Exchange Programme in Tubingen

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					     EXCHANGE STUDENTS for a semester/a year
      @Universitätsklinikum TÜbingen, Jerman

                                                             Application Procedures:
   1. Fill out the registration form at IOSS in regard to the official nomination
      must be sent by UGM to the Universitätsklinikum Tübingen (you could also
      access the online registration at

                                                                    Get the Information Package
          After getting the official nomination, the student will receive the information package
              that includes the list of the available courses, contact data of the academic advisor
                                                         responsible for the student and deadlines.

                                                                   Contact Academic Advisor
             Please choose the courses you would like to participate in from the list and contact
           your academic advisor in order to clarify your wishes. As soon as all is set, fill in the
                 courses in the Learning Agreement and have it signed at your home university.
                                                                            Learning Agreement
            After the Learning Agreement has been filled; please send the original together with
            the application form to us. Once we receive the Learning Agreement, we will sign it
                                      and pass it on to the International Office of the University.

                                                                  Get the Letter of Acceptance
           The Letter of Acceptance will be sent to you as soon as your documents have arrived
                                            at the university’s Office of International Relations.

The detailed procedures could be access at below link:
Winter School 2012: Critical Care
 Introduction and Aim of the Course
Critical care is a very important field of                    anaesthesiology for their further career.
medicine, which is currently not very well                    Background of this aspect is that many
integrated in the medical curriculum at least                 countries already face a shortage of
at the University of Tübingen. However,                       intensivists.
students who get involved in this field are
often very stimulated by the variety of                       The course is offered for a maximum of 14
learning opportunities in an Intensive Care                   students (50% Germans + 50% International
Unit (ICU). This includes diagnostic and                      Students). We would prefer advanced
therapeutic challenges, the possibility to                    medical students in the last two years of
learn non-invasive and invasive techniques                    their education. In case of too many
as well as the discussion of ethical                          applicants the most qualified students should
questions. An early and stimulating                           be selected. A German and an international
exposure to critical care medicine might                      student always would form a team, so it will
motivate students to choose this field or                     allow a contact to the patients without
related fields such as emergency medicine or                  German language proficiency.
Course Outline
We propose a course duration of 2 weeks. After the end of the course interested students could
add a clinical elective of 6 weeks for a total of 8 weeks. The course incl. the clinical elective
will take part from 2/06/12 to 3/31/12

The course would consist of the following modules:
1. Interactive lectures   Course material will be the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) program of the Society of
                          Critical Care. Slides are in English. The FCCS program has been established in Tübingen for
                          several years. Included is also a textbook in English, which the students could use for the
                          preparation of the course. The FCCS course includes an exam and a certificate.
2. Rounds in the ICU      Students would participate in teaching rounds in the ICUs which would be focused on issues
                          covered by the actual seminars and lectures (e.g. mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic
                          monitoring, sepsis).
3. Problem-based          During rounds students would formulate questions and problems based on real patient cases.
learning (POL)            Each team consisting of one German and one international student choses one problem and tries
                          to solve it by internet search (Medline, UpToDate, guidelines etc.) and discussions with the ICU
                          staff. A short presentation is prepared for the following seminar.
4. Seminars               Students show their presentations, followed by a group discussion. Seminars also include
                          discussions of ethical questions and problems in the ICU.
5. Hospitation in the     Students can spend whole days in the ICU to experience the work of the medical team in the ICU.
6. Hand-on training       Students learn and practise invasive techniques such as insertion of central lines, oral intubation
                          or even ultrasound and endoscopy techniques (bronchoscopy, gastroscopy) in the skills lab or
                          experimental OR. Tübingen also has an internationally renowned Patient Safety and Simulation
                          Center (TüPASS), which allows realistic simulation of a whole variety of emergency situations in a
                          real ICU environment. Practical training of these situations would be an important part of the
7. Clinical elective      After the end of the 2 weeks course interested students could add a clinical elective of variable
                          length (max. 6 weeks).
Summer School 2012
I Comparative Medical Ethics (11th of June - 22nd of June)

For more then 20 years, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tübingen has maintained a
successful exchange program with the Alpert Medical School of the renowned Brown
University, USA. This program has evolved continuously to intensify the bilateral exchange
between two partners. In the framework of this program the course on "Comparative Medical
Ethics" is held at Tübingen University. Students from Brown and medical students from
Tübingen discuss current ethical issues of the different national healthcare systems every
summer during the two-week compact seminar. The format of this module will remain
unchanged and will be integrated in the program of the new Summer School, where it will be
open to students from selected partner universities. At the same time it will build a bridge to the
newly added modules by providing the opportunity to discuss questions such as "Ethical
Problems of Research", "Ethical Aspects of Intensive Care", "The Moral Status of the Human
Embryo", etc.

II Skills and Communication (25th of June - 6th f July)

Medicine students must often learn a huge amount of content and put in years of hard work
before meeting their first "real" patient. We believe that student-centered and patient-oriented
learning calls for early contact with the clinical environment. That is why we have designed a
longitudinal curriculum in which procedural skills, communication and other soft skills as well
as clinical reasoning are taught from the first year till the final exams. In the Skills module we
want to share this idea with our international students and give them the possibility to learn more
than what they will find in textbooks.

The two-week course starts with an interdisciplinary introduction to patient management,
including examples for a structured anamnesis, criteria for patient safety, etc. The main focus of
the following days is to train the students in procedural skills at different levels of difficulty.
Starting with blood pressure measurement and taking blood samples, and going on to advanced
skills like how to behave in an operation theatre or ultrasound exercises, we prepare the students
for participation in high-fidelity simulations at the end of the course. The last day will focus on
the clinical environment, and different tasks that are important for junior doctors on the ward will
be discussed and taught.

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