Medical University of Lodz, MUL, Poland

Scientific contact person: Dr. Maciek Godycki-Cwirko
Department: Family and Community Medicine

Description of the Institute
The Medical University of Lodz is a higher state school, self-depended in matters of science, teaching and management. It has 5300 students and more than 1100 academic teachers and researchers in 8 faculties. It is one of Poland's leading research universities, with grant and contract support by State Committees for Scientific Research.  Department of Family and Community Medicine develops activities in research, vocational training, postgraduate teaching and teaching the teachers . Research interests are respiratory tract (infections, COPD), diabetespublic health (safety culture, social determinants of health), prevention and health promotion, postgraduate teaching,. The Department has participated in projects exploring respiratory and urinary tract infections, health ineqalities, patient safety and satisfaction, brief intervention in problem drinking and smoking, physicians’ and patients’ attitude towards prevention, diet counselling, and physical exercise advice.

Qualifications and contribution to the project
Our Department will review and evaluate the public campaigns concerning antimicrobial interventions with specific interest paid to assessment of programs aimed at patients in primary care. We will research the factors which influence decisions of professionals in primary care and opportunities to modify their behaviour and will evaluate the role of feedback concerning antimicrobial prescription rate of particular physician related to the rates of his peers practising in the area.

Scientific contact person: Dr. Maciek Godycki-Cwirko
Department: Family and Community Medicine

Description of the Institute
The Medical University of Lodz is a higher state school, self-depended in matters of science, teaching and management. It has 5300 students and more than 1100 academic teachers and researchers in 8 faculties. It is one of Poland's leading research universities, with grant and contract support by State Committees for Scientific Research.  Department of Family and Community Medicine develops activities in research, vocational training, postgraduate teaching and teaching the teachers . Research interests are respiratory tract (infections, COPD), diabetespublic health (safety culture, social determinants of health), prevention and health promotion, postgraduate teaching,. The Department has participated in projects exploring respiratory and urinary tract infections, health ineqalities, patient safety and satisfaction, brief intervention in problem drinking and smoking, physicians’ and patients’ attitude towards prevention, diet counselling, and physical exercise advice.

Qualifications and contribution to the project
Our Department will review and evaluate the public campaigns concerning antimicrobial interventions with specific interest paid to assessment of programs aimed at patients in primary care. We will research the factors which influence decisions of professionals in primary care and opportunities to modify their behaviour and will evaluate the role of feedback concerning antimicrobial prescription rate of particular physician related to the rates of his peers practising in the area.

Team Medical University of Lodz