Jörg Goldhahn: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Jörg Goldhahn
Name variantsJörg Goldhahn
J Goldhahn
Joerg Goldhahn
FieldBiomechanik der Rehabilitation
Dep. Gesundheitswiss. und Technol.
ETH Zürich, HCP H 15.3
Leopold-Ruzicka-Weg 4
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 20 69
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Technology
RelationshipAdjunct Professor and Privatdozent

376-0302-00LPracticing Translational Science Restricted registration - show details
Only for Health Sciences and Technology MSc.
2 credits4AJ. Goldhahn, S. Ben-Menahem, C. Ewald, W. Karlen
AbstractTranslational Science is a cross disciplinary scientific research that is motivated by the need for practical applications that help patients. The students should apply knowledge they gained in the prior course during a team approach focused on one topic provided by the supervisor. Each student has to take a role in the team and label clear responsibility and contribution.
ObjectiveAfter completing this course, students will be able to apply:
a) Principles of translational science (including project planning, ethics application, basics of resource management and interdisciplinary communication)
b) The use of a translational approach in project planning and management
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: lecture 376-0300-00 "Translational Science for Health and Medicine" passed.
376-0304-00LColloquium in Translational Science (Spring Semester)1 credit1KM. Ristow, C. Ewald, V. Falk, J. Goldhahn, J. Mitchell, S. Schürle-Finke, G. Shivashankar, E. Vayena, V. Vogel, F. von Meyenn
AbstractCurrent topics in translational medicine presented by speakers from academia and industry.
ObjectiveGetting insight into actual areas and problems of translational medicine.
ContentTimely and concise presentations of postgraduate students, post-docs, senior scientists, professors, as well as external guests from both academics and industry will present topics of their interest related to translational medicine.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo compulsory prerequisites, but student should have basic knowledge about biomedical research.
376-1721-00LBone Biology and Consequences for Human Health2 credits2VG. A. Kuhn, J. Goldhahn, E. Wehrle
AbstractBone is a complex tissue that continuously adapts to mechanical and metabolic demands. Failure of this remodeling results in reduced mechanic stability ot the skeleton. This course will provide the basic knowledge to understand the biology and pathophysiology of bone necessary for engineering of bone tissue and design of implants.
ObjectiveAfter completing this course, students will be able to understand:
a) the biological and mechanical aspects of normal bone remodeling
b) pathological changes and their consequences for the musculoskeletal system
c) the consequences for implant design, tissue engineering and treatment interventions.
ContentBone adapts continuously to mechanical and metabolic demands by complex remodeling processes. This course will deal with biological processes in bone tissue from cell to tissue level. This lecture will cover mechanisms of bone building (anabolic side), bone resorption (catabolic side), their coupling, and regulation mechanisms. It will also cover pathological changes and typical diseases like osteoporosis. Consequences for musculoskeletal health and their clinical relevance will be discussed. Requirements for tissue engineering as well as implant modification will be presented. Actual examples from research and development will be utilized for illustration.
377-0606-00LRefresher Week Restricted registration - show details
nur für BSc Humanmedizin
2 credits2GJ. Goldhahn, further lecturers
AbstractThis module will selectively take up, repeat and expand on numerous contents from previous semesters.
The students should have deepened or newly acquired basic histological, anatomical and pharmacological knowledge. They should also consolidate and deepen their knowledge of emergency care and be familiar with clinical pictures frequently encountered in emergency care.
ObjectiveThe student should, among other things…

- name the 4 basic tissue types, their subdivisions and histological characteristics and recognize them in the histological specimen.
- reproduce the normal histological structure of the organs most frequently examined in pathology, and recognize them in the histological preparation.
- recognize and distinguish basic structures that are present in almost all organs, such as epithelia (incl. basal membrane), free and localized connective tissue cells, blood and lymph vessels and nerve fiber bundles.

Anatomy (pelvic floor):
The student should reproduce...
- the division of the pelvic space.
- the fibromuscular structure of the pelvic floor.
- the functions of the pelvic floor.

Respiration and respiratory tract:
- identify the most common causes of impaired breathing and vulnerable airway.
- explain the system for assessing the respiration and airways.
- describe the application possibilities of O2 and explain basic techniques of airway management.
- perform mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose resuscitation for 3 minutes.
- perform a basic treatment of an open pneumothorax.
- apply airway skills: Esmarch’s maneuver, head tilt-chin lift maneuver, remove foreign bodies and demonstrate enoral suctioning. In addition, perform the Heimlich maneuver as a simulation in adults and discuss its use in children.

Blood circulation:
- reproduce the most frequent causes of shock and circulatory arrest as well as the principle of recapillarisation.
- recognize and determine different forms of shock and demonstrate shock positioning in simulation.
- apply a wound compression-compression bandage tourniquet (stop the bleed concept).

Emergency care and wound care:
- explain the ABCDE concept of emergency medicine
- explain the causes of acute clouding of consciousness.
- Explain the Glasglow Coma Scale (GCS) and perform a neurological assessment using GCS.
- Demonstrate immobilization and rescue techniques, including positioning of unconscious patients and log-roll maneuvers
- perform a preclinical immobilization of limb fractures.
- explain and apply the technique of single-button suturing and demonstrate the correct preparation of wound care
-apply and demonstrate the technique of infiltration anesthesia

- list important groups of antibiotics and explain the problem of problem germs (VRE)
- explain pharmacological properties, adverse effects and important differences between penicillin, DNA gyrase inhibitors, cephalosporins and aminoglycosides.
- explain an empirical therapy of meningitis in adults.
- explain the optimal target blood pressure in arterial hypertension using the SPRINT Trial. This also includes the classification of hypertension into degrees of severity and its therapy.
- Explain therapeutic goals of stable CAD (chronically stable CAD), describe the 3 pillars of therapy for stable CAD and overview the subsequent cardioprotective pharmacotherapy.
Content- repetition and deepening of the histological knowledge of organ systems and tissues which is required for understanding the sampler of general and special pathology; introduction to the histology of the prostate and uterus
- repetition and deepening of the anatomy, especially of the pelvic floor
- repetition and deepening of pharmacological knowledge (antibiotics, DNA gyrase inhibitors, therapy of hypertension)
- repetition of the BLS course with AED
- repetition and deepening of the theory of emergency medicine, with a focus on respiration and the respiratory tract, blood circulation, emergency care and wound car
377-0608-00LTranslational Research Internship Restricted registration - show details
Only for Human Medicine BSc
8 credits17PJ. Goldhahn, C. Wolfrum
AbstractWithin the Bachelor’s in Human Medicine, the Translational Research Internship is the final step before transferring into the master at a partner university. It is intended to give insight into the transfer “from bench to bedside”, i.e. the translation of research findings to the clinical application, and to prepare for the master thesis.
ObjectiveThe students should…

- present practical examples for the transfer of medical research into practice in a clinical context.
- gain practical clinical skills in a scientific/clinical context.
- learn how to write a short scientific report and how to critically reflect on your own work.
ContentThe Translational Research Internship (TRI) provides an insight into the development process of 'Bench to Bedside'. This should give students the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. The TRI is designed to offer students the possibility to acquire skills and experience in a safe and realistic working environment. The TRI is designed for 6 weeks and must be completed by mid August at the latest.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzung:
LE 377-0405-11L Klinische Forschung