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Critical care

Explore how you can combine the basic theoretical knowledge with hands-on training in the field of critical care

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CIVIS focus area
Open to
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
Field of studies
  • Medicine and Health
  • Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP)
Course dates
5 June - 7 July 2023

The Blended Intensive Programme "Critical care" provides students with theoretical knowledge in the form of recorded video lectures, suggested reading material and instructional videos as a preparation for the practical workshops and simulation trainings during the physical part which will take place in Tübingen, Germany, at the University of Tübingen. 

Main topics addressed

  • Invasive procedures
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Point-of-care ultrasound
  • Airway management
  • CPR
  • Trauma
  • Analgo-sedation
  • Incidents and team training
  • Medical ethics, staff burnout and resilience

Learning outcomes

Following this course, students will learn how to identify, assess and manage critically ill or injured patients.

Dates: 5 June - 7 July 2023 Total Workload: 75 hours

Format: Blended

Location: Tübingen, Germany Language: English (B2)

Recognition of ECTS depends on your home university. 

Physical mobility

The physical mobility part will be running from 3 to 7 July 2023.

The short trip wil consist of a hands-on training week will take place in the simulation center of the University of Tübingen, supplemented with seminars on burn-out, stress and ethical issues in critical care.

Virtual part

The virtual part will be running from 5 to 30 June 2023.

This course will provide students with an online presentation and reading instructions covering the theoretical background. Students can work through the material at their own pace. 

Access to all online lectures and other instructional material will be accessible via the University of Tübingen E-Learning platform Moodle.


This course is open to Bachelor's and Master students at CIVIS member universities enrolled in the following fields of study or related: Medicine and Intensive Care Nursing. 

Medical students should already have gathered first clinical experience. A B2 level of English is also required.

NB: Visiting Students - Erasmus Funding Eligibility

To be eligible for your selected CIVIS programme, you must be a fully enrolled student at your CIVIS home university at the time you will be undertaking the programme. Click here to learn more about the eligibility criteria.

Application process

Interested students should apply by filling in the online application form by 28 February 2023. 

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • CV
  • Clinical experience
  • Experience in critical care
  • Motivation letter
  • Level of English

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The theoretical part of the course will be assessed based on an online multiple choice test that students will be asked to answer.

Blended Intensive Programme

This CIVIS course is a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP): a new format of Erasmus+ mobility which combines online teaching with a short trip to another campus to learn alongside students and professors across Europe. Click here to learn more about CIVIS BIPs.

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  • Dr Mo Al Haddad: Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Flaminia Coluzzi: Associate Professor, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Dr Anne Herrmann-Werner: Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen
  • Dr Sami Hraiech: MCU-PH Médecine Intensive – Réanimation, Aix-Marseille Université
  • Dr Reimer Riessen: Professor at the University Hospital Tübingen, Dept. of Medicine, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Dr Robert Wunderlich: University Hospital Tübingen, Dept. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine