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
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”
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
PhD Thesis about the effectiveness of worked examples and written reflections.
CAS “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”
Evaluate the teaching units of the Certificate of Advanced Studies “Interprofessional specialized palliative care”.
Interaction Design concept
Create an Interaction Design concept for online reference guides.
Ilias Learning Management System
Usability evaluation of the Ilias Learning Management System.
Video: Female breast examination
A video is used to support student learning.
Interaction design for a Research Data Repository (RDR)
The library of the University of Bern is setting up a new Research Data Repository.
Requirements engineering for new geodata infrastructure
Raise the needs with regard to renew the geodata infrastructure of AGI.
Task analysis of an anaesthesia-information-system at the university hospital Bern.
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
Recording videos of ultrasound examinations for learning purposes.
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.
From student to team member
An Inverted Classroom Concept enables medical students to be integrated into interprofessional team simulation training.
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.
Self-guided, lifelong learning in specialist domains
How can specialists be supported in highly individualized learning processes with the help of modern tools?
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.
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.
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.
Multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education
PhD work: Which factors influence multisource feedback in postgraduate medical education?
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.
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”.
Interprofessional Workplace-based Assessment in Diabetology
A qualitative research study in medical education at the University Hospital of Bern.
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
Supporting professional reintegration following parental leave.
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.
Teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials”
Evaluate the basic teaching materials “Palliative Medicine Essentials” – the fundamentals of palliative care.
Postgraduate education program "Praxisassistenz"
Evaluate the postgraduate education program Praxisassistenz (expanded GP training module in GP practices).
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
Applications to support exam services in the written and practical domains.
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 on individuals, organizations and influencing factors: a qualitative study.
Microscopy versus Endoscopy
Assessment of middle ear anatomy teaching using microscopy versus endoscopy: A randomized comparative study.
Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training
PhD regarding “Assessment in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training”.
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
Interdisciplinary Research for Interprofessional Practice in Medicine and Nursing.
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
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
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
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
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
From the 14th May, the Institute for Medical Education (IML) will be located in the Länggass quarter.
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
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.
The IML once again receives the SAMS award for best practice in interprofessional teaching.
Students teach students
Students support their colleagues in learning to report and evaluate electrocardiograms (ECGs).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
How MC questions become ready for examinations
Not only the candidates feel challenged when preparing for a Federal medical examination