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FAQ about COVID-19   

10.04.2020

Frequently Asked Questions


27.03.2020

At the attention of the UK citizens


26.03.2020

EXCERPTS FROM THE ORDERS OF THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND THE DECISIONS OF THE REGIONAL CRISIS HEADQUARTERС OF VARNA

EXCERPTS FROM THE LAW ON MEASURES AND ACTIONS DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY


25.03.2020

  • We have been told the classes are all online. Can you tell us till when that would be?

It depends on the duration of the restrictions imposed by the competent authorities such as the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Science. So we cannot give you a specific and valid answer now, as the situation is not entire predictable. Do not worry! We will keep you constantly updated.

  • Would we still have exams at the end of the semester? Are the exam dates fixed or may be postponed because of the current situation with the corona virus?

You will have exams at the end of the semester as every semester finishes with the assessment on the thought disciplines. For the moment we are not planning a delay of the examination session. However, as the situation is dynamic and hard to be predicted –  if changes occur – you will be informed in a timely manner. The format and the exact timing of the exams will be announced to you. Follow the online training schedule.

  • There also have been rumours that if we miss our exams we would have to retake the semester. Is this true? 

Do not listen to rumours. To receive only factual information, please follow only the official channels: Blackboard platform, the University website (www.mu-varna.bg), the webpage of the Student Council and the official groups of Medical University-Varna in Facebook. We shall keep you informed to the maximum, according to the dynamics of the situation.

We will be understanding and flexible to the situation and will make what is possible (within the regulations) to provide you with the opportunity to sit for your exams.

 

25.03.2020

EXCERPTS FROM THE ORDERS OF THE MINISTER OF HEALTH


24.03.2020

  • Seeing that we have missed many practical sessions in PPD (and we have an upcoming practical exam in this subject), can extra classes be arranged when uni reopens for us to compensate for them? This is so we can have the same amount of practical work exposure with the help of our assistant.

It depends on the duration of the restrictions. So we can't give a specific answer right now.

  • Will the prosthetic exam still be a stop exam based on the coronavirus situation?

There will not be practical exams on the dental disciplines this semester - only a theoretical one. According to our regulations that theoretical exam will be a "stop" exam.

  • How will the practical dental exercises be compensated?

It depends on the duration of the restrictions. So we can't give a specific answer right now.

  • What happens with the prosthetic exam due to less practice classes? 

There will not be practical exams on the dental disciplines this semester - only a theoretical one.

  • Are we going to do practical exams for dental disciplines? And how will we be doing the theory exams? I mean do we have to come to the university in a specific date that you will provide us in the future? Do you know anything about the exams? 

The exams on the dental disciplines will consist of a theoretical exam only!  No practical exams will be held on these disciplines this semester.


23.03.2020

  • What shall we do in case the University has been open again but the travel ban is still valid?

A countrywide travel ban shall be considered a force majeure and under such circumstances, your absences shall be justified pursuant to the "force majeure" clause. However, after the end of the crisis situation and re-establishing attendance classes, optimal educational opportunities will be provided to compensate for the shortage of the required firsthand practical observations and skills. 

  • Have colloquia been canceled or just postponed?

The colloquia and all ongoing assessments have been either postponed or reorganized as distance/electronic assessments, provided the specific organization of the respective disciplines allows that. You can obtain further information from the respective Departments via Blackboard Learn+ system.

  • In case a student gets sick, will that be considered an absence and if yes, will a sick leave issued by a German physician, for example, be enough to excuse this absence?

The University policy regarding the sick leave has not been changed, and any sick leave shall be considered valid provided it has been certified by a medical doctor through the official legal documents, valid in the respective country.

Moreover, the University has shifted to temporary distance learning predominantly as a means to provide support to the students. We are aware of the complexity of medical science and the challenges that every student is confronting especially in such a complex situation. That is why the University has decided to continue the education in the form of live online sessions, discussions and any other possible means of communication. Our major goal is to remain in contact with our students and to render assistance in their pursuit of knowledge. Considering the latter, at present, attendance is checked not as a means to ensure student's class attendance but as a way to identify students who could run the risk of falling behind in their studies and might need additional support or instructions. Thus, absences shall not be counted in the way it used to be done during the attendance classes. After the end of the crisis, the students are going to attend some practical seminars in certain disciplines in addition to the already discussed theoretical topics.

  • Unfortunately, a lot of students feel quite insecure in the current situation, which is mainly due to the fact that the University cannot take a stand on some issues for the time being. I am fully aware of the difficulties experienced by University regarding the evaluation of the situation. However, it is plausible to dispel some of the rumours. Let me give you an example: the rumour has it that all students who have returned to their home countries need to take a gap year before being able to continue their studies.

Since the very beginning of the crisis the University has been using all available channels to explain the situation clearly, and any misinformation and false claims have been thoroughly discredited. Anyway, it is not possible for the University to find out and discredit every single false or malevolent rumour circulating on every communication media and social platform. Therefore, to receive only factual information, please follow only the official channels: Blackboard platform, the University website (www.mu-varna.bg), the webpage of the Student Council and the official groups of Medical University-Varna in Facebook. Should you have any doubts, please contact the Dean's or Student Affairs Offices via email or phone and get trustworthy answers to all your enquiries.

  • In addition, lots of students in my class are worried about the way we are supposed to deal with the seminars we have missed so far. Do we need to work them out as it was done before or are we going to study by ourselves? For instance, this will be very difficult as far as Anatomy is concerned (especially the practical examination).

The training process has been underway on e-based format as scheduled since the moment of the interruption of attendance classes.  After the end of the crisis and re-establishing the attendance classes, optimal training opportunities will be provided to work out and make up for the missed classes, on which you will be informed in a timely manner.