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Practical Training

A sound practical training is an essential part of the medical studies in Düsseldorf. The clinical training course and the Practitioner Internships 1 - 3 prepare students for their first patient contacts at an early stage. With the start of the practice modules in the third year of study, clinical practice already accounts for a quarter of the teaching time. As part of the intermediate medical examination at the end of the 3rd year of study, the practical skills learned previously are tested. In the fourth and fifth years of study, we even increase the practical portion to about half of the teaching time. In the practice modules, teaching takes place on the wards and in the outpatient departments as training directly with patients.

The practice module and their teaching/learning formats

Students spend weeks at a time in a number of clinics of the University Hospital Düsseldorf (UKD) and academic teaching hospitals. They are involved in the daily processes on the wards and in outpatient departments. The focus here is on structured, clinical-practical training and the integration of theory in practice.

We have integrated various learning formats into the practical blocks in order to prepare students as well as possible for the multifaceted demands of everyday medical practice. Twelve hours of patient teaching per week form the basis of the practical blocks. In addition, they work with two patients per week in the "learning on the occasion of treatment" format. Time slots are reserved for them to prepare and deepen the necessary theoretical knowledge, and the elective curriculum also has its place in the practical blocks with four lessons.


Manuals for practical lessons (UKD)

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