Topic and Study Modules
In the Düsseldorf Curriculum of Medicine, the teaching and learning material is no longer subdivided according to individual subjects, but is taught with reference to specific organs, systems or body regions, in "topic and study modules".
All topic and study modules are interdisciplinary and contain content from all disciplines that are relevant to the topic in question. In this way, our students acquire from the very beginning the ability, essential for their later medical work, to view a problem from different perspectives and to bring in relevant knowledge from different subjects (to the same extent).
Qualification Phase 1 (Q1)
The study of medicine starts with a topic module in which, in addition to the teaching of relevant scientific and technical basics, the focus is also on the classification of medicine in the context of society as a whole.
In this topic module, everything revolves around the human musculoskeletal system. In the beginning Clinical Training Course, students are given the opportunity to try out examination techniques in practice for the first time.
In this topic module, already acquired basic knowledge will be expanded and embedded in clinical contexts. Physical, biochemical and (neuro-)physiological aspects are the focus.
In this topic module, students deepen their knowledge of nerve cells and the peripheral nervous system and learn about the functioning of synapses, the neuromuscular system, as well as reflexes and the cranial nerves.
At the beginning of the second year of study, this topic module provides in-depth knowledge of the physiological and biochemical processes involved in food digestion.
This topic module focuses on the functions of "Circulatory System and Blood " for the organism and the regulation of the cardiovascular system. The causes and processes of relevant diseases, such as heart attack or high blood pressure, are treated.
In this topic module, the organic functions are examined in more detail. One focus here is on the lungs and kidneys. Sports physiology also plays a role in this topic module.
This topic module devotes special attention to human development. The focus is on the basics of human genetics, reproduction, the development of new life and aging processes.
This combined study and practice module further links basic subjects with clinical subjects, causes of disease and mechanisms.
The topic module deals with the symptom- and organ-specific elaboration of basics of medical microbiology and virology.
The first study module focuses on professional cooperation in an interdisciplinary team. The goal is the safe care of multimorbid patients..
Qualification Phase 2 (Q2)
This study module focuses on the causes, diagnosis and therapies of diseases of the abdomen. Aspects of wound healing, organ transplantation and postoperative complications are also addressed.
The combined study and practice module presents the most common and important diseases, traumas, and dysfunctions of the head, neck, brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
This study module provides an overview of the clinical pictures of the heart and lungs. The associated lectures are based on the current state of science and convey the latest findings and treatment methods.
This study module introduces future physicians to the many causes of musculoskeletal disorders and strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
This study module has set itself the task of making visible the manifold interrelationships between human beings, their health and their (natural) environment and of elaborating their significance for medical practice.
In this study module, the basic features of tumor biology as well as the most important aspects of prevention, diagnostics and therapy are taught on the basis of various entities, taking into account the necessary interdisciplinary cooperation.
Within the framework of this combined study and practice module, perioperative medicine with your areas of anesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine will be considered.
This combined study and practice module focuses on the stages of life from the emergence of life through birth, childhood and adolescence to the aging process.