Department of Propaedeutics of Pediatric Diseases

Department of Propaedeutics of Pediatric Diseases

Head of the Department:
Oleh IVANKO, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, doctor of the highest category.


Historical Reference

The Department was founded on January 17, 1995 on the basis of the course of Propaedeutics of Pediatric Diseases, organized in 1983.

Since 2005 the Department is headed by Professor Oleh Ivanko, who has a long experience of working abroad (Libya).


Educational Disciplines

Third-year students of the Medical Faculty majoring in "Medicine", "Pediatrics", "Laboratory Diagnostics" study Propaedeutic Pediatrics at the Department.

Sceond-, third- and fifth-year students of Medical and International Faculties majoring in "Medicine", "Pediatrics" pass industrial practice on bases of a day hospital, branches of outpatient unit (junior nurse, nurse of pediatric unit, district pediatrician).

Department of Propaedeutics of Pediatric Diseases


Educational and Methodical Work

The educational process (practical classes, lectures and independent work) is provided methodically. Information for students and teachers is available in both paper and electronic media, in the most convenient format, in Ukrainian, Russian and English. The methodical materials of the Department can be found on the page of the Department on the University website.

Knowledge Control is carried out in accordance with modern requirements using tests and practical skills assessment in the units of the clinic. Curricula for disciplines have been created in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Bologna Declaration. Original lectures are delivered using multimedia technologies. Computer-based visual aids are used during workshops to help students learn more.

The Department issued textbooks on clinical examination of a patient, writing a medical history, physical development of a child, neuropsychological development, semiotics of basic systems disorders, hematopoietic systems in children, nursing manipulations and breastfeeding.


Scientific Directions and Achievements

During the existence of the Department different researches were carried out:

  • Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Nosocomial Intestinal Clostridium Difficile Infection and Other Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Children;
  • Development of New Approaches to Medical Care for Adolescents with Hypertension;
  • Diagnosis and Correction of Latent Vitamin-K Deficient Disorders of Prothrombin Synthesis in Infants;
  • Health and Ways to Improve It in 6-24 Months Old Children, Having Suffered from Acute Diarrhea Caused by Infectious or Non-infectious Factors (active).

Employees of the Department studied the state of vitamin supply of schoolchildren of Zaporizhzhia and Zaporizhzhia oblast, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Preventive recommendations for the vitamin deficiency prevention have been developed.

Lecturers of the Department have published a monograph, 8 information letters, 5 patents for utility models, and more than 430 articles.


Cooperation with Other Institutions

The Department maintains relations with the Rosell-Lallemand Research Institute, France; Departments of Propaedeutics of Kyiv and Kharkiv National Medical Universities, and Dnipro Medical Academy.


Advisory and Diagnostic Activities

Diagnostic and advisory work is carried out in the Outpatient Unit No. 2 on the basis the City Children's Hospital No. 5, as well as in the University Clinic MESC of ZSMU, Regional Care Center, Regional Children's Multidisciplinary Health Center, Regional Center for Assistance to Children with Disabilities.


Address: 32 Zhabotynskoho St., Zaporizhzhia, 69035, Ukraine (Outpatient Unit No. 2, City Children's Hospital No. 5)

Telephone: +380 61 233 15 46

69035, Maiakovskyi avenue 26, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Tel: +380 (61) 224-63-91 Fax: +380 (61) 233-60-07,       Send e-mail

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