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Medicine, Department

Medizinische Fakultät

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Medizinische Fakultät
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 322-4960

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Basic information

Total number of students

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
11/12 points

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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

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Success rate first part of medical exam (M1)

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Exam results second part of medical exam (M2)
489 standard points

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Publications per professor

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Citations per publication

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Third party funds per professor

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Doctorates per professor

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Habilitation treatises per ten professors

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Research reputation

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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

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Support in studies

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Support in bedside teaching

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Courses offered

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Study organisation

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Dovetailing of pre-clinic and clinic studies

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Research orientation

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Job market preparation

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Support for stays abroad

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Skills labs

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Overall study situation

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

A curriculum designed according to topics with inter-disciplinary, coordinated courses; in addition to traditional lectures and practicals, clinical practice and patient orientation from the first semester onwards; students have the option to design the learning process themselves in small learning and working groups in the area of problem-related learning; particularly practical clinical training due to the special structure of the clinic (with more than 5600 beds for patients, one of the largest in Europe) not only in high performance medicine, but also in standard care; short study periods.

Arrangements of special exercises at the department

Skills labs exist at seven locations for free practise on simulation models, simulated training units and extracurricular training opportunities. Simulators are available for resuscitation and airway training, placement of intraosseous access, lumbar puncture, CVC placement, blood sampling, auscultation and laparoscopy. A further 12 small group rooms with video recording from two perspectives are available for conversation simulations. A pool of acting patients includes 24 people. In addition, there are another 8 SPs, which are only available for simulations in certain cases.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

NUI - National University of Ireland, Galway, Irland; Uniwersytet Medyczny Wroclawiu, Polen; Universita' di Bologna, Italien; Université de Strasbourg, Frankreich; Universidad de Oviedo, Spanien; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Griechenland; Charles University Prague, Tschechien; Université de Lausanne, Schweiz; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgien; University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" – Bucharest, Rumänien

Special features regarding research activities

Two key research areas correspond to the cross-faculty research departments of Neurosciences and Protein Research. Further illness-related key areas in the fields of Oncology, Cardiovascular Medicine and HIV/AIDS. Reinforcement of the thematic key areas through the following formal research associations: Collaborative Research Centre 874 and International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) (Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes). The "Protein research Unit Ruhr within Europe”, Collaborative Research Centre 642 and the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB TR 60 are combined research projects.

Other special features

As the only faculty in Germany, Bochum has a clinic which is privately funded. Advantages: complete transparency of costs and cost separation for medical care or research and teaching; particularly practice-related instruction of students using cases of both standard care and maximum medical treatment; focus of the course on the new profile requirements of the medical profession by incorporating ethical, social and economic aspects as well as the acquisition of communication skills.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase



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Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education