Students from Ukraine during training at EHTIC
On Monday, September 11th , a group of 15 students from Ukraine arrived at the European HealthTech Innovation Centre (EHTIC) of the Silesian University of Technology and took part in rehabilitation workshops. The classes were conducted by experts from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering.
Since yesterday, the Silesian University of Technology has hosted a group of 15 students and employees of the Volyn State University in Lutsk, with which we have been cooperating since May.
The purpose of this visit is for students to participate in special workshops on practical aspects in various areas of medical rehabilitation.
- We have prepared a series of training courses for a group of physiotherapists who came to us to improve their competences in the area of broadly understood rehabilitation. In this case, we focus on the rehabilitation of war victims, because these are the needs there in Ukraine - explained Prof. Marek Gzik.
– In our European HealthTech Innovation Centre (EHTIC), we have extensive experience in this field, we have very advanced technology for both experimental and model research, which is why we want to show this modern approach to rehabilitation - added the director of EHTIC.
The co-organizers of the visit of Ukrainian students are the Academy of Physical Education named after Jerzy Kukuczka in Katowice and the Upper Silesian Rehabilitation Centre "Repty" in Tarnowskie Góry. In the coming days, students will also attend practical workshops there and gain additional knowledge in the field of rehabilitation.
Other students from the branch of the Kiev Medical University, which has recently opened in Bytom, are already taking advantage of such practices.
- In our country, there is currently a great demand for doctors and experts who will take care of patients with such injuries, which is why we plan to launch rehabilitation education in cooperation with the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology - said Oleksandr Potii, representative of KUM.
The students themselves appreciate the opportunity to participate in such training.
- It's very important to me. My brother has been at war for 8 months now. We haven't heard from him, but I hope he will come back, and I will be able to take care of his rehabilitation, said Sofia Shostak, one of the Ukrainian students.
The visit of guests from Ukraine to Silesia will last a week.