Presentation of Hegesco project at the Faculty of Medicine

Presentation of Hegesco project at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
21st of October, 2008, Faculty of Medicine

Present:

  • Prof. Julia Evetts, Nottingham University, UK
  • Prof. Igor Švab, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana
  • Assist. Prof. Igor Kopač, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana
  • Prof. Anica Plemenitaš, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana
  • Prof. Nina Zidar, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana
  • Dr. Samo Pavlin, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Hegesco project
  • Dr. Helena Kovačič, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Hegesco project

The purpose of the meeting was to present Hegesco project at the Faculty of Medicine and to explore its relevance for medical doctors and the modernisation of their study curriculum. The main activity of the Hegesco project covers a large scale survey among graduates from the year 2003, examining their competences, the characteristics of their study process, their transition to the labour market and their present employment. The database contains data on graduates from different professions, including from the medical school, which can be compared with most of the EU countries in the dimension of professional expertise and the possibilities for further development of the study curriculum. Prof. Julia Evetts presented recent trends in the field of professions. Three major terms have been used and developed during the last century in the field of professions: “professionalism”, defined as knowledge based work, occupation and expertise; “professionalization” or a process of becoming a professional group and “profession” as a generic occupation. She presented different aspects of change and continuity in the field of professions.