Teaching of basic clinical skills

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The course starts with 1 week of theoretical teaching of basic clinical skills. This is followed by a week of practical training / teaching of basic clinical skills, so-called propaedeutics. Teaching focuses on history and status. In the later departmental service, with internships in different departments, clinical skills training is continued at the same time as the knowledge is transferred. During the course, most students undertake clinical practice outside the academic hospital for two to eight weeks.

Teaching takes place in the following major medical areas:

  • Emergency care
    Cardiovascular diseases
    Professional development
  • Joint teaching is also carried out in the areas of Clinical Physiology, clinical pharmacology and X-ray diagnostics.

Teaching professional development includes teaching history, status, journaling, confidentiality, and teaching about violence against women.


The teaching lasts 16 weeks, including reading, and includes lectures, demonstrations, group classes, case discussions and PBL seminars, and laboratory work.

The emphasis in teaching is on faculty service with patient-centered work, demonstrations and rounds. It includes services in the emergency department, the medical clinic and in the medical and geriatric departments. On-call time is also taken into account. The course includes 1 week of theoretical training in basic clinical skills, 1 week of propaedeutics and medical ethics and law.

The rules on absences from the compulsory elements and the rules for participation in the examination can be found in the study plan in the study manual.

passed course required are: passed propaedeutics.
Passed the practical exam in the field of emergency medicine.
Approved Department, reception and ambulance.
Approved presence on the remaining sections in accordance with the rules announced at the beginning of the classes.

Written final exam with essay questions.

Students who fail the exam may take the exam 4 more times (=5 exams in total). In the case of specific reasons, the programme committee may grant an additional examination. Exam time is the time the student took the exam. Submission of the so-called blank letter is counted as an opportunity for the exam.

Early termination of the traineeship:

A student may be rejected and may end his or her education at work prematurely if there is a significant risk that the student May, through gross incompetence, harm another person or valuable property if he or she continues to participate in education at work. An individual plan must be established for the student and communicated to him in writing. This plan, which must be approved by the program committee, must specify what the knowledge and skills gaps are, what support the student can receive from the department, and how and when the inspection can take place and how they are to be carried out. The student has the right to a maximum of two control sessions, but a maximum of one per year. A student may not re-participate in on-the-job training until the programme committee has verified and approved that the student has the required knowledge and skills. Decisions concerning the individual study plan may be delegated by the programme committee to the social studies committee or equivalent to the student representation.

Students who have not been approved for clinical education are entitled to a one-time renewal of clinical education. If there are specific reasons, the programme committee may authorise additional clinical training opportunities.


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