Laboratory medicine: Confirming diagnoses and supporting treatments – quickly, efficiently and correctly.

Multimedia Teaching

Collection and evaluation of multimedia teaching materials for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine

Initial objective

  • Collection and evaluation of appropriate web-based teaching and information materials for medical diagnostics
  • Classification of teaching materials according to the criteria of the subject catalogue and the IMPP catalogue
  • Structuring of the link collection:
    • Instructive clinical cases (case reports, POL, etc.)
    • Image material (atlases, photo collections, gels, device photos etc.)
    • Complete e-learning programs
  • Fast navigation by presentation of the teaching material in a standardised web-based structure


Medium-term objective

  • Creation of own instructive cases with focus on diagnostics and procedures
  • Maintaining contacts with clinicians, participating in and organizing case conferences, motivating clinicians and colleagues to pass on and collect interesting and instructive image material
  • Internet-capable documentation and didactic preparation and instructive cases for training in clinical diagnostics (anamnesis, findings, image material, laboratory diagnostics, procedures)
  • Standardised coordination of the formats used


Areas of responsibility

Initial topics forr

  1. the creation of own instructive cases
  2. the development of sample examination questions in accordance with the requirements of the new licensing regulations
  • Autoimmunity
  • Gastroenterologie
  • Haemostaseology
  • Haematology
  • Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Tumour markers

Evaluation criteria

The compiled links were tested for their predominant suitability for students or for physicians as well as clinical chemists in continuing education. The criteria have been defined:

1. Students

Relevant topics that correspond to the subject catalogue or reflect the current state of science and technology in medicine or the biosciences.

2. Physicians, clinical chemists

Complex topics, which require a broad interdisciplinary medical prior knowledge and are suitable to be used in the context of specialist training or training as a clinical chemist.

New Licensing Regulations

The new Licensing Regulations for Physicians bring significant changes in the weighting of subjects, the structure of teaching, the presentation of teaching content and the organisation and conduct of examinations during the course of the studies. Overall, the universities are given more freedom in the design of teaching and examinations, but also in the weighting of subjects.

This can be seen for example in the explicit inclusion of alternative forms of study and teaching in the licensing regulations, encouraging the creation of model study courses as already initiated and established at some universities in Germany.

As a subject, clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine can make a significant contribution to forming faculty-specific focal points which will form a central element for the future recruitment of students.

For clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, the interdisciplinary structuring of the teaching contents and the option of forming faculty-specific focal points provide additional opportunities to increase the importance of the subject as an integral part of medical education. The following overview presents the most important facts about the new licensing regulations, the transitional regulations and the consequences for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.


Prof. Dr. med. Mariam Klouche / Bremen