Course detail

Introduction to Clinical Medicine

FEKT-AKMEAcad. year: 2018/2019

Introduction to Clinical Practice introduces students to clinical terminology, principles of internal diseases, symptoms of selected major internal diseases, medical documentation and work at the bedside. Furthermore, with a method for obtaining anamnestic data and overall view of the patient. The disease case reports of individual systems and the use of selected instrumentation in clinical practice in the investigation and treatment of patients according to individual systems are demonstrated.


Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University Brno (LF MU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn basic clinical medical terminology. They will be able to understand the basic examination techniques in internal diseases also with a possibility of the use of instrumentation for each type of disease. They will know the typical clinical symptoms of pathologies. They will be able to respond in an acute, life-threatening situations.


For the study of the subject is required knowledge gained in courses Fundamentals of Anatomy and Histology, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathophysiology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BLAHA, Mojmír et al. Vnitřní lékařství: vybrané kapitoly z diagnostiky, léčby a speciální ošetřovatelské péče. I. díl. Brno: IDVPZ, 1997. ISBN 80-7013-256-6. (CS)
SOUČEK, Miroslav et al. Vnitřní lékařství pro stomatology. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005. ISBN 80-2471-367-5. (CS)
KLENER, Pavel et al. Vnitřní lékařství. Praha: Galén, 1999. ISBN 80-7184-853-0. (CS)
BLAHA, Mojmír et al. Vnitřní lékařství: vybrané kapitoly z diagnostiky, léčby a speciální ošetřovatelské péče. II. díl. Brno: IDVPZ, 1999. ISBN 80-7013-274-4. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

This is a one semester course. Attendance at seminars is monitored. Absence in seminars - one excused absence is accepted, the frequent absence is substituted after consultation with the teacher. The theoretical knowledge obtained in seminars are verified in practical clinical lessons. The course is terminated by an exam. Wording of questions is posted in the IS. The student will extract one question that has two sub-questions, exam is oral. The classification is according to the university system.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to clinical medicine, basic medical terminology
Anamnesis, basic symptomatology of selected diseases
Overall examination of the patient
Diseases of the heart and blood vessels
Diseases of the lungs and respiratory system
Diseases of the endocrine glands and diabetes mellitus
Diseases of the digestive tube
The metabolic syndrome, hypertension
Diseases of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas
Diseases of the kidney
Diseases of the hematopoiesis
Laboratory tests - an overview
Acute states


Students are familiarized with the introduction to clinical medicine, including basic medical terminology. After completing the courses, the student will be able to understand the basic problems of clinical medicine and be able to communicate with the staff in a medical environment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified in guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BTBIO-A Bachelor's

    branch A-BTB , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer