Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Sixth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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(Natural) Science and Technique in Medicine: Teaching Competences along with Research Activities
Johannes Lang, Holger Repp

Last modified: 02-05-2020


While factual knowledge is more and more present in digital format anywhere
and anytime, (higher) education needs to extend its scope to supporting the
development of personal skills and competences.
The teaching and learning project “(Natural) Science and Technique in
Medicine – SciTecMed” is closely related to recent research in the
intersectional field of natural science, technique and medicine. Local experts
from the natural science and medical faculties engage in various teaching
formats that are open for students of various majors. Together, students
experience the idea of interdisciplinary collaboration, discuss from their
individual perspectives and learn to learn from each other and to instruct each
other. By the given context of the research activities, students earn insights
into the scientific process and the usage of appropriate (digital) tools, enhance
their corresponding skills and have the chance to take part into the scientific
activities. We describe the concept of the project, potential obstacles, student’s
interests as well as the syndetic benefits for both sides – education AND

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