ISSN 2409-7616

Plashchevaya E.V., Ivanchuk O.V.



UDC 378:004

Plashchevaya E.V.1 (Blagoveshchensk, Russian Federation) – E-mail:, Ivanchuk O.V.2 (Astrakhan, Russian Federation) – E-mail:

1Amur State Medical Academy

2Astrakhan State Medical University

Abstract. Digital medical services and applications that are implemented via internet are an integral part of life of almost every person who takes care of his health and that of his loved ones.   However, internet doesn’t always have positive influence on forming patients’ opinion on health protection, on the results of diagnostics, treatment strategies as well disease prevention recommended by a doctor. Therefore, a doctor, a medical worker should always have skills of working online and should become a sort of conductor for a patient in the millions of online pages in the sphere of medicine and healthcare. Moreover, internet skills enable expanding the limits and possibilities of providing medical services, implementing education of future doctors as well as sharing experience with colleagues in the distant format. Being aware of the significance of internet skills for medical students, we organized a study of the level of maturity of the given respondent groups. As a basic tool a questionnaire of groups of European scientists (ISS) was used. It allowed to reveal the level of internet competence. Mathematical statistics method allowed to reveal the multiple correlation between the respondents’ geographical location and age and to prove the dimension of agreement of the obtained results (Cronbach Coefficient). The obtained results let us draw a conclusion on the necessity of forming internet skills, firstly of all among medical university students, by developing the educational programs of additional courses, elective courses. The content of these courses should contain ethical, informational, social aspects of internet interaction. Secondly, programs of additional professional training for the teaching staff of universities aimed at advancing the level of maturity of internet skills in terms of educational resources and medical applications and services.

Keywords: assessment of internet skills, students and teachers of medical universities, internet in the professional activity of a doctor.


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Plashchevaya E.V., Ivanchuk O.V. Ment of internet skills as a constituent part of digital competences. CITISE, 2021, no. 4, pp.577-585. DOI: