Physical and rehabilitation medicine, physiotherapy and balneology

Prof. Zinchenko Olena Kostiantynivna, M.D., Ph.D. Head of The Department

Prof. Zinchenko Olena Kostiantynivna, M.D., Ph.D.

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About Department

The department was founded in 2021 as part creating Educational and Scientific Medical Institute of NTU “KhPI”.

Priority areas of the department.

Training of qualified doctors for the new specialty “Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine” taking into account the introduction of innovations – modern data on the mechanisms of action of physical factors on the pathogenesis and sanogenesis.

Introduction of the latest medical complexes and methods in treatment, rehabilitation and prevention.

Creation of new physiotherapeutic and diagnostic equipment.

Together with partners at the production bases of modern medical and production technologies, implementation and improvement.

Development of the concept of partnerships with employers to correlate the theoretical training of applicants for postgraduate education with the practical aspects of the state activities and other subjects of the medical services market.

Educational process optimization, improving the quality of practical training of applicants.

Our work with students

Based on  the department, training is conducted remotely (Google Meet, Zoom, Moodle), in a mixed or face-to-face format, depending on the level of danger during the COVID-19 pandemic


Postgraduate education.

Training is provided:

-Specialization in “Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine”, “Physiotherapy”  specialties.

-Traineeship in the specialty “Physiotherapy”.

Cycles of thematic perfectibility:

-“Physical factors in pathogenetic treatment, rehabilitation and prevention”.

-“Physical factors in the complex treatment and rehabilitation of patients with neurological pathology”.

-“Classical and modern physiotherapy in rehabilitation, treatment and prevention of children and adolescents”.

-“Application of physiotherapy methods in complex treatment and rehabilitation”.

-“Traditional and modern phototherapy in the prevention, comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation of patients of various profiles”.

-“Physical rehabilitation medicine in clinical practice”.

-“Stage cardiological (cardiac surgery) rehabilitation in physical and rehabilitation medicine”.

-“Physical and rehabilitation medicine in pediatrics”.



Medical work.

The staff of the department provides medical and preventive care to the population.

New medical technologies are being developed and introduced.

Scientific work.

Competitive research work implementation  commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Annual holding of scientific and practical conferences at the department.

Implementation of  the research results  in the work of primary medical and preventive institutions, medical and preventive institutions of the city of Kharkiv, Kharkiv region, and other regions of Ukraine.

Publication of monographs, articles and abstracts in domestic and foreign scientific  journals.

Reporting at scientific and practical forums, congresses, symposiums of various levels – university, regional, international.

Creative activity: preparation of patents for inventions, copyright certificates, rationalization proposals.

Preparation of young scientists for participation in conferences, scientific competitions in Ukraine and abroad.

Continuous professional development by the scientific and pedagogical staff of the department in other universities of Ukraine.


Methodical work.

The material and technical equipment of the department meet the standards and requirements for the departments of higher educational medical institutions of III-IV accreditation level.

The department has fully available textbooks, guidelines for academic disciplines taught at the department, and developed curricula.

The department has a highly qualified academic and teaching staff that ensures the educational process at a high level.

Work on preparing  of textbooks, manuals, monographs, methodical recommendations is constantly carried out.

The methodological and material-technical base is constantly being strengthened.


International activities.

Work in the direction of international grant activities.

Establishing cooperation with leading partner universities, research institutions to implement joint scientific and cultural-educational projects.