Educational objectives

Our faculty catalog of educational objectives consists of four parts. Although module 3.1 alludes diverse aspects of part 1 "Symptoms and diagnostic findings" and part 3 "Basic knowledge", the module's specific educational objectives originate exclusively from part 2 "Diseases", and part 4 "Skills". A compilation of these objectives can be accessed below (only in German). At the end of the curriculum, each student has to cope with 21 of the listed diseases on the highest competence level ("KN1"), and with 12 skills on the highest hands-on level ("routine"). Module 3.1 lays the basis to reach this goal until the end of the "Praktisches Jahr" (a medical student's final year in practical training).

On one hand, the great number of complex educational objectives (e.g. hypertension and secondary diseases, arrhythmias, interpreting ECG findings) requires a considerable expenditure of time to be spent in this 6-week module. On the other hand, this complexity is also a big challenge for all lecturers belonging to the different departmens. They closely collaborate in order to avoid redundancies but to convey a comprehensive and differentiated overview of the clinical management in cardio-respiratory diseases.

The module’s concept emphasizes a maximum congruence of educational objectives and teaching modes - i.e. practical contents are provided in the framework of practical and hands-on teaching modes, while theoretical contents are subject to the guided self-study and the seminars.

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