Department of Medical Expertise and Rehabilitation

Yemelyanov Georgiy Anatolyevich
Head of the department, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor

Staff of the department:

  • D.S.Kazakevich, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor

  • E.F.Svyatskaya, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor

  • T.V.Zhukova, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor

  • L.G.Kazak, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor

  • I.S.Sikorskaya, assistant

  • N.I.Vasilchenko, assistant

 Address: Minsk region, Aksakovshchina (Republican Clinical Hospital of Medical Rehabilitation)
Tel.: (+375 17) 509-75-33

 

History of the department

The Department of Medical Expertise and Rehabilitation was founded in 1975 as the Department of Medical-labour Expert Commission on the basis of the course which had been functioning since 1962.

After reorganization of Medical-labour Expert Commission into the service of medical and social expertise and transformation of rehabilitation into a separate discipline since 1993 the department had got a new name, it was called the Department of Medical Social Expertise and Rehabilitation, on the 1st of October, 2008 it was renamed into the Department of Medical Expertise and Rehabilitation.

For 25 years (1975-2000) professor L.S.Gitkina, an honored doctor of BSSR, an award winner on the Academy of Sciences of USSR named after V.M.Behterev, had been working as head of the department. She was the first head of the department. L.S. Gitkina created a school of experts in the Republic of Belarus and prepared a lot of highly qualified specialists in the field of medical and social expertise, and afterwards in rehabilitation.

From 2000 to 2005 the department was headed by professor V.B. Smychek, who also worked as a director of Scientific and Research Institute of Medical and Social Expertise and Rehabilitation. V.B.Smychek has been working at the department since 1998, his academic titles were changed from associate professor to professor. At present he continues his teaching activities, at the same time working as a director at Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Medical Expertise and Rehabilitation.

Since November, 2005, G.A.Emelyanov, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, has been heading the department.

Clinical base of the department is Republican Clinical Hospital of Medical Rehabilitation which is equipped with high-tech diagnostic and rehabilitation devices, which makes it necessary for specialists of the department and other physicians to participate on a high professional level at treatment and diagnostic process in the hospital, to give practical classes and carry out scientific researches. 

 

Main fields of department’s activities of the department are the following ones:

  • improvement of professional and scientific qualification of physicians in the area of medical expertise and rehabilitation;
  • improvement of educational and pedagogical process; carrying out of scientific researches in accordance with priority areas of medical sciences;
  • rendering of consulting and methodological care to healthcare establishments.

The Department of Medical Expertise and Rehabilitation carries out postgraduate training of specialists on a high level, thus covering the requirements of practical healthcare in advanced training and retraining of specialists working in the area of medical expertise and rehabilitation.

Retraining of specialists is carried out on two specialties: «Medical and Social Expertise» and «Recreation Therapy ».

Annually, advanced training and retraining courses are undergone by more than 200 specialists, including foreign ones; clinical residents and PhD students are trained at the department (extramural and intramural form of training).

Main topics covered at the courses: general principles of expertise of temporary disability examination, general principles of medical and social expertise, rehabilitation, reasons of days away from work as a result of temporary incapacity to work and disability, methods and ways of its reduction, basics of rehabilitation, modern rehabilitation technologies. A great attention is paid to the study of the issues of medical expertise and rehabilitation of patients with the main disabling pathology at neurological, cardiological, rheumatological, nephrological, pulmonological, gastroenterological, oncological, hematological and traumatological diseases. Annually, the department holds an advanced training course on the issues of medical expertise and rehabilitation for pediatricians.

The department carries out training of specialists on the issues of military physician expertise.

Listeners are represented by different specialists: physicians working at ambulatory and in-patient healthcare establishments, heads of divisions, presidents of medical consultative boards, medical rehabilitation expert commissions, heads of healthcare establishments and their deputies.

The training covers theoretical and practical aspects taking in accordance with the achievements of medical science, new statutory documents, modern requirements for the training of medical staff, needs of practical healthcare: lecture material, practical classes on actual issues of medical expertise and rehabilitation are constantly being updated, curricula, training plans, tests, computer assessment programs are being improved.

Web-site of the Academy (Department of Medical Expertise and Rehabilitation) has materials for the self-training on the specialty «Medical and Social Expertise»: main lectures, guidance manuals, instructions for use, publications in scientific medical journals.

Forms of training at the department: lectures, seminars, practical classes on expert and rehabilitation diagnostics, estimation of disorders in organs and systems, physical dysfunctions, appeared after diseases and traumas, evaluation of rehabilitation potential, clinical and labor prognosis, making of individual programs of medical rehabilitation. The department also holds visiting classes to Minsk healthcare organizations aiming at improvement of professional training of specialists.

Another form of training also includes preparation of abstracts on actual problems of medical expertise and rehabilitation, joint conferences with listeners on experience exchange in different regions of Belarus. Test control is widely applied: basic, current and final tests.

Directions of scientific researchers: development and improvement of organizational basics of medical expertise and rehabilitation, study and analysis of manpower losses level in the Republic of Belarus and its regions because of temporary incapacity to work and disability, development of ways and methods of its reduction; development and implementation of high-tech rehabilitation methods and ways to restore locomotor functions, capacities for self-service which contribute to social integration of patients into society and improvement of their quality of life.

Department of Medical Expertise and Rehabilitation participated in creation of conception of medical rehabilitation in the Republic of Belarus. 

According to the results of scientific researches, for the last 5 years, specialists of the department prepared more than 300 publications in republican and scientific journals and more than 40 speeches at republican and international scientific and practical conferences.

Specialists of the department consult patients at different divisions of Republican Clinical Hospital of Medical Rehabilitation, participate in consiliums at other healthcare organizations.

Being curators of the services of medical expertise and rehabilitation in the Republic of Belarus, specialists of the department participate in different meetings, in preparation of closing conferences on the issues of medical expertise and rehabilitation of regional health administration and Health care Committee of Minsk City Executive Committee, preparation of board decisions and decisions made by treatment and control boards, preparation of regulatory and executive documents made by regulatory bodies.

Assistant of the department, I.S. Sikorskaya, is the main part-time specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus in exercise therapy and health control.

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