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General and Professional Education
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Abstract

The development of methods and techniques of medical laparoscopic procedures, including among others, a high degree of surgical instruments complexity, forces the need of improving the professional skills by surgeons. Within the article’s introduction the educational needs in the field of laparoscopic surgery identified on the basis of the analysis of data obtained from the survey of laparoscopic surgeons are described. In addition the authors recognize the state of education in Poland in range of laparoscopic surgery and develop a recommendation for supporting learning process as well as improving vocational skills. The process map of learning path of laparoscopic surgeons is developed in frame of general surgery specialization as well as the teaching methods are reviewed for all of the possible educational levels in Poland. The current state of the way of teaching process including certain methods and forms of trainings is presented on the basis of competency matrix.

Key words

organization of education, surgery, laparoscopy, vocational training, practical skills, teaching methods, IT trainings

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