Health Science Education Research

Welcome to the website of our Institute for Health Science Education Research of the Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg. You will find us on the Neuruppin campus of the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB).

Our vision is competence-based, interprofessional education and training that is geared towards the individual needs of each learner. This means moving away from confronting all learners with identical learning and teaching content in a ‘watering can’ approach. Accordingly, our research focus includes principles and concepts for the development of transparent, coherent and coordinated curricula – especially at the transition from initial to continuing education. The central building blocks are self-determined learning, individual-oriented teaching and feedback-oriented assessment.

At the heart of our research activities is the international LOOOP education research network, which we coordinate and in which around 200 health science degree programs (including 40 medical degree programs) from 42 countries are currently networked. This network is coordinated in close cooperation with the Institute of Medical Informatics and the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine CCM/CVK at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Medical Faculty Association of the Federal Republic of Germany. Further information on the almost 20-year history of our training research network can be found at

If you have any ideas for educational research projects – in the field of basic research or in conjunction with training or further education – please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to advise you or design studies together with you as part of our research network.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Ahlers
Prof. Dr. Olaf Ahlers
Professorship for Health Science Education Research
phone: +49 3391 3914803

Location: Brandenburg Medical School, Building O, Office 310, Fehrbelliner Straße 38, 16816 Neuruppin

Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg