Biomedical Sciences

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Analytical Chemistry

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1ANCIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Definitions and main principles used in analytical chemistry. Analytical chemistry methods and practical applications in the laboratory (for example titration and buffer preparation). Calculation of turnover, molecular formulations, ion products from water, pH-, pKs- and pKb-values, buffer solutions, electrolysis. Basic knowledge in methods such as chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectrometry.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the chemical and pharmacological terminology and basics. They know general chemical reactions, which results in an understanding of the biochemical processes that take place as part of the metabolism in the human body and also in an understanding of chemical in vitro reactions.

Anatomy

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1ANAVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic knowledge on anatomy, based on the organs and the apparatus. From the cells to the tissues, from the tissues to the organs: cardiovascular system, nervous system, respiratory tract, kidney and urinary tract, musculoskeletal system, lymphatic organs, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive organs, skin, sensory organs and the hormone system.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Biomedical Analytics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the fundaments of anatomy, physiology and cell biology. They know the structure and function of human organs, tissues and cells. They have knowledge on the morphological and functional structures in a healthy individual and understand pathological processes in the human body. As part of the basic competences required for a position in health care, the graduates acquired knowledge on hygiene policies needed to deal with patients and with the biological materials needed for analysis. The graduates have basic knowledge on how to deal with radioactive materials. They can perform calculations needed in a clinical laboratory and have obtained theoretical and practical skills to handle basic laboratory equipment. They are familiarised with analytical processes and with the appropriate way to work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Basic Laboratory Course

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1LBBLB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Hygiene and safety, consumables and first aid (including needle injuries) in the laboratory. Laboratory analytical process (pre- and post-analysis, analysis, influencing variables and interfering factors). Instructions for working in a laboratory, including the management of dangerous substances. Waste management (infectious materials and other dangerous goods). Relevant physical and related measures and units. Calculation and preparation of solutions. Volume determination, pipetting. Overview of the laboratory infrastructure and equipment. Water in the laboratory context. Examination materials and methods. Photometer and photometry. Microscope and microscopy, and basics on optics.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Biomedical Analytics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the fundaments of anatomy, physiology and cell biology. They know the structure and function of human organs, tissues and cells. They have knowledge on the morphological and functional structures in a healthy individual and understand pathological processes in the human body. As part of the basic competences required for a position in health care, the graduates acquired knowledge on hygiene policies needed to deal with patients and with the biological materials needed for analysis. The graduates have basic knowledge on how to deal with radioactive materials. They can perform calculations needed in a clinical laboratory and have obtained theoretical and practical skills to handle basic laboratory equipment. They are familiarised with analytical processes and with the appropriate way to work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Basics in Biochemistry

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1GBCVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Definitions and nomenclature of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and lipids.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the chemical and pharmacological terminology and basics. They know general chemical reactions, which results in an understanding of the biochemical processes that take place as part of the metabolism in the human body and also in an understanding of chemical in vitro reactions.

Basics in Cell Biology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1GZBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic information in the field of cell biology. Differentiation between pro- and eukaryotic cells. Organisation of cellular structures and functions of cell organelles, relevance of biological membranes and the cell nucleus, structure and function of cellular macro-molecules.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Biomedical Analytics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the fundaments of anatomy, physiology and cell biology. They know the structure and function of human organs, tissues and cells. They have knowledge on the morphological and functional structures in a healthy individual and understand pathological processes in the human body. As part of the basic competences required for a position in health care, the graduates acquired knowledge on hygiene policies needed to deal with patients and with the biological materials needed for analysis. The graduates have basic knowledge on how to deal with radioactive materials. They can perform calculations needed in a clinical laboratory and have obtained theoretical and practical skills to handle basic laboratory equipment. They are familiarised with analytical processes and with the appropriate way to work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Basics in Hygiene

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1GHYIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Fundamental definitions (bacteriology, virology, parasitology) and areas of responsibility in the field of infection hygiene, environmental hygiene and epidemiology. Measures to avoid infections ¿ prophylaxis, vaccination/immunisation, anti-septic agents, disinfection/ sterilisation. Nosocomial infections and hospital hygiene, environmental hygiene, water hygiene and waste management. Protection of and first aid measured for occupational infections.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Biomedical Analytics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the fundaments of anatomy, physiology and cell biology. They know the structure and function of human organs, tissues and cells. They have knowledge on the morphological and functional structures in a healthy individual and understand pathological processes in the human body. As part of the basic competences required for a position in health care, the graduates acquired knowledge on hygiene policies needed to deal with patients and with the biological materials needed for analysis. The graduates have basic knowledge on how to deal with radioactive materials. They can perform calculations needed in a clinical laboratory and have obtained theoretical and practical skills to handle basic laboratory equipment. They are familiarised with analytical processes and with the appropriate way to work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Basics in Radiation Protection

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1GSSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic knowledge in nuclear physics and physics of ionising radiation, radioactive sources, radiation biology, radiation damage, prevention and detection, dosimetry, radiation protection, statutory provisions in the field of radiation protection, measuring instruments, medical and physical control measures, radiation accidents and first aid in case of such accidents.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Biomedical Analytics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the fundaments of anatomy, physiology and cell biology. They know the structure and function of human organs, tissues and cells. They have knowledge on the morphological and functional structures in a healthy individual and understand pathological processes in the human body. As part of the basic competences required for a position in health care, the graduates acquired knowledge on hygiene policies needed to deal with patients and with the biological materials needed for analysis. The graduates have basic knowledge on how to deal with radioactive materials. They can perform calculations needed in a clinical laboratory and have obtained theoretical and practical skills to handle basic laboratory equipment. They are familiarised with analytical processes and with the appropriate way to work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Calculations in Clinical Laboratories

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1RKLIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Measures and units used in the field of biomedical analysis, concentrations, dilutions, mixtures, error calculations, data analysis (for example MS-Excel). Stoichiometric basics such as chemical reaction equations, amount of substances, molecular weight, molecular volumes, concentration units for solutions, mixture calculations.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Biomedical Analytics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the fundaments of anatomy, physiology and cell biology. They know the structure and function of human organs, tissues and cells. They have knowledge on the morphological and functional structures in a healthy individual and understand pathological processes in the human body. As part of the basic competences required for a position in health care, the graduates acquired knowledge on hygiene policies needed to deal with patients and with the biological materials needed for analysis. The graduates have basic knowledge on how to deal with radioactive materials. They can perform calculations needed in a clinical laboratory and have obtained theoretical and practical skills to handle basic laboratory equipment. They are familiarised with analytical processes and with the appropriate way to work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Case Studies Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Diagnostics 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1FK1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Independent performance of clinical chemical laboratory analysis methods by the use of laboratory protocols. Interpretation of the results with a connection to the thus far gained biomedical knowledge. Elaboration on clinical case reports.

Superior module:

Clinical Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the physiology, pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic laboratory parameters of different kinds of diseases. The can perform selected laboratory-based analytical methods and thereby take the complete analytical process, as well as the quality management needed, into consideration. They are used to working with infectious specimens. The graduates of this module can document the analytical process in a suitable manner and can interpret the obtained results. This information can be translated in the light of the gained knowledge of the thus far completed courses. They have knowledge of organ specific laboratory diagnostics, with a special focus on defined organs and apparatuses. They have obtained competences in performing analytical separation methods. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results to work on organ-specific assignments from blood, urine and liquor. They are familiarised to the use of protocols or literature in the English language.

Case Studies Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1FH1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Independent performance of haematological laboratory analysis methods by the use of laboratory protocols. Interpretation of the results with a connection to the thus far gained biomedical knowledge. Elaboration on clinical case reports.

Superior module:

Haematology and Haemostaseology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the function and composition of blood, including the morphology and function of the cellular blood components. They can prepare haematological findings, thereby taking the analytical laboratory process into consideration. They can microscopically differentiate the cellular blood components. The graduates can draw capillary and venous blood and know how to correctly deal with patients. They understand the events taking place during primary and secondary haemostasis and know the methods used in the coagulation diagnostics. The graduates can perform global coagulation tests, activity and concentration tests on analytical instruments and on point-of-care equipment. They know the guidelines related to the quality assurance and documentation in this field. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can, within this area, perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results using blood or plasma.

General Chemistry

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1ACHIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Classification of the field of chemistry, chemical definitions, composition of materials, radioactivity, atomic model, periodic system, types of molecular bonds, electronegativity, aggregation forms, chemical reactions (energy and kinetics, molecular weight), redox reactions, acid, base, pH values, buffers, electrochemistry.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the chemical and pharmacological terminology and basics. They know general chemical reactions, which results in an understanding of the biochemical processes that take place as part of the metabolism in the human body and also in an understanding of chemical in vitro reactions.

Introduction in Clinical Psychology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1KPSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Bio-psycho-social disease model, psychosomatics, behavioural medicine, health and disease, salutogenesis versus pathogenesis, coping and compliance, empowerment.

Superior module:

Social Competences 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired social communicative competences and self-competences such as communication skills, as well as the ability to deal with criticism, conflicts and to reflect. They know theoretical concepts for the analysis of social interactions and communication and can analyse the concept of health and disease from a psychological and sociological point of view. The graduates understand the social environment in which their future profession is embedded and know which consequences this brings.

Laboratory Practise Clinical Chemistry 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1LK1LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Handling of infectious specimens (own protection and the protection of other people). Analytical laboratory processes. Quality management processes in a laboratory. Capillary blood collection. Basics in potentiometric measurements, photometric analysis (end-point and kinetic measurements). Function and principle of measurements performed with analytical equipment such as the Cobas c311 and point-of-care equipment (for example the Reflotron). Internal quality control and standards. Quality assurance (precision, accuracy, sensitivity and specificity). Interpretation and documentation of the results.

Superior module:

Clinical Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the physiology, pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic laboratory parameters of different kinds of diseases. The can perform selected laboratory-based analytical methods and thereby take the complete analytical process, as well as the quality management needed, into consideration. They are used to working with infectious specimens. The graduates of this module can document the analytical process in a suitable manner and can interpret the obtained results. This information can be translated in the light of the gained knowledge of the thus far completed courses. They have knowledge of organ specific laboratory diagnostics, with a special focus on defined organs and apparatuses. They have obtained competences in performing analytical separation methods. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results to work on organ-specific assignments from blood, urine and liquor. They are familiarised to the use of protocols or literature in the English language.

Laboratory Practise Haematology 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1LH1LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Capillary and venous blood drawing techniques. Pre-analytics in haematology and the handling of patients. Parameters of blood counts. Anaemia (classifications, pathology and differential blood count). Manual and automated (for example Sysmex) cell counting, including the interpretation of the results. Preparation of differential blood counts (blood smear techniques, staining). Differentiation of normal blood cells. Quality assurance and documentation.

Superior module:

Haematology and Haemostaseology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the function and composition of blood, including the morphology and function of the cellular blood components. They can prepare haematological findings, thereby taking the analytical laboratory process into consideration. They can microscopically differentiate the cellular blood components. The graduates can draw capillary and venous blood and know how to correctly deal with patients. They understand the events taking place during primary and secondary haemostasis and know the methods used in the coagulation diagnostics. The graduates can perform global coagulation tests, activity and concentration tests on analytical instruments and on point-of-care equipment. They know the guidelines related to the quality assurance and documentation in this field. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can, within this area, perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results using blood or plasma.

Learning Process Evaluation 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1RL1RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Learning at applied Universities. Reflexion on the organisation and implementation of the courses held during the 1st semester. Getting to know communication methods to give and take feedback. Historical development of the profession, occupational profile, fields of occupation, possibilities and limitation in the profession of biomedical scientists. Getting to know the developmental potential and cooperation possibilities, occupational laws, other health care professions and professional ethics.

Superior module:

Social Competences 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired social communicative competences and self-competences such as communication skills, as well as the ability to deal with criticism, conflicts and to reflect. They know theoretical concepts for the analysis of social interactions and communication and can analyse the concept of health and disease from a psychological and sociological point of view. The graduates understand the social environment in which their future profession is embedded and know which consequences this brings.

Organic Chemistry

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1OCHVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Nomenclature and definition of carbohydrates and their derivatives (for example alcohols and carbon acid), biochemically relevant examples, characteristics and reactions.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the chemical and pharmacological terminology and basics. They know general chemical reactions, which results in an understanding of the biochemical processes that take place as part of the metabolism in the human body and also in an understanding of chemical in vitro reactions.

Physiology and Pathology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1PPAVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic knowledge on physiology, based on the organs and the apparatus. Pathology: general knowledge on the definitions within this field, principle, definition and epidemiology of diseases, cause of the diseases, their progression, prognosis and therapy. Basic knowledge on pathological responses such as inflammation, tumour development, immunopathology and infectious diseases.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Biomedical Analytics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the fundaments of anatomy, physiology and cell biology. They know the structure and function of human organs, tissues and cells. They have knowledge on the morphological and functional structures in a healthy individual and understand pathological processes in the human body. As part of the basic competences required for a position in health care, the graduates acquired knowledge on hygiene policies needed to deal with patients and with the biological materials needed for analysis. The graduates have basic knowledge on how to deal with radioactive materials. They can perform calculations needed in a clinical laboratory and have obtained theoretical and practical skills to handle basic laboratory equipment. They are familiarised with analytical processes and with the appropriate way to work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory.

Theory Clinical Chemistry 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1TK1VO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Physiology, pathophysiology and laboratory parameters belonging to the following areas: water- and electrolyte balances, trace elements, acid- base-balance, carbohydrate metabolism, lipid metabolism, protein metabolism, enzymes, iron metabolism including haemoglobin, purine and pyrimidine metabolism.

Superior module:

Clinical Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the physiology, pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic laboratory parameters of different kinds of diseases. The can perform selected laboratory-based analytical methods and thereby take the complete analytical process, as well as the quality management needed, into consideration. They are used to working with infectious specimens. The graduates of this module can document the analytical process in a suitable manner and can interpret the obtained results. This information can be translated in the light of the gained knowledge of the thus far completed courses. They have knowledge of organ specific laboratory diagnostics, with a special focus on defined organs and apparatuses. They have obtained competences in performing analytical separation methods. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results to work on organ-specific assignments from blood, urine and liquor. They are familiarised to the use of protocols or literature in the English language.

Theory Haematology 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB1TH1VO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Introduction into the field of haematology: function and composition of blood, organs involved in the production of blood, haematopoiesis, morphology and physiological function of the cellular components of blood, blood count parameters (including differential blood counts), changes in the red blood count, reactive chances in the white cell blood count, interpretation of diagnostic constellations.

Superior module:

Haematology and Haemostaseology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the function and composition of blood, including the morphology and function of the cellular blood components. They can prepare haematological findings, thereby taking the analytical laboratory process into consideration. They can microscopically differentiate the cellular blood components. The graduates can draw capillary and venous blood and know how to correctly deal with patients. They understand the events taking place during primary and secondary haemostasis and know the methods used in the coagulation diagnostics. The graduates can perform global coagulation tests, activity and concentration tests on analytical instruments and on point-of-care equipment. They know the guidelines related to the quality assurance and documentation in this field. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can, within this area, perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results using blood or plasma.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Basics in Pharmacology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2GPKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Basics in pharmacology. Drug design and drug detection. Basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Mode of action of drugs on different organs and tissues. Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of selected diseases (for example antibiotics).

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the chemical and pharmacological terminology and basics. They know general chemical reactions, which results in an understanding of the biochemical processes that take place as part of the metabolism in the human body and also in an understanding of chemical in vitro reactions.

Case Studies Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Diagnostics 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2FK2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Elaboration on clinical case studies related to organ specific inquiries. Development of clinical case studies related to analytical separation methods including the use of laboratory computer systems. Reading and understanding of manuals and recent literature written in English.

Superior module:

Clinical Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the physiology, pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic laboratory parameters of different kinds of diseases. The can perform selected laboratory-based analytical methods and thereby take the complete analytical process, as well as the quality management needed, into consideration. They are used to working with infectious specimens. The graduates of this module can document the analytical process in a suitable manner and can interpret the obtained results. This information can be translated in the light of the gained knowledge of the thus far completed courses. They have knowledge of organ specific laboratory diagnostics, with a special focus on defined organs and apparatuses. They have obtained competences in performing analytical separation methods. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results to work on organ-specific assignments from blood, urine and liquor. They are familiarised to the use of protocols or literature in the English language.

Case Studies Functional Diagnostics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2FFDIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Application of functional diagnostic working techniques and results in relation to subject specific case studies.

Superior module:

Functional Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological basics for the performance of functional diagnostic examinations. They can connect and apply these skills to physical-technical methods. The graduated know the basic practical performance of cardiovascular, neurophysiological and pulmonic functional diagnostics. They understand their extraordinary role in the field of functional diagnostics with respect to the direct contact with the patients and the medical-technical and diagnostic applications. They can test the quality of the results and their plausibility. They can integrate these results in the overall picture and find, through appropriate argumentation, the connections to defined diseases.

Case Studies Haemostaseological Laboratory Diagnostics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2FHSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Performing clinical case studies in the field of haemostaseology. Independent performance of analysis on different kinds of equipment (for example by point-of-care on the Coagu-Check). Preparing and interpretation of haemostaseological laboratory values. Searching for relevant and recent literature.

Superior module:

Haematology and Haemostaseology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the function and composition of blood, including the morphology and function of the cellular blood components. They can prepare haematological findings, thereby taking the analytical laboratory process into consideration. They can microscopically differentiate the cellular blood components. The graduates can draw capillary and venous blood and know how to correctly deal with patients. They understand the events taking place during primary and secondary haemostasis and know the methods used in the coagulation diagnostics. The graduates can perform global coagulation tests, activity and concentration tests on analytical instruments and on point-of-care equipment. They know the guidelines related to the quality assurance and documentation in this field. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can, within this area, perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results using blood or plasma.

Case Studies Histopathological Laboratory Diagnostics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2FHIIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Processing of clinical cases from patient material to a completely prepared histological preparation (including specialised staining and preliminary diagnostics). Literature searches and presentation of subjects such as inflammation, tumours, infectious diseases and their pathologies, endocrine disorders and metabolic syndromes.

Superior module:

Histology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the structure of the main human tissues and normal tissue complexes. They have obtained the competence to judge the pre-analytical quality of histological tissues and to process these. The graduates can select and perform the appropriate cutting and staining techniques and perform quality assuring measures. They can recognize morphological changes in histological preparations. They are able to test the results on plausibility, can make connections to the diseases and discuss these.

Laboratory Practise Clinical Chemistry 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2LK2LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 5
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Manual and automated analysis of blood, urine and liquor, including microscopic evaluation. Basics on and performance of analytical separation methods (manual and automated), such as electrophoresis. Performance of the analysis for organ specific inquiries, including step-by-step and point-of-care diagnostics. Interpretation of laboratory values, documentation and quality assurance. Introduction into the laboratory computer systems.

Superior module:

Clinical Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the physiology, pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic laboratory parameters of different kinds of diseases. The can perform selected laboratory-based analytical methods and thereby take the complete analytical process, as well as the quality management needed, into consideration. They are used to working with infectious specimens. The graduates of this module can document the analytical process in a suitable manner and can interpret the obtained results. This information can be translated in the light of the gained knowledge of the thus far completed courses. They have knowledge of organ specific laboratory diagnostics, with a special focus on defined organs and apparatuses. They have obtained competences in performing analytical separation methods. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results to work on organ-specific assignments from blood, urine and liquor. They are familiarised to the use of protocols or literature in the English language.

Laboratory Practise Haemostaseology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2LHSLB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Methods in coagulation diagnostics. Pre-analytics in haemostaseology. Global coagulation tests (for example Quick and PTT). Activity and concentration analysis. Point-of-care diagnostics in haemostaseology. Interpretation of the findings, documentation and quality assurance.

Superior module:

Haematology and Haemostaseology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the function and composition of blood, including the morphology and function of the cellular blood components. They can prepare haematological findings, thereby taking the analytical laboratory process into consideration. They can microscopically differentiate the cellular blood components. The graduates can draw capillary and venous blood and know how to correctly deal with patients. They understand the events taking place during primary and secondary haemostasis and know the methods used in the coagulation diagnostics. The graduates can perform global coagulation tests, activity and concentration tests on analytical instruments and on point-of-care equipment. They know the guidelines related to the quality assurance and documentation in this field. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can, within this area, perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results using blood or plasma.

Laboratory Practise Histology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2LHILB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Pre-analytics and preparation of histological tissues. Diverse histological cutting and staining techniques, fixation and embedding methods (including frozen section diagnostics). General and specialised histological detection methods. Storage of samples. Quality assurance and documentation. Plausibility and interpretation. Microscopy and interpretation of histological preparations of normal and pathologically changed tissues. Laboratory safety in histology and first aid measures.

Superior module:

Histology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the structure of the main human tissues and normal tissue complexes. They have obtained the competence to judge the pre-analytical quality of histological tissues and to process these. The graduates can select and perform the appropriate cutting and staining techniques and perform quality assuring measures. They can recognize morphological changes in histological preparations. They are able to test the results on plausibility, can make connections to the diseases and discuss these.

Learning Process Evaluation 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2RL2RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Reflection on the organisation and implementation of the courses held during the 2nd semester. Exercises to practice communication skills related to situations arising as part of the degree course, observations and reflections of different situations of communication, failures in communication and their effects.

Superior module:

Social Competences 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired social communicative competences and self-competences such as communication skills, as well as the ability to deal with criticism, conflicts and to reflect. They know theoretical concepts for the analysis of social interactions and communication and can analyse the concept of health and disease from a psychological and sociological point of view. The graduates understand the social environment in which their future profession is embedded and know which consequences this brings.

Practise Functional Diagnostics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2UFDUB
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Basics and performance of functional diagnostic examinations in the fields of electro-cardiology, electro-neurophysiology and pulmonology. Indications and contraindications for functional diagnostic examinations. Meaning of the results and consequences for therapeutic measures. Importance of functional diagnostic examinations. Aspects of hygiene, instrument handling, quality assurance and documentation. Introduction into the field of patient conversations and patient oriented process organisation.

Superior module:

Functional Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological basics for the performance of functional diagnostic examinations. They can connect and apply these skills to physical-technical methods. The graduated know the basic practical performance of cardiovascular, neurophysiological and pulmonic functional diagnostics. They understand their extraordinary role in the field of functional diagnostics with respect to the direct contact with the patients and the medical-technical and diagnostic applications. They can test the quality of the results and their plausibility. They can integrate these results in the overall picture and find, through appropriate argumentation, the connections to defined diseases.

Specialisation in Biochemistry

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2VBCVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Kinetics and inhibition of enzymes. Relevant biochemical reaction pathways of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids and lipids. Bio-synthesis of organic-biochemical molecules relevant for human medicine.

Superior module:

Basic Knowledge in Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the chemical and pharmacological terminology and basics. They know general chemical reactions, which results in an understanding of the biochemical processes that take place as part of the metabolism in the human body and also in an understanding of chemical in vitro reactions.

Team Project Laboratory Diagnostics 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2TL1LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Simulation of a functioning clinical laboratory using all thus far obtained skills. Implementation of clinical chemistry, haematology, haemostaseology, histology and basic immunology laboratory methods. Implementation of laboratory computer systems. Promotion of self-organisation skills.

Superior module:

Social Competences 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired social communicative competences and self-competences such as communication skills, as well as the ability to deal with criticism, conflicts and to reflect. They know theoretical concepts for the analysis of social interactions and communication and can analyse the concept of health and disease from a psychological and sociological point of view. The graduates understand the social environment in which their future profession is embedded and know which consequences this brings.

Theory Clinical Chemistry 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2TK2VO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Organ specific laboratory diagnostics, with a focus on the heart, liver, kidneys, digestive organs, thyroid gland, and bones. Inflammation diagnostics. Oncological laboratory diagnostics. Hormone diagnostics.

Superior module:

Clinical Chemistry

Module description:

The graduates of this module have knowledge on the physiology, pathophysiology and clinical diagnostic laboratory parameters of different kinds of diseases. The can perform selected laboratory-based analytical methods and thereby take the complete analytical process, as well as the quality management needed, into consideration. They are used to working with infectious specimens. The graduates of this module can document the analytical process in a suitable manner and can interpret the obtained results. This information can be translated in the light of the gained knowledge of the thus far completed courses. They have knowledge of organ specific laboratory diagnostics, with a special focus on defined organs and apparatuses. They have obtained competences in performing analytical separation methods. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results to work on organ-specific assignments from blood, urine and liquor. They are familiarised to the use of protocols or literature in the English language.

Theory Functional Diagnostics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2TFDIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Physical basics and clinical meaning of pulmonary, cardiovascular, electro-neurophysiological, nuclear medical and other functional diagnostic examinations. Physical and instrumental basics within these fields. Parameters relevant for the practice and diagnostically relevant measurement units for pulmonary, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

Superior module:

Functional Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological basics for the performance of functional diagnostic examinations. They can connect and apply these skills to physical-technical methods. The graduated know the basic practical performance of cardiovascular, neurophysiological and pulmonic functional diagnostics. They understand their extraordinary role in the field of functional diagnostics with respect to the direct contact with the patients and the medical-technical and diagnostic applications. They can test the quality of the results and their plausibility. They can integrate these results in the overall picture and find, through appropriate argumentation, the connections to defined diseases.

Theory Haemostaseology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2THSVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Primary and secondary haemostasis, plasmatic coagulation including the factors involved, fibrinolysis, primary and secondary haemorrhagic diatheses, therapies affecting laboratory tests and examples of pathologies.

Superior module:

Haematology and Haemostaseology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the function and composition of blood, including the morphology and function of the cellular blood components. They can prepare haematological findings, thereby taking the analytical laboratory process into consideration. They can microscopically differentiate the cellular blood components. The graduates can draw capillary and venous blood and know how to correctly deal with patients. They understand the events taking place during primary and secondary haemostasis and know the methods used in the coagulation diagnostics. The graduates can perform global coagulation tests, activity and concentration tests on analytical instruments and on point-of-care equipment. They know the guidelines related to the quality assurance and documentation in this field. They have acquired the skills to understand clinical case reports and can, within this area, perform the laboratory methods and interpret the results using blood or plasma.

Theory Histology and Histopathology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code BMAB2THHVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Recognise and name the basic types of tissues which are composed of a functionally equally differentiated cell complex as building blocks for all organ systems. General and specific organ histology and morphological changes of diseased tissues. Organ-specific diseases and their morphological characteristics. Microscopy of selected normal, pathological and extra-genital cytological preparations.

Superior module:

Histology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the structure of the main human tissues and normal tissue complexes. They have obtained the competence to judge the pre-analytical quality of histological tissues and to process these. The graduates can select and perform the appropriate cutting and staining techniques and perform quality assuring measures. They can recognize morphological changes in histological preparations. They are able to test the results on plausibility, can make connections to the diseases and discuss these.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Case Studies Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3CH2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Performance and interpretation of haematological methods. Linking the obtained information to other relevant disciplines (for example haemostaseology and clinical chemistry). Literature search for relevant and recent publications, also in the English language. Presentation of haematological case reports. Language: English.

Superior module:

Haematology and Immunohaematology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the main diseases of the blood building system including the clinical symptoms and diagnostics. They can differentiate and judge pathological and non-pathological blood and bone marrow smears based on morphological criteria. The graduates understand the ABO and the Rhesus system, as well as antigens of leukocytes and thrombocytes, and know the importance of these factors for transfusion medicine. They understand the theoretical basics of different detection methods and can perform selected immunohaematological techniques. They know the importance of quality assurance and documentation. They can process clinical case studies, perform the laboratory analysis belonging to these case studies and interpret the results.

Case Studies Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3FI1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Application of immunological techniques related to subject-specific case studies.

Superior module:

Immunology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge in the field of immunology and can describe the immunological and immune-pathological mechanisms in the human body and explain their relations. They know the principle of antigen-antibody reactions and are familiarised with a broad spectrum of laboratory methods that rely on immunological principles and are used for a multitude of diagnostic requests. The graduates can perform the validation of the results by the use of quality controls, for example in the scope of case studies, and can proof this for plausibility. In addition, they can use their knowledge in theory and practice.

Case Studies Microbiological Laboratory Diagnostics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3FMBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Processing of clinical microbial cases from patient material for the identification of the pathogen (including literature searches and presentation).

Superior module:

Microbiology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the biology and morphology of microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). They know the methods for culturing, isolation, multiplication and identification of different microbes. They can relate clinically relevant microbial species to their pathological effects in humans. The morphological evaluation is known. They can perform biochemical and immunological identification methods and resistance analysis. They can proof the results obtained and thereby include quality assuring principles. They can integrate these results in the complete picture and define connections and diseases and discuss these.

Human Genetics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3HUGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Characterisation and visualisation of the human chromosomes, chromosome disorders (development of numerical and structural chromosome disorders and clinical examples), cytogenetic and molecular-cytogenetic analytical methods in theory and practice.

Superior module:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the cellular molecular mechanisms and have basic knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, classical genetics and human genetics. They know classical and novel analytical methods and their areas of use in molecular diagnostics, research, gene therapy, gene technologies. They can apply molecular biological databases based on specific cases. The graduates can test the results for their plausibility, taking into account the different measures for quality assurance, they can integrate these results in the broader picture and connect and defend the findings in relation to the chosen scientific question.

Internationalisation in Biomedical Sciences

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3IBSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Understanding and explaining English texts. Enhancing biomedical sciences-specific language skills (spoken and written). Working of internationalization subjects in the field of biomedical sciences. Language: English.

Superior module:

Social Competences 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module have enhanced social-communicative competences and self-competences. The can realistically judge their own professional, organisational, coordinative and administrative skills, based on the requirements needed as a biomedical scientist. They know the meaning of diversity with respect to the patients and colleagues. They know the need for life-long learning in order to ensure the quality of their profession as a biomedical scientist.

Laboratory Practise Bacteriology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3LBALB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 3.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Performance of culturing, isolation, multiplication and identification of aerobe and anaerobe bacteria based on culture morphology, staining characteristics and microscopy. Use of specific equipment and working under sterile conditions. Examples of staining methods, biochemical and mass spectrometric identification, including resistance examination, quality assurance, plausibility determination and interpretation. Automatization.

Superior module:

Microbiology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the biology and morphology of microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). They know the methods for culturing, isolation, multiplication and identification of different microbes. They can relate clinically relevant microbial species to their pathological effects in humans. The morphological evaluation is known. They can perform biochemical and immunological identification methods and resistance analysis. They can proof the results obtained and thereby include quality assuring principles. They can integrate these results in the complete picture and define connections and diseases and discuss these.

Laboratory Practise Gynaecological Cytology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3LZYLB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Cell recovery, staining methods and microscopic evaluation of cellular images (benign and malignant) in the field of gynaecological cytology. Analysis methods for the detection of pathologically changed cells (for example immune-cytology). Terminology. Preparation of the test results using different nomenclature. Quality assurance in the field of gynaecological cytology

Superior module:

Cell Biology and Cell Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the cellular biological processes and morphological basics of healthy and pathologically altered cells in vivo and in vitro. They know the different methods for preparing cytological preparations and the criteria for benign and malignant changes in gynaecological cytology. They can, based on the different kinds of nomenclature, process the test results and know the relationship between histological and cytological results in the scope of quality assurance in gynaecological cytology. They know the basics of cell culture techniques and working under sterile conditions. They know different types of cells. They can use their knowledge in theory and practice, including in case studies, and can connect their knowledge to other biomedical areas.

Laboratory Practise Haematology 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3LH2LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Application of in-depth analyses in haematology. Morphological microscopic criteria for the differentiation of normal and pathologic blood counts such as anaemia and leukaemia. Introduction into the interpretation of bone marrow smears. Manual and automated analysis of normal and pathogenic blood counts, including the microscopic differentiation. Introduction in the validation of bone marrow smears. Quality assurance, documentation and interpretation of the results.

Superior module:

Haematology and Immunohaematology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the main diseases of the blood building system including the clinical symptoms and diagnostics. They can differentiate and judge pathological and non-pathological blood and bone marrow smears based on morphological criteria. The graduates understand the ABO and the Rhesus system, as well as antigens of leukocytes and thrombocytes, and know the importance of these factors for transfusion medicine. They understand the theoretical basics of different detection methods and can perform selected immunohaematological techniques. They know the importance of quality assurance and documentation. They can process clinical case studies, perform the laboratory analysis belonging to these case studies and interpret the results.

Laboratory Practise Immunology 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3LI1LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Immunological basics and diagnostic immunological methods (for example ELISA, agglutination test, immune precipitation, indirect immune fluorescence) including pre- and post-analytics, documentation and quality assurance.

Superior module:

Immunology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge in the field of immunology and can describe the immunological and immune-pathological mechanisms in the human body and explain their relations. They know the principle of antigen-antibody reactions and are familiarised with a broad spectrum of laboratory methods that rely on immunological principles and are used for a multitude of diagnostic requests. The graduates can perform the validation of the results by the use of quality controls, for example in the scope of case studies, and can proof this for plausibility. In addition, they can use their knowledge in theory and practice.

Learning Process Evaluation 3

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3RL3RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Subject specific reflection of the contents and methods used in the degree course. Stimulation of the reflective potential of the students. Overall view on the contextual and didactical contents of the studies for biomedical sciences. Preparation for the upcoming internships.

Superior module:

Social Competences 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module have enhanced social-communicative competences and self-competences. The can realistically judge their own professional, organisational, coordinative and administrative skills, based on the requirements needed as a biomedical scientist. They know the meaning of diversity with respect to the patients and colleagues. They know the need for life-long learning in order to ensure the quality of their profession as a biomedical scientist.

Parasitology and Mycology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3PUMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Classification of protozoans, helminths and arthropods, as well as their pathogenicity, exemplary treatment in the clinic and laboratory diagnostics. Classification of fungi, growing patterns, multiplication. Obtaining the material as part of the laboratory diagnostics, preparation of microscopic preparations from selected fungi cultures, including microscopic identification. Discussion of selected mycological pathogens, their culturing, microscopic and biochemical identification and the pathology of these fungi.

Superior module:

Microbiology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the biology and morphology of microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). They know the methods for culturing, isolation, multiplication and identification of different microbes. They can relate clinically relevant microbial species to their pathological effects in humans. The morphological evaluation is known. They can perform biochemical and immunological identification methods and resistance analysis. They can proof the results obtained and thereby include quality assuring principles. They can integrate these results in the complete picture and define connections and diseases and discuss these.

Scientific Work and Presenting

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3WAPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Relationship between research questions and methods. Focussed literature searches in data banks. Finding subjects and formulation of research questions, criteria for appropriate subjects for the written thesis in the scope of the degree course. Design, choice and processing of relevant literature and the use of this literature for the own thesis, instructions towards the compilation of a scientific work. Kinds of presentations, structure of a presentation, preparation, media, interactions with the audience, speech and presentation techniques.

Superior module:

Scientific Work and Bachelor Thesis 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge that enables the understanding and planning of a research process. They can retrieve and understand national and international novel scientific information. They can formulate research goals and hypotheses in the field of biomedical sciences. They can interpret scientific data, translate these into their own words and summarise them in a thesis or report in the field of natural sciences.

Specialisation in Cell Biology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3TZBVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

DNA-Replication (definition and basic principles), transcription and translation, RNA and proteins, DNA-damage and repair, telomeres and senescence, cell cycle, mitosis/ meiosis, cellular communication, cell differentiation ¿ specialised cells, apoptosis / necrosis, stem cells.

Superior module:

Cell Biology and Cell Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the cellular biological processes and morphological basics of healthy and pathologically altered cells in vivo and in vitro. They know the different methods for preparing cytological preparations and the criteria for benign and malignant changes in gynaecological cytology. They can, based on the different kinds of nomenclature, process the test results and know the relationship between histological and cytological results in the scope of quality assurance in gynaecological cytology. They know the basics of cell culture techniques and working under sterile conditions. They know different types of cells. They can use their knowledge in theory and practice, including in case studies, and can connect their knowledge to other biomedical areas.

Theory Bacteriology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3TBAVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basics in bacteriology, structure, morphology and staining characteristics of bacteria, culturing and identification of germs, bacteriological drinking water evaluation, sterility controls, molecular biological methods, specialised bacteriology and clinical diseases from selected germs. Serological basics.

Superior module:

Microbiology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the biology and morphology of microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). They know the methods for culturing, isolation, multiplication and identification of different microbes. They can relate clinically relevant microbial species to their pathological effects in humans. The morphological evaluation is known. They can perform biochemical and immunological identification methods and resistance analysis. They can proof the results obtained and thereby include quality assuring principles. They can integrate these results in the complete picture and define connections and diseases and discuss these.

Theory Gynaecological Cytology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3TZYVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Specialisation in the biology and morphology of organ specific cells, criteria of benign and malignant changes in the field of gynaecological cytology, nomenclature, quality assurance.

Superior module:

Cell Biology and Cell Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the cellular biological processes and morphological basics of healthy and pathologically altered cells in vivo and in vitro. They know the different methods for preparing cytological preparations and the criteria for benign and malignant changes in gynaecological cytology. They can, based on the different kinds of nomenclature, process the test results and know the relationship between histological and cytological results in the scope of quality assurance in gynaecological cytology. They know the basics of cell culture techniques and working under sterile conditions. They know different types of cells. They can use their knowledge in theory and practice, including in case studies, and can connect their knowledge to other biomedical areas.

Theory Haematology 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3TH2VO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Pathogenesis of different diseases and their systems, including clinical pathologies and diagnostics (for example anaemia, acute and chronic leukaemia, lymphomas, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative syndrome, thrombocytic diseases and myelomas). Basics of flow cytometry.

Superior module:

Haematology and Immunohaematology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the main diseases of the blood building system including the clinical symptoms and diagnostics. They can differentiate and judge pathological and non-pathological blood and bone marrow smears based on morphological criteria. The graduates understand the ABO and the Rhesus system, as well as antigens of leukocytes and thrombocytes, and know the importance of these factors for transfusion medicine. They understand the theoretical basics of different detection methods and can perform selected immunohaematological techniques. They know the importance of quality assurance and documentation. They can process clinical case studies, perform the laboratory analysis belonging to these case studies and interpret the results.

Theory Immunology 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3TI1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Development and function of the immune system (immunisation, immune response, immunity); structure and function of molecules and cells of the immune system (antigen-antibody; immune competent cells, cytokines, chemokines, receptors, complement system); active and passive immunisation.

Superior module:

Immunology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge in the field of immunology and can describe the immunological and immune-pathological mechanisms in the human body and explain their relations. They know the principle of antigen-antibody reactions and are familiarised with a broad spectrum of laboratory methods that rely on immunological principles and are used for a multitude of diagnostic requests. The graduates can perform the validation of the results by the use of quality controls, for example in the scope of case studies, and can proof this for plausibility. In addition, they can use their knowledge in theory and practice.

Theory Molecular Biology and Genetics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3TMGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

General basics in genetics (genome, chromosomes, structure and function of genes, chemical structure of nucleic acids, replication, transcription, translation, genetic alterations), rules of inheritance (dominant vs. recessive), application in diagnostics, research and development, teaching of subject-specific genetic contents, methods and guidelines in human genetics, gene-technology, biotechnology, gene-therapy, as well as legal requirements and genetic-ethics.

Superior module:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the cellular molecular mechanisms and have basic knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, classical genetics and human genetics. They know classical and novel analytical methods and their areas of use in molecular diagnostics, research, gene therapy, gene technologies. They can apply molecular biological databases based on specific cases. The graduates can test the results for their plausibility, taking into account the different measures for quality assurance, they can integrate these results in the broader picture and connect and defend the findings in relation to the chosen scientific question.

Theory Quality Management Systems

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3TQSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Definitions, philosophies, legal basis, models, norms (for example ISO 9001:2015, ISO 15189), guidelines (GLP, GMP, GCP, GSP), process- and risk-management as part of QM systems, documentation (structure of a QM-manual), certification, accreditation, audit process, QM-tools, ethics and data protection.

Superior module:

Quality Management

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge on the meaning and importance of quality management (QM), quality management system, process management and patient safety. They know relevant QM norms in the field of health care and can apply and use these in practise.

Virology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB3VIRIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Definition and structure of DNA and RNA viruses. Development of the pathogenicity, basics in the immunological and infection diagnostics of selected viruses, including the clinic and associated special diagnostic procedures. Direct and indirect antigen detection, antibody detection, molecular biological methods for the detection of viruses.

Superior module:

Microbiology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge on the biology and morphology of microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). They know the methods for culturing, isolation, multiplication and identification of different microbes. They can relate clinically relevant microbial species to their pathological effects in humans. The morphological evaluation is known. They can perform biochemical and immunological identification methods and resistance analysis. They can proof the results obtained and thereby include quality assuring principles. They can integrate these results in the complete picture and define connections and diseases and discuss these.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Applied Quality Management Systems

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4AQSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Structure and implementation of a quality management system or a quality assuring structure in a diagnostic laboratory using the DIN ISO 9001:2015 and/ or the ISO 15189 norms. Creating of concepts and master documents (such as standard operating protocols and checklists), system controlling, planning and implementation of improvement strategies based on the requirements, preparations and performance of certification measures (internal and external audits).

Superior module:

Quality Management

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge on the meaning and importance of quality management (QM), quality management system, process management and patient safety. They know relevant QM norms in the field of health care and can apply and use these in practise.

Basics in Biostatistics

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4GBSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Descriptive statistics, main data types, discrete data, visualisation of correlations, visualisation of continuous data, histograms, position and dispersion mass, probability calculations, testing of hypothesis, statistical tests, correlation and regression calculations.

Superior module:

Scientific Work and Bachelor Thesis 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge that enables the understanding and planning of a research process. They can retrieve and understand national and international novel scientific information. They can formulate research goals and hypotheses in the field of biomedical sciences. They can interpret scientific data, translate these into their own words and summarise them in a thesis or report in the field of natural sciences.

Case Studies Cellular Biological Laboratory Diagnostics

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4CSCIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Case studies in the field of gynaecological cytology. DNA-cytometry in gynaecological cytology. Independent application of theoretical and practical skills acquired in cell culture. Language: English.

Superior module:

Cell Biology and Cell Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the cellular biological processes and morphological basics of healthy and pathologically altered cells in vivo and in vitro. They know the different methods for preparing cytological preparations and the criteria for benign and malignant changes in gynaecological cytology. They can, based on the different kinds of nomenclature, process the test results and know the relationship between histological and cytological results in the scope of quality assurance in gynaecological cytology. They know the basics of cell culture techniques and working under sterile conditions. They know different types of cells. They can use their knowledge in theory and practice, including in case studies, and can connect their knowledge to other biomedical areas.

Case Studies Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4CSIIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Application of the obtained laboratory-diagnostic skills, independent preparation of a subject-specific case based on the literature and practical experiences. Language: English.

Superior module:

Immunology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge in the field of immunology and can describe the immunological and immune-pathological mechanisms in the human body and explain their relations. They know the principle of antigen-antibody reactions and are familiarised with a broad spectrum of laboratory methods that rely on immunological principles and are used for a multitude of diagnostic requests. The graduates can perform the validation of the results by the use of quality controls, for example in the scope of case studies, and can proof this for plausibility. In addition, they can use their knowledge in theory and practice.

Case Studies Molecular Biological Laboratory Diagnostics

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4CSMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Application of molecular biological techniques related to subject-specific case studies. Independent work on subject-specific cases based on literature and practise. Language: English.

Superior module:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the cellular molecular mechanisms and have basic knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, classical genetics and human genetics. They know classical and novel analytical methods and their areas of use in molecular diagnostics, research, gene therapy, gene technologies. They can apply molecular biological databases based on specific cases. The graduates can test the results for their plausibility, taking into account the different measures for quality assurance, they can integrate these results in the broader picture and connect and defend the findings in relation to the chosen scientific question.

Laboratory Practise Cell Biology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4LZBLB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Requirements for a cell culture laboratory. Working under sterile conditions. Basic knowledge to the handling of cells (initiation of a cell culture, changing medium, passaging, cell counting, long-time storage and cryo-conservation of cells). Cell culture types (suspension and adhering). Viability measurements.

Superior module:

Cell Biology and Cell Diagnostics

Module description:

The graduates of this module have acquired knowledge on the cellular biological processes and morphological basics of healthy and pathologically altered cells in vivo and in vitro. They know the different methods for preparing cytological preparations and the criteria for benign and malignant changes in gynaecological cytology. They can, based on the different kinds of nomenclature, process the test results and know the relationship between histological and cytological results in the scope of quality assurance in gynaecological cytology. They know the basics of cell culture techniques and working under sterile conditions. They know different types of cells. They can use their knowledge in theory and practice, including in case studies, and can connect their knowledge to other biomedical areas.

Laboratory Practise Immunohaematology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4LIHLB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Theoretical basics on the different detection methods (agglutination test, supplement test, Coombs test, etc.), blood group determination, antibody screening and identification including pre-analytics, documentation and quality assurance. Exemplary performance of immunohaematological techniques such as blood grouping, antibody screening, pre-transfusion matching, etc. Documentation and troubleshooting.

Superior module:

Haematology and Immunohaematology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the main diseases of the blood building system including the clinical symptoms and diagnostics. They can differentiate and judge pathological and non-pathological blood and bone marrow smears based on morphological criteria. The graduates understand the ABO and the Rhesus system, as well as antigens of leukocytes and thrombocytes, and know the importance of these factors for transfusion medicine. They understand the theoretical basics of different detection methods and can perform selected immunohaematological techniques. They know the importance of quality assurance and documentation. They can process clinical case studies, perform the laboratory analysis belonging to these case studies and interpret the results.

Laboratory Practise Immunology 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4LI2LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Immunological methods in diagnostics and research, such as different kinds of ELISAs, Western blot analysis, cell separation techniques, immunohistology and (automated) allergy diagnostics.

Superior module:

Immunology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge in the field of immunology and can describe the immunological and immune-pathological mechanisms in the human body and explain their relations. They know the principle of antigen-antibody reactions and are familiarised with a broad spectrum of laboratory methods that rely on immunological principles and are used for a multitude of diagnostic requests. The graduates can perform the validation of the results by the use of quality controls, for example in the scope of case studies, and can proof this for plausibility. In addition, they can use their knowledge in theory and practice.

Laboratory Practise Molecular Biology and Genetics

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4LMGLB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 5
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Pre-analytics, principles of molecular biological methods (relevant methods, analytical methods and techniques in the field of molecular biology, troubleshooting, quality assurance), subject ¿specific measures for safety, application of databases (genome databases), isolation and determination of the concentration of nucleic acids, exemplary performance of molecular biological methods and troubleshooting, subject-specific safety management, documentation, validation and interpretation of the results.

Superior module:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the cellular molecular mechanisms and have basic knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, classical genetics and human genetics. They know classical and novel analytical methods and their areas of use in molecular diagnostics, research, gene therapy, gene technologies. They can apply molecular biological databases based on specific cases. The graduates can test the results for their plausibility, taking into account the different measures for quality assurance, they can integrate these results in the broader picture and connect and defend the findings in relation to the chosen scientific question.

Learning Process Evaluation 4

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4LPERC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Subject specific reflection of the contents and methods used in the degree course. Stimulation of the reflective potential of the students. Overall view on the contextual and didactical contents of the studies for biomedical sciences. Supervision to relevant subjects in this semester. Language: English.

Superior module:

Social Competences 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module have enhanced social-communicative competences and self-competences. The can realistically judge their own professional, organisational, coordinative and administrative skills, based on the requirements needed as a biomedical scientist. They know the meaning of diversity with respect to the patients and colleagues. They know the need for life-long learning in order to ensure the quality of their profession as a biomedical scientist.

Professional Practical Training 1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4BP1IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

External internship in one of the following mandatory fields: clinical chemistry, haematology, immunohaematology, haemostaseology, histology, cytology or microbiology.

Superior module:

Professional Practical Training 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module can transport the knowledge gained in the theoretical and practical courses to the daily working routine. They have gained laboratory-specific and social competences enabling them to work in the following fields: clinical chemistry, haematology, immunohaematology, haemostaseology, histology, cytology and microbiology.

Risk Management and Patient Safety

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4RUPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Definitions, risk awareness, fault management, communication culture, reporting and learning systems, Critical Incident Reporting Systems (CIRS), checklists, fields of application in the laboratory.

Superior module:

Quality Management

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge on the meaning and importance of quality management (QM), quality management system, process management and patient safety. They know relevant QM norms in the field of health care and can apply and use these in practise.

Supporting Seminar and Bachelor Thesis 1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4BA1SE
Type SE
Kind Bachelor thesis
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Writing of the 1st Bachelor thesis. Support and reflected advice for the planning and actual writing of the thesis. Determination of success criteria and difficulties. Discussion of context-methodological research questions.

Superior module:

Scientific Work and Bachelor Thesis 1

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained knowledge that enables the understanding and planning of a research process. They can retrieve and understand national and international novel scientific information. They can formulate research goals and hypotheses in the field of biomedical sciences. They can interpret scientific data, translate these into their own words and summarise them in a thesis or report in the field of natural sciences.

Team Project Laboratory Diagnostics 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4TL2LB
Type LB
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Simulation of a functioning laboratory using the competences derived up to the time-point of this project. Application of clinical chemical, haematological, haemostaseological, histological, microbiological, cytological and immunological analysis methods. Inclusion of laboratory based computer systems. Stimulation of the self-organisational skills.

Superior module:

Social Competences 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module have enhanced social-communicative competences and self-competences. The can realistically judge their own professional, organisational, coordinative and administrative skills, based on the requirements needed as a biomedical scientist. They know the meaning of diversity with respect to the patients and colleagues. They know the need for life-long learning in order to ensure the quality of their profession as a biomedical scientist.

Theory Immunohaematology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4TIHVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

ABO and Rhesus systems, including their genetic control mechanisms, antigens of the leukocytes and thrombocytes, transfusion medicine, autoimmune haemolytic anaemia, forensic haemato-genesis.

Superior module:

Haematology and Immunohaematology

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the main diseases of the blood building system including the clinical symptoms and diagnostics. They can differentiate and judge pathological and non-pathological blood and bone marrow smears based on morphological criteria. The graduates understand the ABO and the Rhesus system, as well as antigens of leukocytes and thrombocytes, and know the importance of these factors for transfusion medicine. They understand the theoretical basics of different detection methods and can perform selected immunohaematological techniques. They know the importance of quality assurance and documentation. They can process clinical case studies, perform the laboratory analysis belonging to these case studies and interpret the results.

Theory Immunology 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4TI2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In depth knowledge on the pathogenesis and clinical specificities in case of autoimmunity, tumour development, transplantation, infection and allergy.

Superior module:

Immunology

Module description:

The graduates of this module have basic knowledge in the field of immunology and can describe the immunological and immune-pathological mechanisms in the human body and explain their relations. They know the principle of antigen-antibody reactions and are familiarised with a broad spectrum of laboratory methods that rely on immunological principles and are used for a multitude of diagnostic requests. The graduates can perform the validation of the results by the use of quality controls, for example in the scope of case studies, and can proof this for plausibility. In addition, they can use their knowledge in theory and practice.

Topics in Molecular Biology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code BMAB4IMBVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction English
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Guest lectures in current technologies and laboratory methods using molecular biological techniques, such as molecular biological laboratory analytics, reproductive medicine, forensic or tumour therapy. Language: English.

Superior module:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the cellular molecular mechanisms and have basic knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, classical genetics and human genetics. They know classical and novel analytical methods and their areas of use in molecular diagnostics, research, gene therapy, gene technologies. They can apply molecular biological databases based on specific cases. The graduates can test the results for their plausibility, taking into account the different measures for quality assurance, they can integrate these results in the broader picture and connect and defend the findings in relation to the chosen scientific question.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Application Strategies and Career Planning

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB5BSKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Job market, possibilities of platforms for job searches. Preparation of application documents in German and English, telephone conference to make an appointment for the application interview, application interview, presentation of the own person, video exercises, application strategies.

Superior module:

Informatics and Communication

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained communicative and organisational skills needed for to perform complicated interdisciplinary tasks. They understand communication and (electronic) information systems and have knowledge on the data and information processing in a clinical laboratory. They can present this information professionally and can communicate with colleagues on the basis of equality. They can present their decisions in a professional manner. The graduates can work according to the professional, economic and ecological principles. They can actively support the progression of the profession.

Medical Information Technologies

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB5MITIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Basic principles of ICT, statistics and data processing. Information systems and information exchange as part of and out of the context of a company. Electronic data processing in the health care system. Process and information management in a laboratory context. Data processing in the context of the world wide web.

Superior module:

Informatics and Communication

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained communicative and organisational skills needed for to perform complicated interdisciplinary tasks. They understand communication and (electronic) information systems and have knowledge on the data and information processing in a clinical laboratory. They can present this information professionally and can communicate with colleagues on the basis of equality. They can present their decisions in a professional manner. The graduates can work according to the professional, economic and ecological principles. They can actively support the progression of the profession.

Presentation of Fields of Practice

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB5PPFIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Presentation of the internships by and for students. Guest lectures with information on areas of practice in specialised laboratories (for example cornea transplantation or in vitro fertilisation laboratories).

Superior module:

Informatics and Communication

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained communicative and organisational skills needed for to perform complicated interdisciplinary tasks. They understand communication and (electronic) information systems and have knowledge on the data and information processing in a clinical laboratory. They can present this information professionally and can communicate with colleagues on the basis of equality. They can present their decisions in a professional manner. The graduates can work according to the professional, economic and ecological principles. They can actively support the progression of the profession.

Professional Practical Training 2

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB5BP2IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 24
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

External internship in the following mandatory fields: clinical chemistry, haematology, immunohaematology, haemostaseology, histology, cytology or microbiology. Two times 6 ECTS can electively be performed in the following fields: cell culture, reproductive medicine or other specialised areas of biomedical sciences, multi-professional areas in research, industry and veterinary medicine.

Superior module:

Professional Practical Training 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module can apply the acquired knowledge from the theoretical and practical courses to the daily working routine. They have gained laboratory-specific and social competences enabling them to work in the following fields: clinical chemistry, haematology, immunohaematology, haemostaseology, histology, cytology and microbiology. In addition, they can gain additional practical and theoretical skills in the following elective areas: cell culture, reproductive medicine or other specialised areas of biomedical sciences, such as transfusion medicine, nuclear medicine, etc. as well as multi-professional areas in research, industry and veterinary medicine.

Project Management and Research

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB5PMFIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Basic principles of project management, different kinds and stages of projects, project goals, guidance and planning. Planning of resources (costs, time, and goals ¿ planning of work packages), selection and planning of the scientific experiments, performing and controlling of the single project stages, documentation (PHB), problem solving- and decision-making techniques. Practical performance by the use of concrete research proposals with a scientific aim within the field of biomedical sciences. Scientifically sound research of the recent medical literature in databases. Statistical evaluation and interpretation of the data obtained in the project in order to answer the chosen research question. Project documentation, presentation and dissemination

Superior module:

Scientific Work and Bachelor Thesis 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module can effectively plan and apply research processes. They can process the acquired data as graphs, tables and text and reflect these in the scope of recent literature. They can use scientific knowledge for professional and scientific progress.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Conversational Skills to Act Professional

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6GPHIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Professional conversations with varying stakeholders. Conversation techniques. Preparation, initiation of relationships, criteria to recognise functioning and non-functioning communications. Discussion. Moderation.

Superior module:

Informatics and Communication

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained communicative and organisational skills needed for to perform complicated interdisciplinary tasks. They understand communication and (electronic) information systems and have knowledge on the data and information processing in a clinical laboratory. They can present this information professionally and can communicate with colleagues on the basis of equality. They can present their decisions in a professional manner. The graduates can work according to the professional, economic and ecological principles. They can actively support the progression of the profession.

Final Bachelor Exam

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6BAPIT
Type BP
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The final examination of the Bachelor degree course entails the complete laboratory diagnostic contents of the past 6 Semester, since passing the exam provides the allowance to work as a BMS. The knowledge is tested using open questions and also based on case reports.

Superior module:

Scientific Work and Bachelor Thesis 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module can effectively plan and apply research processes. They can process the acquired data as graphs, tables and text and reflect these in the scope of recent literature. They can use scientific knowledge for professional and scientific progress.

Interdisciplinary Case Studies

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6IFAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Discussion, reflection and presentation of clinical case studies in an interdisciplinary setting with different health care professionals. Didactically focused disease related cases, case reports of the students and additional materials such as videos, texts, scientific publications, description of patient-oriented disease cases, pathology, pathophysiology, anamnesis, symptoms, possible diagnostic and therapeutic processes/ work flows and decisions. Interfaces and boundaries between the different health care professions. Correlation between the modern high-tech medicine and the requirements of the patients with respect to acknowledgement, humanity and delimitation.

Superior module:

Informatics and Communication

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained communicative and organisational skills needed for to perform complicated interdisciplinary tasks. They understand communication and (electronic) information systems and have knowledge on the data and information processing in a clinical laboratory. They can present this information professionally and can communicate with colleagues on the basis of equality. They can present their decisions in a professional manner. The graduates can work according to the professional, economic and ecological principles. They can actively support the progression of the profession.

Learning Process Evaluation 5

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6RL5RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Reflexion of situations occurring during the internships for the bachelor project. Time and stress management, professional identification, professional ethical questioning, interdisciplinary cooperation, preparation toward the exchange to a working life or additional studies. Support and discussion during the internships.

Superior module:

Informatics and Communication

Module description:

The graduates of this module have gained communicative and organisational skills needed for to perform complicated interdisciplinary tasks. They understand communication and (electronic) information systems and have knowledge on the data and information processing in a clinical laboratory. They can present this information professionally and can communicate with colleagues on the basis of equality. They can present their decisions in a professional manner. The graduates can work according to the professional, economic and ecological principles. They can actively support the progression of the profession.

Legal Basis for Health Care Professionals

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6RGGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic definitions of jurisprudence, fundamental and liberty rights related to patient rights, basics on civil rights and criminal law. Introduction into sanitary rights (especially the MTD-Law, medicine and medical products laws), introduction into labour laws and social security rights.

Superior module:

Law and Economy in Health Care

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the legal foundations needed to perform their professions. They have obtained an overview over the Austrian health care system and on the intra- and extramural contributions of health care. They understand the economic valuation of the health care system, the structural and operational organization of a hospital and have basic knowledge on the foundation of a self-employed practice as well as knowledge and methods for PR-work.

Main Features of the Health Care System and Health Care Economy

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6GGOVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Health Care System in Austria, judgement of health and life, main goals and measures, responsibilities, organisation and care levels, intra- and extra-mural health care management, health politics and public costs of health care: cost allocation. The hospital as service company: company process and structure, legal basis, management principles, area of functioning, extramural areas.

Superior module:

Law and Economy in Health Care

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the legal foundations needed to perform their professions. They have obtained an overview over the Austrian health care system and on the intra- and extramural contributions of health care. They understand the economic valuation of the health care system, the structural and operational organization of a hospital and have basic knowledge on the foundation of a self-employed practice as well as knowledge and methods for PR-work.

Open Window Biomedical Sciences

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6OWBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Recognition for the organisation of or participation at conferences for BMS. Profession-specific teaching projects for other health care professions. Activities to strengthen the role of BMS in industry and biotechnology. Founding of a laboratory community. Involvement in public relations activities (for example by producing PR materials). Methodological creation of problem based learning tools, such as collaborative learning. Possible elective courses such as travel medicine, laboratory analysis in developing countries, novel therapeutic methods, etc.

Superior module:

Scientific Work and Bachelor Thesis 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module can effectively plan and apply research processes. They can process the acquired data as graphs, tables and text and reflect these in the scope of recent literature. They can use scientific knowledge for professional and scientific progress.

Professional Practical Training 3

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6BP3IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 15
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

External internship in the following mandatory fields: clinical chemistry, haematology, immunohaematology, haemostaseology, histology, cytology or microbiology. Two times 6 ECTS can electively be performed in the following fields: cell culture, reproductive medicine or other specialised areas of biomedical sciences, multi-professional areas in research, industry and veterinary medicine. A part of the work performed in the scope of this internship forms the basis for the 2nd Bachelor thesis.

Superior module:

Professional Practical Training 3

Module description:

The graduates of this module can apply the acquired knowledge from the theoretical and practical courses to the daily working routine. They have gained laboratory-specific and social competences enabling them to work in the following fields: clinical chemistry, haematology, immunohaematology, haemostaseology, histology, cytology and microbiology. In addition, they can gain additional practical and theoretical skills in the following elective areas: cell culture, reproductive medicine or other specialised areas of biomedical sciences, such as transfusion medicine, nuclear medicine, etc. as well as multi-professional areas in research, industry and veterinary medicine.

Self-employment and Basics of Business Management

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6FBGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Foundation of a practise, introduction in accounting, taxes, PR and social benefits.

Superior module:

Law and Economy in Health Care

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the legal foundations needed to perform their professions. They have obtained an overview over the Austrian health care system and on the intra- and extramural contributions of health care. They understand the economic valuation of the health care system, the structural and operational organization of a hospital and have basic knowledge on the foundation of a self-employed practice as well as knowledge and methods for PR-work.

Specialised Areas of Biomedical Sciences

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6SBAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Working contract and employers, self-employment: BMS working-allowance, profession political background information and strategies, possibilities in the scope of the BMS profession, foundation of a practise, reporting obligations, liability law foundations, introduction in accounting, taxes, PR, networking, legal partners, business concept, boundaries of self-employment.

Superior module:

Law and Economy in Health Care

Module description:

The graduates of this module know the legal foundations needed to perform their professions. They have obtained an overview over the Austrian health care system and on the intra- and extramural contributions of health care. They understand the economic valuation of the health care system, the structural and operational organization of a hospital and have basic knowledge on the foundation of a self-employed practice as well as knowledge and methods for PR-work.

Supporting Seminar and Bachelor Thesis 2

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code BMAB6BA2SE
Type SE
Kind Bachelor thesis
Language of instruction German
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Writing of the 2nd Bachelor thesis. Support and reflected advice for the planning and actual writing of the thesis. Determination of success criteria and difficulties. Discussion of context-methodological research questions.

Superior module:

Scientific Work and Bachelor Thesis 2

Module description:

The graduates of this module can effectively plan and apply research processes. They can process the acquired data as graphs, tables and text and reflect these in the scope of recent literature. They can use scientific knowledge for professional and scientific progress.

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SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
INTL-CodeIndicates categories for incoming students
5: offered in English on a routine basis
4: offered in English if a specified number of incoming students attend (usually 3)
3: taught in German but support material in English, exams can also be taken in English, active support from a student buddy
2: taught in German, incoming students require sufficient German proficiency to follow class
1: not available for incomings
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture