Since many years I teach courses on different topics out of health sciences, nursing science, pedagogy and social sciences. Furthermore I offer courses in theory of science, methodology and research methods with a focus on qualitative research. My lectures and seminars target students in Nursing and Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Work, Public Health / Health Sciences and Medicine on different levels (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate). Some of the courses I have taught in the last five years were about:
• Theory of science, methodology and research methods (Undergraduate Core Course)
• Living with Chronic Disease – the patients perspective (Graduate Seminar)
• Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care – Perspectives from abroad (Graduate Seminar)
• Health Sciences and Public Health (Introductory Core Course – Undergraduate)
• Health Professions Education – Didactics (Graduate Seminar)
• Case Management and the continuum of care (Advanced Graduate Option)
• Health literacy and patient participation (Graduate Seminar)
I have taught on my own and in collaboration with others at several higher education institutions like the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Munich University of Applied Sciences and the Bielefeld University, School of Public Health. Since 2009 I teach on a regular basis at the single Medical Faculty of Humboldt University Berlin and Free University Berlin (Charité). My current Lectures and teaching activities can be seen in German only on my German website (Lehre)). As leader of the Masters program in Health Professions Education I hold and exercise substantial responsibilities for curriculum development, course organisation, design, delivery, assessment and evaluation. I am an experienced supervisor of undergraduate, masters and doctoral theses.
My purpose in teaching is to acquaint students from different backgrounds with foundational material in health sciences with a social and educational science background, and to support them in developing and applying it to problems in health care, health policy and health professions education. I am more concerned to give them ways of thinking and asking questions than things to know and feel certain about. I want them to graduate with a strong sense of social and educational science as relevant part of their professional practice as next generation of health professionals and scientists.