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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue3
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4578
Published online: 27 September 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4578-4580
Elena Valkanova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Rostislav Kostadinov1ORCID logo, Rumyana Etova1ORCID logo, Mariya Semerdjieva2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Epidemiology and Disaster Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Health Care Management, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Introduction: Disaster medicine training is in constant development. The effort to improve education could be facilitated by the students. They could actively participate in the process by providing useful feedback as well as preferences.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to survey and analyze the students’ preferences for disaster medicine education.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among students of the Medical University of Plovdiv.166 students were surveyed ontheir attitude towards disaster medicine as well as preferences for the training course.
Results: Disaster medicine training was considered a necessary part of the education. The most approved form of education was practical training, followed by elective course. The most desired topics are those regarding direct casualty management like first aid, first medical aid, triage and evacuation.
Conclusions: To better respond to the expectations and educational needs of the students, modification of the training course could be considered.

Keywords: Disaster medicine education, disaster training, teaching,

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Please cite this article as: Valkanova E, Kostadinov R, Etova R, Semerdjieva. Students’ preferences for disaster medicine education. J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4578-4580.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4578

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Elena Valkanova, Department of Epidemiology and Disaster Medicine, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv; 15A, Vasil Aprilov Blvd., Plovdiv 4002, Bulgaria; E-mail: e.v.valkanova@gmail.com

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Received: 11 January 2022
Published online: 27 September 2022

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