The IML is committed to interprofessionalism

The IML is committed to interprofessionalism

Healthcare professionals face increasingly complex challenges. Can interprofessionalism in education address this?

Virtual reality now available in UniZiegler

Virtual reality now available in UniZiegler

As a media and technology expert, Dario Zaugg immersed himself in the topic of "virtual reality" for his thesis at the AUM. He shares his perspectives on the possible applications and considerations of this new technology in an interview.

IML Annual Report 2018

IML Annual Report 2018

Higher education institutions in general are now at the threshold of paperless teaching, learning and assessment. It is astonishing, that this shift has taken so many years, knowing that computers are a normal part of our lives since many decades. The IML has been preparing this shift intensively over the last years.

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.

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.

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.

CAS  “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”

CAS “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”

Evaluate the teaching units of the Certificate of Advanced Studies “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”.

Ilias Learning Management System

Ilias Learning Management System

Usability evaluation of the Ilias Learning Management System.

Interaction Design concept

Interaction Design concept

Create an Interaction Design concept for online reference guides.

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.

Anaesthesia-information-system

Anaesthesia-information-system

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

Requirements engineering for new geodata infrastructure

Requirements engineering for new geodata infrastructure

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

Video: Female breast examination

Video: Female breast examination

A video is used to support student learning.

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.

Videos on carrying out sonographic examinations

Videos on carrying out sonographic examinations

Recording videos of ultrasound examinations for learning purposes.

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.

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.

Measurement precision of written exams

Measurement precision of written exams

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

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.

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?

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.

Multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education

Multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education

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

 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials”

Teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials”

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

Postgraduate education program "Praxisassistenz"

Postgraduate education program "Praxisassistenz"

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

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.

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.

Workplace-based assessment

Workplace-based assessment

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

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.

Microscopy versus Endoscopy

Microscopy versus Endoscopy

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

Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

PhD regarding “Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training”.

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.

Spiritual Care in Chronic Pain

Spiritual Care in Chronic Pain

Interdisciplinary Research for Interprofessional Practice in Medicine and Nursing.

Enthusiastic medical student develops an app for CliniSurf

Enthusiastic medical student develops an app for CliniSurf

Learning program of the IML provides the impulse for a heart sounds app.

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.

Open day at Mittelstrasse

Open day at 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.

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.

Annual report IML 2017

Annual report IML 2017

The main task of the Institute for Medical Education is to support medical education − through services, development of methods, infrastructure, and knowledge about teaching and assessment.

The IML is moving closer to the University

The IML is moving closer to the University

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

The future is digital

The future is digital

The IML has been training learners to become mediamaticians for over 10 years. With their finger on the pulse of medical education, these young people have a great deal to offer and can develop their professional skills in an optimal manner.

 Remembering a forgotten condition

Remembering a forgotten condition

The link between nutrition and health is undisputed – today, as in the past. Historical film material from the IML collection illustrates this with the example of endemic goiter (“cretinism”) through vivid images. The fact that the theme continues to be topical is demonstrated by an enquiry from French TV.

SAMS-Award 2017

SAMS-Award 2017

The IML once again receives the SAMS award for best practice in interprofessional teaching.

Students teach students

Students teach students

Students support their colleagues in learning to report and evaluate electrocardiograms (ECGs).

Targeted creation of exam questions – it’s better together

Targeted creation of exam questions – it’s better together

In March 2017, the new exam questions for the Federal licensing MC examination in human medicine were created, for the first time, in a two-day workshop. The quantitative output was very good. The authors’ satisfaction and the qualitative output were considerably better than in previous years, when the questions were devised individually or in smaller workshops.

True-to-life examinations through hybrid simulation

True-to-life examinations through hybrid simulation

For quality assurance of the Federal Clinical Skills Examination, the Institute for Medical Education (IML) is working on the innovative concept of hybrid simulation in cooperation with the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich, on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Interprofessional teaching with simulations and standardized patients

Interprofessional teaching with simulations and standardized patients

The conference “Standardized Patients and Simulation” (SPSim) on 16.-18.3.2017 fell under the motto “Curricular Integration of Simulation in Healthcare – from Concept to Reality”.

Research internship at the IML –  a personal experience

Research internship at the IML – a personal experience

Psychology students regularly undertake research internships at the Institute for Medical Education (IML). Simon Burkhalter reports on his own experience as an intern.

Usability without users

Usability without users

How can one optimise interfaces in a time- and safety-critical context without knowledge about the users of the system?

Impressions of MME orientation days

Impressions of MME orientation days

The 13th MME programme cycle started at the beginning of February. 24 curious, open-minded, and highly motivated continuing education students arrived at the reading room of the learning centre in Bühlstrasse to discover the world of Medical Education.

Medical education up close and personal

Medical education up close and personal

The GMA conference took place from 13th to 17th September 2016 under the motto “innovative together”. Participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of medical education, get up to speed on scientific teaching opinions, and discuss burning issues directly with international experts.

Tradition meets innovation

Tradition meets innovation

The Institute for Medical Education (IML) has a long history as a national competence centre. A look back shows that the close tie between teaching, assessment and practice in Bern is a model with tradition and an international reach.

How MC questions become ready for examinations

How MC questions become ready for examinations

Not only the candidates feel challenged when preparing for a Federal medical examination

Tablet exam: Students are «positively surprised»

Tablet exam: Students are «positively surprised»

«Clearer and more practical»: Two out of three students prefer to solve multiple-choice exams on a tablet rather than on paper.

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