Projects

The research activities of our institute aim to improve the workflow from the preparation to the evaluation of exams as well as to support teachers and examiners in their daily work. In addition, we are involved in various projects to promote medical interviewing and interprofessional communication and cooperation in medical education, further education and training. Find out more about our work here.

Projects

The research activities of our institute aim to improve the workflow from the preparation to the evaluation of exams as well as to support teachers and examiners in their daily work. In addition, we are involved in various projects to promote medical interviewing and interprofessional communication and cooperation in medical education, further education and training. Find out more about our work here.

Umbrella Consortium for Assessment Networks (UCAN)

The non-profit Institute for Communication and Assessment Research carries the UCAN Consortium. UCAN supports more than 60 cooperation partners in the preparation, quality assurance, implementation and evaluation of examinations. More than 8,000 colleagues in seven countries work closed together sharing a pool of 360,000 exam items. Since 2007, more than 21,000 examinations have been successfully completed and more than seven million participants have been assessed.

 

Teaching, Assessment, Learning – Communication in Medicine (Medtalk)

The quality of the physician-patient relationship has a significant impact on the success of the treatment, the satisfaction and the health of the patients. But not only the successful medical interviewing, but also a good cooperation between different health professions is crucial for a sustainable patient care. The goals of the individual projects are to strengthen the communicative and interprofessional competences of medical students as well as physicians to prepare them ideally for their everyday professional life.

 

Student competence-oriented ProgressTest

With the student competence-oriented ProgressTest, students of human medicine have the opportunity to pursue their knowledge growth during their studies. The test level is based on the level of knowledge of approved physicians. During the study, the annual test can be repeated regularly. Students receive detailed feedback on their own level of knowledge compared to their fellow students from the same academic year. The participating medical faculties also receive feedback on the performance of their students.

 

Merlin

The aim of the joint project is the development of a competence-based orientation of medical education as well as patient-related teaching and assessment formats. On a scientific basis, students of human medicine should be prepared to cope with current requirements, such as medical expertise and patient safety. The joint project MERLIN (Medical Education Research– Lehrforschung im Netz BW) was initiated by “Kompetenznetz Lehre in der Medizin Baden-Württemberg” and is funded within the framework of the “Quality Pact for Teaching” by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a term from 2012 to 2020.

 

Cooperation “Master of Medical Education (MME)”

Our institute has been cooperating with the Master of Medical Education (MME) since 2011 and is involved in numerous modules- especially in the modules on teaching and examination methods. Here the participants get to know different multiple-choice question types and are trained to create exam questions with the help of the ItemManagementSystem (IMS) and the UCAN Consortium. The preparation of exams, blueprints, the review of exam questions, test statistics and the standard setting of OSCE stations are also discussed in the lessons together with the experts. In the course, the participants get to know almost all UCAN tools (e.g. IMS, tOSCE, tEXAM, Examinator).

Umbrella Consortium for Assessment Networks (UCAN)

The non-profit Institute for Communication and Assessment Research carries the UCAN examination association. UCAN supports more than 60 cooperation partners in the preparation, quality assurance, implementation and evaluation of examinations. More than 8,000 colleges in seven countries work closed together sharing a pool of 360,000 exam items. Since 2007, more than 21,000 examinations have been successfully completed, and more than seven million participants have been assessed.

 

 

Teaching, Assessment, Learning – Communication in Medicine (Medtalk)

The quality of the physician-patient relationship has a significant impact on the success of the treatment, the satisfaction and the health of the patients. But not only the successful medical interviewing, but also a good cooperation between different health professions is crucial for a sustainable patient care. The goals of the individual projects are to strengthen the communicative and interprofessional competences of medical students as well as physicians to prepare them ideally for their everyday professional life.

 

 

Student competence-oriented ProgressTest

With the student competence-oriented ProgressTest, students of human medicine have the opportunity to pursue their knowledge growth during their studies. The test level is based on the level of knowledge of approved physicians. During the study, the annual test can be repeated regularly. Students receive detailed feedback on their own level of knowledge compared to their fellow students from the same academic year. The participating medical faculties also receive feedback on the performance of their students.

 

 

Merlin

The aim of the joint project is the development of a competence-oriented orientation of medical education as well as patient-related teaching and assessment formats. On a scientific basis, students of human medicine should be prepared to cope with current requirements, such as medical expertise and patient safety. The joint project MERLIN (Medical Education Research– Lehrforschung im Netz BW) was initiated by “Kompetenznetz Lehre in der Medizin Baden-Württemberg” and is funded within the framework of the “Quality Pact for Teaching” by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a term from 2012 to 2020.

Cooperation “Master of Medical Education (MME)”

Our institute has been cooperating with the Master of Medical Education (MME) since 2011 and is involved in numerous modules- especially in the modules on teaching and examination methods. Here the participants get to know different multiple-choice question types and are trained to create exam questions with the help of the ItemManagementSystem (IMS) and the UCAN Consortium. The preparation of exams, blueprints, the review of exam questions, test statistics and the standard setting of OSCE stations are also discussed in the lessons together with the experts. In the course, the participants get to know almost all UCAN tools (e.g. IMS, tOSCE, tEXAM, Examinator).