With its digital campus, UMCH is breaking new ground in the training of tomorrow’s doctors. The implementation of a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure began at an early stage as part of the campus construction in 2019. UMCH has comprehensive digital equipment that is constantly being upgraded and enables virtual-based teaching and learning processes. This allows us to offer our students outstanding study conditions.
Livestreaming – course content permanently available
The campus features technology for livestreaming. All lecture and seminar rooms are equipped with several high-definition cameras, which are used to broadcast and record the lectures live from different perspectives. At the same time, students participating in the classes online can also view the presentations and follow the written comments made by the lecturers via an interactive smartboard. At the end of the classes, the recordings are made available on UMCH’s digital learning platform. They can then be used by students to follow up on the teaching content, regardless of time or location. The teaching content is also indexed and can thus be conveniently searched for keywords.
Digital learning platform – collaborative learning and effective communication
Our digital learning platform provides UMCH students with all information and news about their studies and the campus in a single place. It is the basis for digital learning and communication among UMCH students and faculty. Here, all courses are managed for students and all teaching materials uploaded. These – as well as the video recordings – can be accessed at any time via computer, laptop or smartphone. Students can also use the digital learning platform to register for UMCH’s Student Clubs or ReachHigher events and take advantage of the student counseling offered by the Dean’s Office.
Virtual libraries – accessible online at any time
Our Students also benefit from the use of numerous digital libraries that provide a wide range of English-language medical literature. They have unlimited access to the university’s own online library, which provides access to SpringerLink Journals, Scopus and Cambridge Journals, among others. In addition, they can make use of Elsevier’s interactive learning platform ClinicalKey Student – the largest database of medical literature for students in the world. Here they can find countless textbooks covering all medical specialties. In addition, students can access an extensive selection of educational videos, images, and short summaries that provide concise explanations of complex medical issues. These are an ideal supplement to the university’s own learning materials.
Digital competencies – equipped for the future
Furthermore, UMCH’s digital agenda includes the teaching of key digital skills that are becoming increasingly important for the treatment of patients. For this reason, the subject of medical informatics is integrated into the study program. Here, students are taught specialist knowledge from the field of information technology, for example by learning about mobile technologies in healthcare. They also gain an insight into human anatomy at our virtual 3D anatomy and dissection table, which reproduces human anatomy in unprecedented realism and is one of the most advanced developments in the field of medical technology.