Section “General Medicine”


In the 2005 the Department of General practice turn to Section of General practice which is included in The Department of General practice, Forensic medicine and medical deontology in a faculty of Public health – Medical university, Pleven.

The basic university education of General medicine for the present is realize in the second, third and fifth course with students from many countries. The accent in the learning is mostly on the learning of good communication skills in the “doctor – patient” relations as well as practical applying of holistic /bio – psycho – social/ approach for deciding the problems of people.

 The specialization of General practice includes 12 clinical modules and 6 months training in General Practice. The accent here is fixed on the “problem – oriented interview” and the “patient – center consultation” which is important about a successful posing of a triple diagnosis and about the preparing of resolving problems strategy. This necessitates learning some clinical approaches which are different from the hospital approaches. 

Scientific–research activity in the section is oriented to investigation of the specification and the tasks of out hospital help; to the identification and the confirmation of this new medical subject; to the rules of working in team in Primary health care; to the innovations in the medical education; to the utility of good communication skills for achieving a good results and good effects in the health work; to the practical usage of the “holistic approach” in work of the General practitioner –like a fundamental approach.

 Disciplines lectured by the Department staff to medical students

  • General Medicine
  • Communication skills

Disciplines lectured by the Department staff to students from Faculty of Health Care

  • Communication skills

Disciplines lectured by the Department staff to students from Faculty of Public Health

  • Communication skills

Main research themes at the Department

  • Communication in medical practice.
  • Psychology of illness.
  • Quality of life and chronicle disease.
  • Medico-social problems in the third age.
  • Stress and strategy of coping with stress.
  • Illness and temporary disability to work.
  • Work in team in the Primary Health Care.
  • Resolving conflicts in the Medical practice.
  • Management in the Primary Health Care.
  • Quality of General practice education.                               


Published textbooks

 “The basis of General medicine”, 2001

“The theoretical bases of General medicine” 2015


Equipment and facilities

The Section disposes of three halls with good equipment – classrooms for practical training, multimedia, computers, educational films, library with 150 volumes of English specialized literature.



The department of General practice in High Medical Institute – Pleven is the first of this discipline in the history of medical education in Bulgaria.


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