Competence - oriented learning, teaching and examination in medicine

Since the beginning of the second funding period 2017, the joint project MERLIN is sustained by all five teaching-related competence centers of the medical faculties Baden-Württemberg (Freiburg, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Tübingen and Ulm).

Aim of the joint project is to support the medical faculties of Baden-Württemberg in their realignment of medical education in line with competence orientation. This comes with a paradigm shift and an early development of innovative curricular concepts is necessary, these have to be examined on their eligibility and practicability in the reality of teaching.

Coordinated by Tübingen, the Competence Center Evaluation of Teaching in Medicine (Freiburg) is working on the longitudinal acquisition of competence profiles and the cooperative evaluation of the whole project. The Competence Center for Medical Teaching (Tübingen) works on the competence-oriented curricular development and supporting methods of teaching for students and teachers. The Competence Center of Final Year (PJ) (Mannheim) works on the consolidation of the seven core competences during the PJ, with a view to the transition to the professional practice, and the Center of Excellence for Assessment in Medicine (Heidelberg) works on the development of a competence-oriented audit program. Lastly, the Competence Center E-Learning (Ulm) works on the technical implementation of e-learning content.

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MERLIN - Medical Education Research - Lehrforschung im Netz BW