Under the direction of experienced faculty members, the students are taken through achallenging but highly stimulating learning program. They spend the first part of the dayon the oncology wards, learning the daily routines, accompanying patients fromreception through diagnostic procedures to therapy sessions. The afternoons are takenup with courses on the latest diagnostic methods or therapeutic approaches, anddiscussion of individual case studies in small groups.In addition, they work with actors on aspects of problem-oriented communication, a vitalelement of the medical professional’s skill set. This gives them the opportunity to learnhow to handle tasks such as breaking bad news to a patient or helping patients to copewith their fears as they face the prospect of stressful treatments.Taught by eminent medical specialists, they also receive invaluable help from theirGerman "study buddies".
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