PRACTICAL LESSON ON THE COURSE "MARITIME HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL CARE OF MARINE FACILITIES AND COASTAL AREAS", CARRIED OUT IN THE CONDITIONS OF THE PANDEMIC COVID-19
Iliyana Georgieva and Dimitar Stavrev
ABSTRACT: Modern technologies and learning platforms have offered opportunities to support the learning process and maintain its normal pace. Practical lessons are extremely important for making sense of theoretical knowledge, and their application in an electronic environment is a new approach and allows them to take place in a pandemic. The purpose of this article is to present the implementation of a practical lesson in the discipline "Maritime Healthcare, Medical Care of Marine Facilities and Coastal Zones" for students from specialty "Health Management and Medical and Social Care" at the Medical University "Prof. Dr. Paraskev Stoyanov" - Varna. This non-standard form of practical lesson was conducted through a virtual classroom. It provided an opportunity for students to meet with specialists in Maritime Healthcare, who presented their work activities and technical equipment used in their professional sphere. The tasks that are considered are: sequence of the lesson and difficulties in its implementation, description of the students' opinion through a survey and analysis of the effectiveness of the practical lesson by studying the results of the survey.
The positive attitude of students to this type of lessons emphasizes their high value as an integral part of the learning process. Such realizations can be further developed in various disciplines and specialties.
Keywords: practical lesson, virtual classroom, maritime healthcare, COVID-19 pandemic, higher education