In the fifth week of the Respiratory System (RS) block, we were provided with various lectures or also called SEKAR regarding the health issues that are related to our respiratory system. Along with those lectures, I also did tutorial meetings with my group and tutor/supervisor. In addition, we were provided with one laboratory activity at the end of the week. For more details, those activities are listed below.
- Tutorial and first SEKAR on Monday, 10 October 2022.
- Second SEKAR on Tuesday, 11 October 2022.
- Tutorial on Wednesday, 12 October 2022.
- Third and fourth SEKAR on Thursday, 13 October 2022.
- Laboratory activity on Friday, 14 October 2022.
From those activities, we learned and explored so many insights regarding the health issue that are correlated with our respiratory system along with the basic sciences of them. Therefore, I will share my learning progress on each activity in this assignment.
Monday: It’s All About Tuberculosis
On the first day of the fifth week, we began our activities with a tutorial meeting and SEKAR. The tutorial meeting was held in the morning and followed by SEKAR in the afternoon. Both activities were about discussing the health issue of Tuberculosis.
In the tutorial meeting, we discussed and presented our learning issue that has been decided and made before, which is about Tuberculosis along with our tutor/supervisor who is dr. Reza. We presented Tuberculosis comprehensively. Although it was actually only me who presented the learning issue because there was not much time. Started from the overview or definition, through the treatment and prognosis of Tuberculosis along with the basic sciences of it.
In the afternoon, we continued our activity with SEKAR regarding Tuberculosis again. The SEKAR was brought up by Dr. Prayudi Santoso, dr., SpPD-KP., M.Kes., FINASIM., who is came from the Division of Respirology and Critical Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran. He brought up a topic in the lecture about International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC) and Multi-drugs Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
In general, the SEKAR was very insightful. We were provided with the clinical guidelines for Tuberculosis comprehensively. In addition, we were also provided with the latest information regarding Multi-drugs Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
Apart from those insightful lessons, the SEKAR was going pretty well, though several students were off-cam throughout the meeting.
Tuesday: A Guest Lecture
On the second day of the week, we got only one agenda, which is a SEKAR meeting, though it’s actually a Guest Lecture. The SEKAR was brought up by dr. Fadli Aditya Rizky, SpPD., who is an internist at Jambang Kulon General Hospital. He brought up a topic regarding his journey from a college student to an internist and also his experiences in several things. In general, the SEKAR was very motivational and insightful. We were provided with several tips and tricks to become a successful doctors as dr. Fadli.
Wednesday: New Learning Issues
On this day, we had a tutorial meeting with our supervisor/tutor, who is dr. Reza. The topic of the meeting was to discuss the learning issues from the new trigger situation, which is a journal article about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Although there was not much discussion, the meeting was going pretty well and we eventually arranged the learning issues.
Thursday: Back to SEKAR
On the fourth day of the week, we were provided with 2 SEKAR meetings. The first SEKAR was brought up by Dr. Arto Y. Soeroto, dr., SpPD-KP., M.Kes., FINASIM., who is a consultant of pulmonology from the Division of Respirology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Bandung. He brought up a topic regarding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
In general, the topic was very interesting and insightful. We were provided with one of the most concerning health issues in the world, which is COPD and it is mostly caused by smoking behaviour. Hence, I think it is really important for us to develop a solution for that issue.
The second SEKAR was brought up by Dr. Harry Galuh dr., SpRad., who is a radiologist at Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital. He brought up a topic about Radio anatomy.
In general, we were provided with several basic lessons regarding the technique that is commonly used for diagnosing respiratory diseases and disorders, which is medical imaging or radiology. I believe this topic is very important for us to easily interpret medical imaging, such as X-rays and CT scans.
Friday: Laboratory Activity
On the last day of the fifth week, we were provided with laboratory activity, particularly microbiology laboratory. We were guided by 2 doctors, who is Intan Mauli Warma Dewi, dr., MA., Ph.D., and Sri Sudarwati dr., SpA(K).
The activity was going quite well with an interesting topic. In general, we were provided with several techniques for diagnosing respiratory infections, such as microbial culture and staining. With these techniques, we can easily find the etiologic agent for the infection. Hence, I believe this topic is very important for us to understand as future doctors.