The Institute for Medical Education (IML) offers young people the opportunity to learn how to professionally handle new media and technologies in the academic environment. In the Department for Education and Media (AUM), where everything revolves around the state-of-the-art processing of media (podcasts, video and image editing, website design) for the medical degree, two apprenticeships are currently filled. The two mediamatics trainers at the IML are able to provide the learners with a diverse array of tasks. This exchange leads to added value both for the Institute and for the young people themselves.
No warm-up necessary
Upon starting the post, the learners already have a solid, two-year basic training in a preliminary apprenticeship area (BiCT). This is hugely advantageous, as it means that they are able to take on operational tasks right way. At the IML, they undergo a two-year vocational training program. In the first year, they learn, for example, how to operate a camera, deal with new technologies and E-learning, or contribute to the smooth running of the learning center BiSS. In the second year of training, they focus on a specialization (e.g. programming of a project, opportunities and benefits of the 3D printer). Central to this is the individual project work (IPW).
Practical skills are just as important as a flair for design and for new technologies. 3D programs or 3D printing are part of the learners’ day-to-day work, as the Institute has possessed the necessary software and hardware for some time. “The result is always overwhelming”, explains trainee mediamatician Dario Zaugg. “The previously created model, which only existed on the screen, can now be experienced three-dimensionally”. Thanks to this technological innovation, the learners can assist in making moulages, designing new training models for students, or producing unavailable replacement parts or adapters.
Broad support – great benefit
The learners also collaborate on many smaller projects: editing images, creating posters or graphics for the website, cutting and editing learning films. “My needs are taken seriously”, reports Delia Abbühl. “If, for example, I want to deepen my skills in a program, the trainers share their experiences with me. That is really helpful”.
Upon completing the apprenticeship, there are numerous professional opportunities in the areas of multimedia, IT or marketing.