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Communication Course Medical German for Foreign Physicians

Intensive course (180 teaching units, 1 teaching unit equals 45 min)

  • 08.01.2018 - 16.02.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 2:45pm
  • 19.02.2018 - 29.03.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 2:45pm
  • 09.04.2018 - 18.05.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 2:45pm
  • 09.07.2018 - 17.08.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 2:45pm
  • 22.10.2018 - 30.11.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 2:45pm

Description

The course aims to enable foreign medical doctors to communicate successfully at their work place. It is also a preparation course for the Medical German Examination ("Fachsprachpruefung") of the Chamber of Physicians.  As well as equipping participants with the necessary medical language and terminology, this course has a special emphasis on intercultural awareness.

Another focus of the course is to develop oral and written skills in a medical setting, e.g. conversations with other doctors and medical staff and composing medical reports.

Content

  • Healthcare and insurance systems in Germany
  • Medical vocabulary
  • Clinical examinations
  • Medical history (use of simulation patients)
  • Writing medical reports
  • Medical conversation skills
  • Case presentations
  • Mock exam of the Medical German examination of the Chamber of Physicians (Fachsprachpruefung)

Additional programme: six tutorials at the Learning Center of the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Examination of the heart, lungs, abdomen; physical examination; ECG findings

Methods

  • Interactive, situation-oriented on-site classes
  • Training with simulation patients and individual feedback

Participants

8 - 12 participants

Prerequisites for course participation

B2-certificate of the Goethe institute or telc or TestDaF (level 4-5)

Target group

Foreign medical doctors who work or plan to work in Germany.
Doctors with no clinical experience in Germany wishing to attend the Medical Licensing Preparation course need to take part in the Communication Course beforehand.

Instructors

Lecturers for Medical German and teaching staff of the Learning Center of the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

 

Course fee

2070 Euro for 180 teaching Units
 

More information and registration formular  

49 30 450 576 454
email:  chia(at)charite.de

Preparation Course for the Medical Licensing Examination

Intensive course (180 teaching units, 1 teaching unit equals 45 min)

  • 19.02.2018 - 29.03.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 14:45pm
  • 22.05.2018 - 29.06.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 14:45pm
  • 20.08.2018 - 28.09.2018, Mon - Fri 9am - 14:45pm

Description

This course prepares candidates for the oral-practical Medical Licensing Examination (Kenntnisprüfung) at the respective state offices.
The main emphasis of the course is the development of technical terminology in internal medicine and surgery. Mock exams of the Medical Licensing Examination provide a target-oriented preparation for the participants.

Content

  • Case-oriented development of the relevant technical terminology in internal medicine and surgery
  • Physical examination techniques
  • Case studies with experienced medical doctors
  • Taking a medical history and physical examination with use of simulation patients
  • Crash course pharmacology
  • Crash course emergency medicine
  • Introduction to radiation protection
  • Simulation of the Medical Licensing Examination with mock exams and experienced examiners

Methods

  • interactive, situation-oriented on-site classes
  • group work
  • individual feedback of the examiners

Target group

Foreign medical doctors who prepare for the Medical Licensing Examination (Kenntnisprüfung).

Prerequisites for course participation

B2-certificate of the Goethe institute or telc and successfully completed Communication Course Medical German for Foreign Physicians at the Charité and/or at least six months job experience at a clinic or practise in Germany.

Participants

8 -14 participants

Instructors

Lecturers for Medical German, pharmacologists, medical doctors of the Charité and other clinics

 

Course fee

2340 Euro for 180 teaching units

 

Contact

More information and registration formular  

49 30 450 576 454  
email:  chia(at)charite.de

Medical English

Dates

Fri/Sat, 15./16. December 2017, 3pm-7.30pm (Fri) and 10am- 4pm (Sat)

Certified by Ärztekammer Berlin

Description

An ever-changing globalised employment market entails professional flexibility and the ability to quickly and appropriately adapt to new cultural situations. Doctors increasingly want or need to practice their profession in a foreign-language and in a foreign cultural setting. In addition modern physicians often find themselves in situations where they have to communicate with international patients. English is currently the official language or the lingua franca in over 100 countries, so language skills – and in particular specialised professional language skills - are one of the most basic prerequisites for professional change and development.

Aims

This practical activity-oriented seminar aims to enable doctors to communicate successfully in English in their daily working routines abroad and to treat English speaking patients at home.

Content

Participants will be given assistance building up a basic range of medical vocabulary. Subsequently case studies and role playing activities working with simulant patients will be undertaken. This will enable participants to practice using relevant English medical vocabulary in exercises emulating real life medical situations in English-speaking hospitals and medical practices. In particular the course will cover history taking, physical examination, patient explanation and interprofessional communication. The Seminar focuses on communication skills and touches on some of the subtle intercultural differences when communicating with patients and colleagues in English. The session will attempt to cover the particular needs of the group and will be adapted according to, for example, a participant´s medical speciality or the country they may be working in.

Methods

  • Grammar and vocabulary exercises
  • Role playing /patient simulation
  • Group discussions


Target group

Doctors, researchers, nursing professionals and scientists working and studying in the medical field who wish to gain solid basic medical English communication skills.

Participants

8 – 10

Trainer

Dr William Tasker

Dr William Tasker completed his Master of Medicine and Surgery from Newcastle University, UK in 2014 . He then completed the 2 year Foundation Programme in Sunderland,UK to complete his registration. Most recently he has worked in the Great North Childrens Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne as a Teaching Fellow, where he also gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education.

Course fee

140 Euro

Intercultural competence as a key qualification for physicians

Dates in 2018

will be announced shortly

Certified by Berlin Chamber of Physicians

Description

It is well known that successful communication with patients has a great influence on the success of treatment. Communication with patients from different cultural backgrounds can be especially delicate because of the encounter of varying cultural norms, rules of behaviour, understanding of roles, and expectations.

Doctor-patient interaction can be optimised here by a targeted training of the doctor's own intercultural competence.  The concept of intercultural competence will be founded in theory, and made useful for professional life through practical exercises. 

Training in the constructive handling of cultural diversity will be based on the specific challenges of a doctor's daily routines.

Aims

  • Improved contact with patients from different cultural backgrounds
  • Quicker correct diagnosis and prevention of chronification
  • Raising of patient compliance and of the patient's mental hygiene
  • Constructive handling of cultural differences and conflicts

Content

  • Definition of culture, the role of cultural characteristics
  • Reflection on one's own handling of foreignness
  • Medicine as a culturally variable concept
  • Health and migration
  • Was that a cultural conflict? Analysis of typical misunderstandings and conflicts in medical practice

 Methods

  • Short lectures
  • Exercises
  • Training with simulation patient
  • Group discussions

Course language

German

Target groups

Physicians in hospitals, registered medical practitioners and psychotherapists are the target group for this course.

Participant numbers

6 - 14 participants

Instructor

Dr. phil. Ute Siebert

Ethnologist
Trainer in intercultural competence, communication and integration

Course fee

170 Euro

Study Design for Clinical Research

Course dates in 2019 will be announced shortly


Certified by Ärztekammer Berlin

Description

Demystifying research methodology: The course enables MDs and young scientists to understand and interpret results of clinical research and to perform their own study projects. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach by combining the needs of medical doctors and young scientists with the relevant aspects of research methodology.

Content

  • Study designs: phases of clinical drug trials, non-pharmaceutical trials (randomized controlled trials and observational studies)
  • Research questions for interventional studies (PICO)
  • Specific methodological issues: selection of participants, choice of controls, randomization, blinding, allocation concealment, bias, confounding

Learning Objectives

After the course the participants will

  • have basic knowledge of various study designs for clinical research
  • be able to distinguish which type of study is best for different research questions
  • be able to design a study on efficacy or effectiveness


Methods

  • Lectures
  • Exercises


Language of instruction

German


Audience

Medical doctors and young scientists with interest or involvement in clinical research


Participants

8 - 16 participants


Instructor

Dr. Stephanie Roll MSc in Statistics

Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics
Charité University Medical Center


Course Fee

  • 190 Euro

Basic Statistics for Clinical Research

Three-day course

Dates in 2019 will be announced shortly

Certified by Ärztekammer Berlin

Description

Demystifying statistics: During this course MDs and young scientists learn basic statistical methods in order to interpret results of clinical research. Alongside sample size calculations and statistical tests the interpretation of statistical findings will be practiced.

Content

  • basic descriptive statistics
  • inferential statistics
  • sample size calculation
  • statistical models

Learning objectives

After the course the participants will

  • know types, scales and distribution of variables
  • be able to calculate simple statistical measures to describe and summarize different types of data
  • understand and interpret statistical findings of clinical studies
  • have an overview of statistical tests
  • be able to perform simple sample size calculations
  • know commonly used regression models and can interpret their results

Methods

  • Lectures
  • Exercises

Language of instruction

German

Audience

Medical doctors and young scientists with interest or involvement in clinical research

Participants

8 - 16

Instructor

Dr. Stephanie Roll

MSc in Statistics Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics Charité University Medical Center

Course fee

  • 260 Euro