Modern Approach to the Study of Telemedicine Technologies in the Medical Institute


Keywords: Telemedicine, videoconferencing, interactive education, distance learning


Telemedicine is being actively introduced into medical practice, however, in order for it to become an effective tool in their hands, a basic knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of modern telemedicine technologies is needed, as well as practical skills in the preparation and conduct of videoconferencing. This led to the need to include a course on the basics of telemedicine technology in the training of medical personnel. The Department of Medical Informatics created the educational module "Telemedicine", which is implemented by the Telemedicine Centre of the Medical Institute of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. After theoretical lectures, students receive practical skills through business games and conducting videoconferencing. Classes are conducted in accordance with world trends and standards. During the classes we demonstrate to students the technologies of remote interactive learning, in particular television lectures and master classes from the leading clinics of Russia, countries of Europe, India, Brazil and Canada. This practice allows our graduates to maintain contact with their teachers through telemedicine opportunities and participate in videoconferenced postgraduate education with PFUR professors, and international conferences held at PFUR sites. The experience of teaching the senior students of the PFUR Medical Institute is presented.

Author Biographies

Elena Lukianova, RUDN-UNIVERSITY Medical Informatics and Telemedicine Department associate professor
Tatiana Lyapunova, RUDN-UNIVERSITY Medical Informatics and Telemedicine Department Senior Lecturer


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How to Cite
Stolyar, V., Lukianova, E., Amcheslavskaya, M., Lyapunova, T., Shimkevich, E., & Protsenko, V. (2018). Modern Approach to the Study of Telemedicine Technologies in the Medical Institute. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 6(1), e12 (1-8). Retrieved from
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