Course of studies

Information about ophthalmology (in German language) is meant for assistant doctors and medical students with an interest in ophthalmology. These pages are intended to give an insight into this fascinating and varied specialty and to help you find your way through the wide range of educational and training opportunities that are available.

Learning objectives catalogue

The requirements of the National Learning Objectives Catalogue for Medicine and Dentistry are divided into 3 main levels:

  1. Factual knowledge
    Knowledge of the facts: naming and describing.
  2. Action and reasoning knowledge
    Explain situations (relationships) and place them in a clinical-scientific context.
  3. Practical skills
    3a Carry out and demonstrate under supervision
    3b Carry out independently and situationally with knowledge of the consequences

As ophthalmology is a specialty with many visual diagnoses, we have also included this level.
This resulted in the following 4 levels

  1. Naming and describing
    Naming and describing facts and circumstances (factual knowledge, descriptive knowledge)
  2. Explaining and classifying
    Explain situations (interrelationships) and place them in a clinical-scientific context (practical and explanatory knowledge).
    and explanatory knowledge)
  3. Recognise findings
    Describe, identify and recognise anterior segment and fundus findings. There is a
    In contrast to the ‘under instruction or on your own’ block, this block refers to the recognition of diagnoses on images or on the patient.
    is meant.
  4. Perform
    A) Perform and demonstrate under supervision (on the patient = practical skills)
    B) Perform independently and situationally, knowing the consequences (on the patient = practical skills).

Full Catalogue in German language