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The first German Satellite Center at Harvard Medical School provides direct access to teaching international clinical researchers for over a year at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus.

As part of the "Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Course, " Harvard Medical School, Boston, visit on 6 June Prof. Felipe Fregni and Dr. Ben MW Illigens the Dresden PPCR Center site. Here, hold the Course Directors of Harvard from one of the world broadcast lectures from the Dresden University Hospital out. By visiting them appreciate the positive development of the Dresden Center site, one of 19 centers worldwide site. The lecture begins by 22 clock in Building 1 of the Dresden University Hospital and ends by 1 clock at night. From 18 clock, the course instructor are in the conference room and are available for short interviews.

From 22 selected Central European Time Clock doctors with excellent scientific advance via the Internet are connected live and interactive with the teachers in Boston and the other worldwide participants in a conference room at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus. In weekly classes held as video conferences internationally renowned experts develop themes in terms of clinical research in collaboration with the students of the Dresden university medicine. In addition, the speakers are available every day at specific times through an online chat. The fees of the selected participants Dresden takes to much of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus.

Harvard Course Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (PPCR) aims to teach the basics of clinical research at the highest level and to create an international network of clinical researchers. The course for physicians and clinical researchers a variety of new Web applied 2.0-based technologies to achieve an atmosphere of multimodal learning, including weekly three-hour video conferences with Harvard and the other participating site center, online discussion forums, optional intensive sessions via video conference, case-based learning, office-hours, in which teachers at Harvard Medical School to work individually with the students. Lecturers of the course are professors at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health as well as some of the American pharmaceutical industry executives and editors of The New England Journal of Medicine. Individual attention in the international study groups by a key from a teacher of 4 students enables a strong promotion of the individual participants. Principle of teaching is the concept of collaborative learning: The intensive process of shared learning is the goal, not the mere retrieval of knowledge.

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