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TüKITZ Med (Tübingen AI Training Center for Medicine): Implementation of an AI curriculum for students of medicine and medicine-related life sciences

WorkgroupKnowledge Construction
FundingFederal Ministry of Education and Research
Project description

The aim of the project is to develop sustainable effective curriculum-accompanying innovative teaching formats with content that can be dynamically adapted to different conditions and developments for students of medicine and medical-related life science courses, which serve to impart theoretical and practical AI knowledge at different levels (basics, in-depth studies, applications) with socially relevant questions on ethics, law, privacy, transparency etc. TüKITZ Med is intended to teach basic concepts and methods of artificial intelligence competently and effectively to students who are not familiar with AI.

The IWM subproject is developing a “Themenspecial” on the subject of AI on the portal operated at IWM. This will introduce the topic of AI in university teaching to both students and teachers. First results and developed approaches from the project, but also ideas and implementation examples from the community of teachers in the university environment can be presented in online events, field reports and other formats and opened for discourse. In preparation for the “Themenspecial”, empirical studies will be conducted on the attitudes of the target groups toward the topics of AI applications in medicine and the teaching of AI basics in university teaching. For example, are there primarily concerns and fears in the face of these applications, or do the target groups primarily see the opportunities and potential of AI? Do they consider AI applications to be particularly competent and reliable, or are they more critical of them? The recording of attitudes and opinions as well as acceptance toward AI applications forms the prerequisite for appropriate target group-specific planning and structuring of the “Themenspecial”.

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen

  • Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen

  • Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics



Kimmerle, J., Timm, J., Festl-Wietek, T., Cress, U., & Herrmann-Werner, A. (2023). Medical students’ attitudes toward AI in medicine and their expectations for medical education. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development, 10. Open Access