377-0515-00L  Patient Journeys

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersJ. Goldhahn, E. Kut Bacs, G. Mang, T. Moser, C. Schlegel, P. Schütz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Human Medicine BSc


AbstractThe modul deals with the importance of patient care by combining patient and interprofessional perspectives as well as the cooperation with other healthcare professions, at any moment (out- and inpatient treatment) as the patient progress along a care pathway.
Objective• The students are able to analyze an interprofessional patient-path and modify it according to the personal patient situation.
• Students deal with other health professionals and together plan an appropriate patient-path.
• The students are able to take different perspectives (patient, family etc.) and consider them while planning a patient-path.
• Students actively participate in interprofessional sessions, are open to other viewpoints, and consider these for the care and safety of the patients.
ContentBased on various patient situations, students learn how an interprofessional patient-path looks like.
During the self-study time, the students bring “their own patient” from their private environment and accompany her/him during the patient-path . Within this framework the individual path including all health professionals involved, will be analyzed. In a written assignement ,the most important aspects will be documented and reflected .
An exemplary patient case follows each session of the modules, to align the theoretical inputs with the corresponding patient case.
During the first session, the students analyze various internet platforms such as NetDoktor and learn how to deal with a informed patient. In addition, together with pharmacy students, the students get to know the different roles of the pharmacy. In further sessions, the students learn which responsibilities, tasks and competences, various health professionals have, during the care of the patients on their path.
In addition, the students have the opportunity to visit a rural hospital in another canton and become acquainted with the importance of the free choice of doctors and treatments in other Cantons.