The IBMM professors and lecturers have a broad scientific background and complementing core competences enabling teaching of a wide range of topics (biochemistry, organic chemistry, physiology, biophysics, pharmacy and molecular medicine).
The focus of our teaching activities is in the Medical Faculty, mainly in the first three years of the Human Medicine curriculum, but we also teach in the Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences programs.
Furthermore, the IBMM teaches entire courses and selected topics to students of the Natural Sciences Faculty and the Vetsuisse Faculty and within interfaculty study programs such as the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences.
Currently, the IBMM (Gertsch) coordinates the establishment of the third year in Pharmacy studies. Teaching activities include lectures, practical courses, seminars and PBL (problem based learning).
In the Human Medicine curriculum, the IBMM is not only responsible and coordinating three different teaching blocks, i.e. ‘information transfer from DNA to protein’ (Fotiadis & Altmann), ‘nutrition, digestion and metabolism’ (Bütikofer) and ‘endocrinology, reproduction and sexuality’ (Albrecht), but also performs leadership functions, including head of the second academic year (Bütikofer) and head of exams of the first academic year (Fotiadis).
The multifaceted teaching activities in biochemistry and molecular medicine demonstrate the IBMM’s strong commitment for research-based teaching.