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Education during covid-19

Information to all students at the Faculty of Medicine

The Swedish Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations to reduce the spread of infection are to be observed by all students at the Faculty of Medicine.

Our ambition is for students and teachers to meet again on site to a gradually increasing extent. Teaching and examination will be carried out both on the university's premises and digitally, based on current rules and recommendations from the responsible authorities and with regard to the prevalent spread of infection.

Information from the programmes are sent directly to all students concerned. If you have any questions - ask your course manager or course administrator.


Teaching

As the spread of infection remains serious, all activities conducted by the state and which are not necessary should be continued to be down. Read more on the web page of the Public Health Agency.

In order to ensure a safe work and study environment for employees and students, and to help to reduce the spread of infection throughout society, the University and the Faculty of Medicine has made the following decision.

Initially lectures will be held digitally, while group education will be held on the campus premises. Currently, no education for groups larger than 50 students will be held on campus. For education on campus premises current recommendations still apply – please keep the distance and try to keep at least a 1 meter distance to other persons. It is very important to stay at home should you have any symptoms and to get a Covid-19 test. This applies for all students, even if you are vaccinated.

You will receive information about your education and examination from your programme.

Study places and computer rooms are available to a limited extent and for students who need them, e.g. for information searches, use of reference material, access to equipment for distance learning and assessments. Students who must attend the campus are to spread out so as to maintain a distance of at least 1 meter. If the premises are full, please find another place. If premises become too crowded, we will be obliged to close them down again. Find study places at other faculties: Faculty information on Covid-19

More study environments are being opened up gradually

  • A distance of 1 meter must be kept between people.
  • Other spaces for students, such as lunch rooms, coffee rooms, must be kept available to the extent possible while avoiding the spread of infection.
  • If it is already full, see the list of other open study environments.
  • To ensure that rules on distance and congestion are followed, hosts are on site during parts of the day. If the regulations are not followed, the student rooms may be closed again.

Libraries

At the Faculty of Medicine, libraries shall be kept limited open to the university's employees and students to the extent necessary to meet the possibility of deposits or lending and access to reference literature.

Education abroad

The Faculty of Medicine cancels all courses abroad for students studying in educational programmes that lead to a degree in the care profession, during the spring term of 2021, since it this cannot be carried out safely with reference to the spread of Covid-19.

Information from your programme

Programme-specific information can be found in your learning platform and/or in e-mails you have received from your programme. Here are links to programme-specific information for some of the faculty's programmess.


VFU, VIL, internships and the practical elements

VFU, VIL, internships and practical elements associated with are carried out as planned. Some individual VIL and VFU elements might be modified or cancelled based on patient safety assessment. It is permitted that practical skills exercises and laboratory work within the educational activities are carried out on the university's premises. This must be preceded by a risk assessment.


E-books 

ClinicalKey Student is a collection of 242 e-books from Elsevier in medicine, anatomy, biomedicine.

Some examples of available titles:

  • Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Nussbaum Thompson & Thompson: Genetics in Medicine
  • Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Ritter Rang & Dale's Pharmacology
  • Abbas Cellular and Molecular Immunology 

LWW Health Library is a collection of e-books from Lippincott. The platform is temporarily open during the spread of Covid-19.

Some examples of their titles:

  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Moore
  • Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy
  • Langman’s Medical Embryology
  • Color Atlas and Text of Histology, Gartner
  • Rubin’s Pathology: Mechanisms of Human Disease

More information


Support for you

International Office: Provides support for international exchange. International Office

Study guidance at the Faculty of Medicine: Offers support and guidance in study-related issues. Study guidance

Student welfare officer at the Faculty of Medicine: Offers call support via digital meetings or telephone meetings. Contact via email elin [dot] linderberg [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Student Health Counselling at LU is currently open as usual. Time is booked through the reception, phone 046-222 43 77 or on their website. Student Health Counselling at LU

The Academic Support Centre: Offers assistance with, among other things, study skills. Digital meetings or telephone meetings are currently being offered. Time booked through their website. The Academic Support Centre


Take personal responsibility!

It is vital that you take personal responsibility – also during your spare time. This is especially important for you who participate in education taking place in the health care. How you behave during your spare time can affect patients' health and your studies.

You who participate in education taking place in the health care have an extra responsibility to follow the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations. You spend your time in various environments, the student life and the health care, where the spreading of infection is greater than in the rest of society. By speeding the infection rate between these environments, you can contribute to increasing the spreading of infection. If you spread covid-19 in the health care and infect patients, it can lead to serious consequences both for patients and the health care. We see examples from universities in Sweden where there is a spread of infection in connection to social activities among students during this autumn semester. Please bear in mind that you can be infected without having symptoms, or before you develop symptoms.

Your behavior during your spare time can also result in the program being forced to cancel teaching sessions for you and your classmates. In that case, there is a risk that you may not be able to complete the course on time. For example, participating in parties where you cannot keep your distance, or when travelling to places where covid-19 is spread and where you cannot keep your distance. Experiences from the spring term show that ski resorts are such possible risk environments.

 
Therefore, we urge you to:

  • Avoid parties and other events where you cannot keep your distance from others
  • Not make unnecessary trips where you cannot keep your distance from others
  • If you have had contact with a Covid-positive person, or are a part of contact tracing, ¬ be extremely careful to always keep your distance from others. In this case, the risk of infecting others is increased.
  • We encourage you to get a vaccination if you haven´t already done so.
     

We ask you to:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
    Stay at home even if you only have mild symptoms. Students who come to the university premises with symptoms of covid 19 will be asked by the teacher to go home.
    Information about symptoms at  the Public Health Agency of Sweden website
  • Get a Covid-19 test if you have symptoms
    The Healthcare in Region Skåne urges everyone who has symptoms, even mild ones, to be tested.
    Information about testing for Covid-19 can be found at 1177.se
  • Keep your distance from others
    This applies both in the classrooms and other premises. Go right in and sit down in your classroom and then go immediately out when the class is over. We ask you to not gather in groups in corridors, lunchrooms or study areas.
  • Keep your distance from others also on your free time
    Student activities on your free time are a large and important part of student life at Lund University. We ask you to act responsible also on your free time. Keep your distance and stay at home if you feel unwell.
  • Follow the healthcare directives and hygiene rules very carefully when you are out at VIL, VFU or internship. It is more important now than ever before.
  • Stay updated via email and your learning platform for further information.

Are you in a at-risk group or living with someone who is?

You can contact your study advisor if you belong to an at-risk group or sharing residence with someone else who does.

Read more about at-risk groups on the Public Health Agency web page.


Stay informed!

Follow the recommendations from the authorities and Lund university

Coronavirus (Covid-19) information for students from Lund university

The Public Health Agency