UL Faculty of Medicine in the winter semester 2020/2021

UL Faculty of Medicine in the winter semester 2020/2021

 

Notification, September 18th 2020

 

General instructions and recommendations for the implementation of the study process at UL MF in the winter semester of the 2020/2021 academic year will be uniformly available on this website. Students will also receive detailed instructions regarding the study process from organizational units on a regular basis, and employees will also receive more detailed instructions, which must be provided by the Dean's Office of the University of Ljubljana.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new conditions have arisen in Slovenia that affect the work of our faculties. At the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana, we will continue our studies insofar as it is possible to use the usual forms, such as all state regulations and recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health. We urge you to behave responsibly, follow the notifications carefully and follow the instructions provided by UL MF, holders and contractors.


Students and employees of UL MF are kindly asked to follow the instructions in the recommendations diligently.

 

NEW: COVID-19 - Protocol on the conduct of a confirmed positive Covid-19 test result for students and staff (13. 10. 2020)

 

Students

 

  1. / Students are urged to strictly follow hygiene recommendations and instructions (social distance of at least 1.5 meters, use of face protective masks indoors, disinfection or hand washing, etc.)
  2. / Students with signs of upper respiratory infection should stay at home and consult their personal physician.
  3. / Students who have been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus and have been included in live lessons during the infectious period (48 hours before the onset of symptoms or 48 hours before a positive test result) are asked to inform the international office of the faculty (international.erasmus(at)mf.uni-lj.si).
  4. / The international office of the faculty immediately informs the dean's office, which together with the faculty epidemiologist will propose appropriate further measures (possible work from home for employees in contact during the contagion period, schedule changes, cancellation of organized classes for students in high-risk contact, etc.).
  5. / The nominated professor of the course agrees with the student on the replacement of obligatory study contents.
  6. / Students should take into account that any instructions can also be given by the epidemiological service, which carries out its activities on the basis of current guidelines, which change on the basis of the epidemiological situation. The epidemiological service shall, in principle, contact a student who has been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus no later than 48 hours after the test result.
  7. / If the student has been informed that he has been in high-risk contact with a person who has been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus and has not been ordered epidemiological quarantine, the student is asked to inform the international office of the faculty. The latter should consult the dean's office on further measures.
  8. / If the student has been informed that he has been in low-risk contact with a person who has been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus, no further action is required, follow the NIJZ recommendations

 

Employees

 

  1. / We urge employees to strictly adhere to hygiene recommendations and instructions (social distance of at least 1.5 meters, use of face protective masks indoors, disinfection or hand washing, etc.).
  2. / Employees with signs of upper respiratory infection should stay at home and consult their personal physician.
  3. / Employees who have been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus and have been at work during the period of infection (48 hours before the onset of symptoms or 48 hours before a positive test result) are asked to inform the head of their organizational unit.
  4. / The head of the organizational unit immediately informs the dean's office, which together with the faculty epidemiologist will propose appropriate further measures (possible work from home for employees in contact during the contagion period, schedule changes, cancellation of organized classes, etc.)
  5. / Employees should take into account that any instructions can also be given by the epidemiological service, which carries out its activities on the basis of current guidelines, which change on the basis of the epidemiological situation. The epidemiological service of an employee who has been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus shall, in principle, be contacted no later than 48 hours after the test result.
  6. / If the employee has been informed that he has been in high-risk contact with a person who has been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus and has not been ordered epidemiological quarantine, the employee is asked to inform the head of the organizational unit. The latter should consult the dean's office on further measures.
  7. / If the employee has been informed that he has been in low-risk contact with a person who has been confirmed to be infected with a new coronavirus, no further action is required, follow the NIJZ recommendations: https://www.nijz.si/sites/www .nijz.si / files / uploaded / sars-cov-2_obvestilo_za_kontakte_11_12.10.2020.pdf

 

General recommendations and instructions

 

1. Premises UL MF


In the premises of UL MF, it is mandatory to use a protective face mask and disinfect hands when entering and leaving the premises of UL MF.


Enter the UL MF premises individually, staying as short as possible, taking into account a distance of 1.5 m from each other and using protective masks, group gatherings are not permitted. Hand disinfection is also required upon entering individual rooms (lecture halls, offices, institutes and departments).


It is obligatory for students to wear a student card in a visible place upon entering the UL MF premises. When performing exercises (laboratory exercises, clinical exercises, exercises in a simulation environment), it is also mandatory to wear UL MF work clothes.

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2. Study process


Classes are held according to the schedule with the beginning of the academic year, general schedules are available on the websites of the years. Implementation schedules are prepared by the course holders and are published on the course websites.


For all forms of classes where the number of students present would exceed the number of seats available subject to hygiene measures, UL MF will provide the possibility of attending classes at a distance.


According to the UL recommendation, it is especially important for younger students to maintain personal contact with the lecturers, so it is recommended to perform it in physical form as much as possible, taking into account hygienic measures.


Laboratory and clinical exercises and all other forms of teaching, which take place in small groups or under the supervision of a mentor, in a simulation environment or in educational institutions, are carried out according to the schedule in physical form. All instructions and measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection should be followed when teaching in physical form.


Physical contacts between employees and students, contacts between students and entry to the premises of UL MF are limited to a minimum. Talking hours for students are conducted via e-mail, course holders communicate with students through representatives of years and rotations, course websites and online classrooms.

Students are obliged to perform their study obligations in accordance with the instructions they receive from the providers of the study program. Students are encouraged to act responsibly, to carefully follow notifications and follow instructions provided by UL MF, lecturers and course providers, and to perform assigned duties and tasks.

Students are encouraged to strictly follow the instructions to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection and any restrictions and instructions issued by educational hospitals and other health care facilities.

It is the responsibility of all UL MF employees and students to follow all NIJZ hygiene recommendations and UL MF instructions.


UL MF will use the Webex application for the purpose of conducting distance learning.

3. Instructions for performing clinical exercises


All recommendations for preventing the spread of coronavirus infection and all restrictions and instructions of teaching hospitals should be strictly followed.

If a student performs clinical exercises at the University Medical Center Ljubljana, he / she enters through the premises of UL MF. He should enter with a face mask, and disinfect his hands at the point of entry and exit. The student changes clothes in the UL MF student locker room.

It is mandatory to wear UL MF clothing and an identification document (student card) in a visible place. If necessary and at the request of the teaching hospital or institution, the student changes into the uniforms of the hospital or institution.

In hospital wards, operating and diagnostic rooms and outpatient clinics, detention is allowed only with protective masks of type 2R, which students bring with them. Students must change their masks when they are moisturized or every two hours.

If a student performs clinical practice at the University Medical Center Ljubljana, he / she must report to the secretariat of the department before the start of the exercises, where he / she will take over the protective masks.

All forms of clinical exercises with the patient and in the simulation environment must be performed continuously under the supervision of a mentor, clinical exercises are not performed in covid wards and in t.i. gray covid areas.

4. Additional instructions for conducting classes in the premises of the Dental Clinic of the University Medical Center Ljubljana

 

If a student performs organized clinical practice at the Dental Clinic, entry is limited to one entry point, at the back of the building. A protective surgical mask should be worn upon entry and general preventive measures should be followed.

It is mandatory to carry an identification document (student card) in a visible place upon entry.

Surgical masks and gloves and your protective clothing should be worn during preclinical exercises.


In clinical exercises with patients, the following personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn in the event of an aerosol being envisaged: FFP2 protective mask, visor, water-repellent coat, and nitrile short gloves. Drop insulation uses a type IIR surgical mask, visor, washable coat and examination gloves.

 

5. Distance learning notice


The lectures are intended for students of the Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana and students of other study programs of the University of Ljubljana, which are conducted at UL MF, in order to realize their own study obligations and interests. Lectures are legally protected in accordance with the Copyright and Related Rights Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 16/07 - official consolidated text, 68/08, 110/13, 56/15, 63/16 - ZKUASP and 59/19) as an author's work. Reproduction (making copies, including storage in electronic form), dissemination and other public communication of the recording of the lecture (eg public display, online publication), modification and other forms of exploitation of the recording are not allowed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, the University of Ljubljana. Any copyright infringement will be prosecuted by the University of Ljubljana. Violation of moral and material copyrights also means a criminal offense under Articles 147 and 148 of the Criminal Code (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 50/12 - official consolidated text, 6/16 - amended, 54/15, 38/16 and 27 / 17).

 
Detailed notices and instructions on the implementation of subjects


Detailed instructions regarding the course of the study process for specific subjects will be provided to students by organizational units and course holders.

General recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention

 

As with other respiratory infections, the following preventive measures are recommended to prevent infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus:

  • Avoid physical contact with people showing signs of an infectious disease; maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you fall ill, stay at home.
  • Observe the rules of respiratory and cough hygiene.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitiser. The hand sanitiser should contain at least 60% ethanol. Hand sanitisers are for external use only. Household cleaning products and disinfectants should not be used to clean or disinfect the skin.
  • Given the current epidemiological situation, the general use of protective masks is necessary.
  • During periods of increased respiratory infection, avoid closed spaces where large numbers of people are present. Ensure that closed spaces are regularly ventilated.
     

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Additional information

 

National Institute of Public Health
www.nijz.si/sl/koronavirus-2019-ncov

Ministry of Health
www.gov.si/podrocja/zdravje/preventiva-in-skrb-za-zdravje/obvladovanje-nalezljivih-bolezni/koronavirus/

National Institute of Public Health Information Hotline
You can call the National Institute of Public Health information hotline every day between 9 am and 5 pm at 031 646 617. A doctor is available to answer any specific questions.
National Institute of Public Health FAQ
The National Institute of Public Health FAQ is available at: 
https://www.nijz.si/sl/koronavirus-pogosta-vprasanja-in-odgovori  

UL MF Information by Email
UL MF employees and students can write to koronavirus(at)mf.uni-lj.si for additional information regarding the coronavirus measures.