A 4-months cycle of specialization in functional diagnostics continues at the Functional Diagnostics department. This physician speciality covers methods of instrumental diagnostics of cardiovascular, nervous system and pulmonary diseases.

Regarding the amount of the study materials, diversity of education forms, including technologies of student feedback, especial level of responsibility for quality of the knowledge the specialization cycle is every year without exaggeration a most serious challenge for the whole department.

This year 45 students from different regions of Ukraine were enrolled. Mostly these are physicians from Kyiv city, Kyiv, Chernihiv and Zhytomyr regions, less percentage of students from Chernivtsi, Sumy, Poltava, Lviv and Dnipro regions. The physicians of functional diagnostics, cardiologists, general practitioners dominate among those enrolled, there are also pediatric physicians, neurologists and anesthesiologists. All students have already successfully completed computer exam to receive the degree of physician – specialist in functional diagnostics.

Traditionally an important form of studies at the specialization cycle is a student conference on clinical usage of functional diagnostics methods and rare clinical cases. All students and their group supervisors take part in this conference lasting three days. The topics of presentations at this year conference were the diagnosis of the Brugada syndrome, treatment of acute coronary syndromes and cardiac arrhythmias, silent myocardial ischemia, catheter ablation of AV node in atrial fibrillation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pulmonary artery stenosis, aortic coarctation, pulmonary embolism in pregnant woman, etc. A special attention was paid to the presentations on neurologic topics, including differential diagnostics of the intoxication syndrome with frontal epilepsy and Pandas syndrome. The preparation of the conference, the detailed discussion of the reports is one of the most interesting elements of the studies, which every student of the department will surely remember.