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Journal Club

The Journal Club of the Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science serves as a platform to discuss scientific articles from the area of health services research, taking into account perspectives from medical sociology and rehabilitation science.

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Journal Club

The Journal Club is aimed at all members of the Institute and beyond. Current findings, interesting methodological approaches, application of theories and critical developments are presented and discussed on the basis of a selected scientific article. Three sessions and scientific articles are always grouped into one topic block.


Usually every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm.
For external participants, a previous registration by e-mail ( is required.  A regular participation would be desirable.


Before the session, a previously shared scientific article is expected to be studied by all participants. During the session, a presentation of the subject, a definition of the research question and classification of the thematic block, reflection on the validity and relevance of the study and an integration of the topic into the individual research efforts will be given by a prior determined person, followed by a feedback and a critical discussion.


The Journal Club takes place in German. The discussed scientific articles will often be in English.


Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science, Virchowweg 22, CCM

Information for doctoral students

Doctoral candidates are very welcome to join our Journal Club.

Learning objectives are:

  • get to know about empirical and theoretical examples from health services research and learn how to critically evaluate them
  • be able to transfer the knowledge gained during our sessions to one's own research


Registration required

For the participation in six sessions and the presentation of one scientific article, 1.5 ECTS-CP will be awarded.


Performance requirements:

active participation, reading and working through the articles in advance as well as one presentation of an article