The major goal of this two-semester course is to provide students with basic knowledge of important disease patterns. Concerning its methodology, the course is oriented on the principle of "Problem-Oriented Learning" (POL), in which students are encouraged to develop learning contents using case studies within small groups and self-study schemes. Based on the selected examples of particular disease patterns, principles of medical examination shall be clarified. In addition, important diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are introduced. The lecture "Medicine for Economists I" has a focus on internal medicine and general surgery. Diseases of the cardiovascular system, bone marrow, lungs, liver, the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and metabolism are in the foreground. Moreover, the course "Medicine for Economists II" deals with selected disease patterns from other fields such as neurology, psychiatry, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, dermatology, pediatrics and forensic medicine. The lecture is supposed to provide students with a broad knowledge of current diagnostic and therapeutic measures and a basic understanding of medical care provision and development.

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