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Social and ethical aspects of distance learning at a medical university

K.V. Zorin
80,00 Р

UDC 378:61


K.V. Zorin is Cand.Sci. (Medicine), Ass. Prof. at sub-faculty of UNESCO “Healthy lifestyle as the key to successful development” of A.I. Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation e-mail:

ORCID: 0000-0001-8819-6818


Examined is the problem of the COVID-19 pandemic that exposed numerous advantages, limitations and disadvantages of distance learning in a medical university. Huge amount of professional knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as the need to test and improve them in practice, make of distance learning medicine education acceptable only in emergency situations. Conclusion is made that it is impossible to replace full-time education with distance learning without inevitable loss of the quality and effectiveness of the educational process, without prejudice the harm to the personal and professional growth of a medical student and doctor-teacher. In the future, it might lead to a decrease in success of the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and educational work of graduates.

Key words: higher medical education; distance learning; personal education; professional development; COVID-19 pandemic.



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