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All regulations and information of the HHU Rectorate in connection with SARS-CoV-2 can be found at www.hhu.de/corona. For students in the PJ and Famulant:innen the regulations of the University Hospital Düsseldorf or the respective clinic apply.

If you have any questions, please contact the staff in the relevant departments directly.

Status: 04.06.2021, 16:12

Handling Covid-19 and Quarantine

Please report immediately to the Dean of Students Office by emailing infektion.medizin@hhu.de with details of the period and whether you attended classes during the infectious period (2 days before to 10 days after the first symptoms).
What should I do if I am ordered to quarantine?

In case of a quarantine order, contact the respective study organization (Q1 / Q2 / Q3) with details of the period.

Many subjects offer alternative dates. Contact the subject in question or the study organization Q1 directly.

Up to one day before the exam you can deregister by sending an e-mail to the exam coordination. The presentation of the copy of the quarantine certificate is necessary only from the day of the exam.

For an elective that meets weekly (14 dates), two missed dates are regularly allowed. If two dates have already been missed due to quarantine, a further missed date can be accepted. In the case of an elective that takes place as a block course, the elective provider can decide under which conditions an elective can be credited despite absence.

Will the number of patient admissions and presentations to be made on the ward/outpatient clinic, patient presentations in case conferences and mini-CEX be changed if I am unable to attend practice weeks due to quarantine?

In such a case, simply try to make up the missed patient admissions and presentations in future practice weeks. Report to the study organization (Q2) so that a workable solution can be found for both sides.

Study Organisation

  • The summer term 2021 will take place as a hybrid semester.
  • Depending on the subject and study block or the subjects involved, there are different online formats. Depending on the teaching format, this may also involve attendance requirements.
  • Detailed information on your academic year, track or subject and study blocks, can be found in your timetables.

With a few exceptions, courses are held digitally. You will find more detailed information in your timetables and schedules.
The end of the lecture period in the summer semester 2021 is on 23.07.2021.

The version of the Corona Protection Ordinance of North Rhine-Westphalia that has been in force since May 28 stipulates a testing obligation for courses held in closed rooms. With immediate effect, you must present a negative rapid test (not older than 48 hours) at all classroom events. The test obligation is valid at HHU and UKD as long as NRW is assigned to incidence level 2 or 3. The current classification can be found here: www.mags.nrw/coronavirus-rechtlicheregelungen-nrw.

 Exempt from this requirement for the Medical Faculty are persons with sufficient immunity, i.e. convalescents with appropriate certification, as well as persons who have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and whose last vaccination was at least two weeks earlier.

Infrastructure
  • The anatomy study rooms and circulation desk will remain closed until further notice.
  • The O.A.S.E. is open.
  • The Student Service Center (SSC) is open.

Further Information

Office of the Vice Dean for Studies
  • Public access is limited until further notice.
  • The employees can be reached for concerns and questions primarily by e-mail.
  • The office hours of the Dean of Studies take place sporadically.
  • Certificates are sometimes issued by e-mail, originals may be sent by mail.

Notes and answers to frequently asked questions about the digital teaching and learning formats can be found here.
If you have any further questions or problems, please contact the eLearning office medizin.

Career exploration (lecture-free period)

The seminars of the career exploration, which were supposed to take place in the summer semester 2020, will be held online in the winter semester 2020/21. For students in the first semester, the seminars of the occupational field exploration will take place in presence.

Block practical course in gynecology (lecture-free period)

Bringing forward the practice block week "Gynecology" in the SB/PB "Life Phases" for exam candidates into the lecture-free period is no longer possible until further notice. Students who can no longer bring forward the practice block week as planned are requested to inform Dr. Göhmann. Practice block weeks that have already been brought forward will of course be recognized.

Block practical course in pediatrics (lecture-free period)

Bringing forward the practice block week "Pediatrics" in the SB/PB "Phases of Life" for exam candidates into the lecture-free period is no longer possible until further notice. Students who can no longer bring forward the practice block week as planned are requested to inform Dr. Göhmann. Practice block weeks that have already been brought forward will of course be recognized.

Gynecology internship (lecture-free period)

The (external) gynecology internship, which takes place during the lecture-free period, comprises 40 hours and is a prerequisite for the credit certificate "Gynecology, Obstetrics", was replaced by the "Virtual Gynecology Consultation" in the winter semester 2020/21. A gynecology internship already completed by then will be credited as an equivalency.

General Medicine Internship (HAP) (lecture-free period)

The HAP will proceed.

Patient internships (lecture-free period)

Patient internships will proceed until further notice.

If an interruption was required due to necessary quarantine measures, the part not completed can be made up at a later date. The necessity of the quarantine must be proven (e.g. by the corresponding order).
The duration of the nursing service remains unchanged.
Submission of documents proving first aid course and nursing service.
Proof of the first aid course and nursing service as well as certificates (if available) must be submitted in the original (or as an officially certified copy) together with the corresponding application for recognition to Ms. Wacker from the Student and Examination Administration. This also applies to translations as well as status certificates. In addition, a simple copy of all supporting documents must be enclosed.

Due to the current situation, the submission of documents is possible in the following ways:

Drop in the appointment mailbox (https://www.hhu.de/studium/studienorganisation/pruefungen/terminbriefkasten)
Drop in the mailbox in the SSC (building 21.02) to the right of the information desk during opening hours from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Postal service (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Student and Examination Administration, Building 21.02, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf)
The originals will be returned by mail after processing.

Famulants may and should continue their services; the responsibility for the assignment lies with the respective clinic. Famulants are subject to the regulations of the UKD or the respective clinic in which they are currently deployed (with regard to dealing with symptoms of illness, etc.).
If an interruption was necessary due to quarantine measures, the part not completed can be made up at a later date. The necessity of the quarantine must be proven (e.g. by the corresponding order).
The duration of clinical electives remains unchanged.
Submission of documents proving clinical electives.
Proof of clinical electives must be submitted in the original (or as an officially certified copy) together with the corresponding application for recognition to Ms. Wacker from the Student and Examination Administration. This also applies to translations as well as status certificates.

Due to the current situation, documents can be submitted in the following ways:

Drop in the appointment mailbox (https://www.hhu.de/studium/studienorganisation/pruefungen/terminbriefkasten)
Drop in the mailbox in the SSC (building 21.02) to the right of the information desk during opening hours from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Postal service (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Student and Examination Administration, Building 21.02, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf)
The originals will be returned by mail after processing.

You will find an FAQ here.

Students in CIY

CIY students may and should continue to complete their services; the regulations of the UKD or the clinic in which they are currently deployed apply to them (with regard to dealing with symptoms of illness, etc.).

The assignment of CIY students in emergency rooms, infection and intensive care units can be recognized as services in the subjects surgery, internal medicine and the elective subject, provided that the usual requirements according to §3 ÄApprO are met.

Allowance

Until further notice, the CIY expense allowance form can be submitted to the UKD human resources department without signature by the Q3 study organization.

Missed Attendance because of Quarantine

Absences due to ordered quarantine (proof required) will not be added to absences and do not have to be made up.

Practice Modules

In the summer semester 2021 - depending on the possibilities within the COVID-19 pandemic - the practice weeks will take place in presence, digitally or as a mixed form. The didactic concepts used will be either

the Düsseldorf model (UaK, Mini-CEX, learning on the treatment occasions),
the model based on IMPP formats, which is described in detail in the manual, or
mixed forms
are used. At the beginning of each practice week, you will learn how the week will proceed in concrete terms in the respective clinic. At this first appointment, please clarify all your open questions about the week's schedule and the exact dates of the individual events, which may also have been communicated to you in advance in the chat area of MS Teams.

FAQ

Addition to June 7, 2021: Resumption of face-to-face classes at UaK.

Practical bedside teaching will be resumed as of June 7, 2021. The general decree of the state of NRW specifically permits this form of practical teaching. 

The version of the NRW Corona Protection Ordinance that has been in force since May 28 specifies a testing obligation for teaching events in closed rooms. This applies at HHU and UKD as long as the state of NRW is classified as incidence level 2 or 3, as is currently the case. The current classification can be found here: www.mags.nrw/coronavirus-rechtlicheregelungen-nrw.

Participants in courses in closed rooms are required to present a negative test (not older than 48 hours).

Exempt from this requirement at the UKD are persons with sufficient immunity, i.e. convalescents with appropriate certification, as well as persons who have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and whose last vaccination was at least two weeks earlier. Students who have already been vaccinated must present their proof of vaccination or proof of having survived SARS-CoV-2 at the respective clinic.

All those who have not yet achieved full immunity must undergo a rapid antigen test twice a week, e.g., on Sunday evening or Monday morning for Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday evening (or immediately prior to an elective on Wednesday, if applicable) for Thursday and Friday, at a citizen testing center and show the negative proof upon request.

Proof of language courses and KUBUS workshops (= electives) must be submitted in the original (or as an officially certified copy) to Ms. Wacker from the Student and Examination Administration. In addition, a simple copy of the certificates must be enclosed.

Since the certificates of achievement for the language courses in SS2020 and WS2020/21 were sent as a scan by the Language Center, it is sufficient here to submit the scan by e-mail for entry in the study file.

 

Due to the current situation, the submission of documents is possible in the following ways:

Drop in the appointment mailbox (https://www.hhu.de/studium/studienorganisation/pruefungen/terminbriefkasten)
Drop in the mailbox in the SSC (building 21.02) to the right of the information desk during opening hours from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Postal service (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Student and Examination Administration, Building 21.02, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf)
The originals will be returned by mail after processing.

Exams

An extended deregistration period applies to each type of examination: You can deregister up to one day before the examination without giving reasons by sending an e-mail to the examination coordination (pruefungen.studiendekanat@hhu.de).

Documents for registration for the Second Section of the Medical Examination (M2) will continue to be issued by the SSC. If documents need to be notarized, please contact Ms. Wacker via email and make an appointment with her.

According to the current status, the Third Section of the Medical Examination (M3) will take place as planned.

Information about the course of examinations
The exact dates of the exams (day, time, place) can be found on the "normal" websites. The announcement of the lecture hall allocation takes place as usual in ILIAS (Q1) or is announced by mail to the admitted participants* (Q2).
The examinations will take place as face-to-face events. There are no online exams planned. There are also no plans to write the exams at German embassies or consulates general abroad.
The exams will be held under high hygiene standards (e.g. significantly more seats and rows will be left empty, students will be admitted in a staggered manner). The examination coordinator provides information about the procedure and security measures in good time before the examinations.
The block final examinations are scheduled without overlap, so that students who need to retake or repeat an exam also have the chance to do so.
The composition of the block final exams (number of questions and points for the subjects) will remain the same.
Students will be automatically registered for the block final exams as before.
Q2 and Dentistry: Deregistration of subject questions in the block final examinations (e.g. because the certificate of achievement has already been acquired abroad) must be made by e-mail to the examination coordination in the Dean of Studies Office up to 14 days before the examination.

  • Registration deadline: Students who have to retake or repeat an exam can register for it at least 14 days in advance (usually via HIS-LSF).
  • The dates of the subject retake exams in study section Q1 can be found on the websites as usual.
  • The subject repeat examinations of the cumulative subjects in the study section Q2 can be found on the websites as usual. Registration is done via HIS-LSF.
  • Information on the procedure of examinations

The Corona Epidemic Higher Education Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia dated 22.12.2020 allows for additional examination attempts in the summer semester 2021, as was already the case in the winter semester 2020/21. Basically excluded from this are all state examinations, i.e. the 1st section of the medical examination (standard course of study), the 2nd section of the medical examination and the 3rd section of the medical examination (model course of study and standard course of study) as well as the preliminary scientific examination for dentists, the preliminary dental examination and the dental examination.

In addition, the HHU Rectorate has regulated the following in its concretization of the Corona Epidemic University Ordinance:

In the model course of study Medicine, additional examination attempts are only granted for the interdisciplinary block final examinations in the second study section (Q2).
There are no additional examination attempts for the examinations that replace state examinations according to the Approbationsordnung für Ärzte (i.e. the written block final examinations in the 1st study section (Q1) as well as the oral and clinical-practical part of the intermediate medical examination).
Also, no additional examination attempts are granted for partial examinations (non-cumulative and cumulative examination performances) or individual examination elements (e.g. testates, CoMeD-OSCE) within the medical modules.
In the dental medicine degree program, for the human medicine courses in the subject blocks (TB 1 to 8), additional examination attempts are only granted for the interdisciplinary block final examinations in the preclinical study section (Q1), but not for partial examinations (non-cumulative and cumulative examination performances) or individual examination elements (e.g. testates) within the medical modules.
Students in the standard course of study Medicine also do not receive additional examination attempts for partial examinations (non-cumulative and cumulative examination performances) or individual examination elements (e.g. testates) within the medical modules in the pre-clinical section.

The "trial OSCE" will take place on 07.04.2021 all day at the skills lab.

The preliminary dental examination in the subject of dental prosthodontics takes place (practical-oral examination on the phantom).

  • The same strict requirements apply as for the oral part of the Medical Intermediate Examination; in addition, a mouth-nose protection is worn.
  • The exam is voluntary and cancellations at short notice are possible.
  • Questions regarding this examination or the (short-term) cancellation of participation can be directed to the chairman of the examination board, Prof. Dr. Hugger.
  • The behavioral measures and hygiene regulations of the UKD apply.

The dental examination in the subject of dental prosthodontics takes place (clinical practical-oral examination on the patient).

  • The same strict requirements apply as for the Preliminary Dental Examination.
  • The exam is voluntary and cancellations at short notice are possible.
  • Questions regarding this examination or (short-term) cancellation of participation can be directed to the chairman of the examination board, Prof. Dr. Becker.
  • The other dental examinations already scheduled (e.g. in orthodontics) will also take place.
  • The behavioral measures and hygiene regulations of the UKD apply.

The version of the Corona Protection Ordinance NRW that has been in force since May 28 specifies a testing obligation for examinations in closed rooms. This will come into force at the Medical Faculty on 07 June 2021 and will apply at the Medical Faculty for as long as the state of NRW is classified as incidence level 2 or 3. The current classification can be found here: www.mags.nrw/coronavirus-rechtlicheregelungen-nrw

The submission of a negative rapid test (not older than 48 hours) is required. Exempt from this requirement for the Medical Faculty are persons with sufficient immunity, i.e. convalescents with the appropriate certificate, as well as persons who have been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and whose last vaccination was at least two weeks earlier.

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