4th Preclinical Semester


ECTS Course Code
Compulsory subjects
Hours / Semester
ECTS Credits
4-M-O-P-1





4-M-O-S-2
4-M-V-L-9
Physiologie II
Physiology II including
Course in Cell- and Molecular Physiology

Content: Introduction into Laboratory work in small groups. Topics: neuro-, muscular-, cardiovascular-, respiratory-, renal-physiology and sensory physiology.
Assessment: MCQ examination
- Seminar
- Lecture

Content: Physiology and Pathophysiology of blood, cardiovascular system, respiration, substrate uptake and excretion, energy balance, reproduction.
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37
60
5





5
4-M-O-P-3
4-M-O-S-4
4-M-V-L-8
Praktikum, Seminar und Vorlesung der Medizinischen Psychologie und Soziologie
Medical Psychology and Sociology including
- Practical and
- Seminar and
- Lecture

Content:
A. Medical Psychology
  • Overview of methods of research in psychology and in other sciences (constructs, operational criteria, measurement, experimental design and analysis)
  • Psychological assessment (e.g. tests, questionnaires)
  • Theoretical foundations (e.g. cognition, emotion, learning, development, personality)
  • Stress and illness, biopsychosocial model of health and disease,
  • coping with stress for students and physicians (e.g. relaxation, anticipation)
  • Doctor-patient relationship, communication skills
  • Medical decision making, judgement biases, evidence based medicine
  • Psychological interventions in medical care: counselling, patient education, psychotherapy
  • Prevention
  • Psychology of death and dying

B. Medical Sociology
  • Defining Health, WHO-Defining of Health, the Rise of Medical Sociology, The Theoretical Origins and Development of the Sociology of Health and Illness, Medical Sociology between Illness and Health Behaviour
  • Social structure, Contemporary Health Inequalities, Social Stress, Coping with Stress
  • Epidemiology, Social Epidemiology, Social Research, Public Health
  • Social Norms, Social Biography, Health Behaviour, Illness Behaviour, Compliance, Health Lifestyles, Preventive Care, Self-Care
  • the Sick Role, Criticism of the Sick Role, Illness as Deviance, Labelling Theory, Being Sick and Disabled, the Communication Theory, Communication and Social Structure, the Family and the Sick Role, Social Change and Sexuality, Suicide, Dying Person, Medical Ethics
  • Preventive Medicine, Health Belief Models, Coping, Social Support
  • Doctor-Patient Interaction, Models of Interaction, Misunderstandings in Communication, Cultural Differences in Communication, Patient Compliance, the Future of Doctor-Patient Relations, Health Education
  • Physicians, the Socialisation and Professionalisation of the Physician, the Physician in a Changing Society, Social Control of Medical Practice, the Coming of the Corporation, the Changing Physician-Patient Relationship
  • Nurses, Trends of Nursing, Professionalisation of Nursing Care, Social and Medical Rehabilitation
  • Health Management, Hospitals, the Development of the Hospital as a Social Institution, the Organisation of the Hospital, the Hospital-Patient-Role, the Rising Cost of Hospitalisation, Total Quality Management
  • Health Care Delivery, Social and Health Policy in Germany, the History and System of the Social Security, the Social Demography of Health, the Ageing Society and the Structure of Health in a Changing Society, Health Care in Europe, World Health Organisation (WHO)

Assessment: Written examination, active participation in small groups
Knowledge and skills achieved:
Medical Psychology:
  • Knowledge of basic concepts and methods of psychology related to medicine and health care
  • Ability to reflect on and verbalise own experiences (e.g. stressful ones) related to medical profession and medical training
  • Training of communications skills

Medical Sociology:
  • Knowledge of "The Experience of Illness and Health Care in Contemporary Society" (Ellen Annandale):
  • the Social Structure of illness and health in a Changing Society
  • the Role of the Physician in a Changing Society
  • the Health Education and the Preventive Medicine
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16
42
2
2
4-M-O-P-5
Praktikum der Berufsfelderkundung
Practical Introduction to Medical Professions

Content: Group-visit of various professional institutions with different medical occupations
16
2
4-M-O-S-6
Integriertes Grundlagenwissenschaftlich-Klinisches Seminar
Integrated Clinical Seminar
69
10