Medical courses are regularly evaluated using various methods and instruments. Methods: Questionnaire surveys of students and teachers, group discussions with students, and analysis of test results and exam questions.
Coordination of internal evaluation: Office for student affairs in cooperation with the Commission on Teaching of the Medical Faculty (Director: Prof. Dr. Rainer Weber, Vice Dean for Teaching II, and Prof. Dr. Johannes Loffing, Vice Dean for Teaching I) .
Focus of the current evaluation activities
Courses (seminars, lectures, internships, clinical courses and other courses) and lecturers of the Bologna programs in medicine, dentistry and chiropractic medicine. New courses and lectures are evaluated by the Medical Faculty. If necessary, new didactic learning opportunities are also evaluated. For example, the protocol for assistants, which was introduced for the election year of studies (5th year) in 2010, can also be assessed. The evaluations take place randomly, and can be repeated in case of bad results or at the request of instructors and lecturers. Even students, especially through the students association, can report to the dean their concern about the teaching and suggest evaluations. The design of questionnaires and the implementation of the evaluation are carried out by the Office for Student Affairs.
Feedback of evaluation results
- To the Professors of the relevant courses, by the Office for Student Affairs.
- To the Vice Dean for Teaching I and II, the Office for Student Affairs, and the Teaching Commission of the Medical Faculty.
- To the lecturers and students.
The statistical results of the evaluations can, with the consent of the lecturers, be published on the VAM (Virtual training platform Medicine), which can only be accessed by using a password. Focus group protocols may be published after review by the Vice Dean for Teaching.
Other evaluation procedures
Discussions on possible improvements of the teaching is under the responsibility of the Office for Student Affairs. Courses with unsatisfactory results may be evaluated again in the following year. The Office for Student Affairs decides about possible negative consequences of the evaluation.