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gsw110 - Clinical Aspects of Degenerative Diseases (Complete module description)
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Module label Clinical Aspects of Degenerative Diseases
Module code gsw110
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Clinical Modules
Responsible persons
Zieschang, Tania (Module responsibility)
Dewald, Oliver (Module responsibility)
Zieschang, Tania (Authorized examiners)
Dewald, Oliver (Authorized examiners)
Koschate, Jessica (Authorized examiners)
Eichstaedt, Harald (Authorized examiners)
Mellert, Friedrich (Authorized examiners)
Ort, Katharina (Authorized examiners)
Sander-Sandersfeld, Carina (Authorized examiners)
Lau, Sandra (Authorized examiners)
Hackbarth, Michel (Authorized examiners)
Brümleve, Nils (Authorized examiners)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ comprehensive understanding of clinical manifestation, epidemiology, risk factors, treatment strategies of degenerative diseases
++ understanding of geriatric phenomena
++ understanding and application of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)
++ interdisciplinary thinking
++ ethics and professional behaviour
++ critical and analytical thinking
  + independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
++ teamwork
Module contents
The module focuses on geriatric medicine.

fundamentals of degenerative diseases (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Rheumatoid Arthrits, Osteoarthrits, heart valve disease, aortic dilatation) and geriatric phenomena as frailty, multimorbidity and polypharmacy and their impact on diagnostic and treatment options, basics of geriatric medicine, evidence of the impact of the CGA on patient outcomes, dimensions of the CGA, surgical and interventional heart procedures in geriatric patients

instant ageing, the geriatric team, cognitive assessment with actors, work in heart team

Excursion: small groups (2 students) can accompany clinical rounds on the geriatric ward (either acute geriatric care or geriatric rehabilitation). Conduction of parts of the CGA with patients
Reader's advisory
Textbooks on geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry, e.g. Zeyfang et al. Basiswissen Medizin des Alterns und des alten Menschen. Springer.
Textbooks on cardiac surgery and cardiology, e.g. Ziemer, Haverich: Herzchirurgie.
Scientific papers related to current research topics will be available in Stud.IP
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency First half of the winter semester
Module capacity 20
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture, Seminar, Excursion
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge physiology and cardiovascular system
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
1.5 WiSe 21
1.5 WiSe 21
Study trip
1 WiSe 14
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
written examination (60 min, 50%), case presentation (50%)