Teaching and Learning

The Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science participates in delivering the New Revised Medical Curriculum programme, the Bachelor’s programme in Health Sciences and the Master’s programme in Health Professions Education at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It contributes teaching sessions on a wide range of subjects and is also involved in committee work and module coordination.

 

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Teaching and Learning

The range of study programmes available at the Institute comprises not only the usual topics associated with medical sociology and rehabilitation science but also aspects of health sciences, nursing science and gerontology. For example, in addition to teaching sessions on the doctor-patient relationship, prevention, health systems and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases, the Institute runs sessions on the impacts of demographic change on medical and nursing care. The Institute’s teaching programmes focus on imparting professional knowledge and building students’ psychosocial skills.

The New Revised Medical Curriculum Programme

Since the 2010/2011 winter semester, training for students commencing their medical studies at Charité has been delivered via the New Revised Medical Curriculum programme. A key difference between this modular programme and conventional medical education is the close linkage between the core curriculum and the theoretical and practical aspects of clinical training. From the first semester onwards, students learn practical medical skills through contact with patients.

Most of the specialist teaching undertaken by the Institute In the context of the New Revised Medical Curriculum programme is delivered via the Health and Society module (M06) and Scientific Approaches I module (M07). Other modules in which the Institute is represented include: Introduction (M01), Nutrition, Digestion, Metabolism (M12), Diseases of the Thorax (M25), Psychiatric Disorders (M31), Intensive Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Law, Old Age, Death and Dying (M36) and Scientific Approaches III (M37). The Institute also teaches cross-cutting topics: “Communication, Interaction and Teamwork”, “Problem-Based Learning” and “Basics in Medical Thinking and Action”.

Bachelor in Health Sciences

The Health Sciences study programme combines elements of the biosciences with the human and social sciences and equips students from nursing and therapeutic professions with knowledge of theoretical foundations and scientific methodological skills in the health sciences.

The Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science is responsible for teaching the basic module on Social Sciences (B02, 1st semester), the follow-up module (Health) Sociology (B10, 3rd semester) and the practical module in Health Sociology (B13, 4th semester) for the Bachelor’s programme in Health Sciences.

Master Health Professions Education

The follow-on Master’s programme in Health Professions Education builds the skills that health professionals need to teach the theory and practice of health sciences at vocational schools and universities and to take on other teaching positions in the health sector.

The Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science provides teaching on the Building Specialist Knowledge module (M02, 1st semester) for the Master’s programme in Health Professions Education.