Jörg Goldhahn: Catalogue data in Autumn 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

376-0300-00LTranslational Science for Health and Medicine Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2GJ. Goldhahn, C. Wolfrum
AbstractTranslational science is a cross disciplinary scientific research that is motivated by the need for practical applications that help people. The course should help to clarify basics of translational science, illustrate successful applications and should enable students to integrate key features into their future projects.
ObjectiveAfter completing this course, students will be able to understand:
Principles of translational science (including project planning, ethics application, basics of resource management and interdisciplinary communication)
ContentWhat is translational science and what is it not?
How to identify need?
- Disease concepts and consequences for research
- Basics about incidence, prevalence etc., and orphan indications
How to choose the appropriate research type and methodology
- Ethical considerations including ethics application
- Pros and cons of different types of research
- Coordination of complex approaches incl. timing and resources
How to measure success?
- Outcome variables
- Improving the translational process
Challenges of communication?
How independent is translational science?
- Academic boundary conditions vs. industrial influences
Positive and negative examples will be illustrated by distinguished guest speakers.
376-0303-00LColloquium in Translational Science (Autumn Semester)1 credit1KM. Ristow, A. Alimonti, N. Cesarovic, C. Ewald, V. Falk, J. Goldhahn, K. Maniura, J. Mitchell, R. M. Rossi, S. Schürle-Finke, G. Shivashankar, E. Vayena, V. Vogel
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.
376-2017-00LBiomechanics of Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation3 credits2VK.‑U. Schmitt, J. Goldhahn
AbstractThis lectures introduces the basic principles of injury mechanics and rehabilitation focussing on sports injuries.
ObjectiveWithin the scope of this lecture you will learn the basic principles of trauma biomechanics. Based on examples from sports, you will get to know different mechanisms that can possibly result in injury. Investigating the background and cause of injury should allow you to assess the injury risk for sports activities. Furthermore you should be able to develop measures to prevent such injury.
ContentThis lecture deals with the basic principles of injury mechanics and rehabilitation. Mechanisms that can result in injury are presented. Furthermore possibilities to prevent injuries are discussed. Thereby the lecture focuses on sports injuries.
Lecture notesHandouts will be made available.
LiteratureSchmitt K-U, et al. "Trauma Biomechanics - An Introduction to Injury Biomechanics", Springer Publ. / Schmitt K-U, et al. "Trauma-Biomechanik - Einführung in die Biomechanik von Verletzungen", Springer Verlag
Prerequisites / NoticeA course work is required. The mark of this course work contributes to the final credits for this lecture. Details will be given during the first lecture.
377-0101-00LFundamentals of Medicine and the Human Body Restricted registration - show details
Only for Human Medicine BSc
2 credits3GJ. Goldhahn, G. Csúcs, R.‑A. Kubik, C. Wolfrum
AbstractFundamental principles of human medicine, Basic Life Support (BLS) and introduction to histology and microscopy.
ObjectiveAfter completion of the course, the students… :
- have a basic understanding of elementary building blocks and processes as a basis for human medicine, e.g. cell structure and cycle.
- know basic terminology of anatomy.
- understand the process of medical care from first aid to rehabilitation.
- understand the advantages and disadvantages of emergency diagnostics, especially ultrasound.
- know the basics of microscopy and histology.
- have learned the basics of Basic Life Support:
- recognize the symptoms of cardiovascular arrest.
- alarm in an emergency according to the situation.
- If available, they organize an AED and use it correctly and as quickly as possible.
- perform sufficient chest compressions on the phantom.
- perform effective ventilation on the phantom using a pocket mask.
- will identify possible ventilation complications. Under certain circumstances, they will not attempt further ventilation.
- will identify the limits of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- under stress, they do not risk their own or other "helpers'" lives.
ContentBased on a complex clinical case, students are familiarized with the course of medical care from initial treatment to rehabilitation. Basic terms, modules and processes are introduced. In addition, the students experience the basics of imaging techniques, especially ultrasound.
The students complete the Basic Life Support course. After this training sequence, all participants should be able to initiate resuscitation measures in private and in-hospital settings.
The students experience learning, teaching and working in the hospital sector as a social process and teamwork in which all senses and a wide range of skills are needed.
In addition, the students experience in three workshops the basic process of a physiotherapeutic intervention with the concepts of clinical reasoning, therapeutic aspects and therapy progression.
An intensive course in microscopy/histology enables students to perform microscopy independently and to understand histological sections of a histological sample, but also online.
377-0105-00LMusculoskeletal System Restricted registration - show details
Only for Human Medicine BSc
5 credits5VJ. Goldhahn, O. Distler, C. Maake, M. Steinwachs
AbstractStructure and function of the human musculoskeletal system including its major disorders (acute and chronic).
Objective- The students are able to participate in team discussions with correct technical language in the clinical daily routine.
- The students are able to describe the function of the musculoskeletal system of healthy people in a physiologically correct way.
- The students are able to contribute to a therapy plan based on their knowledge of the regenerative capacity of the different tissues in the musculoskeletal system.
- The students recognize pain as a leading symptom in diagnostics and successful therapy.
- The students can assign and compare treatment methods for the most common acute and chronic clinical pictures.
ContentThe students learn about the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and important disorders on the basis of exemplary clinical pictures.

They also learn:
- about its tissue types as well as its function and regeneration;
- important acute and chronic clinical pictures and their therapeutic principles.

In addition, further clinical pictures are presented in the form of seminars.
377-0503-00LLife Cycles and System Diseases Restricted registration - show details
Only for Human Medicine BSc
5 credits5VO. Distler, M. Ristow, M. Seiler, C. Berger, S. Blumhardt, J. Goldhahn, R. W. Kressig, M. Martin, J. Mitchell, A. Möller, M. Wolff, further lecturers
AbstractThis module focuses on special aspects of health and illness in the early and late life phases as well as diseases of whole organ systems. It includes special features of the pediatric, geriatric and rheumatological anamnesis.
ObjectiveEarly Life Cycle:
• Knowledge of the pediatric aspects of the medical history.
• Knowledge about the enormous variety of child development (inter- and intra-individual variability).
• Milestone concept: Assessment of the stage of development of a child in the first years of life.
• Landmark concept: first knowledge of the demilitation on normality versus disorder.
• Getting to know frequent developmental pediatric disorders.
• Knowledge of the most common congenital heart defects.
• Getting to know and recognize respiratory diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract.

Late Life Cycle:
Upon successful completion of the module, students should be able to
• correctly describe the biological bases of the aging process.
• derive physical and pharmacological choices to modulate the aging process.
• understand the social and psychological implication of aging.
• describe the specificities of geriatric medicine in the stationary setting.
• identify the age-specific differences in both diagnostics and therapeutics

At the end of the module, students should be able to do the following:
• list the typical symptoms and manifestations of the disease patterns;
• list the clinical examinations of the clinical pictures and explain the findings;
• list and justify further clarifications (such as laboratory tests, imaging, etc.) of the clinical pictures;
• recognize the respective clinical pictures of this topic block based on the symptoms, clinical examinations, findings and further clarifications;
• list the possible treatment options for the disease patterns and explain the indication, prevention and risk factors;
• Early detection of clinical pictures that require rapid therapy, identification of further steps for clarification and therapy;
• describe the causes and pathophysiological basis of the disease patterns.
ContentEarly Life Cycle

It describes the peculiarities of the pediatric anamnesis as well as selected topics of the healthy and sick child. The focus is on the newborn, development in the first years of life and adolescence. Infections, congenital heart and the most common respiratory diseases are described throughout the different age stages.

Late Life Cycle

Fundamentals and relevance of the aging process, as well as its biochemical, physiological and evolutionary basis. Insights into its individual as well as economic impact, including interventional and pharmacological treatment options.


Overview Rheumatology, Rheumatoid Arthritis, M. Still, Spondyloarthritis, SAPHO Syndrome, Infectious and Crystal Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, CRPS, Soft Tissue Diseases, Myopathies, Bone Diseases, Vasculitis, Collagenosis, Drug Therapy in Rheumatology, Ergonomics, Occupational Reintegration.
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen:
LE 377-0105-00L Bewegungsapparat
LE 377-0107-00L Nervensystem
LE 377-0201-00L Herz-Kreislauf-System
LE 377-0203-00L Atmungs-System
LE 377-0205-00L Nieren und Homöostase
LE 377-0301-01L Blut, Immunsystem
LE 377-0301-02L Ernährung und Verdauung
LE 377-0301-03L Endokrinologie, Stoffwechsel
LE 377-0401-00L Sinnesorgane
LE 377-0403-00L Haut und Anhangsorgane