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Module Psychosocial Medicine

Clinical section of medical studies

The HeiCuMed module "Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry" is supported by the Department of General Psychiatry, the Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Institute for Psychosocial Prevention and the external teaching hospitals PZN Wiesloch and ZfP Weinsberg.

HeiCuMed students attend this teaching module in Block III of the clinical study section, corresponding to the 8th-9th clinical semester. The module includes the following teaching elements: lectures, seminars, problem-oriented learning (POL), internships and communication and interaction training with psychiatric and psychosomatic standardized patients (PsychoKIT).

  • The aim of the module is the integrated teaching of a wealth of action-oriented knowledge from the fields of psychopathology, psychodynamics, neurobiology, psychobiology, social and developmental psychology, philosophy and ethics from a general psychiatric, psychosomatic and child and adolescent psychiatric point of view.
  •  Another goal is the acquisition of social and communication skills for graduates of medical school. The prospective physician should also be taught skills and knowledge in basic child-adolescent and adult psychiatric and psychosomatic exploration techniques, interviewing, relationship building, empathy, and basic psychotherapy.

You can find more information about the focus areas of our departments here:

Department of General Psychiatry

Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Contact person at ZPM for the module "Psychosocial Medicine"

HeiCuMed: Organization and coordination: Jan Lauter

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