Another successful elective course on domestic violence at the medical faculty in Münster

On 24 and 25 October 2020, the second compulsory elective course for medical students on the topic of "Domestic Violence in an International Context" was held - due to the Corona Pandemic - online again. The elective course was designed to be interactive and allowed the 16 students to engage in lively discussions.

The course was based on the training materials provided by the EU project IMPRODOVA ( and the participants developed their own input lectures, case studies, designed a prevention poster and a training video. The course was concluded by a simulation of a "round table", illustrating interdisciplinary cooperation between the police, the health sector and the social sector by discussing a case of a victim of serious domestic violence from different perspectives.

After the course, the participants agreed that they were much more sensitive to the topic and that they would be able to use this in their later professional life, regardless of their future specialisation.