Masterclass Intensive Care Medicine

"Masterclass: Intensive Care Medicine" is an international course aimed at European medical students and teaches intensive care topics in an online format. In addition to short lectures, practical elements such as live demonstrations of intensive care interventions (intubation, tracheotomy, dialysis, installation of a heart-lung machine, etc. on cadaver preparations), live rounds in the intensive care unit and interviews with doctors, nurses, patients and relatives should convey important content. Clinical pictures and their complications in the intensive care unit are presented on the basis of 3 different patients. The students receive up-to-date information about the condition of "their" patient on a daily basis and thus experience the "up and down" of the disease as well as the opportunities and limits of intensive care medicine. ECTS points are awarded so that this course can be credited to other foreign faculties. The project is mainly supervised by 6 medical students, all of whom have professional training in intensive care or emergency medicine.


Masterclass: Intensive Care Medicine consists of 15 teaching units each lasting 2 hours. All units are based on the ZOOM tool and are presented entirely online. The course includes synchronous and asynchronous units. Students learn from active exchange with the lecturers and have the possibility to ask questions at any time. The interactive events take place within the intensive care unit or in the emergency room.

Video based education

We use modern audio-video systems to film intensive care interventions such as intubation, tracheotomy, bronchoscopy, the installation of a thoracic chest tube or the extracorporeal circulation (ECMO). The demonstration takes place on simulation manikins and spawning. A team of six medical students accompany patients and doctors throughout everyday clinical practice and impressively conveys topics relevant to intensive care medicine.

Scenario learning

We accompany each patient for two weeks in the intensive care unit, through ups and downs. We define clear learning goals, which at the same time give a broad overview of evidence-based intensive care medicine. No critical-care medical knowledge is required to participate in the course.


The successful completion of Masterclass: Intensive Care Medicine is ensured by an interactive online exam using practical examples.


PD Dr. med. Tobias Hüppe, DESAIC EDIC

Saarland University Medical Center
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
Kirrbergerstr. 100
D-66424 Homburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 6841 16-22485