Basel University (Project Leader)
Lausanne and Bern Universities
Zurich, Neuchâtel, Fribourg and Geneva Universities
A thorough understanding of the physics of the human body is an essential
prerequisite for practising medicine. Due to pressure of time, however,
it is hardly possible for medical students to carry out experiments in
this area during their studies. This is where the Physica pro medicis
project comes in: e-learning modules simulate physical phenomena and trials
that cannot be presented so clearly by means of traditional methods, using
medical examples to illustrate and explain the physical fundamentals.
Physica pro medicis plans a combination of face-to-face teaching and self-study
on the Internet. The modules will mainly be used in the first year course,
and be employed again in later years for the detailed discussion of individual
medico-physical concepts such as X-rays and MRI.
Basel and Bern Universities have already worked together to design the
content of the new "Physics for Doctors" lectures. This means
that there is a considerable supply of copyright-free modules available
for further use.