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Friday, 29-07-2022

Students have voted on courses for the winter semester 2021/22

After a two-year pandemic, the University of Lübeck has been back to face-to-face teaching since the winter semester 2021/22. The restrictions were significantly smaller than in the previous semesters, so only a digital semester completion was necessary.

Now the latest evaluation report is available. Participation has improved again after a slump during previous years, with about 41 percent of students evaluating their courses. Feedback was good (an average of 2.0 on a school grading scale of 1-6), coupled with great thanks to all who contributed to the success of teaching through their commitment!

Top ratings

Two courses were particularly inspiring last semester, receiving a top rating of 1.0 from all participating students:

- Lübeck Toolbox - Training Program Minimally Invasive Surgery, conducted by PD Dr. med. Markus Zimmermann, Dr. med. Michael Thomaschewski and Dana Varbelow, Director Prof. Dr. med. Tobias Keck, MBA (Department of Surgery).

- What is common is common? Differential Diagnostics of Everyday Consultation Occasions, conducted by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Kötter and Dr. med. Frank Stüven (external lecturer), Director Prof. Dr. med. Jost Steinhäuser (Institute of General Medicine)

Congratulations to all involved! These are two electives from the field of medicine, which are characterized by a special practical relevance.

Dr. Michael Thomaschewski says: "The Lübeck Toolbox Curriculum has also been used successfully for several years as part of medical studies to teach medical students the basic skills of laparoscopic surgery at an early stage. The psycho-motor skills learned can be used early on after graduation in continuing medical education in general and visceral surgery, urology, and gynecology, among others. By successfully completing the elective "Lübeck Toolbox", students already possess the basic qualification of laparoscopic surgery after their studies, which gives them a considerable advantage over untrained physicians in the first years of their further medical training. Unfortunately, in many hospitals, despite the proven positive effect of simulation training, the training of laparoscopic surgery often takes place in the operating room on the patient, so that also before the ethical aspect of patient safety, the elective makes an important contribution in the training of surgeons already in the study.

The feedback from students in recent semesters confirms and motivates us very much in our concern for early training in minimally invasive surgery in medical studies. In addition, we are pleased that through the elective subject we can inspire students to work as doctors in surgical disciplines and additionally strengthen them in their decision to become surgeons."

Dr. Frank Stüven says: "In the course, we show many videos in which we interview and examine patients and then discuss together in the Kus which procedure is reasonable and which diagnoses are plausible. This is a lot of fun for the young colleagues and us teachers, because it practices medical thinking and is anything but 'dry'."

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kötter: "Our goal is to prepare enough consultation occasions in this way that we do not repeat ourselves for at least two years. So participation over more than one semester is not only reasonably possible, but explicitly encouraged."

The evaluation report was announced internally via the Moodle teaching-learning platform:

The summer semester 2022 will also run in attendance and will be evaluated from mid-June. All students are again cordially requested to actively participate via Moodle.  

[Translate to english:] Welche Lehrveranstaltungen wurden von Studierenden als besonders gut bewertet? Die Semesterevaluation liefert Ergebnisse (Foto: Element5 Digital / Unsplash)