Health and Disease Core Competencies (Wintersemester 2018/2019)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Erwin Böttinger (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine) , Hanna Drimalla (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine) , Jan-Philipp Sachs (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine) , Ariane Morassi Sasso (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine) , Layal Abo Khayal (Digital Health - Personalized Medicine)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 26.10.2018
  • Lehrform: Vorlesung / Übung
  • Belegungsart: Brückenmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Deutsch
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 34

Studiengänge & Module

Digital Health MA
  • Introduction to Principles of Medicine


Our Concept for Health and Disease Core Competencies

  • What - Content:

    • general ideas and central concepts of health, medicine and illness
    • current and future challenges on the level of patients, health care professionals and the public health sector
    • link to existing and possible digital solutions addressing these challenges

  • How - Structure:

    • concept of a skillset: by each topic block the students develop another skill
    • abstract concepts and state-of-the-art methods are explained with examples of important diseases (e.g. diabetes, depression)
    • interactive and engaging formats: self-reflection, POL, debating formats, partner exchange, group work, homework/assignments

  • Why - Objectives:

    • understanding the needs and wishes of patients and healthcare professionals
    • translate these needs and wishes into the IT domain
    • ability to develop requirements and define medical evaluation criteria for digital solutions for the health sector
    • ability to contribute to conversations with healthcare professionals and policy makers about health topics
    • critical thinking about currently debated health-related topics


Prerequisite for admission to the final examination is the submission of five assignments/homework

(2 out of 5 can be delayed with justification)

Final Exam: 90 minutes written exam, mixed format (MC+free text)


Block Course Wednesday morning

Lecture #1:  9:15-10:45 am

Lecture #2: 11:00-12:30 am

·  Location: HPI Campus III, Building G3

·  Room: E.15/16