The University of Southampton

MEDI3042 German Medical Practice

Module Overview

The Module will run one session a week throughout the clinical blocks in year 3 (medicine, surgery and primary care). Students will be encouraged through talks, facilitated discussion, reflection and written tasks to use their clinical experience to help meet the learning outcomes. There will also facilitated learning on the following topics: ? Patient pathways in Germany and the UK ? National and European health guidelines ? Public health ? Infection control ? Blood transfusion ? German legal Framework ? German ethical framework ? Communication skills ? Prescribing in Germany and the UK

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To help you understand the similarities and differences between the UK and German health systems and develop the skills and knowledge and understanding for you to be able to work in Germany and the UK.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the patient and health workers’ experience in the UK and Germany
  • Analyse the similarities and differences between the health service structure in the UK and Germany and in a global context
  • Describe the legal and ethical context in which medicine is practiced in Germany ?
  • ? Identify and reflect on differences in national and local guidelines in Germany and the UK?
  • ? Demonstrate effective communication skills in both German and British contexts


This is a bespoke module for the BM(EU). It will consist of weekly sessions during the clinical teaching blocks (medicine and surgery and primary care). There will be facilitated on the topics listed in the module overview section. Some of the content of the other sessions will be informed by your clinical experiences. For example you will be asked to follow a patient journey and compare process, interactions, guidelines and management with what would happen in the UK. There will be time available during this module for you as the student group to take part in facilitated learning on topics pertinent to the aims of the module and raised by you.

Special Features


Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module will be taught through a range of learning and teaching strategies which might include: • Tutor led tutorials • Expert speakers • Guided self-study • Problem solving scenarios • Role play • Projects • Group work • eLearning • Patient based learning

Follow-up work20
Wider reading or practice49.5
Completion of assessment task20
Preparation for scheduled sessions30
Practical classes and workshops10
Work based learning16
Total study time187.5

Resources & Reading list

Patient experience.



Patient experience.



Assessment Strategy

Attendance at taught sessions is compulsory and attendance and engagement during the sessions is required for progression through the third year. If students do not achieve a satisfactory pass mark, they will be required to undertake remedial work.


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Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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