ISSN 2409-7616

Bikhatova E.T., Ivanchuk O.V.



UDC 378:004

Bikhatova E.T.1 (Astrakhan, Russian Federation) – E-mail:, Ivanchuk O.V.1 (Astrakhan, Russian Federation)- E-mail:

1Astrakhan State Medical University

Abstract. The article deals with the issue of the lack of knowledge, skills and abilities in digital healthcare. We revealed the given issue as a result of the pedagogical experiment held on the bases of two Russian medical universities. In the framework of this experiment the students were offered to write an essay on the subject “Digital healthcare: how do I see the future, how do I prepare for it”. The qualitative and quantitative analysis and the application of the descriptive statistics methods allowed to formulate conclusions on the need to develop or introduce changes to the existing work program of disciplines aimed at forming digital competences among students of medical universities. Analysis of the best global practices allowed us to formulate strategic provisions for updating and introducing work programs of disciplines into educational process. These provisions enable forming digital competences. They defined the need for: 1) including knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence, robotechnics, biological engineering, big data and telemedicine for the system of healthcare; 2) providing integration of digital technologies into the clinical work processes; 3) interdisciplinary integration; 4) working with applications and digital services in the field of medicine and the system of healthcare as a whole. The update and introduction of new pedagogical practices in total led to a higher result of the level of maturity of digital competences among respondents as compared to the initial results of the experiment. Teaching digital competence, using the artificial intelligence system and data protection lead to the digital transformation of medical system. It touches upon all the levels of education and is impossible without the mutual participation of students and teachers.

Keywords: digital competences, teaching students of medical universities.


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Bikhatova E.T., Ivanchuk O.V. The issue of forming digital competences among students of medical universities. CITISE, 2021, no. 4, pp.595-605. DOI: