at initial stages of training (within the diagnosis of Internal Diseases), as well as training in various clinical disciplines (Internal diseases, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics / Gynecology)
The Clinical Skills Center is equipped with different functioning Manikins, Models, Dummies and simulations, as well as disposable materials for invasive and non-invasive procedures and medical equipment required to perform physical examination of the patient.
The simulated wards of the Center are isolated from the observation room by semi-translucent glass. The Center is equipped with surveillance cameras that allow recording of student activity during examinations and remote monitoring of the activity that is later on reviewed and provided with feedback.
For the purpose of improving clinical skills, students have the opportunity to work independently with the Manikins and standardised patients in a designated space.
The training of clinical skills at the Clinical Skills Center begins from the first year of education and continues in the training stages of clinical disciplines.
The modern teaching and assessment methods/formats implemented at the Center include: SP (Standardised /Simulated Patient Institute); existing and developing real patient base; clinical competency assessments conducted in OPSE (Objective Structured Physical Exam on the initial training stage) and OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) formats.
An anatomical theatre is located near the center where the internal organs of domestic animals can be dissected.
As a way to ensure technical support during training and examination processes the Center: works closely with professors of various disciplines; trains the examination observers in SP, OSCE and OSPE formats, regularly updates equipment both in terms of quantity and quality and ensures smooth functioning of the anatomical theatre.