inf524 - Medical Basics (Course overview)

inf524 - Medical Basics (Course overview)

Department of Computing Science 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2018/2019 Examination
Hinweise zum Modul

No specific prior knowledge is required


At the end of the lecture period

Module examination

Written exam or oral exam

The chosen form of examination will be announced in the first week of the course

Skills to be acquired in this module

The aim of the modul is to provide students with a basic knowledge of humand medicine. This should facilitate the understanding of the domain in case of a career choice or focus on medical informatics / medical technology and lead to basics for own questions and ideas for the application of methods of informatics in medicine.

Professional competence
The students

  •  learn the basics of medical terminology (Terminologia Anatomica) and the anatomy of the human body and can name the most important structure in technical language
  • Know the basics of the physiology of the human body and can descriube the essential body functions
  • Gain insights into pathophysiological processes of the human body and the associated effects on the function of the human organism
  • Know the control circuits of the human body for maintaining important body unctions and know that this control circuits can be used as a possibility to intervene in processes of the human body
  • Know reference values of important physiological paremeters and can derive conclusions on body functions

Methodological competence
 The students

  • know the possible measurement procedures resulting from the physiological processes of the human body.
  • pply measurement procedures to describe and evaluate human body functions. They can name examples of use and examples of interpretation
  • know influencing variables that affect the interpretation of results from measurement procedures as well as the limits of measurement procedures
  • learn how to carry out examinations according to protocols and how to document the results in a standardized way.

 Social competence
The students

  • experience an appreciative interaction with each other through regular role changes
  • they take on the role of the test person as well as that of the experimenter
  • an appreciative way of dealing with each other.  
  • describe in detail the data obtained in measurement procedures and consider them critically with other students  
  • integrate professional and factual criticism into their own courses of action
  • use simulated examples from everyday clinical practice to learn the standardized procedures necessary to ensure patient safety

Self competence
The students

  • deal with the function, the efficiency of the own body but also with its limits 
    deal with the life cycle of conception, birth, adolescence, adulthood and aging