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Editorial

Editorial

Higher education institutions in general are now at the threshold of paperless teaching, learning and assessment.

Main highlights

Main highlights

The most important highlights that occupied us in 2018.

Accompanying research to support the “Mistake of the Week”

Accompanying research to support the “Mistake of the Week”

Since Spring 2018, we have been supporting the project “Mistake of the Week” of the Medical Clinics of the Klinikum Konstanz (Chief Physician Prof. H.-J. Kabitz and Prof. M. Schuchmann) through accompanying research.

Self-guided, lifelong learning in specialist domains

Self-guided, lifelong learning in specialist domains

How can specialists be supported in highly individualized learning processes with the help of modern tools?

From student to team member

From student to team member

An Inverted Classroom Concept enables medical students to be integrated into interprofessional team simulation training.

MedSurf

MedSurf

Numerous online learning programs like MorphoMed, RadioSurf or CliniSurf, which were developed at the Department for Education and Media AUM at the IML in conjunction with specialist representatives from the Faculty of Medicine, need to be updated.

SOREL – maintain and redesign

SOREL – maintain and redesign

SOREL is an online learning program funded by all five medical faculties in Switzerland and the Swiss Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Develop and maintain the Examic® Assessment Suite

Develop and maintain the Examic® Assessment Suite

Applications to support exam services in the written and practical domains.

Virtual spaces in 3D for video recordings with green screen

Virtual spaces in 3D for video recordings with green screen

With virtual 3D spaces, scenes recorded with green screen in the video studio can be placed into a suitable environment.

Videos on carrying out sonographic examinations

Videos on carrying out sonographic examinations

Recording videos of ultrasound examinations for learning purposes

Acceptance of simulated physicians in communication training with SPs

Acceptance of simulated physicians in communication training with SPs

Change of sides in communication training: from standardized/simulated patient to physician.

Video: Female breast examination

Video: Female breast examination

A video is used to support student learning.

Anaesthesia-information-system

Anaesthesia-information-system

Task analysis of an anaesthesia-information-system at the university hospital Bern.

Ilias Learning Management System

Ilias Learning Management System

Usability evaluation of the Ilias Learning Management System.

Requirements engineering for new geodata infrastructure

Requirements engineering for new geodata infrastructure

Raise the needs with regard to renew the geodata infrastructure of AGI.

Interaction design for a Research Data Repository (RDR)

Interaction design for a Research Data Repository (RDR)

The library of the University of Bern is setting up a new Research Data Repository.

Interaction Design concept

Interaction Design concept

Create an Interaction Design concept for online reference guides.

Digitalization of the SP database

Digitalization of the SP database

The database of standardized/simulated patients (SPs) will be brought up-to-date and will stay abreast of the developments of the program.

Multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education

Multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education

PhD Thesis: Which factors influence multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education?

Fostering communication skills in health profession students

Fostering communication skills in health profession students

PhD Thesis about the effectiveness of worked examples and written reflections.

Workplace-based assessment

Workplace-based assessment

PhD Thesis: Mini-CEX and DOPS are two forms of workplace-based assessment which are used to support physicians’ learning in the workplace.

Measurement precision of written exams

Measurement precision of written exams

PhD Thesis: The work examines the measurement precision at the cut-score of multiple choice exams and scoring algorithms for multiple true-false (MTF) questions.

Abdomen sonography

Abdomen sonography

Together with various partners, a foundation course on the theme of sonography of the abdomen is created. This is based on the Blended Learning method.

 In preparation: SPSIM-Conference 2019 in Bern

In preparation: SPSIM-Conference 2019 in Bern

SPSIM is a biennial, international conference on the use of Standardized Patients and Simulation in undergraduate and postgraduate education of health professionals

Open day at the Uni Mittelstrasse

Open day at the Uni Mittelstrasse

As part of the open day at the Uni Mittelstrasse building on the 27th October, the IML showcased itself through various presentations and activities. Young and old were able to experience medical education firsthand and were amazed by the exciting work field of the IML.

The IML moved closer to the University

The IML moved closer to the University

From the 14th May 2018, the Institute for Medical Education (IML) will be located in the Länggass quarter.

New location for the BiSS

New location for the BiSS

On behalf of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern, the IML runs the Bern Interdisciplinary Skills and Simulated Patient Centre BiSS at the new location “UniZiegler”. Thanks to the addition of a new learning centre, the UniZiegler meets the needs that arose from the creation of 100 additional study places in human medicine.

AMEE 2018: Focus on Medical Education

AMEE 2018: Focus on Medical Education

From the 25th – 29th August 2018, the IML took part in the conference of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in Basel. Among the 5000 participants from 150 nations, the institute was represented both with scientific contributions and as an exhibitor.

Improving the assessment of communication

Improving the assessment of communication

Improving the assessment of communication competencies in the Swiss Federal Licensing Examination in Human Medicine: A project with a mixed methods approach.

Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

PhD regarding “Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training”.

Microscopy versus Endoscopy

Microscopy versus Endoscopy

Assessment of middle ear anatomy teaching using microscopy versus endoscopy: A randomized comparative study.

The impact of a masters program in Medical Education

The impact of a masters program in Medical Education

The impact on individuals, organizations and influencing factors: a qualitative study.

Postgraduate education program "Praxisassistenz"

Postgraduate education program "Praxisassistenz"

Evaluate the postgraduate education program Praxisassistenz (expanded GP training module in GP practices).

Teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials”

Teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials”

Evaluate the basic teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials” – the fundamentals of palliative care.

CAS “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”

CAS “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”

Evaluate the teaching units of the CAS “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”.

Quality of radiation protection training

Quality of radiation protection training

Evaluate the quality of radiation protection training at the MTR (medical-technical radiology) schools in Switzerland.

Evaluation to accompany the “Steigbügel” project

Evaluation to accompany the “Steigbügel” project

Supporting professional reintegration following parental leave.

Evaluation tools: Interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate education

Evaluation tools: Interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate education

Develop tools to evaluate interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate education and professional practice on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health.

Interprofessional Workplace-based Assessment in Diabetology

Interprofessional Workplace-based Assessment in Diabetology

A qualitative research study in medical education at the University Hospital of Bern.

Importance of sample sizes in multiple choice exams

Importance of sample sizes in multiple choice exams

The project examines the extent to which the psychometric properties and candidate performances in multiple choice exams depend on the sample sizes “items/candidates”.

Study trajectory analysis Human Medicine Bern

Study trajectory analysis Human Medicine Bern

Typical study trajectories are analyzed for the year groups 2010-2013, from the Matura [university-entrance level qualifications], via Numerus Clausus, to professional training examinations and the Federal Licensing Examinations.

Presentation format with the greatest learning effect

Presentation format with the greatest learning effect

A randomized field study shows which presentation format of patient-centered communication examples has the greatest learning effect for medical students.

Spiritual Care in Chronic Pain

Spiritual Care in Chronic Pain

Interdisciplinary Research for Interprofessional Practice in Medicine and Nursing.

Microscopy versus Endoscopy

Microscopy versus Endoscopy

Assessment of middle ear anatomy teaching using microscopy versus endoscopy: A randomized comparative study.

Improving the assessment of communication

Improving the assessment of communication

Improving the assessment of communication competencies in the Swiss Federal Licensing Examination in Human Medicine: A project with a mixed methods approach.

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